David Lee Roth’s Ten Greatest Song Lyrics
“If I should ever do a book of my lyrics it should come with a bong, a thesaurus, and a driver-side airbag.”
- David Lee Roth
In celebration of the great David Lee Roth’s birthday today, here is my list of the top ten Diamond Dave song lyrics. Some may lead you to deep thought, some may lead you to ruin, while others may lead you to utter confusion.
This is the most recent lyric on the list. On Van Halen's 2012 album 'A Different Kind Of Truth' Roth has a different lyrical approach than on the first six classic VH albums. A lot of the songs include some lyrical mind twisters and double entendres. This is one will make you think about not what you've done with your life but what you haven't done with it....yet.
This one sums up David Lee Roth in one line. You gotta love 'em or you gotta hate 'em. There's no in between.
Ballads are not for Dave, those are Sammy Hagar's strong suit. On this song, however, Dave paint's a pretty picture of a very pretty lady who likes to live life to the fullest.
These were the first words heard from David Lee on Van Halen's recent summer tour as they opened each set with 'Light Up The Sky'. Nobody lights up the sky more than Van Halen on a summer night.
Not sure what this really means but it sure sounds cool when Dave sings it.
Dave should see to it that this is put on his gravestone. It really is that bad ass.
Would I be surprised to find out Dave actually has an on-ramp comin' through his bedroom? Not really.
Van Halen's 1981 album 'Fair Warning' is considered the band's best by many fans. It's dark, heavy and filled with attitude. This lyric defines the entire album's sound perfectly.
The top two Diamond Dave song lyrics are both off the cuff moments of improv. On this one there was a lovely looking girl hanging out in the studio during the recording of 1980's 'Women & Children First' album. While the tape is rolling Dave has some fashion advice for his lady friend.
Another moment where Dave takes an opportunity, hits the ground and runs with it. Producer Ted Templeman gets frustrated with his singer to the point where he begs him to give him a break. You know the rest.