David Lee Roth

Skyscraper tracks

Lyrics

1. KNUCKLEBONES

When the fire burns
'Neath a zombie moon
Ya feel the winds of chang
Oh the drums will tell the tune
And you know it's true

Can ya feel the geat
Of the setting sun
Burning up the streets
This beat has got mixed blood
And I know it too

But now her mama's got hte eyes
Like she's workin' on a heart attack
A fella never can tell
And I'm about to go bananas
With the "when ya comin' bcack?"

So we're hittin' the road
And we're pumpin' thunder
Mama look out for down below
Get the show on the road
I's the feeling we're under
You can feel it right down
to
Yout
Knucklebones

One of these dark nights
Asthe saying goes
There's some dirty work
To be done down by the crossroads
Ans I know it's true

Ain't no use waitin'
For your invitation
King Kong never had it so clean
We'll do the Fat Cat Shake
We'll have our cake and eat it too
You coukd never, no, no, no, never, beat this squeeze!

Because we're hittin0 the road
And we're punpi' thunder
Mama look out for down below
Get the show on the road
It's rally no wonder
You can feel it right down
To
Your
Knucklebones

Must be the heat
Stop dreamin' and start drivin', Stevie
(Repeat chorus)




2. JUST LIKE PARADISE

Rockin' steady in her daddy's car
She got the stereo with the big guitars
And that's all right (all right)

I got the itch and a restless soul
She gone with the wind
Gonna go for broke tonight
And that's all night

Girl, we've been meant for this
Since we were born
No problems now (the coast is clear)
It's just the calm before the storm

This must be just like livin' in paradise
And I don't want to go home

Suzy, Suzy, girl, for cryin' out loud
You got all the right moves
You make me eat my heart out
Nightly and that's all right with me!

No special favors make it out to cash
We'll spend it later
Got to make this romance last that's it, that's it

Some folks say `easy come is easy go'
(And some folks say)
But one night ain't enough for me
Girl, hang on tight and don't let go

This must be just like livin' in paradise
And I don't want to go home




3. THE BOTTOM LINE

Talk about meanwhile
Back at the ranch
The ugly duckings
Learn to dance
Sppirits risin
Mihgt be more. . .
Gonna blow this whole town
Out the back door
Gibe 'em hell tonight
Go west young man? Aww rite!!
We'll burn the bridges if we please
Or forever you can hold my peace. . .

Alittle taste I can't stop
Tastes as sweet as soda pop
All dressed up and
Ready for the top!

Yes, I
Got to have it
Got to have it
Got to have it
And that's my bottom line. . . !!

You wanna feel 100 proof?
I got news for you!!!
I seen some folks fall
And a couple fly
And some of them just dies

Ain't nothing's once upon a time
Got a rosy future, and a big behind
Might get lucky
Never mind
I hear beginners do it
All the time!!

Yes, I
Got to have it
Got to have it
Got to have it
And that's my bottom line.




4. SKYSCRAPER

I can hear the sound
Of the North Star calling
Put your high beams on
Stay on my wing
I'm falling
And spinning and turning
This is ultra-glide
The beginnings of great things
Cannot be seen
By your naked eye

Can you see me kow crack the skies like lightnin'
Mama's little sonic boom
Is simply frighteninig
I'm a skyscraper

Float like a buttuerfly
Acrobatic
Sting like a B-52
Dramatic
And the radar locks on you
No static

Can I reach it now
I'm not up here often
God only knows
And he ain!t talkin'
I'm a skyscraper




5. DAMN GOOD

Time rools on
n' that's as it should be
Here and gone
Seems to move so quickly

Man, we was happy
In our restless hearts
It was heaven Right here on earth
Yeah, we were lauthin'
As we reached for the stars
And we had some
For what it was worth

Those were good times
Damn good times
Those were good times
Damn good times

Hey, take a look at this picture,
Can you beliee that was you?
And who's that standin' there in the corner?
Not me!!!
Ahh, the crazy things we used to do
Sure, we was acting like a couple of kids
Good to remember
You know that it is
I still feel it
Like the sun on my skin
Maybe that's better

Cause these are good times
Damn good tiemes
Talkin' about good times
Damn good times

So it's one for the money
But that don't make the show
Count to three and I'll be ready
To follow that road (yes I will)

I see it comin'
Yeah, and this one is outs
We got heaven right here on Earth
Ain't nothin' like it
When you're reachin' for stars
And you grab one
For what it is worth

You can tell 'em
We'll be having good times
Damn good times
I'm talkin' good times (yessir)
Damn good time




6. HOT DOG AND A SHAKE

I see ya shake and shimmy
Cross the burger shop floor
I never seen a woman move so slow
I'm dyin'
French-fryin'
By the seat of my pants
Take a bite of double fries
Swear to god it make ya
Late for the dance

Here's one for hte road
One shot for the real go-getter
Silly rabbit, you know just what it takes

A hot dog and a shake
That's what you're hungry for
A hot dog and a shake

My stomch's makin' noise
We're having dinner late
Cuz I gotta be kept
In a cool dry place
Just like any bowl of cherries
When the cream is risin' to the top.
You find your real bottom line is when your
Spine snap crackie and pops, pal

Give me one to go
He buddy, take a number
She can't say no
To what it takes

A hot dog nad a shake
That's what you're hungry for
A hot dog and a shake.

I'm more that just a victim
Of a hungry heart
Kiss me quick
I'm double- parked

A hot dog and a shake
That's what you're hungry for
A hot dog and a shake




7. STAND UP

She looks like Monroe
It's a good impersonation
From start to finish
It's her better side
Head over heels
Yes, he feels a strange sensation
Excedrin Headache #65

That's the trouble with love
That's the trouble with war
You never get what you came for

Stand up, stand up
The more you do it
The less you fall down
Stand up, stand up
Put your head in the clouds
And your feet on the ground
Stand up, stand up
For the time of your life
You turn it up loud
Stand up, stan up

What kind of fashion
Is this flash infatuation
Is all this admiration mutual
Need no lessons
In emotiona starvation
Tat look in her eyes
Is too good to be true. . .

So now you got a good reason
Yeah, but you just gorra learn
It's what makes the world turn

Stand up, stand up
The more you do ti
The less you fall down
Stand up, stand up
Put your head in the clouds
And your feet on the ground
Stand yp, stand up
For the time of your life
You turn it up loud
And stand up stand up




8. HINA

Those eyes burn holes
Into the starry night
And when her sleepy eyes
Are open wide
You can fairly dance beneath her light
And I'd love to get to know the natives
But I'm only flesh and blood
She'll share your joys
But not your sorrows
Mistress of the coming flood.

Hina
Cool upon the silent sea
Isn't she the moon queen

Hina
Whispering, In my dreams
You must come back to me

And the tides rise and a distant sigh
Falls on deaf ears
Her vision makes you every inch a king
King for a million years
And she loves you when you're leavin'
And she'll leave you if you stay
She says. . .
"Don't tell me that you love me
You'll hate me for hearning it
When I drift away. "

Hina
I can hear you softly cry
Your storms and lullablies

Hina
I'll whisper in your dreams
Till you come back to me.

Come back
But she will never stay
Come back
And you must never wait. . . ,
Never wait. Never wait. Never wait




9. PERFECT TIMING

Is this just a passing fancy
Or another passing game
Is this just a little something
That fallen angels play?
I've had a million fantasies
But that was make-believe
Baby, open up this door before I freeze.

Girl stop complaining
You're afraid of the dark
We'll go the distance
I don't think it!s so far

I think it's perfect timing
Well I tried to send a message
Yes I tried the telefhone
But I guess that I ain't lucky
And my card say no one's home
If the cards are on the table
That's a calculated risk
That's if accidental angels
Do exist
Justo for a moment
If you think the moment's right
Let's not lose that moment tonight

Cuz we've got perfect timing
I'm thinkin'
This is the right time,
I'm hoping you feel the same
Cuz that light at the end of the tunnel
Is the front of an oncoming train




10. TWO FOOLS A MINUTE

Seems like everything I like
Will make me sick or poor or fat
Oh you beautiful doll sez qho
Say one for me
And try not to laugh
Who's got the time?
Whh'll hold the horses
Now ya see it
Now ya don't
Now I've seen everything
At least everything I want!

Tasty, very sweet
Honney for the life of me
Tell me baby please,
Who's that unexpected company?
So it's up the road
Turn right next Thursday
Think that's where I'm gone
I ain't drownin' just waving
Ain't even worth a song

We was makin' something of it
And "X" did mark the spot
But "Y"'s a crooked letter
I forgot. . . ,
Burt not me Chief
I'm just Radar
I don't talk in front of the kids
I know the difference
See; the meek shall inherit shit.

I'd wait for her parade
While she's out doin' Yankee doodie
Thought I had it made
But the gravy train was late as usual

And it's up the road
Turn right next Thursday
Think that's where I'm gone I ain't drownin' just wavin'
Ain't even worh a song
See ya in the funny papers
Gyess that's where I0ll be
They say two fools born a minute
Guess that makes me three