Van Halen

1984 tracks

Lyrics

1. 1984

(Instrumental)




2. JUMP

I get up, and nothin' gets me down
You got it tough, I've seen the toughest around
And I know, baby, just how you feel
You got to roll with the punches and get to what's real

Ah, can't ya see me standin' here
I got my back against the record machine
I ain't the worst that you've seen
Ah, can't ya see what I mean?

Ah, might as well jump. Jump!
Might as well jump
Go ahead an' jump. Jump!
Go ahead and jump

Ow-oh! Hey, you! Who said that? Baby, how you been?
You say you don't know, you won't know until you begin

So can't ya see me standing here
I got my back against the record machine
I ain't the worst that you've seen
Ah, can't ya see what I mean?

Ah, might as well jump. Jump!
Go ahead and jump
Might as well jump. Jump!
Go ahead and jump
Jump!




3. PANAMA

Jump back, what's that sound?
Here she comes, full blast and top down
Hot shoe, burnin' down the avenue
Model citizen, zero discipline

Don't ya know she's coming home with me
You'll lose her in that turn
I'll get her!

Panama, Panama
Panama, Panama

Ain't nothin' like it, her shiny machine
Got the feel for the wheel, keep the movin' parts clean
Hot shoe, burnin' down the avenue
Got an on-ramp comin' through my bedroom

Don't you know she's coming home with me
You'll lose her in that turn
I'll get her

Panama, Panama

Yeah, we're runnin' a little bit hot tonight
I can barely see the road from the heat comin' off
You know what I'm sayin'
Ahh, you reach down put it between my legs n' ease the seat back

She's runnin', I'm flyin'
Right behind in the rearview mirror now
Got the fearin', power steerin'
Pistons poppin', ain't no stoppin' now

Panama, Panama




4. TOP JIMMY

Some friends of mine, just the other night
Went to hear this cool cat blow
They said he sang so good that the roof fell in
And he didn't even stop the show

They don't remember the place,
But they remember the face,
And now everybody wanna go. Woo!

Top Jimmy cooks!
Top Jimmy swings!
He's got the look! Woo!
Top Jimmy, he's the king!

Jimmy on the television
Famous people on there with him
Jimmy on the news at five!
Jimmy on the radio and even on the video
The baddest cat alive!

Drivin' all the women crazy
All they want is Jimmy baby
Love it when he rolls his eyes!

Top Jimmy cooks!
Top Jimmy swings!
He's got the look!
Top Jimmy, Woo! Shake it baby!

Oh! Juke joint Jimmy is the latest thing
He's got the sound that everybody digs!
Yeah the joint be jumpin'
When the band be pumpin'
and you know they play a crazy gig!

Well, you ain't been livin'
Till you seen the livin' end
Top Jimmy and his Rhythm Pigs!

Ow, Top Jimmy cooks!
Top Jimmy swings!
He's got the look!
Top Jimmy,




5. DROP DEAD LEGS

Drop dead legs
Pretty smile
Hurts my head
Gets me wild

Dig that steam
Giant butt
Makes me scream
I get a nut nut nuthin
but the shakes over you
(Nothin) Nothin' else could ever do

You know that you want it (Woo!)
I know what you need
You know that you want it (Baby!)
When the night is through
Will I still be lovin' you? (Woo!)

Dig those moves
Vampire
Set me loose
Get it higher

Throw my rope
Loop-de-loop
Nice white teeth; Betty Boop
Play it cool,
Real heavy
I ain't fooled
Get it ready
Ooh, oh baby!

You know that you want it
I know what you need
You know that you want it
When the night is through,
Will I still be lovin' you?




6. HOT FOR TEACHER

Oh, wow, man, I said
Wait a second, man
What do you think the teacher's gonna look like this year?
Fuck man!

T-T-teacher stop that screamin'
Teacher don't you see?
Don't wanna be no uptown fool
Maybe I should go to hell
But I am doing well
Teacher needs to see me after school

I think of all the education that I've missed
But then my homework was never quite like this!

Ow! Got it bad,
Got it bad,
Got it bad,
I'm hot for teacher!
I've got it bad, so bad
I'm hot for teacher!

Hey, I heard you missed us
We're back! (Hey!)
I brought my pencil
Give me something to write on, man!
Whoa

I heard about your lessons
but lessons are so cold
I didn't know about this school
Little girl from Cherry Lawn
How can you be so bold?
How did you know that golden rule?

I think of all the education that I've missed
But then my homework was never quite like this!

Whoa! Got it bad,
Got it bad,
Got it bad,
I'm hot for teacher!
I've got it bad, so bad
I'm hot for teacher!

Oh man, I think the clock is slow
(What are you doin' this weekend?) I don't feel tardy
Class dismissed!

I've got it bad,
Got it bad,
Got it bad,
I'm hot for teacher!




7. I'LL WAIT

You've got me captured
I'm under your spell
I guess I'll never learn
I have your picture
Yes I know it well
Another page is turned

Are you for real?
It's so hard to tell
From just a magazine
Yeah, you just smile and the picture sells
Look what that does to me

I'll wait
'Til your love comes down
I'm coming straight for your heart
No way
You can stop me now
As fine as you are

I wrote a letter
And told her these words
That meant a lot to me
I never sent it
She wouldn't have heard
Her eyes don't follow me

And while she watches
I can never be free
Such good photography

I'll wait
'Til your love comes down
I'm coming straight for your heart
No way
You can stop me now
As fine as you are

You can't imagine
What your image means
The pages come alive
Your magic free
To everyone who reads
Heartbreakin' motor drive

Are you for real?
It's so hard to tell
From just a magazine
Yeah, you just smile and the picture sells
Look what that does to me

I'll wait
'Til your love comes down
I'm coming straight for your heart
No way
You can stop me now
As fine as you are

I'll wait
'Til your love comes down
I'm coming straight for your heart
No way
You can stop me now
As fine as you are

I'll wait




8. GIRL GONE BAD

Ah, lazy eyes in the summer heat
Fresh from out of town
Now she's working on the street
Shake them poor boys down

Woo (Girl) Woo, Girl gone bad, ye-ah
(Girl) Girl gone bad

Found that girl with a lonesome john
When she should have been with me
Guess that woman fall in love
She don't work for free




9. HOUSE OF PAIN

Say you're gonna leave me
'Cause I only tie you up
I always loved you tender
But you only like it rough
Woman bound for glory
Why you leavin' me again?

Gonna pack her bags and leave
This house of pain

Heartache's all around me
How many times we've tried
Said she tried to leave me
But her hands were always tied
If I had it all to do
I'd keep it just the same

Gonna fix it so you never leave
This house of pain