"Everybody Wants Some!!!" as written by and Edward/van Halen Van Halen....
You can't get romantic on a subway line
Conductor don't like it, says you're wastin' your time
But everybody wants some
I want some too
Everybody wants some
Baby, how 'bout you?

Yeah, I've seen the people that are lookin' for a moonbeam
Yeah, ya spent a lot ya got lost in the jet-stream
But everybody wants some
I want some too
Everybody wants some
How 'bout you?

Oh yeah, uh yeah, yeah, yeah
Everybody wants some
I want some too oh
Everybody wants some
How 'bout you?

Oh, where'd you get that shit?
Oh, that, I like it
I like the way the line runs up the back of the stockings
I've always liked those kind of high heels too you know, I
No no no no, don't take 'em off, don't take leave 'em on, leave 'em on
Yeah, that's it, a little more to the right, a little more

Everybody wants some
I want some too
Everybody wants some
Baby, how 'bout you?
Everybody wants some
Everybody needs some
Everybody wants some
Everybody needs some (wo)

Look, I'll pay you for it, what the fuck?


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"Everybody Wants Some!!" as written by Alex Van Halen Edward Van Halen

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    General Commenteverybody wants some PUSSY!
    Monacoon February 10, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe original lyric was "I've seen a lot of people looking for a moonbeam," but Dave didn't sing it. he forgot the lyric and ad-libbed, and what resulted was basically:

    "I take a mooba lada lookin for a moobie."

    Also, the fade out line is not, "Sure, I'll pay you for it, what the fuck," it's "Look, I'll pay you for it, what the fuck"
    judynericon October 13, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningDave's own words, from 'Crazy from the Heat':

    In a number of Van Halen tunes there's places where the lyrics don't make exact sense or you can't quite decipher what's being said. And that comes from trying to imitate old blues records where you couldn't get anything but the end of the sentence, that's how you speak blues, you go "Bopedy bop blah, baby, all night long." You couldn't quite make it out. And also if you forget the words, you don't stop singing, you just knid of approximate syllables or a syllable that you can remember, or a consonant. So even though you may have well memorized the lyrics, when you go in to sing, when you get to a certain part of a phrase, you might forget something, so you just kind of mush-mouth it, and press on. Nowadays you would go back and fix that. Everybody would go back and fix that.

    That was not to be fixed. So, you hear a lyric like, "Yuh-duh lodda people that are looking for a moonbeam." I'm not even sure what the original lyric was. It makes perfect sense to [i]me[/i]. Something about people and a moonbeam. Depending on what you had for breakfast, you're going to come up with a different interpretation of it.

    Some of this is meant to be rhythmic, sometimes it was attitide. which revved up so hard that it just defies lyrics, no certain string of words can approximate those single syllables. There are certain things that shouldn't have too much meaning, like Saturday night. Don't overload it, you know. If your message is that important, use Western Union. God forbid you're singing to somebody who doesn't speak your English, the King's English.

    In the song "Everybody Wants Some," I think the original lyric was, "I've seen a lot of people just lookin' for a moonbeam." That doesn't sizzle and snap, crackle and pop for you like going, "Sheepa lotta peepah dabba looka foh a moonbeam," and it means so much more, and you're adding a little editorial. You're throwing in an opinion -- so critically important in the first verse. Even more so in the second.
    gs5150on December 02, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreatest moment in movie history is the hamburger scene in "Better Off Dead". If you don't know what I'm talking about, then go out and watch it. You won't be sorry :)
    XKillerXon September 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTotally agree. Anytime you need a smile, watch that scene- you will never see Cusack, hamburgers or this song the same way again.
    seafoamblueson September 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAt the end, David Lee Roth says, "Sure, I'll pay you for it, what the fuck." The obscenity fades just enough that most radio stations don't worry about editing it out.
    Boonechic_21on March 19, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI love how "I like..." initially gets interrupted by the guitar line, then Lee gets through the second time with "I like the way the line runs up the back of the stockings". Seems like a happy accidental moment in the studio and they just kept it in.
    Chinupon December 30, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of my favorites from van halen, when the guitar beginns after the jungle sounds ....very powerfull

    but i can't see any deeper meaning inside , maybe there isn't one
    blackestdogon March 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, pretty clear what everbody wants, and yes, Better Off Dead is a classic! But now I now why I never knew what the hell DLR was saying, in the line about a moonbeam... because it makes no sense!! I mean, what is that line doing there?! At least "Cant getting romantic on a subway line" seems to go with the rest of the song. Either way, one of my favorites.
    kickstart71on February 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI was going to post about the "Sure, I'll pay you for it, what the fuck." line, but someone beat me to it. It always cracks me up to hear that during the fade out on the radio.
    cdwillison July 22, 2007   Link

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