"Could This Be Magic?" as written by and Edward/van Halen Van Halen....
Hey baby
Yea, yea, one, two, one, two, three, four

Out upon the islands on a cool summer night
Buddy, you don't got to hurry, take your time
What you need is on the menu and you get it tonight
Buddy, you got womens on your mind

Could this be magic?
Or could this be love?
Could this turn tragic?
You know that magic often does

And I see lonely ships upon the water
(Better save the women and children first)
Sail away with someone's daughter
(Better save the women and children first)

I hear music on the landin', and there's laughter in the air
Just could be your boat is comin' in
Yea, you're leanin' back and your foot's tappin'
And you got your head right
There's a full moon out tonight, baby, let's begin

An' she said, could this be magic?
Or could this be love?
Oh, oh
An' I said, could this turn tragic?
You know that magic often does

And I see lonely ships upon the water
(Better save the women and children first)
Sail away with someone's daughter
(Better save the women and children first)

(Edward, thank you)

And she says, could this be magic?
Or could this be love?
And I say, could this turn tragic?
You know that magic often does

And I see lonely ships upon the water
(Better save the women and children first)
Sail away with someone's daughter
(Better save the women and children first, yes)


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"Could This Be Magic?" as written by Edward Van Halen Alex Van Halen

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    General Comment"Women and children first" is the customary way to evacuate a sinking ship.

    "Better save the women and children first."
    judynericon October 13, 2011   Link
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    General CommentFantastic song. a real different sound for Van Halen. The chorus is really catchy but i don't know what they mean by adding in 'women and children first' because i thought this song was about getting womens while on vacation and now i don't know wht it's about.
    This whole album is great.
    Skillstadon July 13, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI don't know why they say women and children first neither. I mean, I know it's the name of the album this song is, but why????????? Anyway, one of my Van Halen's favorites! I love that they dared to do it acoustic. And also the voice of Nicolette Larson gives to this song a very, very untypical Van Halen sound.
    whatsupquiquion June 18, 2011   Link

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