Ah, wow, man, that's it
Wait a second, man
What do you think the teacher's gonna look like this year?
My butt, man
Oh-oh (ooh)

Oh, yeah
T-t-teacher stop that screaming, teacher don't you see?
Don't want to be no uptown fool
Maybe I should go to hell, but I'm doin' well
Teacher needs to see me after school

I think of all the education that I 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
I brought my pencil
Gimme something to write on, man

Ugh, ooh-ooh
I heard about your lessons, but lessons are so cold
I know about this school
Little girl from Cherry Lawn, how can you be so bold?
How did you know the golden rule?

I think of all the education that I 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, whoa

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

Ooh, yeah
I've got it bad, got it bad, got it bad
I'm hot for teacher

Whoa
Oh, see yes, I'm hot
Wow
Oh my God


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Hot For Teacher Lyrics as written by Edward Van Halen Alex Van Halen

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    There was this teacher at my high school that a lot of boys liked. she got fired for "inappropriate conduct" with teenage boys and now 8 years later she just got arrested for having sex with a 10 year old boy. Now every time I hear this song I think of her and feel kinda queasy thinking of how "hot for teacher" can go so horribly wrong.

    kierraon September 15, 2007   Link
  • +2
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    I would love to tell my my boss that I don't feel tardy. That would be sweet.

    kmk_natashaon July 29, 2006   Link
  • +2
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    Wait...

    I read somewhere that this song was actually inspired by one of the band member's high school teacher. Is this true? If so...was it David's, Eddie's, Alex's, or Michael's?

    Thanks :)

    Chessy396on April 15, 2009   Link
  • +2
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    It's a fantasy that the high school guys joke around about. Probably a normal every day event and nothing exceedingly twisted about it. The song is not meant to be about an actual incident of a teacher and high-school student having sex. I do agree with Pippin on what the "pencil" is meant to be, but it's just a boy's perverted joke or thought.

    lizardkingpon January 11, 2012   Link
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    LoL, this song is AMAZING. Its SUCH a good cruising song. The goofy nature of the song is so awesome because Eddie just shreds like crazy. David Lee Roth may not be the greatest singer, but its SO good for this song. Amazing song!

    The_Soulon June 05, 2003   Link
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    I've heard that the drums in the beginning were mic'ed and mixed to sound like the enging of a top-fuel funny car. I guess it does kinda sound like one....

    Kick ass song, and one of the all time classic videos. What male in his 30's doesn't remember that teacher ripping off her shirt and dancing on the desk? Great stuff.

    jules4099on October 13, 2004   Link
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    Every time I play this song, I'm reminded of my senior year in high school and my Spanish teacher. She was 30, and she had the most incredible ass on the face of this planet!! I think I'll look her up...

    SwiftImmortal_1on January 28, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    David Lee Roth not being the greatest singer? What a load of shit! He has an amazing voice, and he initiated what lead singers are supposed to do: He's an ultimate showman with a powerhouse of a voice. That's what I have to say about that.

    gugenhousenon July 20, 2006   Link
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    Man, the drum intro by Alex VH is really nice, though the opening of it sounds a bit dry, in my opinion. Anyway, the whole brilliantness with the rest of the song covers this up with gigantic proportions, and Eddie VH's guitar intro/solo/outro and David LR's spoken lyrics between the verses and choruses are simply so damn awesome. Man, I'm in love with this song in replacement for a teacher. :D

    Rusty Diamondson February 12, 2008   Link
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    When I first heard the song, I thought the part "hey, I brought my pencil! Give me something to write on!" was just supposed to be a kid acting rude (like kids will) to the teacher. Except then I listened to it a second time, and it dawned on me: that was a sexual reference. The "pencil" is a phallic symbol; given this idea, I think we all know what exactly it is he wants to "write on". Does anyone else think I'm correct in this?

    Pippin the Mercuryon November 09, 2008   Link

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