My Sunday Song – “Romeo Delight” by Van Halen

For My Sunday Song #144, we are tackling “Romeo Delight” by Van Halen off their 1980 album ‘Women and Children First’.  The song was never released as a single, but is one of the strongest on the album.  The album, however, did well going as high as #6 on the Billboard charts.  The album saw the band getting a little heavier and when it comes to Van Halen, the heavier the better for me.

The song is about going to the bar and looking for a fight and looking for girl to bed that night.  A drinking and party and helluva good time song.  Dave’s confidence comes shining through in his vocal delivery and you are pretty confident he is walking home with a lady.

Eddie’s guitar work is nothing short of amazing.  The sounds he creates are mesmerizing and his solo is nothing short of stellar.  There is even a point in the song where Dave is singing “Feel my Heartbeat”, Eddie is making this heartbeat noise with his guitar.  He is taking is Low E string and tapping it against the pickup to create the effect.  You want a sound and Eddie will deliver.

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What I love about the song is how it starts off with Eddie’s fast and furious finger work and Michael’s bass line.  Dave’s delivery of the lyrics in short little bursts.  Then towards the middle of the song it gets down and sultry before ending in a fiery blast of awesomeness from Eddie and company.  It is just a beast of a song.

Give is a listen and let me know what you think.  I hope you enjoy it and have a Happy Sunday!

“Romeo Delight”

I told her, never in hell, no special reason.
Must a lied ’cause I ain’t leavin’.
We’re in for a very long night.
Heard a vicious rumor from your mama’s tongue: you a desp’rate woman, need a man with a gun.
High crime zone in the city of lights.
Baby, please!
Can’t take it anymore.
Baby, please!
Can’t take it anymore.
I’m takin’ whiskey to the party tonight,
and I’m lookin’ for somebody to squeeze.
I ain’t lookin’ for somebody to fight.
Baby, don’t get uptight.
Baby, please!
Wanna see my I.D.? Try to clip my wings!
Don’t have to show you proof of anything.
I know the law friend.
At the ‘leventh hour. I’m goin’ back outside.
Give it a try.
I’m your last loose end.
Baby, please!
Can’t take it anymore.
Baby, please!
Can’t take it anymore.
I’m takin’ whiskey to the party tonight
and I’m lookin’ for somebody to squeeze.
I ain’t lookin’ for somebody to fight.
Baby, don’t get uptight.
Baby, please!
Ow
Um baby
Um baby
Um baby
I feel my heart beat
Feel my heart beat
Feel my heart beat
Oh yeah
Feel my heart beat
I feel my heart beat
Feel my heart beat
Feel my heart beat
Feel my heart beat
Baby, please!
Can’t take it anymore.
Baby, please!
Can’t take it anymore.
I’m takin’ whiskey to the party tonight,
and I’m lookin’ for somebody to squeeze.
I ain’t lookin’ for somebody to fight.
Baby, don’t get uptight.
Baby, please!

Written by Eddie Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Alex Van Halen and Michael Anthony

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11 thoughts on “My Sunday Song – “Romeo Delight” by Van Halen

      1. Yeah, it is like 2 different bands. You can post any Dave Halen track and every Halen fan will love it. Sammy Halen a little more divided between fans.
        Speaking of Sam Halen. I love that throw together track ‘Inside’ that sounds like they took about 5 minutes to write and record haha

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