My Sunday Song – “Luv Sick” by Ratt

For My Sunday Song #253, we are going to dissect “Luv Sick” off the band’s 1999 album ‘Ratt’. Don’t remember this album? Well, not many people probably do. It isn’t their best. In fact, I don’t think I spoke very kindly about it. However, this song was the highlight for me. The album didn’t chart, I don’t think it had any singles and I think I didn’t hear it until I wrote the review on it back a few years ago.

But the song is what we want to talk about and not that album. “Luv Sick” was written by Warren DeMartini, Stephen Pearcy and Taylor Rhodes (who has worked with Aerosmith). The lyrics are a little pedestrian and nothing that Shakespeare is going to drool over. The song is basically about a guy who is obsessed with a woman. He tries to walk away and move on but he can’t. He wants her too much. I am not sure if he crosses any kind of line to hurt her or anything, but I am a little worried for her. Stalking laws might have been written for this guy!!

It is the guitar playing on here that is really what I love. Warren gets flat out down and dirty laying down some nasty Blues licks. I love how when they sing the “Luv Sick”, part in the chorus, Warren rips into this little riff that is a great little combo with the lyrics.  It is really cool sounding.  Towards the end, the guitar gets even more bluesy and it is just Warren jamming.  This the first album the band has with bass player Robbie Crane and he lays down a great bass line and drives the song home with Bobby Blotzer banging heavy on those drums. The real drawback is Stephen Pearcy as his vocals aren’t what they used to be. If there was a negative to the song, it would be that.

Give the song a listen and let me know what you think. I know it ain’t there best, but am I wrong about Warren? I don’t think so. They man can play. Thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone has a very Happy Sunday!!

“Luv Sick”

I need somebody to walk me through this maze
I know there’s no one, no one else to blame
I know I’m feelin and acting like a fool
Don’t try and stop me, I’m comin back to you
Every time I feel that I can move on by myself
Someone to believe in is always there for me
My eyes are rusted I feel no pain
My heart’s done hurt me
My that’s strange yeah I feel luv sick
Tell me somethin new
Sit back, love attack, I got it bad for you
Luv sick
Luv sick
Luv sick

Somebody save me I’m fallin everyday
Sometimes I feel it
Not that far away
Should of seen it coming
I’ve done this all before
Just say you want me and I’ll be back for more
Every time I feel that I can move on by myself
Someone to believe in is always there for me
My eyes are rusted I feel no pain
My heart’s done hurt me, sorrow and pain

Yeah I feel luvsick
Tell me somethin new
Sit back, love attack, I ain’t done with you
Luv sick
Luv sick
Luv sick
Luv sick
Luv sick
I got it bad for you baby

Every time I feel that I can move on by myself
Someone to believe in is always there for me
My eyes are rusted I feel no pain
My heart’s done hurt me, sorrow and pain
Yeah I feel luvsick
Tell me somethin new
Sit back, love attack, I ain’t done with you
Luv sick, Luv sick, Luv sick, Luv sick
Luv sick, Luv sick, Luv sick, Luv sick

Written by Warren DeMartini, Stephen Pearcy and Taylor Rhodes

17 thoughts on “My Sunday Song – “Luv Sick” by Ratt

  1. Good track from a so so album. I bought this and was hoping for more after the two brilliant Arcade releases. Kudos to you John for digging around and posting a track from an album not too many have like yourself which is the big shock in all of this. lol

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