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David Lee Roth releases new song as a tribute to Eddie Van Halen

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David Lee Roth releases new song as a tribute to Eddie Van Halen

Original Van Halen singer David Lee Roth released a new song to pay tribute to the late guitarist Eddie Van Halen. “Somewhere Over The Rainbow Bar and Grill” was recorded several years ago by the vocalist with guitarist John 5 (Rob Zombie, Marylin Manson). The title of the song is a mashup between the classic song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” composed by Harold Arlen with lyrics by Yip Harburg, for the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz and The Rainbow Bar & Grill, famous bar located at the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles.

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Hear the new David Lee Roth song “Somewhere Over The Rainbow Bar and Grill”:

Lyrics

“workin’ the corners
when the record deal happened
and the week before i found out
i was sleepin’ on the floor
with my new best gal
in a very very empty house
wrong kinf of non conformist
thats the case and always be
in a sleeping bag front of the fireplace
my girlfriend and me

somewhere over the rainbow bar and grill
never knew me a better time
and i guess i never will
somewhere over the rainbow bar and grill
some say they was happy then
me, i’m happy still
down at the local canteen
you know the smell of fresh sawdust
when they first throw it on the floor
you hear a rockin’ little rhythm
from inside the rythym kitchen
as you’re walkin’ past the canteen door
120 degrees, good times spreading like humanity
here’s what i found out
this one belongs in the book or it oughtta be;
we’ll do a shot as we sail out!

the authority’s implored us
and it happened frequently
in a sleeping bad front of the fireplace
your girlfriend and me
somewhere over the rainbow bar and grill
its a damn good story
and there’s still more to tell
somewhere over the rainbow bar and grill
some say time ain’t got better
maybe they still will.

yeah we know all the punchlines
but we still laugh like hell
one thing never changes;
still can’t afford the bill

I am a Brazilian journalist, a Classic Rock and Heavy Metal lover. Music has always been part of my life, helped me through tough moments and was with me to celebrate the good ones. When I became a journalist I knew I wanted to write about my passions. After college I did a postgraduate degree in digital communication. This has helped me to make the website better and bring the best of classic rock to the world! MTB: 0021377/MG

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