Women and Children First



Wydany: 3/26/80

Skład:
Wokal:David Lee Roth
Gitary:Edward Van Halen
Bas:Michael Anthony
Perkusja:Alex Van Halen
Producent:Ted Templeman
Sprzedane kopie:4.3 Miliona (US)



Lista utworów:
And the Cradle Will Rock... (3:31)
Everybody Wants Some!! (5:05)
Fools (5:55)
Romeo Delight (4:19)
Tora! Tora! (:57)
Loss of Control (2:36)
Take Your Whiskey Home (3:09)
Could This Be Magic? (3:08)
In A Simple Rhyme (4:33)
Growth (:15)



(Kliknij, by dowiedzieć się kilku ciekawych informacji dotyczących utworów znajdujących się na tej płycie)



Status płyty:
Złota: 5/29/80,
Platynowa:6/02/80,
Multi-Platynowa:10/22/84 (2x) 8/04/94 (3x)



And the Cradle Will Rock...


Well, they say it's kinda fright'nin' how this younger generation swings.
You know, it's more than just some new sensation.
Well, the kid is into losin' sleep and he don't come home for half the week.
You know, it's more than just an aggravation.
And the cradle will rock.
Yes, the cradle will rock.
And I say, rock on!
Rock on!
And when some local kid gets down, they try and drum him out of town.
They say, "You coulda least faked it, boy."
At an early age he hits the street and winds up tied with who he meets,
and he's unemployed.
And the cradle will rock.
Yeah, the cradle will rock.
And I say, rock on!
Rock on!
Have you seen Junior's grades?
And when some local kid gets down, they try and drum him out of town.
They say, "You coulda least faked it, boy."
At an early age he hits the street and winds up tied with who he meets,
and he's unemployed. His folks are overjoyed.
And the cradle will rock.
Yeah, the cradle will rock.
And I say, rock on!
Rock on!
Rock on!
Rock on!


Everybody Wants Some!!


You can't get romantic on a subway line.
Conductor don't like it, says you're wastin' your time.
But ev'rybody wants some.
I want some too.
Ev'rybody wants some.
Baby, how 'bout you?
I seen a lotta people lookin' for a moonbeam.
Yeah, ya spent a lot. Ya got lost in the jet-stream.
But ev'rybody wants some.
I want some too.
Ev'rybody wants some.
Baby, how 'bout you?
I like the way the line runs up the back of the stockings.
I've always liked those kind of high heels too. You know, I...
No no no no, don't take 'em off, don't take... Leave 'em on, leave 'em on.
Yeah, that's it, a little more to the right, a little more....
Ev'rybody wants some.
I want some too.
Ev'rybody wants some.
Baby, how 'bout you?
Ev'rybody wants some.
Ev'rybody needs some.
Ev'rybody wants some.
Ev'rybody needs some.


Fools


Well, I ain't about to go to school.
And I'm sick and tired of golden rules.
They say I'm crazy, from the wrong side of the tracks.
I never see them, but they're always on my back.
Well, I'm sick and tired of cleaning room.
And it's the final bell for pushing broom.
Damned if I do, and then I'm damned if I don't.
Won't someone tell me what it is they all want?
It makes me blue!
Ooh, I live with fools!
Ooh, it makes me blue!
Ooh, I live with fools!
I just can't take it!
My teachers all gave up on me.
No matter what they say, I disagree.
And when I need something to soothe my soul,
I listen to too much rock 'n' roll.
Don't want no class reunion.
This circus just left town.
Why behave in public if you're
livin' on a playground?
It makes me blue!
Ooh, I live with fools!
Ooh, it makes me blue!
Ooh, I live with fools!


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!
I feel my heart beat,
feel my heart beat,
feel my heart beat,
oh yeah.
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!


Tora! Tora!


[utwór instrumentalny]


Loss of Control


Mayday!
I checked it out. I think you ought to know.
I'm only wastin' time. I think I'd better go.
You way too civilized. Oh,
loss of control, loss of control, loss of control!
Loss of control, loss of control, loss of control!
Loss of control, loss of control, loss of control!
Loss of control, loss of control, loss of control!
Loss of control, loss of control, loss of control!
Baby, I checked it out. I think you ought to know.
I'm only wastin' time. I think I'd better go.
You way too civilized. Oh,
loss of control, loss of control, loss of control!
Loss of control, loss of control, loss of control!
Loss of control, loss of control, loss of control!
Loss of control, loss of control, loss of control!
Loss of control, loss of control, loss of control!
Baby, I checked it out. I think you ought to know.
I'm only wastin' time. I think I'd better go.
You way too civilized. Oh,
loss of control, loss of control, loss of control!


Take Your Whiskey Home


Well, my baby, she don't want me around.
She said she's tired of watchin' me fall down.
She wants the good life, only the best.
But I like that bottle better than the rest.
And she said: I think that you're headed for a whole lot of trouble.
Well, I think that you're headed for a whole lot of trouble.
Well, I think that you're headed for a whole lot of trouble.
If you take your whiskey...
Well, that liquor in the nighttime leaves strange memories.
Seems a lifetime since yesterday.
Come the daybreak, come the morrow,
that woman's waited up all night for me again.
She said: Well, I think that you're headed for a whole lot of trouble.
Yeah, I think that you're headed for a whole lot of trouble.
Yeah, you know that you're headed for a lot of trouble.
If you take your whiskey home.
Some goes to women, some goes to Jesus,
though I'm absolutely certain both's all right.
But it takes me at least halfway to the label
'fore I can even make it through the night.
Well, I think that you're headed for a whole lot of trouble.
Yeah, I think that you're headed for a whole lot of trouble.
Yeah, you know that you're headed for a lot of trouble.
If you take your whiskey home.


Could This Be Magic?


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.
Yeah, 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.
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.


In A Simple Rhyme


Well, back in the past when I was treated so coldly,
my love life was a darn disgrace.
Needed someone to love and hold me.
That's one of the reasons that I was out of place.
So this is love! Well, she finally kissed me.
Had me all worked up inside.
I was in love, but Cupid missed me.
She up and left, and I almost died.
But I was young and I was far from lonely.
I been that way for a long, long year.
Needed a girl to call my one and only.
Is that you?
You think you got the int'rest.
C'mon and take the time.
'Cause you know I wanna be
yours in a simple rhyme.
Well, ain't life grand when you finally hit it?
I'm always a sucker for a real good time.
Woke up in life to find I almost missed it.
Ain't I glad that love is blind?
But I was young and I was far too crazy.
Been that way for a long, long time.
Needed a girl, but I was just too lazy.
Now that I've found you:
You think you got the int'rest.
C'mon and take the time.
I'm gonna be
yours in a simple
rhyme,
rhyme.
She made her mountains sing.
Birds against an icy sky.
And I heard bells ringin'
I think I heard an angel sigh. And she said:
There'll be times,
there will be times
you're gonna hear the angels singin'Ah.
Ah.
Ah."
You think you got the int'rest.
C'mon and take the time.
I'm gonna be
yours in a simple
rhyme,
rhyme,
rhyme.


Growth


[utwór instrumentalny]






And the Cradle will rock


1.
Istnieją dwie teorie dotyczące dźwięku na początku piosenki: jedna mówi iż jest to uwsteczniony dźwięk gitary Eda, który podobno naśladował nią upadające na klawisze fortepianu piwo (odgłos ten bardzo przypadł mu do gustu. Druga teoria mówi, iż dźwięki te powstały przy użyciu elektrycznego pianina Wurlitzera, podłączonego do wzmacniacza Marshalla poprzez MXR flanger. Eddie po prostu uderzał kilka klawiszy. Obie teorie wydają się prawdziwe - o ile oryginalnie dźwięk ten mógł powstać według teorii drugiej, pierwszy sposób mógł doskonale służyć w trakcie występów na żywo.
2.
Tournee tej płyty nosiło nazwę "Invasion tour". To był pierwszy raz gdy grupa zabrała ze sobą mnóstwo sprzętu: zarówno nagłaśniającego jak i oświetleniowego. Wkrótce są znani ze swych głośnych koncertów.



Everybody Wants Some!


1.
W czasie gdy kapela nagrywała muzykę, David nagrywał swoje komentarze ("I like the way the line runs up the back of your stocking," etc.) na osobnej ścieżce. Następnie zmixowano całość.

2.
Pod koniec utworu Roth mówi ""Sure, I'll pay you for it, what the fuck" ale obsceniczne ostatnie słowo jest już na tyle ściszone, iż większość stacji radiowych nie fatyguje się nawet by je ocenzurować...

3.
Piosenkę wykorzystano w filmie "Better Off Dead". Film zawiera również scenę z "Eddie Van Hamburgerem" i gitarą w paski.