Sunday, November 16, 2008


Wanting some quality from the Sammy Hagar era, I pulled out Van Halen's March 11, 1995 show at the Pensacola Civic Center in Pensacola, FL. First day of the Balance Tour, excellent recording, the band performing at their very best. A classic bootleg that I will never get tired of. According to VHBOOTS there are several variations of this show, all of high quality. I'm not certain whether the recording I listened to is the "Impulsive Balance" version, but it can't be too far off. It works for me.

Constellation of four
Shining brightly on stage
Eddie's supernova

No old school master
Modern virtuoso
Plays his amped up strings

Perform at their peak
Riding the crest of a wave
Lifted by crowds cheers

A sound of pure joy
He asks why this can't be love
Brings tears to his eyes

Play the loud dance beat
Music that is oh so sweet
Eight shot love affair

Thousands cheer for one
Takes them higher and higher
Never disappoints

Controls our impulse
A master with ten fingers
Eddie takes command

Music at an end
Faces his reality
Back to the future

Reached a certain age
Illness has become a plague
His friends are dieing

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