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Heart - Crazy On You



Heart lead singer Ann Wilson wrote the "Crazy On You" lyric about finding solace from the stressful state of the world in the arms of her boyfriend, Heart guitarist Mike Fisher (he eventually stopped performing and became their sound man). Ann was in her mid-20s and didn't see a bright future for her generation (sound familiar?). At the time, the Vietnam War was still going on, crime was rising, and there were gas shortages. She sings out her fears in the first verse: If we still have time, we might still get by Every time I think about it, I want to cry With bombs and the devil, and the kids keep comin' No way to breathe easy, no time to be young But she was in love, so she made the song about Mike as a way of saying "thank God I have you." The song turns sensual, with Wilson coming to the conclusion that all she can do in these seemingly apocalyptic times is go crazy on the man of her dreams.


The song opens with the acoustic guitar stylings of Nancy Wilson, Ann's sister and bandmate. She plays for 45 seconds before Roger Fisher's electric guitar blasts in (Roger is the brother of Mike Fisher, who inspired this song). Nancy Wilson recalled how the instrumentation was inspired by a classic Moody Blues tune. "I remember I had a bad flu and was kind of delirious," she said. "The lyric was so great that it kind of lifted me up in my sick bed. Two days later I was better, and we started to set it to music. We were listening to a lot of Moody Blues back then. There was a song called Question that had this fast, fiery guitar rhythm. That was our idea for the groove. Then Roger Fisher came up with the really cool riff over A-minor to F, and that gave it some more beautiful momentum."


Lyrics


We may still have time

We might still get by

Every time I think about it I wanna cry

With bombs and the devil

And the kids keep coming

No way to breathe easy

No time to be young


But I tell myself that I'm doing alright

There's nothing left to do at night

But go crazy on you

Crazy on you

Let me go crazy, crazy on you


My love is the evening breeze touching your skin

The gentle sweet singing of leaves in the wind

The whisper that calls after you in the night

And kisses your ear in the early light


And you don't need to wonder, you're doing fine

And my love, the pleasure's mine

Let me go crazy on you

Crazy on you

Let me go crazy, crazy on you


Wild man's world is crying in pain

What you gonna do when everybody's insane?

So afraid of one who's so afraid of you

What you gonna do?


Crazy on you

Crazy on you

Let me go crazy, crazy on you


I was a willow last night in my dream

I bent down over a clear running stream

Sang you the song that I heard up above

And you kept me alive with your sweet flowing love


Crazy, crazy on you

Let me go crazy, crazy on you


Crazy on you

Crazy on you

Let me go crazy, crazy on you


Crazy on you

Crazy on you

Let me go crazy, crazy on you




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