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RATT - Round And Round


RATT - Round And Round - About the song


"Round and Round" was Ratt's biggest hit, and one of only two Top 40 hits for the group in the US (the other was "Lay It Down," which reached #40 in 1985). The song was written by the group's lead singer Stephen Pearcy and their guitarists Robbin Crosby and Warren DeMartini. It finds Pearcy singing about a woman who broke his heart. The singer believes, however, that things will work out in the end, as what comes around goes around.

A girl mutates from human form to rodent form in the video, which features an unlikely cameo: Milton Berle's nephew was the band's manager (Marshall Berle), and he got Milton to appear in the video (free of charge) dressed as a woman. Warren DeMartini confides the thrill of doing this video:

"Milton Berle was the first icon I think any of us had ever met. It was a really cool thing. He was really the first guy to ever have a variety show on TV, and he was a cool person to listen to, because he made his career the same way that he knew that we were going to, which is to get on the road. Because prior to TV, it was just Vaudeville. He was telling us stories and talking about those days, when him and other comedians of the period would get on a train, travel all night, you know, middle America. Raining, cold, get into a hotel, get up in the morning, set it all up, do the show, and then move on. What he described was great, but it was tough."


Round And Round - Lyrics


Out on the streets, that's where we'll meet You make the night, I always cross the line Tightened our belts, abused ourselves Get in our way, we'll put you on your shelf Another day, some other way We're gonna go, but then we'll see you again I've had enough, we've had enough Cold in vain, she said I knew right from the beginning That you would end up winnin' I knew right from the start You'd put an arrow through my heart Round and round With love we'll find a way just give it time Round and round What comes around goes around I'll tell you why Dig! Lookin' at you, lookin' at me The way you move, you know it's easy to see The neon light's on me tonight I've got a way, we're gonna prove it tonight Like Romeo to Juliet Time and time, I'm gonna make you mine I've had enough, we've had enough It's all the same, she said I knew right from the beginning That you would end up winnin' I knew right from the start You'd put an arrow through my heart Round and round With love we'll find a way just give it time Round and round What comes around goes around I'll tell you why Yeah! Out on the streets, that's where we'll meet You make the night, I always cross the line Tightened our belts, abused ourselves Get in our way, we'll put you on your shelf Round and round With love we'll find a way just give it time Round and round What comes around goes around I'll tell you why Round and round With love we'll find a way just give it time, time, time, time Round and round What comes around goes around I'll tell you why, why, why, why Round and round


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