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Van Halen - Jamie's Cryin'



This song is about a girl who has a one-night stand and lives to regret it. She wants a deeper relationship and feels used by the guys who hit it and quit. She considers writing him a letter asking him to call (remember, this is before texting), but she knows it will get her nowhere. David Lee Roth wrote the lyrics, which is a little ironic considering his many one-and-done conquests. In the early years of Van Halen, he would have a crew member make sure that some lovely ladies in the crowd were ushered backstage for his enjoyment.


A track from the first Van Halen album, "Jamie's Cryin'," was never released as a single, but it became a fan favorite and a concert mainstay during their David Lee Roth era.


Lyrics


She saw the look in his eyes, 'n' she knew better

He wanted her tonight, ah, and it was now or never

He made her feel so sad

Oh, whoa, whoa, Jamie's cryin'

Oh, whoa, whoa, Jamie's cryin'

Now Jamie wouldn't say, "All right", ah, she knew he'd forget her

'N' so they said goodnight, ah, oh, 'n' now he's gone forever

She want's to send him a letter, uh yeah yeah

Uh just to try to make herself feel better

It said "Gimme (gimme a call sometime")

But she knows what that'll get her

Oh, whoa, whoa, Jamie's cryin'

Oh, whoa, whoa, Jamie's cryin'

Now Jamie's been in love before (ahhh)

And she knows what love is for (ahhh)

It should mean, a little, a little more (ahhh)

Than one night stands, whoo

She want's to send him a letter, uh yeah yeah

Just to try to make herself feel better

It said "Gimme (gimme a call sometime")

But she knows what that'll get her

Oh, whoa, whoa, Jamie's cryin'

Oh, whoa, whoa, Jamie's cryin'



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