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Winger - Madalaine


Winger - Madalaine - Meaning of the song


This was Winger's first single, and the leadoff track from their debut album. It has a very polished sound that was big in the late-80s and came to be known as "Hair Metal." Winger sounded so seasoned because they were: Kip had studied classical music and played in Alice Cooper's band along with Winger keyboard player Paul Taylor; drummer Rod Morgenstein came from the Dixie Dregs, and guitarist Reb Beach was an accomplished session musician. Even though the Winger album was their debut, it sounded like they had been making music for years, which they had individually. This song is a great showcase of their musicianship, which judged objectively is top-notch. Winger got a lot of stick when their sound went out of style, but it was more about their image and what they represented than about their chops.


"I think it's one of our cooler songs. It's still a chick song, but it's got a cool riff that Reb wrote and still rocks. But it's very cocky." When Kip says it's "a chick song," he means it's a song about a girl, one of his favorite subjects. In this case, Madalaine is a wild woman too tough to tame.


Winger - Madalaine - Lyrics


Such tender eyes,

Such a sweet believer

The story never lies

When I found you girl

You were so far down

A black cat in disguise


How in the world could it come to this

Couldn't you see that you've gone too far

Saving you soul for that one last kiss

Living you wish upon a star


Madalaine

This is love too tough to tame

Madalaine

Beware of the girl

Beware of the pain


Running scared

Through the dark of the day

The story never dies

But the names keep changin'

And the face fade

Take you dead or alive


How in the world could it come to this

Couldn't you see that you've gone too far

Saving you soul for that one last kiss

Living you wish upon a star


Madalaine

This is love too tough to tame

Madalaine

Beware of the girl

Beware of the pain



All of your glory was left like an angry child

Waiting to take your luck away

But you can't see you're still running wild

Oh Madalaine!!!

Now don't run away from me


Madalaine

This is love too tough to tame

Madalaine

Beware of the girl

Beware of the pain



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