Van Halen - Don't Tell Me (What Love Can Do) Lyrics




It's ok, I'll do what I want
If I choose, I can take the fall
There's a choice
It's my destiny
In my hands
Yeah it's up to me
I can drive
I can shoot a gun in the streets
Score me some heroin
I can jump
Be the sacrifice
Bear my cross just like Jesus Christ
And I don't wanna hear what love can do
No, I ain't gonna tell ya what's right for you
Is it right to take the easy way
Close your eyes
Get on your knees and pray
Now you're saved by a higher voice
Givin' up, givin' up, givin' up your choice
If I'm wrong then I'll pay for it
If I'm right, yeah you're gonna hear about it
But I've tried, yeah I've tried for it
I tried, I tried, 'til I'm satisfied
And I......
I'm tired of hearing what love can do
and I.....
Ain't gonna tell you what's right for you
I've seen the damage done
Down with the shotgun
Don't stop the setting sun on my kingdom come
Ohhhh.......
Is it right to take the easy way
I don't know
I get on your knees and pray
Now I'm saved by a higher voice
Givin' up, givin' up, givin' up my choice
If I'm wrong then I'll pay for it
If I'm right, yeah you're gonna deal with it
'cause I've tried, yeah I tried for it
I tried, I tried, even die for it
No I.....
Don't wanna hear what love can do
No I....
I can't tell you what's right for you
Oh I.... I... I.....
Tell you what love can do
No I... I... I...
Can't say but your time is through
I've seen the damage done
Oh Lord, I've heard the shotgun
I fought the setting sun on my kingdom come
Ohhh.......
Don't tell me what love can do
Hey, hey, hey
Don't tell me what love can do
Hey, hey, hey





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  1. Clif Haley

    Eddie is such a tasteful guitarist. This solo has no flashy flash fast parts, just nothing but exactly what is right when it's right.

  2. Rock 'n Roll

    I wonder what's going on in Atlanta right now.

  3. Rock 'n Roll

    We definitely need radio communication. Check for Friday.

  4. André Leandro BUSS

    Leandro Caçoilo faz uma interpretação excelente desse clássico!

  5. rottenleaves

    "Score me some heroin"
    Love that verse. And been there scoring but won't any more. Took years and years to get off the junk...

  6. Rudy Riner

    Katie don't tell John what love can do he doesn't want to hear it

  7. BAD[+]RUSSIAN

    #2019 VH !!!!

  8. UGNA 27

    Song is amazing

  9. Kyrie Eleison

    👼true👮blue. Demand crooked👮blue die in prison, pray it burns in hell. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=166478370736999&id=112646949453475&_rdr 🐴  https://transparentcalifornia.com
    1. David Misch became eligible for parole in 2000.  2. FPD Det Noe claims FPD got a DNA hit on Misch in 2003 but didn't let that interfere with Misch being paroled. 3. In 2005 ALCO three term (12 years) Elected DA Tom Orloff ordered the Xavier Duey investigation transferred to his Inspector's Division. Chief Brad Kearns, Elected DA Tom Orloff, Homicide Inspector Mark Scarlett Inspector Jay Patel and ADA Connie Campbell are just a few of the ALCO investigative and justice community witnesses to FPD omitting(destroying) any mention of David Misch or his DNA during the investigation ordered by DA Tom Orloff in 2005 and 2006. 4. Investigating and covering up FPD's corruption was SA Robert Laskys very first investigation. https://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/robert-f-lasky-named-special-agent-in-charge-of-the-miami-division Laskys incompetence was the cornerstone of the Parkland shootings. https://youtu.be/tVmdbx89L2wALCO ) ALCO Inspector's didn't act on the DNA because members of local Investigative and Justice communities knew it was planted.  5. No one has a legal or moral right to cover-up three people(👶), not two were murdered. 6. In 2004 FPD Detective Frank Noe began throwing around the name David Misch simply to distract from one of FPD's own being the first and only credible suspect. 7. Charging David Misch is a attempt to legitimize FPD personnel's salaries, benefits, pensions which became ~fruit of the crime~ when FPD became ~accessories after the fact~ covering up a FPD sexual deviant was the first and only credible suspect. 8. For 32 years FPD, FBI, ALCO Inspector's stated one person could not have controlled these two Women's 270lbs of muscle blood and bone fighting for thier lives fueled by fight or flight adrenaline. 9. Why didn't the thief David Misch steal Jennifer's engagement ring? Thieves-fences routinely dispose of mass produced and custom jewelry. That the murderers presumably left Mill Creek Rd in possession of approximately half of Jennifer's and Michelle's clothes but feared only Jennifer's ring could incriminate them is not believable. 10. For 32 years FPD, FBI, ALCO Inspector's stated thier was no DNA or physical evidence. Misch's DNA is no more BELIEVABLE today than it was in 2003. FPD psychotically fabricated sex crimes, evidence & destroyed Witnesses to reduce this investigation to a children's game of “Pin the tail on the Donkey.”🐴

  10. fakhrul fakhrul

    Awesome song

  11. ftank frega calleja

    Alot of people say the main difference between van Halen with Sammy n David is one is pop the other is rock. I kind of agree for the most part except this song n a few others are definitely not pop music

  12. Todd Campbell

    Wonder were the actor is now. He was good 🤘🏼

  13. juancrisif

    The song is great but the video is bullshit

  14. Caitlin Weems

    Eddie is sooo handsome in this video!!

  15. Joe Friday

    ~SPARE THE ROD SPOIL THE CHILD~
    *_Enough insane feminist psychobabble!_*
    Without👼Father's discipline boys are *_Temper👹Tantrum👹TIME👹BOMBS!_*

  16. Celia Menezes

    Sammy Hagar mito maravilhoso bons tempos

  17. Matt Davis

    I've listened to this song at least 3 times a day for the last 2 months. Such an awesome song

  18. piercetruth34

    That crunchy sound Eddie starts making around 4:20 is so cool. Eddie was ripping around this time. Uh Hey, Hey, Heey! I really don't think there is a better guitarist and band. Eddie does such original awesome things.

  19. Giulia Fiamberti

    some german bands are fucjung fascsts

  20. Vincent Van Tuijl

    Van halen is the prouf of holland to hear my music on youtube=thevincent666 to read my blog is named angelwitchvincent1948.blogspot.vom

  21. GO RANGERS !

    i heard the song before seeing this video, i love the instruments, totally awesome.
    thanks for the video it makes the lyrics easier to understand.
    if VH would produce a instrumental only of their greatest hits, i hope this song is on it.

  22. Lee Heath

    Love the open guitar rip..gives me goose bumps..

  23. Ron Rottler

    Balance is such a brilliant, yet unappreciated album. Every track is amazing.

    foggyblues13

    Yes. It's a close second to 5150 as being my favourite VH album.

  24. Anthony Harmon

    Read Hagar's autobiography, "Red". This song is about Kurt Cobain and how he could have been saved. Sammy met Kurt several times and really liked him.

  25. Richard Burch

    Awesome

  26. Nicole White bear claws

    Sammy is a dam good singer 👏

  27. Nicole White bear claws

    Bad ass song plus that guitar sound 👍

  28. stillsavedbyhisgrace

    So undeniably amazing. ❤❤❤❤❤

  29. Bill B

    Great album..don't understand critics..this song is great ..Sammy is great..so is Dave...can we all just get along...

  30. M. Almeida

    The letter of this music its dedicated to Kurt Cobain...😔

  31. Feldspar

    Eddie looks bored to death. Too bad, one of the few great Sammy-Era songs.

    foggyblues13

    Ed was heavily medicated and in a lot of pain. This was just before his hip replacement.

  32. Shannon W

    Read in Sammy's book that he wrote this song about Kurt Cobain. Such a great tune

  33. Alexandre Mendes Ribeiro

    As pessoas ficam falando do David e do Sammy, os dois sao excelentes.
    Acjo que no momento em que o David saiu o Sammy foi uma excelente opcao e poderia ser mais bem aproveitada.
    E em relacao ao Van Halen eu quero é ver tocar e só pra contrariar o Sammy poderia dar mais caldo.

  34. oatmeal813

    Who's the guitar player? He seems really good.............................

  35. Jason Erb

    I just have a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that Sammy Hagar was with them since 5150 in 1986. That still feels like the DLR era to me.

  36. applejacks971

    Decent tune, I've no clue what the video has to do with it though?

  37. James Goins

    Sammy Hagar > David Lee Roth.

  38. Raffael Angeles

    Sammy roxxx!!!

  39. kernowrock555

    Eddie should pucker up and kiss some ass! ..Sammy 'is' as much Van Halen as he is...! Big fukup mister, you lost one of the greatest Rock sinGERS ON THE plANET! ..... SAD ... BUT ...I was with ya all the way until Sammy left ...see ya later...........

  40. Todd Campbell

    Awesome point to put out

  41. TheMistread

    sonzera do van halen.

  42. nonplayerzealot4

    I love this song, but the idea of those people with wounds is a thinly veiled rip of the video for Runaway Train by Soul Asylum. The video for Feels So Good was a more blatant rip of I Need You Tonight by INXS. The video director of Feels even admitted that. I had a documentary about Van Hagar's videos and their backstories. They did a bit on every one of them. It was interesting even for a Roth fan. I had to lose my DVR shit when I moved tho. I like Hagar tho. I much preferred this kind of darker song from them, however. This was in the 90s when they had to adopt a grittier look and subject matter because everything was so grungy and dour then.

  43. Eddie Yanez

    Sammy hagar rules very talented .his music says alot on good an bad .but this song major bad ass.

  44. Scott Fox

    If your gonna do the crime, you get caught, and now you do the time.

  45. Todd Campbell

    Damn that song is sting. I’m 48

  46. april leni

    Fired Great sammy.. Eddzhole rockem

  47. avelino chavarria

    Sammy wrote this when Kurt Colbain killed himself.

  48. Joe Erdei

    Makes me realize how shity my gf is .

  49. hokiebird71

    Eddie, Michael and Alex are my favorite rock musicians off all time

  50. Cabo Wabo

    this song is so underrated. Sammy is a monster on it!

  51. C Camare

    One of the best songs recored before the implosion

  52. Gabriel Vieira

    THIS SONG MAKES ME WANT TO DIE AND WANT TO LIVE AT THE SAME TIME.

  53. Scott Blair

    Sammy is amazing with VH

  54. Marcos Nascimento

    Nostalgia t.t

  55. Daniel Hayes

    Van Halen got it's groove back with this one.

  56. Todd Campbell

    Eddie with riff🤟

  57. Azis Jesika

    Sammy Hagar awesome ... He's killing it ... that voice "Goose me Bump" everytime

  58. Sammy 5150Eddie

    Well I watch it daily so 365 more in a year. I want THAT guitar.

  59. Gy B

    Perfect.

  60. Роман Демченко

    единственная песня у ван халена где партия вокала взаимодействует с гитарой О_о

  61. Cheryl bois

    reminds me of time in hospital intense

  62. Cheryl bois

    love the lyrics

  63. Flávio Batista de lima

    Excelente banda ótima música perfeita show de bola

  64. Adrian Syah

    Mantapp !!! 👍👍👍

  65. Sitta Azurea

    It's ok, I'll do what I want
    If I choose, I can take the fall
    There's a choice
    It's my destiny
    In my hands
    Yeah, it's up to me
    I can drive
    I can shoot a gun in the streets
    Score me some heroin
    I can jump
    Be the sacrifice
    Bear the cross just like Jesus Christ
    And I don't want to hear
    What love can do
    No, I ain't gonna tell ya
    What's right for you
    Is it right to take the easy way
    Close your eyes
    Get on your knees an' pray
    Now you're saved by a higher voice
    Givin' up, givin' up, givin' up your
    Choice
    If I'm wrong, then I'll pay for it
    If I'm right, yeah you're gonna hear
    About it
    But I've tried, yeah, I've tried for it
    I tried, I tried, 'til I'm satisfied
    And I...
    I'm tired of hearing what love can do
    And I...
    Ain't gonna tell you what's right for
    You
    I've seen the damage done
    Down with the shotgun
    Don't stop the setting sun on my
    Kingdom com
    Ohhh...
    Is it right to take the easy way
    I don't know, I get on my knees an'
    Pray
    Now I'm saved by a higher voice
    Givin' up, givin' up, givin' up my choice
    If I'm wrong, then I'll pay for it
    If I'm right, yeah
    Your gonna deal with it
    Cause I tried, yeah I tried for it
    I'll try, I'll try, even die for it
    No I...
    Don't want to hear what love can do
    No I...
    I can't tell ya what's right for you
    Oh i...I...I...
    Tell you what love can do
    No I...I...I...
    Can't say but your time is through
    I've seen the damage done
    Oh Lord, I've heard the shotgun
    I fought the setting sun
    On my kingdom come
    Ohhh...
    Don't tell me what love can do
    Hey, hey, hey
    Don't tell me what love can do
    Hey, hey, hey

  66. Nubbs Rubbathan

    Absolutely Awesome Tune.
    Back in 1995 this video ...
    Wow

  67. Candy Feyrer

    I just love this song 😋😎

  68. Judhi Bestari Serang

    Wow...i love it

  69. LUVsnowblading

    My Bday eve and I’m cracking up some awesome Van Halen videos to rock out tonight 🤟🏻🎸🎤🥁🤟🏻🎤🎸🥁🎤🤟🏻🎸🥁🤟🏻

  70. Wisnu Bandung

    Kereeennnn.........

  71. Januar Irfan

    Indonesia Jakarta 29_10_2018.

  72. wayek

    This song smacked me in the face and woke me up and helped me get clean and live a better life....

  73. A. Stone Thorn

    Eddie may not want to here this... it was so Van Halen! Michael was so in step! Your name is a place holder for the group dynamic... Van Halen!

  74. Dave Houlden

    Sammy is the voice of Van Halen

  75. Febi Eot

    Sexxxxxxyyyyyyyyy........

  76. Nanda Belvani

    My best rock song
    Van Halen is always the best

  77. Negan's Evil Twin

    This song is awesome. Yet for some reason, the record company wants to bury it. It was not put on the greatest hits or best of. And once Can't Stop Loving You came out, I don't think it aired ever again.

  78. Salah Mane

    Hagar is like pavarotti compared to roth

  79. Rone Camargo

    Rock roll na veiaaaa Grande van Halen😎😎😎

  80. angryagain68

    Sammy singing his balls off.!

  81. Crystal Swampy

    WHAT!(MICHAEL).(J).(JACKSON)

  82. Tyler Larsen

    Someone comment lyrics

  83. Ashley Bryant

    This song, Aint Talkin' Bout Love, and Humans Being. Best of VH. 🖤

  84. Roosevelt McCarter

    What album was this taken from by Van Halen?

    Chris Blake

    Roosevelt McCarter this is off the Balance album

  85. Paul Von Hoffer

    What did he get taken to jail for?

  86. Felipe Rivabene

    Putaaaa vocalll fodaaaa

  87. john larson

    One Word describes this tune . OUTSTANDING

  88. Tarn Arn

    This song absolutely crushes running with the devil with DLR.

  89. JÖHN GRAY

    What on earth was Eddie van Halen thinking of when he gave up the blazing star called Sammy Hagar! It was one of the biggest blunders in rock history to lose such an immense talent from which they were never able to recover.

  90. INCREDIBLE HULK

    This Song Is The Shit!😁

  91. Rodrigo Andr35 Mun3r4 Ari45

    Todo estaba bien hasta q llegó esa mierda de regueaton

  92. Christian Foi

    I'm a musician and that was the baddest ass song ever heard in a long time they still kick ass and I need sammy back hundred percent in Michael Anthony

  93. flaviofiuza Fiuza

    Best LINE up!!!

  94. Carlos Edward

    R.I.P Kurt Cobain