Van Halen - Man On A Mission Lyrics




I got a one track mind, my blinders up
Now all I gotta do is get up, go out an' get her
Got the first step down, I know what I want
All seven senses tryin' to deliver
My baby, let me fill you up inside (up inside)
Spread your wings an' open wide (open wide)
So hot, so hot, so hot
I'm a man on a mission, straight ahead
Let's talk, more action, with no distractions
I'm all conditioned, is it alright
Go for the action, with no distractions
You get every inch, play splat an' bone
And it's all wrapped up in a tight little bundle
I got an open mind, do anything
I am aware the ball might roll or tumble
So right down to the bottom of the top (ooh ooh)
I'm gonna get it all in one big pot (one big pot)
Yeah, she got, she got me hot
Uh, I'm a man on a mission, straight ahead
Let's talk, more action, with no distractions
I'm all conditioned, I'm far off red
Let's talk, more action, with no distractions
Oh yeah, uh, I got no expections, so get on in the way
Only thing that's on my mind - ah, she's forgotten my attention
What you take's the real kind - aw!

[Solo]

Uh! Ah! Come on, she got, she got, ah!
Man on a mission, straight ahead
No talk, more action, I got no distractions
I'm all conditioned, what I say
A man on a mission, up ahead
Ah yeah, whew, my kinda action, aw, uh
No distractions, I got no distractions
No distractions, ah, no distractions, I'm on a mission, whew, aw





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Van Halen Man On A Mission Comments
  1. Wish You Were Here

    holy.,,. Sammy Hagar is such a beast

  2. Scott Weibel

    im gonna sex to this song

  3. CypressGod

    I fucked 17 girls in a row at the grocery store and never lost my erection nooo

  4. Dr Pancake Face

    Easily one of the best Van Halen Albums. Definitely the best with Sammy.

  5. Case The Protogen

    sounds a little like Primus

    Zoned 247

    Not in the slightest. Your ear exam is booked for Tuesday

    Case The Protogen

    Zoned 247 I’m just delusional

    Mike Tiwaz

    @Zoned 247 hahaaha

    Mike Tiwaz

    but thanks for reminding me of them. totally forgot about Primus

    Case The Protogen

    @Mike Tiwaz no problem

  6. Uncle Buck

    has a rag doll by Aerosmith feel

  7. Igor Fumasoli

    Van halen great album

    erick suárez b.

    one of the best van halen albums indeed

  8. Jerry Kurpiewski

    72. High. Paul. Rogers might as sam db. STA

  9. Michael Feezor

    I agree that Hagar does not get enough credit. Sad but true

    erick suárez b.

    i think he is better than david lee roth, nothing against david, but.......

    Roxanne Daniel

    Staying true to who he is was more important to him, his music and integrity than selling out and doing stuff just for the money! And look at him now, still in demand and doing what he loves for his fans. Where are the rest of them?

  10. Michael Feezor

    Michael Anthony does great tenor on this tune.

  11. Randy Parham

    I can relate! Relative to pulling yourself up, "metaphorically speaking" out of the trenches! with a little help from above! When Hagar joined em' I think they were seeing things in a different light!

  12. D Hilton

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qj-GaI1UF9Y

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeQWX2HO_Ik

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BGo02PP6ZQ

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DFOE0td1Yw

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2j90V_OEiZk

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qj-GaI1UF9Y

    D Hilton

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jester

    Jesters are pretty cool...

    My favorite part is how sometimes they would just stick weaker members of society like handicap, or crazy people then get put in the jesters clothes then let to run around the manor getting laughed at.

    Mid evil society was quite crude and cruel frequently retarded or crippled people would die off.

    The humor was very crude and subjective such as practical jokes or mocking.

    Thus some of these people found a niche entertaining nobility as fools ,handicap, or crazy people to be laughed at.

    On the exact opposite side of the spectrum sometimes jesters would serve as members of a kitchen cabinet to the leadership.

    Allowing them to have important adviser roles.

    Its one of my favorite examples of anthropology and tribalism.

    You have an important person and ruler who has decided to appoint a peasant or commoner or unskilled person to be around them in a personal and intimate way.

    Either the jester continues to act as their jester

    playing the fool and entertaining them

    or

    Continues to serve as their adviser or confident

    or

    Moves into another role like military adviser or political or military figure or lover

  13. D Hilton

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qj-GaI1UF9Y

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACpWMhg0v1M

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkHmGCIprhY


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qj-GaI1UF9Y

    D Hilton

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qj-GaI1UF9Y

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG1NrQYXjLU

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQP6EY1H7xs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phOW-CZJWT0

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qj-GaI1UF9Y

    D Hilton

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qj-GaI1UF9Y

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GWXAvwxdNY

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoJXh88SzD8

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qj-GaI1UF9Y

  14. INCREDIBLE HULK

    Awesome.

  15. Jett Crash

    Is it just me, or does this sound like a song by Warrant...?

    Michele Manocchio

    I AM A MAN OF GREAT GOD ON A MISSION LESS TALK MORE ACTION

  16. johnny zell

    I got a one track mind, my blinder's up
    Now all I gotta do is get up, go out and get her
    Got the first step down, I know what I want
    All seven senses tryin' to deliver
    Now baby, let me fill you up inside (Up inside)
    Spread your wings and open wide (Open wide)
    So hot, so hot, so hot
    I'm a man on a mission, straight ahead
    Less talk, more action with no distractions
    I am all conditioned, thoroughbred
    Go for the action with no distractions, yeah
    You give every inch, flesh, blood and bone
    And it's all wrapped up in a tight little bundle
    Got an open mind, do anything
    I've been aware the ball might roll or tumble
    So, right down to the bottom of the top (uh uh uh)
    I'm gonna do it all in one big pot
    Yeah, she got, she got me hot, uh
    I'm a man on a mission, straight ahead
    Less talk, more action with no distractions
    I'm all conditioned, I'm a thoroughbred
    Less talk, more action with no distractions
    Ow, yeah, uh
    I got no distractions
    So get on, outta my way
    Only thing that's on my mind
    Ah, she sure got my attention
    Once you taste the real kind
    Oh
    Uh, ah, come on
    She got, she got, ah
    Man on a mission, straight ahead
    No talk, no action, I got no distractions
    I'm all conditioned, what I say
    A man on a mission, up ahead
    Ah yeah, woo, my kinda action
    Ow, uh
    No distractions, I got no distractions
    No distractions, uh
    No distractions, I'm on a mission, woo, ow

  17. David Bear

    That intro is so embarrassing. The rest is awesome, though.

  18. Jerry Kurpiewski

    Billy St. James

  19. Curtis E

    Its always been Van Hagar. . .

  20. TheAntman1265

    Sammy`s voice is so damn great!

  21. Ben Dover

    This is a great song !

    Jerry Kurpiewski

    Ben Dover u7

  22. Jason Kruger

    This reminds me of Joe Satriani's Satch Boogie!

  23. Gearbox

    Walking into the club like

  24. ukeje mbonye

    The main riff of this song blatantly rips off the fadeout riff for Bad English's Rockin' Horse.

    Kyle Roberts

    no it doesn't

    ukeje mbonye

    I'm afraid it does.

    Kyle Roberts

    if it does then ok but alot of songs sound the same tone loc ripped off Jamie's crying

    Sonicisbadazz

    That's one of the things you CAN knock this song for. It's following a formula that's been heard before in terms of the basic riff. I haven't even heard Bad English Rockin' Horse before, but I've heard this musical riff in other places.

    However, I still have to agree with Kyle Roberts that it's not uncommon for good music to sound similar in those ways. Ever heard blues music? So much of it follows the exact same pattern. Start at one note for two measures, jump up four whole steps for one measure, then back to the original note for one measure, then jump up five whole steps for half a measure, then down a whole step for another half measure, then back to the original note again. Listen to a lot of ZZ Top's music if you don't believe me. LOL

    J F

    This doesn't sound like that at all, check your ears dude :>

  25. Dark Lord Cthulhu

    I love how the producer mixed Alex in hard on this album.

    Tee Oh

    +Dark Lord Cthulhu As a long time Alex fan, I think the drumming on this album, is every thing that's so great about him: groove & chops FOR DAYS! His best drumming on ANY VH album!

    Dark Lord Cthulhu

    @Thomas Wiilde Though the intro to Hot for Teacher has to be up there, right?

    Tee Oh

    +Dark Lord Cthulhu That kinda goes without sayin'! But, as far as the WHOLE package, THIS album does it for me. Right behind this album, is "Fair Warning", for my tastes. Even though as a WHOLE (I'm talking about vocals, lyrically, guitar,  bass, etc..), "Fair Warning" is my absolute favorite, then "Women & Children First".

    Tee Oh

    +Dark Lord Cthulhu Being that you now have me in a FULL "Alex Van Halen Drum Nerd" mode, the intro and post-solo parts to "Finish What Ya Started", and  pretty much all of "Amsterdam" (especially the intro) are other AVH highlights for me! Though those don't have "virtuoso" playing, he does AMAZING stuff, with so little. When I 1st heard those, I was like, "WTF is he doing?! HOW did he come up with this?!" haha!

    Cabo Wabo

    RIP Andy Johns was so awesome. Listen to that drum tone. He could get Alex to sound like John Bonham

  26. Benjamin Livingston

    LOLLOLLOL FORTUNE COOKIE...my best advice for men.

  27. Benjamin Livingston

    You got talk shit with Expression and Authority...

  28. Fing Book

    this one is really Swingin'

  29. cokesucks

    These fruits ripped off Steel Panther.

    Mordecai

    +cokesucks dullards cant play music can they?

    cokesucks

    +Cambell F
    Or read sarcasm.

    Mordecai

    +cokesucks dude that didnt read like sarcasm

    Mordecai

    +cokesucks I've never understood why people talk shit on youtube, maybe it makes them feel special...

    music lover93

    Sounds kinda like aerosmith to me not that that's a bad thing

  30. TheDxlgames

    This song is underrated!

  31. Noulz

    17 girls in a row

    ItsMeCam

    @Cambell F Well then you have a terrible music ear. They sound similar, however it's not note by note similar and they just have different rythm, yet it's similar in it's own way. Satchel is a big VH fan and gets a lot of "inspiration" from their songs. A lot of their songs are mashups of riffs and different songs. For example, Party All Day is inspired from Bon Jovi's Livin' on a Prayer, Contagious by Y&T, and some other shit.

    kane henault

    Acid my thought exactly , thank you sir

    Mordecai

    +Acid my music ear's better than yours

    Tony T

    kane henaulto

    svogender

    Yep...!!!! This is the father of that riff...!!!!!!!!!!!!

  32. Corey Burns

    Sammy Hagar doesn't get enough credit at all.

    Zach Giovanini

    Corey Burns exactly

    Zach Giovanini

    But I️ liked them both

    Robert Ray

    van Hagar took it too a hell of a new level .

    GaleForce I Philippines

    I agree. I like Dave as long as I don't have to see him or hear him talking. haha! Sammy Hagar kills it during his tenure!

    Steve Cleaver

    Give me back my bullet

  33. hirskdubbi

    this woulda sounded so cool w/ dave puttin vocals to it

  34. markko812

    is a great riff..

  35. metali10

    great album!

  36. James Blunsdon

    groovy tune