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Marlowe01
08-24-2004, 12:07 PM
I always thought this song was VASTLY underrated. How about you?

JCOOK
08-24-2004, 12:24 PM
Yup good song all the way around

51nner's5wing
08-24-2004, 04:36 PM
Is it "bird's against an icy sky"?
great line...

DeadOrAlive
08-25-2004, 01:31 AM
This song has great lyrics.

Leadsinger777
08-25-2004, 02:07 PM
I don't know the song... what album? Anyone have the mp3 to forward for a listen?

Thanks...

Rick

Marlowe01
08-25-2004, 06:16 PM
It's the last song on the Women and Children First (1980) CD.

AJW
08-27-2004, 01:56 PM
Originally posted by Marlowe01
I always thought this song was VASTLY underrated. How about you?

I agree. Great structure as far as the music and great lyrics.

secrets
08-28-2004, 03:19 PM
It's an excellent song. Perhaps underrated, but only by those who don't appreciate classic Van Halen.

It's one of the best songs on WACF which itself is a very underrated album.

DLRdelight!
08-28-2004, 03:32 PM
Hell yeah it is underatted, its personally one of my favirites. Great song. There are so many songs from them that are underatted man

King VH
08-29-2004, 01:51 AM
love this muthafuckinsong. very underated indeed. this song shows how dave can construct vocal harmonies.

dave or the grave, bitches!

dave_is_vh
09-02-2004, 05:13 PM
Definitely top 10 VH song, maybe top 5.

turboblues
09-02-2004, 08:09 PM
Originally posted by Marlowe01
It's the last song on the Women and Children First (1980) CD. And what about "Growth"?:D

DeadOrAlive
09-02-2004, 09:01 PM
Growth...

Marlowe01
09-04-2004, 09:44 AM
that's just a small hidden track...it's not listed on the back of the CD case

Reverberator
09-04-2004, 12:34 PM
Tis such a pleasing sound , and is such a simple rhyme, would be worthy as to have been scribed by one such as me , Alas poor Roth I knew him......

DeadOrAlive
09-10-2004, 11:02 PM
Engrowth

diamondsgirl
09-11-2004, 07:12 PM
.... There will be times....."
:cool:

great tune....

Northern Girl
10-28-2005, 01:12 PM
I was just listening to this, and I had forgot how much I love this song and how much it kicks ass ! Love the lyrics ! :cool:


In a Simple Rhyme
Well, back in the past when I was treated so coldly,
my love life was a darn disgrace.
Needed someone to love and hold me.
That's one of the reasons that I was out of place.

So this is love! Well, she finally kissed me.
Had me all worked up inside.
I was in love, but Cupid missed me.
She up and left, and I almost died.

But I was young and I was far from lonely.
I been that way for a long, long year.
Needed a girl to call my one and only.
Is that you?

You think you got the int'rest.
C'mon and take the time.
'Cause you know I wanna be
yours in a simple rhyme.

Well, ain't life grand when you finally hit it?
I'm always a sucker for a real good time.
Woke up in life to find I almost missed it.
Ain't I glad that love is blind?

But I was young and I was far too crazy.
Been that way for a long, long time.
Needed a girl, but I was just too lazy.
Now that I've found you:

You think you got the int'rest.
C'mon and take the time.
I'm gonna be
yours in a simple

rhyme,
rhyme.

She made her mountains sing.
Birds against an icy sky.
And I heard bells ringin'
I think I heard an angel sigh. And she said:

There'll be times,
there will be times
you're gonna hear the angels singin'
you're gonna hear the angels sing. They'll sing,

"Ah.
Ah.
Ah."

You think you got the int'rest.
C'mon and take the time.
I'm gonna be
yours in a simple

rhyme,
rhyme,
rhyme.

manwiththedogs
10-28-2005, 02:15 PM
Great intro, great lyrics, great harmonies.
Definitely in the top 5.

Dirty Duck
10-29-2005, 01:22 PM
Great Thread...great song!! One of my top fav's. Back in the summer of 98' for some reason I played this song like crazy! I love the lyrics and the vocals.

Perrott
10-29-2005, 01:47 PM
"Well, ain't life grand when you finally hit it?
I'm always a sucker for a real good time."

Awesome.

10/10

DABSR
11-02-2005, 01:43 PM
Nice, calm, melodic intro from Edward ... then Al's set up for Dave's vocal onslaught !!!

The first time I heard it I was blown away. Actually, from around June of 1978 or so, from the mid point of "Eruption" until "One foot out the door" ... every single song blew me away. And I've talked about this before, but "Diver Down" disappointed me from a standpoint of the lack of originals.

Anyhow, "In a simple rhyme" is an awesome example (one of many) of the controlled, raw, unadulterated power they possessed as a band. As "Loss of Control" is ... just amazing.

Bootyac
11-06-2005, 10:16 PM
Without a doubt one of my fav VH songs,not to mention one of my all time fav songs..

But,to me,Take your whiskey home is the best song on WCF

Antman
11-08-2005, 10:45 PM
Always been one of my favorites. Too bad they never did it live after WB signed them.

Mr. Vengeance
11-14-2005, 05:24 PM
Very nice song. Nice lyrics, great guitar and some terrific harmony work.

Terry
11-14-2005, 10:40 PM
Kinda had a The Who meets Led Zep vibe for me, the Who part mostly in Al's drumming and the Zep with Ed's intro and especially the solo-very Pageish. Not really much shredding in it at all, yet one of my faves by him.

IASR is a great song off of one of CVH's greatest albums.

WACF and Fair Warning were the peak of CVH for me.

ELVIS
11-16-2005, 09:54 PM
One of my favorites as well...

I always thought it was kinda out of place on that album, though...


:elvis:

jbailes
11-16-2005, 11:52 PM
That song was a pretty big hit here in Orlando. Got alot of airplay. Alot of material I've read about the classic VH albums is that WACF and Fair Warning were "hitless". But both those albums were very big here when they first came out. O-town was nuthin' but a bunch of VH freaks between '79 and '84.

thedoude
11-17-2005, 12:05 AM
Yeah, virtually no air-play in Ohio. It's a fucking awesome song. One of the first VH songs that I learned to play when I picked up the guitar.

Mr_Pink
11-17-2005, 10:55 PM
That "growth" thing was intended to start at the end of WACF and pick up on fair warning.
On the record it just fades out.
When the CD came out it had the ending.

MERRYKISSMASS2U
11-17-2005, 11:06 PM
Originally posted by Mr_Pink
That "growth" thing was intended to start at the end of WACF and pick up on fair warning.
On the record it just fades out.
When the CD came out it had the ending.

can anyone rapidshare this song "growth"?

DlocRoth
11-28-2005, 08:05 PM
Relax...it's just a little riff.

NATEDOG001976
12-09-2005, 10:26 PM
Great song that should of been a hit. WACF is a freakin sweet CD, my favorite from the 6 pack.