Lyrics to Van Halen’s new single: Tattoo

Posted by on Jan 9, 2012 in Blog

… so far as I can tell from the 90 second preview on the iTunes New Zealand site (where it’s already release day)

Tattoo
by Van Halen

I got Elvis on my elbow
And when I flex, Elvis talks.
I got hula girls on the back of my legs
and she hulas when I walk

Saying Cherry Red
Scream Electric Green
Purple Mountain’s Majesty
Do it talk to me
Talk to me, babe!

Swap-Meet Sally
Tramp stamp cat
Mouse wife to Momshell in the time it took to get that new tattoo
Tattoo Tattoo

Tattoo Tattoo
Show me your Dragon Magic
Tattoo Tattoo
So Autobiographic

Best believe that needle hurts you
Best deceive these true colors that follow one of your false virtues

Here’s a secret
to make you think:
Why is the crazy stuff we’d never say
poetry in ink?

Speak in dayglo red
explodo-pink

Purple Mountain’s Majesty
Show me you, I’ll show you me

Swap-Meet Sally
Tramp Stamp Cat
Mouse wife to Momshell in the time it took to get that new tattoo
Tattoo Tattoo

Tattoo Tattoo
Sexy Dragon Magic
Tattoo Tattoo
So very autobiographic
Tattoo Tattoo

Got a hold on me
Tattoo Tattoo
It put a spell on me
Hey! Oh yeah!

Uncle Danny had a gold tattoo
He fought for the unions, some of us still do
On my shoulder is the number of the chapter he was in
That number is forever like the struggle here to win

Everybody!

Swap-Meet Sally
Tramp Stamp Cat
Mouse wife to Momshell in the time it takes to get that new tattoo
Tattoo Tattoo

Tattoo Tattoo
Sexy Dragon Magic
Tattoo Tattoo
So very autobiographic
Tattoo Tattoo

Got a hold on me
Tattoo Tattoo
It put a spell on me
Tattoo Tattoo
I’m in love with you
Tattoo Tattoo
Show you me show me you
Tattoo Tattoo
Look at me look at you
Tattoo Tattoo
Whoo!