David Lee Roth confirms new song “maybe” about Van Halen

David Lee Roth confirms new song “maybe” about Van Halen

David Lee Roth photo 2Last week, there was speculation that David Lee Roth‘s new solo song “Ain’t No Christmas” signalled the end of his tenure with the mighty Van Halen based on the contents in the song’s lyrics.

Roth‘s management apparently responded to the rumours for Roth stating that “It’s poetry. It has nothing to do with Van Halen.”

Yesterday, the Van Halen News Desk has reported that Roth sent them an exclusive message stating:

“On second thought
if all work is autobiographic
maybe this song is
about Van Halen…”

The message also appeared on Roth‘s Facebook page yesterday.

“Ain’t No Christmas” by David Lee Roth:

Sure looked good on paper, once upon a lie.
Happily never after, and I’m not OK to drive.
You and me both, speaking the language of dreams.
Now it’s dark glasses on a sleepless night, ain’t no Christmas for me.

David Lee Roth photo 2Let’s put the pin back in this one, and say we both survived.
Last blank space on the map, I think we’ve arrived.
Headway or getaway, makes no difference to me.
This side or the other, ain’t no Christmas for me.

Shakespeare’s heroes all drink ale, his villains all drink beer.
I had to drink something bitter, or I wouldn’t be here.
Have a pitcher full of pity, a shot of possibility,
Tall cool glass of nothing else, make no difference to me.
Dark glasses on a sleepless night, ain’t no Christmas for me.

[spoken] Here’s where the narrative changes.

Only hurts when I’m awake, that you can believe.
Yeah, I’d do it all again, just not for free.
If love’s a collect call, why-why’s it always for me?
Quittin’ while you’re ahead ain’t quittin’, and I’m quittin’.

Locals-only naked city, and the visit ain’t free.
Was the pear on the ground, not the apple in the tree?
Give me a pitcher full of pity, and a shot of possibility.
This side or the other, ain’t no Christmas for me.
No Christmas, ain’t gonna be no Christmas
Ain’t no Christmas for me.
Ain’t no Christmas for me.
Not this year.