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Van Halen – Tattoo lyrics



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    "purple mountain's majesty" is a crayola color, introduced in 1993, that was named after an "america the beautiful" lyric.
    Roth sings both "tramp stamp cat" and "tramp stamp tat. "
    Roth sings "mousewife to momshell" over a vocal track of "housewife to bombshell. "
    "sexy dragon magic / so very autobiographic" implies that some tattoos are not personal but superficial.
    The phrasing of "autobiographic" suggests the words 'ought to buy a graphic', followed by the spoken verse "best believe that need'll hurt you. " "need'll" suggests both the words need will and needle.
    "coal tattoo" is a permanent mark from coal embers burning and embedding in skin, an injury gotten from shoveling coal into a furnace.
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