Roth, David Lee - Skyscraper Lyrics




I can hear the sound
Of the North Star calling
Put your high beams on (stay on my wing)
I'm falling (falling, falling, falling)

And spinning and turning (and spinning and turning)
This is ultra-glide
The beginnings of great things
Cannot be seen by your naked eye

Crack the skies like lightning
Mama's little sonic boom
Is simply frightening
I'm a skyscraper

Float like a butterfly
Acrobatic
Sting like a B-52
Dramatic
And a radar, a radar locks on you
No static

Can I reach it now?
I'm not up here often
God only knows
And He ain!t talkin'
Skyscraper

Uh, uh, uh
Uh, uh, uh
Oh, oh, oh





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  1. SRTHEMIMOPAR

    Classic like Trump for President and bozobama arrested for treason!!!

  2. Jean Paul

    Epic DLR song! <3

  3. A E

    Always like the beat to this song but wtf is this song really about?

  4. SP2333

    I just heard the Roland D50 in the intro

  5. Robert Brors

    One of my first CD's - best song !!

  6. thisklik

    Roth&Vai was as better combination than Roth&Halen in my opinion,Dave had full choices of songs,pitty they didn’t continue..this one have best delays on vocals!!!

  7. Mark Stoneman

    Great album, classy track.

  8. andybaldman

    *FUCK ME THIS TUNE IS SO GOOD*

  9. Shawn Franklin

    Diamond Dave rules the planet.

  10. Andrea Walcovy

    I Love this album!!!
    I was working on the Coreene C III
    Kewalo Basin. used to Have barge party's.3 large barges tied 2gether, & bring out in front Waikiki.We had SO MUCH FUN!!!! 3 bands, BBQ's Bars, & of course All the ocean toys. most of all Our Good Friends.
    Those were Damn Good Times!!!!
    These are Damn Good Times!!!!
    Were going to Have Dann Good Times!!!
    sounds like the boys are Akamai to deliberate Creation,& LOA
    Perfect Timing😘😋😄

  11. Markus Mozart

    All the David Lee Roth fanatics.
    Who ever said that Dave left Van Halen because Eddie wanted to make songs with keyboards. this song is made with keyboards...
    This song is not close to old time Van Halen.
    this song is closer to tecno.
    Good Enough - well that is a good song.

    The Greatest Motherfucker Ever

    Markus Mozart Dave left the band cause Eddie wanted to bring his wife on tour

  12. PGM PARAGUAI

    MONSTER SOLO.

  13. Smith Smith

    2019 and this still kicks.! - vai is truly awesome.!!!

  14. Russell Flynn

    some good inseration from Dave as a teenager whoooooooooo never forget that proffesionalism AKA Diamond Dave 100%

  15. Atomic Flores

    Over produced synth soft rock. Vai and Sheehan are far too good for this tripe. No wonder Billy S hated it.

  16. OriginalSkindog

    To this day, Billy Sheehan calls the album, 'Guy's Crapper'. He hates every song on the album.

    G H

    yet he played on every song which makes him... dare I say.... a sell out? hmm

  17. night breed

    so that's where Faith no More got their ideas from

  18. Dan Kaye

    Love that guitar part in the middle

  19. Richard Haynes

    FANTASTIC

  20. Richard Morrissett

    Can’t really believe that someone is questioning whether Becker or Vai played on skyscraper. Listen to the wang bar.....it’s Vai all day. Roth did tracks with Bissonette and Sheehan then mailed the tapes to Vai. Vai simply layed down his stuff and mailed the tapes back. Producer polished it up and it was released JBecker never had tone like that and Vai really brought the 7 string to the forefront. Had a whole extra string to utilize ( low B) you can hear it on most of this stuff. Highly produced. Saw Roth in Hampton Va, not that great of show. Roth was running around with a safari hat on and wouldn’t shut up. They only played a hand full of tunes then curfew set in .

  21. Scott LeBrun

    garbage

  22. p s

    God only knows

  23. Craig McMillan

    i have always thought that this song will be fully appreciated far in the future. totally underrated Dave.

    Philip Wainwright

    And what is your definition of"always"?

    MrAlcsilva

    i tottaly agree with you

  24. Nicholas Daniels

    Sting like a B-52!!!!!!!

  25. Sébastien Aubry

    La synergie entre une joyeuse bande de cinglés :)

  26. Wayne Switzer

    One thing would make this tune better... less vocals and more VAI!

    Diamond D

    Very few if any vocalist cld compliment this song. Roth did a good job. Its a very unique song. Vais best work is w Roth

  27. marctronixx

    Simply beautiful track ... Vai is on point per usual...

  28. Piotr Mielczarek

    Absolutly stunning!!!

  29. Jo Ski

    I used to sneak my dads vinyls into the technics this I remember so well . Mordant and short speakers blasting this from stacks. Rip dad.✌️

    WBG

    You father had great taste.

  30. tinfoilhatter

    mama's [what?] ...it's simply frightening..?

    tinfoilhatter

    YES! NOW I REMEMBER!
    BOOM!

    tinfoilhatter

    have you heard 'the roth show' on you tube yet? great stuff! it's like old-fashioned audio art, or radio...he talks ,and plays a few old favorite records,it's the best! i'm not sure if he's made a show lately but the last one i heard was about 'survival'
    he's one of the smartest rock stars ever!

    The Greatest Motherfucker Ever

    Little sonic boom

  31. tinfoilhatter

    thank you! it is appreciated!

  32. Benjamín Márquez

    Intro is all Roland D-50, classic!

  33. Nicola Douglas

    my 10 yr old son took this track to school for his music project and it blew his teachers mind LOL

    Adam S

    Nicola Douglas thats nuts, man!

    Nicola Douglas

    +Adam S yeah he swapped his pen for the guitar and my son got full grades so happy days:-)

  34. Chad Johnson - Author/Musician

    Damn this solo kicks so much ass. Vai at his best.

    todd8dogs

    On later albums he tried to get this sound not realizing he nailed on this album.

    tinfoilhatter

    every little guitar-bit is frickin' awesome! not to mention the drums,keyboards,and bass,and that voice!

    Eddie The Head

    Yeah also check the whitesnack album "slip of the tounge"

  35. RVLH87

    Was it Jason Becker or Steve Via who played on this album??

    Paul McCafferty

    Same line up as "Eat em and smile".

    night breed

    yeah steve vai is in the videos too. when he had hair. hehe

  36. 5150atthewhiskybar

    LOVE THAT LINE!! THE BEGINNING OF GREAT THINGS CANNOT BE SEEN BY YOUR NAKED EYE, TRUE!! THAT'S SPOT ON TRUE, GREAT TUNE!!

  37. 5150atthewhiskybar

    FUCKING A DIAMOND DAVE AT HIS BEST AS ALWAYS!!! AND WHO NAMED VAN HALEN ANYWAYS??? HE DID!! WHO MADE THEM THE BEST IN THE WORLD HE DID!!! YOU NEED A UNIQUE FRONT MAN FOLKS TO GET THAT ATTENTION!! YES EDDIE AND ALEX IN MY BOOK ARE THE BEST IN THE WORLD AT WHAT THEY PLAY, HANDS DOWN, ONLY 2 DRUMMERS COME CLOSE TO ALEX AND 1 GUITARIST TO EDDIE, THEY HAVE MADE, CREATED THEIR OWN SOUND!! NOBODY IS BETTER!! WHEN I HEAR ALEX I KNOW ITS HIM, EDDIE COME ON??? YOU KNOW ITS HIM, ITS NOT JUST STYLE AND SPEED. AND HEY! DLR VOICE HERE??? SPOT ON DAVE!!! HE'S OLD MAN, WE ALL LOSE THINGS AS WE GET OLDER, UNFORTUNATELY FOR DAVE IT S HIS VOICE, BUT HE NEVER HAD THAT CRISP CLEAR VOICE ANYWAYS, I LOVED IT FROM DAY ONE. I LOVED THAT FACT THAT I WAS ABLE TO SEE THESE GUYS PLAY AT THE WHISKY, REASON FOR MY USER NAME. ANYWAYS, THIS IS THE SHIT!!! HAS THAT VH SOUND THAT WE ALL LOVE, IT WAS DAVE THAT GAVE VH SO MUCH, ED AND AL JUST GOT BIG HEADED, WHERE IS MIKE NOW??? WTF!!!!!??? STILL LOVE EM ALL, BUT DAMN, THE WHAT IF'S!!! ROCK ON DAVE WE LOVE YOU!!!

    tinfoilhatter

    flippinay! i second that! they should totally quit the live gigs for awhile and give us some more classic albums,man! c'mon! the little dude on bass, with that awesome voice will be missed, it would be nice to get him back, but i mean any bass player can literally play any van halen bass part! are the chickenfeet defunct yet? i guarantee mike will be down with some studio-action! go,man,go!

  38. ldtriplesix

    Thank you.

  39. Rattle Hog

    Real rock...this is Ultra Glide!....good memories...

  40. Alistair Kinnear

    Goosebumps....

    5150atthewhiskybar

    +Alistair Kinnear OH FUCKING A!! THE TRUE VH SOUND, LOSE MIKE AND WHAT THE HELL YOU HAVE NOW??

  41. 99jetboy

    one of my favorites.

  42. Jenny taipale

    Jason Becker!!!!

    Chad Johnson - Author/Musician

    This track is all Vai. Becker had nothing to do with DLR until after the Skyscraper tour was over.

    Andy Hammar

    Original version is Jason Becker.

    Adrienna Rowe

    no its not sorry this is VAI

    tinfoilhatter

    no way,man,that can *only* be steve vai,don't be silly!

    Toque os Acordes

    STEVE VAI STEVE VAI STEVE VAI.

  43. laroccacounty1

    ha, this is classic! Are all your joints like this? Do Tobacco Road.