As Is

Album: A Different Kind of Truth (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • Hardcore fans will recognize Eddie Van Halen's rockabilly-like riff, which was taken from "Two Burritos and a Root Beer Float" a number the guitarist performed during a September 2009 cameo appearance on Two and a Half Men. He previously played the song during a 2003 NAMM demonstration.
  • This rocker in 7/8 time is about a battered Opel Kadett that the band used in their early days "There was no window, the window crank had broken," frontman Dave Lee Roth recalled in a song by song video.

    Roth admitted his fear that all his successes and luxuries would be stripped away from him caused him to keep the car for over 30 years. It now sits in his home in Pasadena, California as a wall mounting with a deer coming through the windshield. Its made to look as if the deer jumped in front of the car causing the driver to swerve off the road into his house.

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