A Musical Note: Heart – Crazy On You

The best music in the world is subjective.  It depends on where you live, when you were born, and the music you grew up with.

When Led Zeppelin first broached the music scene I passed them by.  Their song, “Whole Lotta Love” left me cold.  But I didn’t like onions and garlic as a child, either.  Things changed.  Led Zep became a favorite band.

Imagine my surprise when two lovely woman came to the fore and, lo and behold, became—in my eyes, at least—a female Led Zeppelin.  If you know the discography of Heart you’ll know at least two of their cuts sound very like Led Zep, Barracuda and Crazy On You.

Today I’m doing something a little different.  I’m giving you two versions of the same song, the original studio cut, and a later live cut.

The studio version has the best sound, it still makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up, it still gives me a chill.

But the second version…   in the second version you see the faces, see the instruments, the movement, the color… and you hear the audience.  I trust you’ll listen to them both, they are worth your time.

Turn it up.

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2 responses to “A Musical Note: Heart – Crazy On You

  1. Gee it’s great to listen and watch such talented women. That guitarist was great, as was the singer and the backup. I expect you will benefit from the lyrics. I’ll be back.

  2. Crazy on You
    Heart
    (A. Wilson/N. Wilson/R. Fisher)

    -This song was originally released in 1976, peaking
    at #35, then re-released in 1978, peaking at #62.

    If we still have time, we might still get by
    Every time I think about it, I wanna cry
    With bombs and the devil, and the kids keep comin’
    No way to breathe easy, no time to be young

    But I tell myself that I was doin’ all right
    There’s nothin’ left to do at night
    But to go crazy on you
    Crazy on you
    Let me go crazy, crazy on you, oh

    My love is the evenin’ breeze touchin’ your skin
    The gentle, sweet singin’ of leaves in the wind
    The whisper that calls after you in the night
    And kisses your ear in the early moonlight
    And you don’t need to wonder, you’re doing fine
    My love, the pleasure’s mine

    Let me go crazy on ya
    Crazy on you
    Let me go crazy, crazy on you, ohhh

    Wild man’s world is cryin’ in pain
    What you gonna do when everybody’s insane
    So afraid of one who’s so afraid of you
    What you gonna do…ohhh…

    (Ah-ah-ah-ah)

    Ooooo…Crazy on ya
    Crazy on you
    Let me go crazy, crazy on you

    I was a willow last night in my dream
    I bent down over a clear running stream
    Sang you the song that I heard up above
    And you kept me alive with your sweet flowing love

    Crazy
    Yeah, crazy on ya
    Let me go crazy, crazy on you, oh
    Crazy on ya
    Crazy on you
    Let me go crazy, crazy on you, yeah

    (Ah-ah-ah-ah)

    Crazy on ya
    Crazy on you
    Let me go crazy, crazy on you, ohhh…

    From: “David Hayman”
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