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From the sublime to the somewhat less so

Everybody’s looking for something
Something to fill in the holes
We think a lot but don’t talk much about it
‘Til things get out of control

So far so good.

How do I know when it’s love?
I can’t tell you but it lasts forever
How does it feel when it’s love?
It’s just something you feel together
When it’s love

So perhaps the song tanks a little bit, philosphically speaking, at that point.  But oh, the glorious synth passages!  And oh, the joy of rendering in graphite the eighties hair and happy smile of Eddie Van Halen playing his guitar!

This is from a still from Van Halen's "Jump" video - NOT that I recommend watching a Van Halen video, unless you are over 21 with nerves of steel and investigating it as a cultural reference.

This is from a still from Van Halen’s “Jump” video – not that I recommend watching any Van Halen video, unless you are over 21, have nerves of steel, and only intend to investigate it as a cultural reference.