Oh, Van Halen, so I didn’t think I’d have much to say about this one other than that I love it now as much as or as more as I did back in ’12 when I first wrote about it. At the time, I was being a little tongue-in-cheek when I wrote about all the aliens in it and how it was a sci-fi song. I didn’t really think that was true, I just figured it was some random nonsense you put in a love ballad. Turns out you were for serious. Well, now that I know you meant every word of this, I love it beyond all space and time.
Also, every time you sing “pulls a string”, I can’t help but think of Martin Landau in “Ed Wood””: