Who Sang Josephina? Van Halen

Van Halen Van Halen III cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Alex Van Halen, Edward Van Halen, Gary Cherone, Michael Anthony
release date: 1998-3-10
genres: Rock
styles: Hard Rock
length: 5:43
producer: Eddie Van Halen and Mike Post
lead vocals: Gary Cherone
percussion: Alex Van Halen
electric bass guitar & guitar: Eddie Van Halen
drums (drum set): Alex Van Halen
Josephina, there's so much I want to know
I've known you for all of mine
But not all of yours
You're not a stranger
No, nothing could be further
I look back and I wonder
What you were like, long before
Josephina, if I asked you, would you tell me?
The fact from the fancy
And the dreams in between
Tell me a story
All about yours truly
Photographs from the past
Imagine the mystery

Didja get your head lost in a daydream?
Cinderella, waiting for her charming
Did ya break a heart, like little girls often do?
Pigtails and painted toes
All dressed up in your mother's clothes
Can you shine the light?
Ah, can you shine the light?
Oh, please can you shine some light?
Yeah, can you shine the light?
Shine the light on a shadow

Josephina, would you lay down your defenses?
So I can make sense of
Those colors fading to grey
It's not that you're hiding
Something, I'd never imply
Yesteryear I may be gone
Can't say the same for today

Yeah, Josephina!

Ah, Josephina!

How else am I to know, that all the while
There was a mischievous look, behind that smile?
It's hard to tell, when innocence comes and goes
I'm sure that there were times, life could be unkind
Without a shoulder to cry on
Can you shine the light?
Ah, can you shine the light?
Yeah, please can you shine some light?
Yeah, can you shine the light?
Yeah, can you shine the light?
Shine the light on a shadow

(Ah-ah-ah)
(Ah-ah-ah)
(Ah-ah-ah)



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Neworld
  • 2 Without You
  • 3 One I Want
  • 4 From Afar
  • 5 Dirty Water Dog
  • 6 Once
  • 7 Fire in the Hole
  • 8 Josephina
  • 9 Year to the Day
  • 10 Primary
  • 11 Ballot or the Bullet
  • 12 How Many Say I

  • Album Information
    label: Warner Bros. Records
    country(area): Japan
    format: CD
    barcode: 4943674160020
    script: Latin