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Def Leppard - Armageddon It


Def Leppard - "Armageddon It" - Meaning of the song


This song is a wordplay: "Our you getting it"/"Armageddon it." It was written by the band, as were the other songs on the "Hysteria" album, with enough contributions from their producer Mutt Lange to earn him a songwriting credit. Lange replaced Jim Steinman, whose sessions were canceled in 1985. They created songs with a rock bombast and commercial appeal with Lange, and this one also played well in stadiums. When Def Leppard performed on a stage in the middle of stadiums during the American leg of their Hysteria tour, they became the first major rock band to do so, which allowed them to sell more tickets and set them apart from other bands with long hair vying for their thunder.


Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen reminisced in the book MTV Ruled the World - The Early Years of Music Video:


"We wanted to be a hybrid of a lot of different things in Def Leppard. The 'cover band thing' isn't really done in England. In most cases, you begin writing songs before you can even play an instrument. So America is the polar opposite. We were making our own thing, and I believe it was going to combine a lot of different rock bands, including Thin Lizzy, T. Rex, and the glam thing, as well as punk and Zeppelin. It was a perfect match."


Collen goes on to say of producer Mutt Lange's involvement:


"We attempted it with music, and when we met Mutt Lange, we discovered that he is an expert at creating 'the hybrid.' Obviously, what he did with Shania Twain, which was to bring country music to a much larger audience. Taylor Swift is the latest example of how it has crossed over into Pop. There isn't much country. It's more pop than country, but it clearly has roots in it. And that's exactly what we were, a rock band, but we didn't want to be like so many other American bands. Which we thought were fantastic - Journey, Foreigner, and so on. We still wanted that hard-edged sound that AC/DC had, but we also wanted the harmonies that Queen had. So, once again, it's a complete hybrid."


"Armageddon It" - Lyrics


Ya better come inside when you're ready to But no chance if ya don't wanna dance You like four letter words when you're ready to But then you won't 'cos you know that you can You got it, but are you gettin' it? You say that love is won when you get some But then your finger won't trigger the gun You know you (ya) can't stop it so don't rock it You know you got it Hey, but are you gettin' it? really gettin' it? Come get it from me Gimme all of you lovin' - ev'ry little bit Gimme all that you got - ev'ry bit of it Ev'ry bit of your lovin - oh, c'mon live a bit Never want it to stop Yeah, but are you gettin' it? - Armageddon it! Ooh, really gettin' it? - Yes, Armaggedon it! You try comin' on when you need some... But then you don't 'cos you already did Yeah, you jangle your jewels while your shakin' ya... And drive the pretty boys outta their heads You got it, but are you gettin' it? You flash your bedroom eyes like a jumpin' jack... Then play it pretty with a pat on the back You know you (ya) can't stop it So don't rock it You know you got it Hey, but are you gettin' it? Ooh, really gettin' it? Come get it from me C'mon, Steve, get it Take it, take it, take it from me I got an itchy finger following me Pull it, pull it, c'mon trigger the gun 'Cos the best is (a) yet to come, I say 'Cos the best is yet to come Are you gettin' it? Really gettin' it? Yes, are you gettin' it, really gettin' it? Oh, come get it from me Gimme all of you lovin' - ev'ry little bit Gimme all that you got - ev'ry bit of it Ev'ry bit of your lovin' - Oh come on live a bit Never want it to stop - Oh, are you getting it? Gimme all of your lovin' - Ooh really gettin' it? Gimme all that you got - Oh are you getting it? Gimme all of your lovin' - Oh live a bit Gimme all that you got - Whoa, live a bit You've got to live it - gimme all of your lovin' Ooh baby live it - gimme all that you got C'mon and give it - ev'ry bit of your lovin' Oh come on and give it - Never want it to stop Oh are you gettin' it? - Gimme all of your lovin' Ooh really gettin' it? - Gimme all that you got Oh are you gettin' it? - Ev'ry bit of your lovin' Oh live a bit - Never want it to stop


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