Heart - ''Barracuda'' (Live at The Royal Albert Hall - London, 2016)

In a career spanning over 40 years it seems inconceivable that they have never performed at London’s most famous venue The Royal Albert Hall. That changed in June 2016 as the band appeared with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra adding some a classical vibe to hits like These Dreams, Alone and What about Love, they also reinvented old favourites like Dreamboat Annie and Magic Man while rocking the house to the rafters with Crazy on You and Barracuda.

This very special show was most certainly not just nostalgia as the band and their extra 68 backing musicians also played tracks from their 16th album Beautiful Broken.


So this ain't the end, I saw you again, today

I had to turn my heart away

Smiled like the sun, kisses for everyone

And tales, it never fails

You lying so low in the weeds

I bet you gonna ambush me

You'd have me down, down, down on my knees

Now wouldn't you, Barracuda? Oh

Back over time we were all trying for free

You met the porpoise and me

No right, no wrong you're selling a song, a name

Whisper game

If the real thing don't do the trick

You better make up something quick

You gonna burn, burn, burn, burn, burn to the wick

Oooo, Barracuda, oh yeah

"Sell me, sell you" the porpoise said

Dive down deep to save my head

You, I think you got the blues too

All that night and all the next

Swam without looking back

Made for the western pools, silly, silly fools

If the real thing don't do the trick, no

You better make up something quick

You gonna burn, burn, burn, burn, burn it to the wick

Oooo, barra-barracuda

Songwriters: Roger Douglas Fisher / Michael Joseph Derosier / Nancy Lamoureaux Wilson / Ann Wilson Dustin

Barracuda lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group