For days I’ve been trying to churn out a post on memorial chests and the words won’t come. Maybe because it’s been done. But I got sidetracked thinking about it and Sammy Hagar’s Three Lock Box came to mind. What is a three lock box? I looked it up.
The lyrics to the title track is commonly accepted as sexual innuendo, however Hagar has presented a story with a much more philosophical bent: “It’s got to do with deep sea diving, when you look for a buried treasure. The ultimate treasure would be a sunken treasure with three locks on it, because that means it was the most valuable stuff that the queen had on that ship. And you need three different guys with keys to open it, that way no one could steal it. So a ‘Three Lock Box’ to me is within yourself. If you unlock the treasure of your physical, and your mental and your spiritual potential – those three in balance – you are a real human being and almost godly.” From Wikipedia.
Mining for potential gold is appealing, painful, and in progress. “Real human” and “almost godly” is puzzling and has a Baptist ring to it. Let me hear the song.
Is Sammy wearing camo spandex? That vid led to the next one:
Then, I got distracted by Eddie’s camel toe and went on to read about Sammy’s tumultuous relationship with Van Halen. Now I have to go order the book Red: My Uncensored Life In Rock.
And if you really came here wanting to study memorial chests, here you go: