American rock band

Aerosmith is an American hard rock band, sometimes referred to as "The Bad Boys from Boston" and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band". Their style, which is rooted in blues-based hard rock, has come to also incorporate elements of pop, heavy metal, and rhythm and blues, and has inspired many subsequent rock artists. The band was formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1970. Guitarist Joe Perry and bassist Tom Hamilton, originally in a band together called the Jam Band, met up with singer Steven Tyler, drummer Joey Kramer, and guitarist Ray Tabano, and formed Aerosmith. In 1971, Tabano was replaced by Brad Whitford, and the band began developing a following in Boston.

Aerosmith (2003)

Song lyrics edit

All songs written by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, except as noted.

Aerosmith (1973) edit

  • I need a lady, not somebody shady.
    Need someone to be close to,
    Somebody cozy, not somebody nosy,
    Help me see my whole day through.
    • Somebody, written by Steven Tyler and Steven Emspack.
  • Every time that I look in the mirror
    All these lines on my face getting clearer
    The past is gone, it went by like dusk to dawn
    Isn't that the way? Everybody's got their dues in life to pay.
  • Yeah, I know nobody knows
    Where it comes and where it goes.
    I know it's everybody's sin;
    You got to lose to know how to win.
    • Dream On.
  • It ain't easy, livin' like a gypsy,
    Tell ya, honey, how I feel.
    I've been dreaming,
    Floatin' down stream and
    Losin' touch with all that is real.
    Whole earth lover, keepin' under cover,
    Never knowin' where ya been.
    You've been fadin', always out paradin'.
    Keepin' touch with Mama Kin.
  • We all live on the edge of town.
    Where we all live ain't a soul around.
    People start a-comin', all we do is just a-grin.
    Said we gotta move out cause the city's movin' in.
    I said we gotta move out cause the city's movin' in.

Get Your Wings (1974) edit

  • Get yourself cooler, lay yourself low.
    Coincidental murder, with nothing to show.
    With the judge, constipation will go to his head,
    and his wife's aggravation, you're soon enough dead.

    It's the same old story, same old song and dance, my friend.
    It's the same old story, same old song and dance, my friend.

  • Down to who knows who, just to socialize.
    I'm waiting for my girls, when you call my eyes.
    You got no way to make a man honey,
    You got to understand.
    I'm your man, child. Lord of the Thighs.
  • Blues hearted lady, sleepy was she,
    Love for the devil brought her to me.
    Tears (Seeds)_ of a thousand drawn to her sin,
    Seasons of wither holdin' me in.

Toys in the Attic (1975) edit

  • In the attic,
    Voices scream.
    Nothin' seen,
    Real's the dream.
    Leaving the things that are real behind;
    Leaving the things that you love from mind.
    All of the things that you learned from fears,
    Nothin' is left for the years.
  • Seesaw swingin' with the boys in the school,
    And your feet flyin' up in the air.
    Singin' hey diddle diddle,
    With your kitty in the middle of the swing like you didn't care.
    So I took a big chance at the high school dance,
    With a missy who was ready to play.
    Wasn't me she was foolin' 'cause she knew what she was doin',
    And I knowed love was here to stay.
    When she told me to

    Walk this way.

  • Schoolgirl sweetie with a classy kinda sassy,
    Little skirt's climbin' way up the knee.
    There was three young ladies in the school gym locker,
    When I noticed they was lookin' at me.
    I was a high school loser, never made it with a lady,
    Till the boys told me somethin' I missed.
    Then my next door neighbor with a daughter had a favor,
    So I gave her just a little kiss.
    Like this!
    • Walk This Way.
  • Talk about things and nobody cares;
    Wearing other things that nobody wears.
    Ya callin' my name, but I gotta make it clear,
    Can't say where I'm gonna be in a year.

    Some sweat hog mama with a face like a gent
    Said my get up and go musta got up & went.
    You got good news but you're a real good liar,
    Cause backstage lover set your pants on fire.

    Sweet emotion.
    Sweet emotion.

Rocks (1976) edit

  • I'm back!
    I'm back in the saddle again.
    I'm back!
    I'm back in the saddle again.

    Ridin' into town alone by the light of the moon,
    I'm lookin' for old Sukie Jones, the crazy horse saloon.
    Barkeep gimme a drink, that's when she caught my eye.
    She turned to give me a wink, that'd make a grown man cry.

  • Take me back to a south Tallahassee,
    Down cross the bridge to my sweet sassafrassy.
    Can't stand up on my feet in the city.
    Got to get back to the real nitty gritty.

    Yes sir, No sir.
    Don't come close to my
    Home sweet home.
    Can't catch no dose
    Of my hot tail poon-tang sweatheart.

    • Last Child, written by Steven Tyler and Brad Whitford.

Draw the Line (1977) edit

  • Checkmate honey, beat ya at your own damn game.
    No dice honey, I'm livin' on the astral plane.
    Feet's on the ground, and your head's goin' down the drain.
    Oh, heads I win, tails you lose, never mind
    Where to draw the line.
  • Long ago in days untold
    Were ruled by lords of greed.
    Maidens fair with gold they dared
    To bare their wombs that bleed.

    Kings and queens and guillotines,
    Taking lives denied.
    Starch and parchment laid the laws,
    When bishops took the ride.

Rock in a Hard Place (1982) edit

  • Foolin' with the bitch's brew
    You know the things I told you not to do.
    You fell into the briar patch,
    Ain't nothin' gonna save ya.
    Remember the things you said?
    You savin' the screams for bed
    And now you just walk away.
    So take it and go all the way.

Done with Mirrors (1985) edit

  • Rock-a-bye baby if you want to dance
    Grab yourself a body and take a chance.
    They say one time around is all you get,
    But I'm still dancin' so you lost your bet.
  • Darkness, darkness, hungry to the bone
    Darkness, darkness, take my body home.
    God I'm in love, I'm in love, I'm in love, I'm in love.

Permanent Vacation (1987) edit

  • Rag doll, living in a movie. Hot tramp, Daddy's little cutie.
    So fine, they'll never see ya leavin' by the back door, man.
    Hot time, get it while it's easy. Don't mind, come on up and see me.
    Rag Doll, baby won't you do me like you done before?
  • Never judge a book by it's cover,
    Or who you gonna love by your lover.
    Sayin' love put me wise to her love in disguise.
    She had the body of a Venus, Lord imagine my surprise.
  • I'm alone.
    Yeah, I don't know if I can face the night.
    I'm in tears and the cryin' that I do is for you.
    I want your love - Let's break the walls between us.
    Don't make it tough - I'll put away my pride.
    Enough's enough I've suffered and I've seen the light.
    • Angel, written by Steven Tyler and Desmond Child.

Pump (1989) edit

  • Workin' like a dog fo de boss man (whoah)
    Workin' for de company (whoah yeah)
    I'm bettin' on the dice I'm tossin',
    I'm gonna have a fantasy.
    But where am I gonna look?
    They tell me that love is blind.
    I really need a girl like an open book
    To read between the lines.

    Love in an elevator,
    Livin' it up when I'm goin' down.
    Love in an elevator,
    Lovin' it up 'til I hit the ground.

  • Janie's got a gun.
    Her whole world's come undone.
    From lookin' straight at the sun.
    What did her daddy do?
    What did he put you through?
    They said when Janie was arrested,
    They found him underneath a train.
    But man, he had it comin'. Now that Janie's got a gun
    She ain't never gonna be the same.
  • Lovin' you has go to be (take me to the other side)
    Like the devil and the deep blue sea (take me to the other side)
    Forget about your foolish pride (take me to the other side)
    Oh take me to the other side (take me to the other side).
  • Girl, before I met you, I was F-I-N-E, fine
    But your love's made me a prisoner
    Yeah, my heart's been doing time.
    • What It Takes, written by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, and Desmond Child.

Get a Grip (1993) edit

  • Eat the Rich: there's only one thing they're good for.
    Eat the Rich: take one bite now - come back for more.
    Eat the Rich: I gotta get this off my chest.
    Eat the Rich: take one bite now, spit out the rest.
    • Eat the Rich, written by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, and Jim Vallance.
  • Fever gives ya lust with an appetite.
    It hits ya like the fangs from a rattlesnake bite.
    We're all here cause we're not all there tonight!
  • There's somethin' wrong with the world today,
    I don't know what it is.
    Something's wrong with our eyes.

    We're seein' things in a different way,
    And God knows it ain't his.
    It sure ain't no surprise.

    Livin' on the edge.
    Livin' on the edge.

  • There's somethin' wrong with the world today,
    The light bulb's gettin dim.
    There's meltdown in the sky.

    If you can judge a wise man
    By the color of his skin
    Then mister you're a better man than I.

    • Livin' on the Edge.
  • There was a time
    When I was so broken hearted.
    Love wasn't much of a friend of mine.
    The tables have turned, yeah
    'Cause me and them ways have parted.
    That kind of love was the killin' kind.
    Now listen,
    All I want is someone I can't resist.
    I know all I need to know by the way that I got kissed.

    I was cryin' when I met you,
    Now I'm tryin' to forget you.
    Love is sweet misery.
    I was cryin' just to get you,
    Now I'm dyin' cause I let you.
    Do what you do - down on me.

  • Say you're leavin' on a seven thirty train
    And that you're headin' out to Hollywood.
    Girl you been givin' me that line so many times,
    It kinda gets like feelin' bad looks good.

    That kinda lovin'
    Turns a man to a slave.
    That kinda lovin'
    Sends a man right to his grave...

    I go crazy, crazy, baby, I go crazy.
    You turn it on
    Then you're gone.
    Yeah you drive me
    Crazy, crazy, crazy, for you baby.

    • Crazy, written by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, and Desmond Child.
  • I kept the right ones out
    And let the wrong ones in.
    Had an angel of mercy to see me through all my sins.
    There were times in my life
    When I was goin' insane.
    Tryin' to walk through
    The pain.
    When I lost my grip
    And I hit the floor,
    Yeah, I thought I could leave but couldn't get out the door.
  • It's Amazing.
    With the blink of an eye you finally see the light.
    It's Amazing.
    When the moment arrives that you know you'll be alright.
    It's Amazing.
    And I'm sayin' a prayer for the desperate hearts tonight.
    • Amazing.

Nine Lives (1997) edit

  • You think you're in love,
    Like it's a real sure thing.
    But every time you fall
    You get your ass in a sling.
    You used to be strong,
    But now it's ooh baby please.
    'Cause falling in love is so hard on the knees.
  • I'm down a one way street
    With a one night stand.
    With a one track mind,
    Out in no man's land.
    (The punishment sometimes don't seem to fit the crime)

    Yeah there's a hole in my soul.
    But one thing I've learned
    For every love letter written,
    There's another one burned.
    (So you tell me how it's gonna be this time)

  • Pink it was love at first sight, and
    Pink when I turn out the light.
    Pink gets me high as a kite,
    And I think everything is going to be all right,
    No matter what we do tonight.
    • Pink, written by Steven Tyler, Richie Supa, and Glen Ballard.

Just Push Play (2001) edit

  • Just push play.
    Just push play.
    They're gonna bleep it anyway.
    Just push play.
    Just push play.
    We're comin' at u anyway.
    • Just Push Play, written by Steven Tyler, Mark Hudson, and Steve Dudas.
  • Hey, ja-ja-jaded,
    You got your mama's style.
    But you're yesterday's child to me.
    So jaded.
    You think that's where it's at.
    But is that where it's
    Supposed ta be?
    You're gettin' it all over me.

    My, my baby blue.
    Yeah, I've been thinking 'bout you.
    My, my baby blue.
    Yeah, you're so jaded.
    And I'm the one that jaded you.

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