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Aerosmith

Aerosmith

℗ 1973 Columbia Records CK 32005

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Over the years, Aerosmith have voiced dissatisfaction with their 1973 self-titled debut. While the songwriting may not be as exceptional as future releases, and Steven Tyler's singing style wasn't fully developed yet, the album succeeds on the band's raw, loose, and bluesy performance. The now legendary quintet was unfairly labeled as a Stones/New York Dolls rip-off at the time, but Aerosmith were more technically proficient at their instruments than the Dolls, and were much more hard rock-based than the Stones. Aerosmith spawned one of the first true rock ballads ever, the reflective "Dream On" (a hit single when re-released in 1976), while the rocking "Mama Kin" was one of the band's best early anthems, receiving further attention after Aero disciples Guns N' Roses covered it on 1989's G N' R Lies. Other tracks such as "Make It," "Somebody," "One Way Street," "Write Me," and "Walkin' the Dog" serve as the perfect snapshot of the young band finding its foothold, while the oft-overlooked, long-and-winding storyteller "Movin' Out" remains one of Aerosmith's all-time best. Aerosmith is one of their most underrated records. Greg Prato.

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Make It

(Tyler)

Good evening people, welcome to the show
Got somethin' here I want you all to know
When laughin' people bring on primal screams
You got to think of
What it's gonna take to make your dreams

Make It
Don't break it
I said Make It
Don't break it
Do then you feel like the world's coming down on you

You know that history repeats itself
But you just learned so by somebody else
You know you do, you gotta think up fast
You gotta figure what it's gonna take to make it last

Make It
Don't break it
I said Make It
Don't break it
Then you do

Better weather, pull yourself together
Don't be catchin' the blues
Better weather, pull yourself together
What have you got to lose
You're only paying your dues

Too stinkin' proud but you're gonna pay
If you're gone I'll get you anyway
Although you know what you've been going through
Your only dreams feel like a tattoo

Make It
Don't break it
I said Make It
Don't break it
Then you do

Better weather, pull yourself together
Don't be catchin' the blues
Better weather, pull yourself together
What have you got to lose

Somebody

(Emspack Tyler)

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

Someone to share the load
Somebody to walk the road I live on, live

Good Lord send me, good Lord mend me
Send me down someone for me
Said I won't be choosy
You could send me a floozy
Send me anybody you please
Somebody say you will
Somebody further still
Somebody, some, Somebody for me
Now won't you send me Somebody
Yeah, Somebody

Won't you send me Somebody
Now won't you send me Somebody
Well, call for Somebody
Scream loud and bloody
Call woman, woman, come on to me
Save for tomorrow
Share all your sorrow
Misery enjoys company
Yes it does, yes it does

Dream On

(Tyler)

Everytime that I look in the mirror
All these lines on my face gettin' clearer
The past is gone
It went by like dust to dawn
Isn't that the way
Everybody's got their dues in life to pay

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

Half my life's in books written pages
Lived and learnd from fools and from sages
You know it's true
All these things come back to you
(All the things you do, motherfucker, come back to you)**

Sing with me, sing for the years
Sing for the laughter 'n sing for the tears
Sing with me, if it's just for today
Mabye tomorrow the good Lord will take you away

Dream On, dream on, dream on
Dream yourself a dream come true
Dream On, dream on, dream on
Dream until your dream comes true
Dream On, Dream On, Dream On
Dream On, Dream On, Dream On, Dream On

Sing with me, sing for the years
Sing for the laughter 'n sing for the tears
Sing with me, if it's just for today
Maybe tomorrow the good Lord will take you away

One Way Street

(Tyler)

Hey look yonder
What's that I see
Well that old bogus, honey
Comin' after me

I goin' told you
Was out of town
I wonder how she knowed
I was hangin' around

Say, listen babe
Don't go wastin' your time
You keep comin' 'round
You'll hear the same old line

You got a thousand boys
You say you need 'em
You take what's good for you
And I'll take my freedom

'Cause lately it's been so hard
I've been make ends meet
And honey, your head's a
One Way Street
And I gotta go the other way
(heh, heh, heh)

I thought I knew her
My cagey lady
How come my sunshine's
Was so damn shady
She'll say she love to talk
A conversation
But I'm the one
Who makes my situation

This one way city
That I thought I knew
It's such a pity, honey
That's it for you

'Cause lately it's been so hard
I've been make ends meet
And honey, your head's a
One Way Street
And I gotta go the other way

There's nothing over here
I never showed you
I made it pretty clear
I'm glad to know you

You know your brother Spike
He's on the level
But you always lookin'
Like you're mad at the devil

Don't say I cop a 'tude
It's all forgotten
It's just you're much too rude
Your fruits are rotten

You know I work so hard to keep it alive
Now all I hear from you
Is nothing but jive

Lately it's been so hard
Now to make ends meet
And honey, your head's a
One Way Street
And I'm goin' on the other way
Yes I do!

And lately it's been so hard
To make ends meet
And honey, your head's a
One Way Street
And I really been feelin'
Like I could be movin' on

Your head's like a one way street
You're foolin' everybody you meet
I said, your head's like a one way street
You're foolin' everybody but me
I said, your head's like a one way street
You're foolin' everybody you meet
I said, your head's like a one way street
You're foolin' everybody but me
You got to get yourself back on your feet

Mama Kin

(Tyler)

It ain't easy
Livin' like a gypsy
Tell ya honey how I feel
I've been dreamin'
Floatin' down the stream n'
Losin' touch with all that's real

Whole earth lover
Keepin' under cover
Never know where ya been
You've been fadin'
Always out paradin'
Keep in touch with Mama Kin

Well you've always got your tail on the wag
Shootin' fire from your mouth
Just like a dragon
You act like a perpertual drag
You better check it out
'Cause someday soon you'll have to
Climb back on a wagon

It ain't easy
Livin' like you wanna
It's so hard to find peace of mind
Yes it is
The way I see it
You gotta say shit
But don't forget to drop me a line

Bald as an egg at eighteen
And workin' for your daddy just a drag
You still stuff your mind with them dreams
You better check it out
'Cause someday soon you'll have to
Climb back on the wagon

Keep in touch with Mama Kin
Tell her where you've gone and been
Livin' out your fantasy
Sleepin' late and smokin' tea

Keep in touch with Mama Kin
Tell her where you've gone and been
Livin' out your fantasy
Sleepin' late and smokin' tea

It ain't easy
Livin' like you wanna
It's so hard to find peace of mind
Yes it is
The way I see it
You gotta say shit
But don't forget to drop me a line

Bald as an egg at eighteen
And workin' for your daddy just a drag
You still stuff your mind with them dreams
You better check it out
'Cause someday soon you'll have to
Climb back on the wagon

Keep in touch with Mama Kin
Tell her where you've gone and been
Livin' out your fantasy
Sleepin' late and smokin' tea

Keep in touch with Mama Kin
Tell her where you've gone and been
Livin' out your fantasy
Sleepin' late and smokin' tea

Write Me a Letter

(Tyler)

Write Me A Letter
Write Me A Letter
Write it today
I'm goin' away (yes it has)

Write Me A Letter
Write Me A Letter
Write it today
I'm goin' away (yes it is)

Well I've been away forever
Suicide's crossin' my mind
Well I'll never, never get so far behind
I said, the ways of the night are evil
Without that Lord of Day
But you can write me a letter
But I'll never get so far away

I said write me
Write me
Write me
Write me
I said write me
Write me
Write me
Write me

Write Me A Letter
Write Me A Letter
Write it today
I'm goin' away (yes it has)

Write Me A Letter
Write Me A Letter
Write it today
I'm goin' away (yes it is)

Well there's nothin' I can see
That'd ever make me
Want to be without her
She's good, she good to me
Said there's no way to explain
The kind of feelin' that you get out in the
She good, she good to me
She good, she good to me
I love her

Well I've been so many places
Hidin' from the wind and the rain
But you could write me a letter
For to save me from goin' insane

Write me
Excite me
Write me

Write me
Write me
Write me...

Movin' Out

(Perry Tyler)

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

Tell me who you know
And I'll tell you who, too
Go see my friend and he'll set you free
Tell me what you see and
Maybe I can go too
No one knows the way but maybe me

Nobody knows there
Nobody shows where
Nobody goes where you can find me, ah

Good mornin' glory, Hallelujah to you
What is the story, what's been goin' through ya
Livin' like a king of the fat of the land
Workin' like a dog in a rock n' roll band

Movin', we're gettin' out
Movin', without a doubt
Movin', we're goin' far
We're movin', oh yes we are

Nobody knows there
Nobody shows where
Nobody goes where you can find me
Nobody knows there
Nobody shows where
Nobody goes where you can find me, ah
Oh, Lordy, Lordy, Lordy

Level with God
And you're in tune with the universe
Talk with yourself
And you'll hear what you wanna know
Gotta rise above
'Cause below it's only gettin' worse
Life in time
Will take you where you wanna go

Where you wanna go, where you wanna go
Where you goin'

Good mornin' glory, Hallelujah to you
What is the story, what's been goin' through ya
Livin' like a king of the fat of the land
Workin' like a dog in a rock n' roll band

Movin', we're gettin' out
Movin', yeah, without a doubt
Movin', we're goin' far
We're movin', oh yes we are

Nobody knows there
Nobody shows where
Nobody goes where you can find me
Nobody knows there
Nobody shows where
Nobody goes where you can't find me
Round n' round

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
We gotta move out
'Cause the city's movin' in
I said we gotta move out
'Cause the city's movin' in

Yes we do

Walkin' the Dog

(Thomas)

Mary Mac, dressed in black
Silver buttons up and down her crack
I know, 'cause I love her so
She-a broke a needle
Now she can't sew

Walkin' the dog
I'm just a-walkin' your dog
Well if you don't know how to do it
I'll show you how to walk your dog

Ask yo' mama for a-fifteen cents
To see the elephant jump the fence
It jumped so high, touched the sky
Didn't get back till the fourth of July

Walkin' the dog
I'm just a-walkin' your dog
Well if you don't know how to do it
I'll show you how to walk your dog

Mary Mary, quite contrary
How does your garden grow
Well, well, silver bells
And little bitty bitty white shells
Pretty maids all in a row

Walkin' your dog
I'm just a-walkin' your dog
Well if you don't know how to do it
I'll show you how to walk your dog
Well if you don't know how to do it
I'll show you how to walk your dog
Well if you don't know how to do it
I'll show you how to walk your dog