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A little something about Aerosmith
The name Aerosmith, by the way, means nothing in particular; it simply was the only name that no one in the band hated. During the first decade of its career, Aerosmith was one of the most popular hard-rock bands in America, striking a flamboyant middle ground between the cool, bluesy swagger of the Rolling Stones and the more campy, glam-metal approach of the New York Dolls and Mott the Hoople. Later, after a period of drug- and alcohol-induced decline, they made a triumphant return to form in the late '80s and early '90s, winning back their fans and the heart and checkbook of Columbia Records, the label where the story of Aerosmith began. Actually, the band's tale starts a few years before signing to Columbia, when drummer Steven Tyler met guitarist Joe Perry at the Anchorage, a Sunapee, N.H., ice cream parlor where Perry worked in 1970. They formed a power trio with Tom Hamilton on bass, and before long, they'd added drummer Joey Kramer and guitarist Brad Whitford, leaving Tyler to fulfill the role he was born for: lead singer. With 1975's Toys in the Attic, considered by most to be Aerosmith's best album, the group achieved a new level of success, both artistically and commercially. The first single, "Sweet Emotion," was a terrific pop-hard rock crossover that led the album up to No. 11 on the Billboard charts (it eventually sold 6 million copies). As a result of this newfound success, "Dream On" was re-released, becoming a Top 40 hit the second time around. The super-funky "Walk This Way" followed it up the charts early in 1976. Operating with two replacement guitarists, Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay, the band released its least successful album ever, Rock in a Hard Place, in 1982. Meanwhile, Perry's and Whitford's solo projects weren't exactly lighting up the charts. Something had to be done. On Valentine's Day of 1984, Perry and Whitford visited their old bandmates backstage after a show at Boston's Orpheum Theatre. Now reconciled, they reunited for the Back in the Saddle tour, and in 1985, having signed to Geffen Records, they put out Done With Mirrors. Though it didn't sell well, it showed that the band was on the comeback trail. After its release, Tyler and Perry completed a drug-rehabilitation program, and then, in an extremely smart publicity move, they joined old-school rappers Run-DMC in the video for their cover of "Walk This Way." In 1987, with producer Bruce Fairbairn at the helm, they recorded the album that would put them back on top, Permanent Vacation. Aerosmith's best and biggest-selling non-greatest hits album since Rocks featured the hits "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)," "Rag Doll," and "Angel," and ultimately sold 5 million copies. Pump, released in 1989, did it one better, selling 6 million, driven by the Top 10 hits "Love in an Elevator" and "Janie's Got a Gun."

...This seems like a logical place to put some lyrics

Lyrics below : "Janie's Got a Gun", "Love in an elevator" , "Angel" , "Dude (Looks like a lady)" , "Walk this way" - featuring Run DMC

Janie's Got a Gun

ch' dum dum dum, honey what have you done
ch' dum dum dum, it's the sound of my gun
ch' dum dum dum, honey what have you done
ch' dum dum dum, it's the sound, it's the sound

umh umh umh
umh umh umh
umh umh umh
umh umh umh
Janie's got a gun
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

Janie's got a gun
Janie's got a gun
Her dog days just begun
now everybody is on the run
tell me now it's untrue
what did her daddy do?
he jacked a little bitty baby
the man has got to be insane
they say the spell that he was under
the lightning and the thunder
knew that someone had to stop the rain

run away, run away from the pain
yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
run away, run away from the pain
yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
run away, run away
run, run away... ooh

Janie's got a gun
Janie's got a gun
Her dog days just begun
now everybody is on the run
what did her daddy do?
it's Janie's last I-O-U
she had to take him down easy
and put a bullet in his brain
she said 'cause nobody believes me
the man was such a sleaze
he ain't never gonna be the same

run away, run away from the pain
yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
run away, run away from the pain
yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
run away, run away
run, run away...

Janies got a gun
Janies got a gun
Janies got a gun
everybody is on the run
Janie's got gun
her dog day's just begun
now everybody is on the run
because Janie's got a gun
Janie's got a gun
her dog day's just begun
now everybody is on the run
Janie's got a gun
(honey honey, what's the problem)
(tell me it ain't right)
(was it your daddy's cradle-robbin' that)
(made you scream at night)


Love in an Elevator

Second floor, hardware, children's ware, ladie's lingerie
Oh good morning Mr. Tyler, going down?
Heh heh heh, ooh

Mmm mmm mmm mmm... yeah
workin' like a dog for the boss man (wo)
workin' for the company (wo yeah)
bettin' on the dice I'm tossin' (wo)
I'm gonna have a fantasy (wo yeah)
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 going down
love in an elevator
lovin' it up 'til I hit the ground
Jackie's in the elevator (wo)
lingerie second floor (wo yeah)
she said can I see you later (wo)
and love you just a little more (wo yeah)
I kinda hope we get stuck
nobody gets out alive
she said "I'll show you how to fax in the mailroom honey
and have you home by five"

love in an elevator
livin' it up when I'm going down
love in an elevator
lovin' it up 'til I hit the ground
in the air, in the air honey one more time now it ain't fair
love in an elevator
lovin' it up when i'm going down

love in an

elevator

going down

love in an elevator
lovin' it up when I'm going down
love in an elevator
livin' it up when I hit the ground

gonna be a penthouse pauper (wo)
gonna be a millionaire (wo yeah)
I'm gonna be a real fast talker (wo)
and have me a love affair (wo yeah)
gotta get my timing right (wo)
it's a test that I got to pass (yeah)
I'll chase you all the way to the stairway honey (wo)
kiss your sassafrass
love in an elevator
lovin' it up when I'm going down
love in an elevator
livin' it up 'til I hit the ground
Do you care? Do you care?
Honey one more time now it ain't fair
love in an elevator
livin it up when I'm going down
Do you care? Do you care?
Honey one more time now it ain't fair
love in an elevator
livin it up when I'm going down
"In the air, in the air"
Honey one more one more one more one more
love in an elevator
livin it up when I'm going down
"In the air, in the air"
Honey one more one more one more one more
love in an elevator
livin it up when I'm going down
"In the air, in the air"
Honey one more one more one more one more
love in an elevator

love in an elevator
livin it up when I'm going down
in the air, in the air, in the air, in the air
love in an elevator
lovin it up when I'm going down


Angel I'm in love, yet I don't know if I can face the night I'm in tears, and the crying that I do is for you I want your love, let's break the walls between us Don't make it tough, I put away my pride With your sweet love, I've suffered and I've seen the light, baby You're my angel, come and save me tonight You're my angel, come and make it alright Don't know what I'm gonna do about this feeling inside Yes, it's true, loneliness took me for a ride Without your love, I'm nothing but a beggar Without your love, a dog without a bone What can I do? I'm sleepin' in this bed alone Baby, you're my angel, come and save me tonight You're my angel, come and make it alright Come and save me tonight You're the reason I live You're the reason I die You're the reason I give when I break down and cry Don't need no reason why Baby, baby, baby You're my angel, come and save me tonight You're my angel, come and make it alright You're my angel, come and save me tonight You're my angel, come and make it alright Come and save me tonight (5 times)
Dude (looks like a lady) Dude looks like a lady Dude looks like a lady Dude looks like a lady Dude looks like a lady Cruised into a bar on the shore Her picture graced the grime on the door She a long lost love at first bite Baby maybe you're wrong but you know it's all right That's right Backstage we're having the time Of our lives until somebody say Forgive me if I seem out of line Then she whipped out her gun And tried to blow me away Dude looks like a lady Dude looks like a lady Dude looks like a lady Dude looks like a lady So never judge a book by it's cover Or who you gonna love by your lover Love put me wise to her love in disguise She had the body of a venus Lord imagine my surprise Dude looks like a lady Dude looks like a lady Dude looks like a lady Dude looks like a lady Baby let me follow you down Let me take a peek dear Baby let me follow you down Do me, do me, do me, all night Baby let me follow you down Turn the other cheek dear Baby let me follow you down Do me, do me, do me, sue me What a funky lady She like it like it like it like that He was a lady Dude looks like a lady Dude looks like a lady Dude looks like a lady Dude looks like a lady Dude looks like a lady Dude looks like a lady Dude looks like a lady Dude looks like a lady Dude, dude, dude, dude looks like a lady Dude, dude, dude, dude looks like a lady Dude, dude, dude, dude looks like a lady Dude, dude, dude, dude looks like a lady
Rag Doll Rag doll, livin' 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 I'm feelin' like a bad boy MMM Just a like a bad boy I'm rippin' up a rag doll Like throwin' away an old toy Some babe's talkin' real loud Talking all about the new crowd Try and sell me on an old dream A new version of the old scene Speak easy on the grape vine Keep shufflin' in the shoe shine Old tin lizzy do it 'til you're dizzy Give it all ya got until you're put out of your misery 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 Yes, I'm movin', Yes, I'm movin' Get ready for the big time Tap dancing on a land mine Yes, I'm movin', Yes, I'm movin' Old tin lizzy do it till you dizzy Give it all ya got until you're put out of your misery 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, baby won't you do me, baby won't you do me Like you done before, huh huh Yes, I'm movin', Yes, I'm movin' Get ready for the big time Get crazy on the moonshine Yes, I'm movin', I'm really movin' Sloe gin fizzy Do it 'til you're dizzy Give it all you got until you're put out of your misery 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 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
Walk this way (featuring Run DMC) backstroke lover always hidin' 'neath the covers till I talked to your daddy, he say he said "you ain't seen nothin' till you're down on a muffin then you're sure to be a-changin' your ways" I met a cheerleader, was a real young bleeder oh, the times I could reminisce 'cause the best things of lovin' with her sister and her cousin only started with a little kiss like this! 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, walk this way walk this way, walk this way walk this way, walk this way walk this way, walk this way just gimme a kiss like this! 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! 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' when she told me how to walk this way, she told me to walk this way, talk this way walk this way, walk this way walk this way, walk this way walk this way, talk this way just gimme a kiss like this!