"One Way Street" as written by and Steven 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
To make ends meet
And honey, you're headin' down 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
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
To make ends meet
And honey, you're headin' down 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, you're headin' down 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, you're headin' down a
One way street
And I really been feelin'
Like I could be movin' on

You're headin' down a one way street
You're foolin' everybody you meet
I said, you're headin' down a one way street
You're foolin' everybody but me
I said, you're headin' down a one way street
You're foolin' everybody you meet
I said, you're headin' down a one way street
You're foolin' everybody but me...
You got to get yourself back on your feet


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"One Way Street" as written by Steven Tyler

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    General CommentSuch an awesome song. I can't beleive there are no comments on it. I think it's about a guy who was used by a promiscous woman and now he's telling her to piss off.
    BobbyjointRitualon January 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI don't what this means but I agree with Bobbyjoint.....awesome! Haven't listened to it in ages and put it on in the car today, just a quality song, really good.
    daztrockson February 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyep, great song. definitely about telling a girl to piss off.

    "your head's a one way street, and I've gotta go the other way."
    dcfunkon November 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe meaning's already been explained. For me, this is one of their greatest ever songs, along with Seasons of wither, Walk this way, Sweet emotion, Joanie's butterfly, Dream on, Back in the saddle, Nobody's fault...

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    :)
    suede67on January 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIs this a cover of an old blues song?
    One of my Favorite Aerosmith rockers
    "My cagey lady", I Thought was "A Cajun Lady"
    The most interesting thing about this song is that someone has to be going the wrong way. I figured the lyrics said that, but maybe not...
    It would have made more sense if it were called dead end street, if the girl he is singing to is off track, but possibly he is implying he is going the wrong direction
    superfreak30328on October 11, 2013   Link

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