"Mama Kin" as written by and Steven Tyler....
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

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

It ain't easy, livin' like ya want to
And it's so hard to find peace of mind, yes it is
The way I see it, you've got to say shit
But don't forget to drop me a line

Said you're as bald as an egg at eighteen
And workin' for you dad is just a drag
He still stuffs your mouth with your dreams
You better check it out
Or someday soon you'll have to climb back on the wagon

Keepin' touch with Mama Kin
Tell her where you've gone and been
Livin' out your fantasy
Sleeping late and smoking tea

Keepin' touch with Mama Kin
Tell her where you've gone and been
Livin' out your fantasy
Sleeping late and smoking tea

It ain't easy, livin' like ya want to
And it's so hard to find peace of mind, yes it is
The way I see it, you've got to say shit
But don't forget to drop me a line

Said you're as bald as an egg at eighteen
And workin' for your dad is just a drag
He still stuffs your mouth with your dreams
You better check it out
Or someday soon you'll have to climb back on the wagon

Keepin' touch with Mama Kin
Tell her where you've gone and been
Livin' out your fantasy
Sleeping late and smoking tea

Keepin' touch with Mama Kin
I said, tell her where you've gone and been
Livin' out your fantasy
Sleeping late and smoking tea


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"Mama Kin" as written by Steven Tyler

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    General CommentThis song rox. I think it's about when you're out on the road sometimes ya have to come back to your roots. "Keep in touch with Mama Kin. Tell her where you gone and been" and "Don't forget to drop me a line". It is about stayin' in contact with ur family
    Aerofrogon January 21, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentits about keepin in touch with ppl.
    spooner113on June 16, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentive actually spoken to a member of aerosmith about what it means and "Aerofrog" is pretty much right. its kind of about keeping in touch with your roots.
    HOTlikeAcurryon May 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of the best aerosmith songs ever
    DazzdNCnfusedon June 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdef. some kick ass aerosmith here...
    scorchoon August 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love the piano in this too
    Aerobabeon March 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI didn't hear any piano in the studio version, Aerobabe. Is it really low in the mix?
    MillasLoveron April 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenton 'a little south of sanity' u can hear it :) especially in a part in the beginning
    Aerobabeon May 11, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBest Aerosmith song, Hands down. Steve, I want to plow your daughter. Thank you and good night.
    irish_deftone6on December 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIMHO...possibly the best rock anthem of all time...and only six posts thus far?
    Admanon February 02, 2005   Link

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