"Toys In The Attic" as written by and Joe Perry Steven Tyler....
In the attic lights
Voices scream
Nothing's seen
Real's a 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
Nothing is left for the years

Voices scream
Nothing's seen
Real's a dream

Toys, toys, toys in the attic
Toys, toys, toys in the attic
Toys, toys, toys in the attic
Toys, toys, toys in the attic

Lights
Voices scream
Nothing's seen
Real's a 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
Nothing is left for the years

Voices scream
Nothing's seen
Real's a dream

Toys, toys, toys in the attic
Toys, toys, toys in the attic
Toys, toys, toys in the attic
Toys, toys, toys in the attic


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"Toys in the Attic" as written by Steven Victor Tallarico Joe Perry

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    General CommentToys in the attic is an old expression about going crazy, and this song talks about a guy going bonkers.
    kfe2on February 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti never thought about it like thay kfe2 i just imagined a child growing up and leaving their old toys in the attic, forgotten.
    anyway this is a great song - so fun and full of energy-----me love!!!
    tyler_girlon May 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti never thought about it like that kfe2 i just imagined a child growing up and leaving their old toys in the attic, forgotten.
    anyway this is a great song - so fun and full of energy-----me love!!!
    tyler_girlon May 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwell, i think it is about going crazy, but i was thinking, maybe the toys symbloize the guys childhood, and theyre up in the attic, where noone ever goes. so, if you lock away your childhood memories then you go crazy, maybe? i dunno, this is my first comment on this site so dont flame too hard haha
    Orlovon June 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like this song
    Anilandon October 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with kre2
    spooner113on July 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about the band's "state of mind". Check out the notes in the Live Bootleg album.

    "toys in the attic" is a drug reference. When you're 8 miles high, you have an altered state of mind. "the attic" is your mind, when you're high you have "toys in your attic". things in your mind that you can play with.

    watch this song live, tyler points to his head when he sings the chorus.

    reals the dream
    dcfunkon November 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHello, I'm a first time caller. I tried to read the Guidelines. But I got lost in the binary data.

    I agree with kfe2. "Toys in the attic" means a cluttered attic (or mind). Weather it was drug induced or not (probably was), it means the person is not in a rational state of mind.
    rwertzon January 22, 2011   Link
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    General Comment"Toys In The Attic" = Issues in the mind
    MissBeon June 09, 2013   Link

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