"Sweet Emotion" as written by and Tom Hamilton Steven Tyler....
Sweet emotion
Sweet emotion

You talk about things that nobody cares
You're wearing out things that nobody wears
You're calling my name but I gotta make clear
I can't say baby where I'll be in a year

Yeah yeah yeah yeah

When some sweet hog mama with a face like a gent
Said my get up and go must've got up and went
Well I got good news, she's a real good liar
'Cause the backstage boogie set your pants on fire

Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

Sweet emotion
Sweet emotion

When I pulled into town in a police car
Your daddy said I took it just a little too far
You're telling me things but your girlfriend lied
You can't catch me 'cause the rabbit done died
Yes it did

You stand in the front just a shakin' your ass
I'll take you backstage, you can drink from my glass
Your telling me things I can sure understand
'Cause a month on the road an' I'll be eating from your hand


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"Sweet Emotion" as written by Tom Hamilton Steven Tyler

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    General CommentThis song was written by steven tyler about Joe Perry's wife who was always interfering with the band affairs & who often patronised steve. Steven sends out the nessage that one person ain't gonna change him. Cuz there are thousand others who love to see him & joe perform together.
    Dhruvaon June 30, 2005   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionThis song is rock genius. Wikipedia says: "The song kicks into a more rocking rhythm with dueling guitars, and rapid-fire angry-sounding lyrics sung by Steven Tyler." I love the rapid-fire angry-sounding lyrics!
    floodtocleanthesestreetson March 22, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have a live version of the song where Stephen Tyler changes the last line of the song from "'Cause a month on the road and I'll be eatin' from your hand" to "'Cause a month on the road and I'll be cummin' in your hand". No lie. That's what I love about Aerosmith.... comic relief man... funny stuff.
    rhinkon April 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song means to me that you should just be yourself and worry about what people think about you. I enjoy this song as well. I think that Aerosmith is the coolest band ever.
    Goofy730on April 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song has always been an Aerosmith favorite of mine. The guitar parts totally rock! This song to me is about having fun to deal with the difficulties of touring and being on the road.
    u2elevationon May 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe Cover that Papa Roach did of this song rules...
    PapaRoacher_5kon June 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSteven Tyler wrote this about how frustrated he was with the band. They were doing a lot of drugs at the time, and tensions often ran high, especially between Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry.
    Boonechic_21on March 19, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI agree with all of you...it's a kick ass song. Like Boonechic_21 said that song was written when tensions were high and they were doing drugs. But the lyrics were directed at Joe Perry's first wife. Steven Tyler was tired of here being around the band all of the time and he thought that she was breaking the band up by seperating Joe from the rest of the band. So I guess this was his was of telling her that her shit does stink no matter what she may think. All that being said I think the first part of the song he is talking to Joe's wife pretty much telling her that she's nothing but a groupy especially him talking about screwing her backstage. I think kinda indirectly too that he is trying to tell Joe that his wife is nothing but trash so he should dump her....either way I don't think she was very well though of....but that's my 2 cents.
    boodus_95on March 26, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentin vh1 behind the music steve tyler said the lines
    Ya callin' my name, but I gotta make clear
    I can't say baby where I'll be in a year
    were written specifically to Joe's first wife and that he honestly can not say that about most lines of any song he's ever written.
    They meant he couldn't say where he'd be because it was hopefully as far away from her as possible.
    yankes1903on May 13, 2003   Link
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    General Commentmy parents have a bata max video of me and my little sister dancing to this song when i was like 3. kinda funny because its one of my favorites now.
    NicoleInWonderlandon July 02, 2003   Link

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