"Nobody's Fault" as written by and Brad Whitford Steven Tyler....
Lord, I must be dreamin'
What else could this be?
Everybody's screamin'
Runnin' for the sea

Holy lands are sinkin'
Birds take to the sky
The prophets all are stinkin' drunk
I know the reason why

Eyes are full of desire
Mind is so ill-at-ease
Everything is on fire
Shit piled up to the knees

Out of rhyme or reason, everyone's to blame
Children of the season, don't be lame

Sorry, you're so sorry
Don't be sorry

Man has known and now he's blown it
Upside down and hell's the only sound, we did an awful job
And now they say it's nobody's fault

Old San Andreas
Seven years ago
Shove it up their Richters
Red lines stop and go

Noblemen of courage
Listen with their ears
Spoke without discouragin'
When no one really hears

One of these days you'll be sorry
Too many houses on the stilt
Three million years or just a story
Four on the floor up to the hilt

Out of rhyme or reason, everyone's to blame
Children of the season, don't be lame

Sorry, you're so sorry
Don't be sorry

Man has known and now he's blown it
Upside down and hell's the only sound, we did an awful job
And now we're just a little too late

Eyes are full of desire
Mind is so ill-at-ease
Everything is on fire
Our shit's piled up in debris

California showtime
Five o'clock's the news
Everybody's concubine was prone to take a snooze

Sorry, you're so sorry
Don't be sorry

Man has known and now he's blown it
Upside down and hell's the only sound, we did an awful job
And now we're just a little too late


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"Nobody's Fault" as written by Steven Victor Tallarico Brad E Whitford

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  • +2
    General Commenthar-mageddon, another inspired Aerosmith classic
    sp. children of the season of the lame- just like "Seasons of wither"
    a story of mankind's demise
    at his own hand, then at God's hand
    Man has known it, God the irony!
    10weston December 22, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI apologixe, but I must add the funny reference to "holy" lands sinking- meaning "Hollywood""city of fallen angels", the song, this lyric, and the son's title are a reference to the SanAndrea's Fault Line, California showtime, hehe
    shove it up there richters (Richter Scale)
    redlines of the shochave from the massive quake
    the sinking of parts of california

    wow, how prophetic, it reveals the band was a spiritual anointed of..., well you know, even the name "spirit""smith""aerosmith""eros myth" etc is about him, Satan
    10weston December 22, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentin the autobiography or the boxed set I cant remember its said that it was written about the nuclear power plant built on a fault line.


    "Spare me your 6th grade Michael Moore logic"
    SageLFNon January 11, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSageLFN, you're partly right. In their autobiography Steven says that this song is about two things the band was afraid of in that time which was flying and earthquakes. The nuclear power plant in New Jersey which was near a fault line.

    This is one of my favorite Aerosmith songs ever. I love the drumming and the guitar work. Joey says that he thinks that it's some of the best drumming he's ever done but they never played it live because it was never popular.
    adagiominoreon August 23, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"wow, how prophetic, it reveals the band was a spiritual anointed of..., well you know, even the name "spirit""smith""aerosmith""eros myth" etc is about him, Satan"

    Thats an interesting theory, but I don't know how much weight I'd put into it. Do you have anything else to back it up? Not to say you are wrong, just that they've always been pretty straightforward in their messages.

    Also, Testament covered this song.
    samwaltonon September 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDude, this is my fav. Aerosmith song and they are my favorite band of all time (not to mention the best rock band in history!!), i don't know why this is my favorite but just the way Steven sings is so unique and beautiful.
    aerostevenfan1on April 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'Rocks' rocks all the way. Slash has said 'Rocks' changed his life.
    suede67on November 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    Link(s)If you love this apocalyptic song as much as I do, check out my blog post on it here:

    connecthook.wordpress.com/2012/03/23/california-%E2%80%8Bscreaming/

    "Rocks" is one of my favorite albums...
    NomadMonadon March 28, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI submitted a request to change the lyrics
    "Seven years ago" to "Seventy years ago"

    Listening closely, one can hear him sing "seventy years", pronouncing it as "seven-deeyears."

    Seventy also makes sense because Aerosmith "Rocks" was released in 1976. The Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire happened in 1906, seventy year earlier.
    turantualon October 21, 2016   Link

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