"Fever" as written by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry....
I got a rip in my shoes
And a hole in my brand new shoes
I got a Margarita nose
And a breath full of Mad Dog Booze
I got the fever, fever, fever, fever
Yeah, they threw me outta jail
I tell ya it ain't fair
I tried to kiss the judge
From the electrica' chair
Yeah we're all here
'Cause we're not all there tonight
The guitar's cranked
And the bass man's blown a fuse
And when the whole gang bangs
Then what is your excuse?
I got the fever, fever, fever, fever
Fever gives you lust with an appetite
It hits you like the fangs
From a rattlesnake bite
Yeah we're all here
'Cause we're not all there tonight
We can't run away from trouble
There ain't no place that far
But if we do it right at the speed of light
There's the backseat of my car - caviar
I was feelin' so high I forgot what day
Now I'm feeling low down
Even slow feels way to fast
And now the booze don't work
'Cause the drugs ran out of gas
I got the fever, fever, fever, fever
The buzz that you're gettin'
From the crack don't last
I'd rather be O.D.in' on the crack of her ass
Yeah we're all here
'Cause we're not all there tonight
My first time ever lover
We fell asleep out on the lawn
And when I woke up I was all alone
Making love to the crack of dawn
So yo, I beg yo pardon sir
The gangster of love rides again
You know I gotta chill
It gimme such a thrill
Like a burnin' plague
Yeah get outta my way
Fever may be Hell and a cross to bear
As long as I'm in heaven, honey I don't care
You look so good baby, look so fine
I tell you you're the image of a perfect crime
You get so tired holdin' on so tight
If you think you're goin' crazy
Well you may be right
Yeah we're all here
'Cause we're not all there tonight

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"Fever" as written by Steven Tyler Joe Perry

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    General CommentThis is a damn good song, how is it htat no one has commented on it? This is a song about all the wild times with sex, drugs, and rock n' roll. I think he is saying that he had done crack so many times, that the buzz he was getting eventually lost its fun. Thats just my insight, damn good song though.
    aceticaon June 24, 2003   Link
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    General Commentgreat song live. i think the meaning is self explainatory, Garth Brooks should be shot for stealing this and changing the lyrics
    SageLFNon November 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI heard this song last night for the first time & as I was listening, a friend phoned to tell me her partner had died suddenly and violently. She believes in angels and I told her about this song. It will forever remind me of him. This is a wonderful song without being maudlin. How have I managed to miss such a gem? Let angels lead me in..
    listentothewind2000on November 22, 2004   Link
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    General Commentan ok song....
    Josson November 24, 2004   Link
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    General Comment*sob*Listentothewind2000, that is the sadest thing i have ever heard *sob*.

    Sticksandstones you are disgraceful go and write something nice on a page you like!!
    Aerosmithloveron November 27, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIn the first half of the song "fever" refers to substance abuse, but then Tyler decided to trade that for sex ("the buzz that you be gettin' from the crack don't last, I'd rather be O.D.in' on the crack of her ass"). The constant theme throughout the song is "we're all here 'cause we're not all there" which refers to the crazy rock n' roll lifestyle.
    Voodoo Childon March 25, 2008   Link

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