"Hole In My Soul" as written by Desmond Child, Joe Perry and Steven Tyler....
I'm down a one way street
With a one night stand
With a one track mind
Out in no man's land
The punishment sometimes
Don't seem to fit the crime

Yeah there's a hole in my soul
But one thing I've learned
For every love letter written
There's another one burned
So you tell me how it's gonna be this time

Is it over?
Is it over?
Cause I'm blowin' out the flame

Take a walk outside your mind
Tell me how it feels to be
The one who turns
The knife inside of me

Take a look and you will find
There's nothing there, girl
Yeah I swear, I'm telling you, girl yeah 'cause

There's a Hole In My Soul
That's been killing me forever
It's a place where a garden never grows
There's a Hole In My Soul
Yeah, I should have known better
Cause your love's like a thorn without a rose
Yeah, yeah

I'm as dry as a seven year drought
I got dust for tears
Yeah I'm all tapped out
Sometimes I feel broken and can't get fixed

I know there's been all kinds of shoes
Underneath your bed
Now I sleep with my boots on
But you're still in my head
And something tells me this time
I'm down to my last licks

Cause if it's over
Then it's over
And it's driving me insane

Take a walk outside your mind
Tell me how it feels to be
The one who turns
The knife inside of me
Take a look and you will find
There's nothing there, girl, yeah, I swear
I'm telling you girl yeah 'cause

There's a Hole In My Soul
That's been killing me forever
It's a place where a garden never grows
There's a Hole In My Soul
Yeah, I should have known better
Cause your love's like a thorn without a rose
Yeah, yeah

Yeah, is it over?
Yeah, it's over
And I'm blowing out the flame

Take a walk outside your mind
Tell me how it feels to be
The one who turns
The knife inside of me
Take a look and you will find
There's nothing there, girl, yeah, I swear
I'm telling you girl yeah 'cause

There's a Hole In My Soul
That's been killing me forever
It's a place where a garden never grows
There's a Hole In My Soul
Yeah, I should have known better
Cause your love's like a thorn without a rose
Yeah, yeah

Oh, oh...

(Good night Taj...Good night Chelsea...cha!)


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"Hole in My Soul" as written by Steven Tyler Joe Perry

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  • +1
    General Commentthis is my favorite Aerosmith song ever... I fell in love with this song when it first came out.. i remember. I had just been allowed to watch MTV and then they had this music video and this nerdy guy is like cloning and making these beautiful girls for him but they'd leave him for a jock or whoever, (He gets a chick in the end dont worry). I love the song though.

    I get to see them tonight live and i hope they play this song
    :D
    kristen86on August 30, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is dedicated to natalia abolutely she is the one who turns the knife insede of me
    jvampirocorteson September 26, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song brings back good memories...my best friend and i listened to it 8 hours straight...her boyfriend just made her a cd with this song on it *they broke up not too long after* we pretty much became obsessed with it...they had it on the jukebox at my old job...i played it for the one who turns the knife inside of me...and even though it was two years ago...he still does, sadly enough lol
    shleigh03on April 10, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentcan't really understand the words fully until it happens to you... :(
    lsdtangerineon October 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentGreat song, but depressing at the same time, because its seems to me this song is about still being in love with someone who doesn't love you back, but at the same time keeps stringing you along and playing with your emotions. So you go out to find someone to take their place:

    "I'm down a one way street
    With a one night stand
    With a one track mind
    Out in no man's land
    The punishment sometimes
    Don't seem to fit the crime"

    but the thing is you can't replace this person and you're left feeling all lost and then you finally realize that you can move on and you feel nothing.
    Bubbley69on December 28, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song tears me up...I can relate to it fully.
    When someone you care so much lets you down it leaves a bruise within yourself that no other relationship you might have will heal. So it always reminds me of that friend-lover of mine I used to have, maybe someday I will be brave enough to tell him how much he hurt me inside, and that he really was the one that turned the knife inside of me acting like he did. And he left a hole.
    Slowly stepping out of that hurting situation and say goodbye is what this song means to me, and the pain it leaves you, even knowing that's the best and only thing you can do. These lines tell me so:

    "I'm as dry as a seven year drought, I got dust for tears and I'm all tapped out
    Sometimes I feel broke and can't get fixed

    I know there's been all kinds of shoes underneath your bed
    Now I sleep with my boots on but you're still in my head
    And somethin' tells me this time I'm down to my last licks..."
    Gabigson August 21, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is my favorite Aerosmith song! got me though some tough times haha.
    iatemyjuiceboxon March 20, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI luv this song!! it's one of my favorites. I think is about being hurted by someone you really love and feel uncapable of ever love again It's about feelin' dead inside cause you lost your true love and you're sufferin' "There's a hole in my soul that's been killing me forever it's a place where a garden never grows" Very sad and very intense
    Awesome song!! Steven's voice is amazin'!! This guys rock!!!
    sweet_miseryon September 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthe wants to know if its really over for good this time. and he wants the other person to think about it deeply. and the hole is something thats been getting at him for a while, and hes been trying to replace it with other things but the pain eventually catches up
    scottgirl44on June 05, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti can't believe noone commented on this! this is such a sad, beautiful song about betrayal.
    jaxgrrlon January 29, 2002   Link

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