"Joanie's Butterfly" as written by and Jack Douglas Steven Tyler....
What a stormy night, when I met the pony,
It was so dark, that I could hardly see,
It smelled so sweet, you know who and Joanie,
So many butterflies, one could not see...
We all could feel desire, took off in flight,
It was hotter than fire, then came the light.
I smell the heat, the dancing ponies,
Unwrapped his wings, to dry off Joanie,
The pony he grew in size, the thunder and rain,
And finally realized, what was, what it does, and what it come to say.
Love to kiss the cheek of mother nature, nobody here can deni such things,
Make the ladies you love come honey, no butterfly should be denied its wings...
He was kick ass rocking horse! He was like a hell bent tied to the Gavin pole,
He was a one time fantasy, I got the bare bones riding to the Holy Land,
Bare backed, riding like a running man, nightmares,
And he can't hold the candle to my dreams!
We rode the night, and took to wing, it was so all right, it was everything,
We flew into burning skies, the thunder and rain, and finally realized,
What it is, what it does, and what it come to say!
No, no, no, no, took off in flight,
No, no, no, no, then came the light.
Flashback, somethings coming over me, no sweat one time fanatsy.
Bare bones all in the wind it seems, hell, who's the chick,
That rides into my dreams?
No Libury,
No stablize,
No one try to please,
Nobody's eyes.
We'll never see us again, tell me when it passed,
Let it all begin, but all of that time, somebody shot an arrow...
Being tempted by the time is never,
Breaking me cause your cold sometimes...
Being seduced by your own pleasures,
Being king on your own time...
He was a kick ass rocking horse, he was a...
One horn, unicornucopia,
Two, two in utopia,
Three star, verge in to infinity,
Four, four, ya... yaa hoo...

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"Joanie's Butterfly" as written by Jimmy Crespo Jack Douglas

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    General CommentUhhh... yeah. It's a song about a dream. Someone recalling a fantasy dream from when he was a kid.

    Gavin Pole... that's just wrong... hafta go back and listen to the song again, but "Gavin Pole".. wow... some of these lyrics are readily available from the band themselves, why guess, lol.

    LOL... Aerosmith lyrics really aren't THAT deep.
    Earlsfaton February 08, 2011   Link
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    General Commentdon't know what it means, but is quite good hearing not-famous aerosmith songs... they're good. I'll never forget last sunday in Buenos Aires, Argentina... thank you Aerosmith for coming!!!!
    eva_floydon April 17, 2007   Link
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    My Opinionbeautiful song! i can´t get the meaning either, it´s really confusing. But i think it´s about a relationship between a man and a woman, personified as the butterfly and the pony. But it´s hard to know who represents the pony and the butterfly for me. Love the last two strophes...
    tincho20salon November 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commentit sounds like he's talking about having sexual dreams
    Aerosmithrulezon May 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIn Walk This Way, it says this song came from a dream that Steven Tyler had... it sure is trippy
    artgirl2012on June 26, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAlso, what's a gavin pole?
    artgirl2012on June 28, 2010   Link
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    Song ComparisonThought I would post the Prelude lyrics to inspire more discussion...

    At first we three thought
    'Twas the biblical cord of life
    Then noticing 'twas connected to his head

    How strange, not to believed
    I reached out to feel, and the pony's eyes opened
    The cord got hard, the head looked around
    And you know who pushed and gushed
    The waters of life
    First two hooved feet, then the shine of his fur

    But at first to my eyes only
    Feather - feathers - wings
    The butterflies flew up in such colors
    Exploding all around us
    The rest I did not see - till there he stood - all eyes in wonder
    Who me - who you, Look
    superfreak30328on May 07, 2015   Link
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    General Comment@artgirl2012
    I think it is a reference to the Gavin Report, which was an important music trade publication at the time. So being tied to the the Gavin poll (pole) was a measurement of professional success, as well as a sexual double entendre.
    1043639299on January 13, 2018   Link

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