Aerosmith - Lick and a Promise Lyrics

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Johnny come lately on a Saturday night
Singin' how-de-do
Backstreet boogie in the house of delight
Where they steal the show
The money come sour but the ladies are sweet
And it's a love affair
Whole place rockin', people stompin' their feet
When the gang's all there
He gets his lovin' every night for free
He's out there rockin' like you wouldn't believe
I sing na na na na na
Na na na na na
Johnny liked to gamble with his lady Louise
She was a blackjack deuces are wild
He got to thinkin' 'bout his nose in the breeze
Johnny looked and he smiled
He started thinkin' bout the fortune and fame
And the young girls down at his knees
He dug the money but forgot all the names
So he knew just how to appease
Lick and a promise
Lick and a promise
Lick and a promise
He gave the ladies a lick and a promise
Loose change clover in his early early years
Had his poor mama pacin' the floors
He grabbed a guitar and a couple of beers
Now the crowd keeps screamin' for more

Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Back in the Saddle
  • 2 Last Child
  • 3 Rats in the Cellar
  • 4 Combination
  • 5 Sick as a Dog
  • 6 Nobody's Fault
  • 7 Get the Lead Out
  • 8 Lick and a Promise
  • 9 Home Tonight


  • Credits
    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Joe Perry, Steven Victor Tallarico
    album: Track 8 in album Rocks
    release date: 1976
    popularity : 97 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Blues Rock/Hard Rock/Classic Rock
    length: 3:06
    producer: Jack Douglas and Aerosmith
    drums: Joey Kramer
    lead vocals: Joe Perry and Steven Tyler
    engineer: Jay Messina
    arranger: Aerosmith and Jack Douglas
    electric bass guitar: Tom Hamilton
    guitar: Brad Whitford and Joe Perry
    keyboard: Steven Tyler
    percussion: Joey Kramer
    Album Information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin