Nine Lives Album

Artist(s): Aerosmith

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Aerosmith Nine Lives Cover Art

Tracklist

Nine Lives

length: 4:02
producer: Kevin Shirley
mixer: Kevin Shirley
engineer: Rory Romano
recording engineer: Kevin Shirley
additional producer: Aerosmith
writer: Joe Perry, Marti Frederiksen, Steven Tyler

Well well well
I feel just like I'm fallin' in love
There's a new cool
Some kind of verbooty
That fits me like a velvet glove
And it's cool
Shu bop a doo ba
She's talkin' to me
Juba to Jive
Yeah, the girl's in love
No doubt about it
The moment of truth has arrived
And in a wink
The funk was all around me
And I think
I'm dead in love again
Nine Lives - Feelin' lucky
Nine Lives - Live again
Nine Lives - It ain't over
Nine Lives - Live for ten
I got good luck
In certain situations
I'm feelin' like I hung the moon
And then at times
I'm so weak from lovin'
I couldn't even carry a tune
But now I'm back
Oh yes I am
I maybe fall apart at the seams
I had a nightmare
Believe me when I tell you
Nobody ever dies in their dreams
I think I need a stay of execution
In a wink, I'm dead in love again
Nine Lives - Puss & booty
Nine Lives - Live again
Nine Lives - It ain't over
Nine Lives - Live for ten
Well well well
Engine room to bombardier
Is this a dreamI died and went to Heaven
She's enough to make you
Cry in your beer
How can a good thing
7 come 11
Slip into a fare thee well
And how can one man's
Little bit o' Heaven
Turn into another man's Hell
I think I need a stay of execution
Yeah I know, I'm dead in love again
Nine Lives - Hello lucky
Nine Lives - Live again
Nine Lives - It ain't over
Nine Lives - Try for ten
Nine Lives - Takin' over
Nine Lives - Live again
Nine Lives - It ain't over
Nine Lives - Live for ten
Nine Lives - Hello lucky
Nine Lives - Live again
Nine Lives - It ain't over
Nine Lives - Live for ten

Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)

length: 3:26
producer: Kevin Shirley
mixer: Kevin Shirley
engineer: Rory Romano
recording engineer: Kevin Shirley
additional producer: Aerosmith
horn arranger: Steven Tyler and David Campbell
writer: Joe Perry, Glen Ballard, Steven Tyler
You're so bad, you're so bad, you're so
You're so bad, you're so bad, you're so

You think you're in love
Like it's a real sure thing
But every time you fall
You get yo' *** in a sling
You used to be strong
But now it's "ooh baby please"
'Cause falling in love is so hard on the knees

You're so bad, you're so bad, you're so
You're so bad, you're so bad, you're so

We was making love
When you told me that you loved me
I thought ol' cupid
He was taking aim
I was believer when you told me
That you loved me
And then you called me
Someone else's name

There ain't gonna be no more
Beggin' you please
You know what I want
And it ain't one of these
You're bad to the bone
And your girlfriend agreed
That falling in love is so hard on the knees

You're so bad, you're so bad, you're so
You're so bad, you're so

Chip off the old block
Man, you're so much like your sister
My fantasize it must be out of luck
My old libido has been
Blowing a transistor
I feel like I have been hit by a ****
Yeah

I'm Jones' in' on love
Yeah I got the DT's
You say that we will
Bbut there ain't no guarantees
I'm major in love
But in all minor key
'Cause falling in love is so hard on the knees

What are you looking for
It's got to be hard core
Must be some kind of nouveau riche

Is this your only chance
Or some hypnotic trance
Let's get you on a tighter leash

You're so bad, you're so bad, you're so
You're so bad, you're so bad, you're so

You ain't that good
Is what you said
Down to the letter
But you like the way
I hold the microphone
Sometimes I good but
When I'm bad I'm even badder
Don't give me no lip
I've got enough of my own

There ain't gonna be
No more beggin' you please
You know what I want
And it ain't one of these
You're bad to the bone
And your girlfriend agreed
That falling in love is so hard on the knees

I'm jonesin' on love
Yeah I got the DT's
You say that we will, yeah
But there ain't no guarantees
I'm major in love
But in all minor key
'Cause falling in love is so hard on the knees

Hole in My Soul

length: 6:11
producer: Kevin Shirley
mixer: Kevin Shirley
engineer: Rory Romano
recording engineer: Kevin Shirley
additional producer: Aerosmith
writer: Joe Perry, Steven Tyler, Desmond Child
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!)

Taste of India

length: 5:54
producer: Kevin Shirley
mixer: Kevin Shirley
engineer: Rory Romano
recording engineer: Kevin Shirley
additional producer: Aerosmith
writer: Glen Ballard, Joe Perry, Steven Tyler
God I love the sweet taste of India
Lingers on the tip of my tongue
Gotta love the sweet taste of India
Blame it on the beat of the drum

God I love the sweet taste of India
Lingers on the tip of my tongue
Gotta know that what's gotten into you
Any cat man do when it's done

Yeah, she's got that kind of love incense
That lives in her back room
And when it mixes with the funk my friend
It turns into perfume

When you are born
You're afraid of the darkness
Then you're afraid of the light
But I'm not afraid
When I dance with my shadow

This time I'm gonna get it right
To think of what I'll get tonight
Just lookin' for a little taste
(A Taste Of India)
She'll steal the smile right off your face

Her Yin and Yang
Is just the thing
She's unpredictable my friend

God I love the sweet taste of India
Lingers on the tip of my tongue
Gotta know that what's gotten into you
Any cat man do when it's done

It's like your first taste, love, of vindaloo
That sets your heart on fire
And if you let her stuff get into you
It will be all that you desire

When you make love to
A sweet tantric priestess
You drink in the bliss of delight
But I'm not afraid
When I dance with her shadow

This time I'm gonna get it right
She's gonna wake my appetite
Just lookin' for a little taste
(A Taste Of India)
She'll steal the smile right off your face

She a friend of mine
She a concubine
The sweetest wine
I gotta make her mine

God I love the sweet taste of India
Lingers on the tip of my tongue
Gotta love the sweet taste of India
Blame it on the beat of the drum

God I love the sweet taste of India
Lingers on the tip of my tongue
Gotta know that what's gotten into you
Any cat man do when it's done

Just think of what I'll get tonight
She's gonna wake my appetite
Just lookin' for a little taste
(A Taste Of India)
She'll steal the smile right off your face

Yow, yow...

Full Circle

length: 5:01
producer: Kevin Shirley
mixer: Kevin Shirley
engineer: Rory Romano
recording engineer: Kevin Shirley
additional producer: Aerosmith
writer: Taylor Rhodes, Steven Tyler
Yeah

If I could change the world
Like a fairy tale
I would drink the love
From your holy grail

I would start with love
Tell ol' Beelzebub
To get outta town
Cause you just lost your job

How did we get so affected
Cause I think
Love is love reflected

Time
Don't let it slip away
Raise yo' drinkin' glass
Here's to yesterday
In time
We're all gonna trip away
Don't piss Heaven off
We got Hell to pay
Come full circle

And if
There's a spell on you that
I could take away
I would do the deed
Yeah, and by the way
Here's to Heaven knows
As the circle goes
It ain't right
I'm uptight
Yeah, get on my toes!

I used to think that every little thing I did was crazy
But now I think the Karma cops are comin' after you

Time
Don't let it slip away
Raise yo' drinkin' glass
Here's to yesterday
In time
We're all gonna trip away
Don't piss Heaven off
We got Hell to pay
Come full circle

Every time you get yourself caught up
Inside of someone else's crazy dream
Own it, yeah, that's a mistake
Everybody's gotta lot o' nada killing
Them instead of killing me

Time
Don't let it slip away
Raise yo' drinkin' glass
Here's to yesterday
In time
We're all gonna trip away
Don't piss Heaven off
We got Hell to pay
Come full circle

Circle, circle...

Something’s Gotta Give

length: 3:37
producer: Kevin Shirley
mixer: Kevin Shirley
engineer: Rory Romano
recording engineer: Kevin Shirley
additional producer: Aerosmith
writer: Joe Perry, Marti Frederiksen, Steven Tyler
Cyberotic head explode
Information overload
And I just can't take anymore
And I'm gonna break
Something's gotta give
Tell me when to turn the screw
Does the noise in my head bother you
Something's gotta give
Comic books are comin' true
Does the noise in my head bother you
Digerotic mass appeal
Feels like flesh but tastes unreal
And I'm gonna break
Something's gotta give
Tell me when to turn the screw
Does the noise in my head bother you
Something's gotta give
Don't you like it
Tell me true
Does the noise in my head bother you
Something's gotta give
Hold your breath 'til you turn blue
Does the noise in my head bother you
Something's gotta give
Comic books are comin' true
Does the noise in my head bother you
If love that seemed to fall from grace
Was sitting on your interface
Your megahertz she can't forgive
Your love it died before you ever lived
Something's gotta give
Tell me when to turn the screw
Does the noise in my head bother you
Something's gotta give
Don't you like it
Tell me true
Does the noise in my head bother you
Something's gotta give
Hold your breath til you turn blue
Does the noise in my head bother you
Something's gotta give
Comic books are comin' true
Does the noise in my head bother you

Ain’t That a Bitch

length: 5:26
producer: Kevin Shirley
mixer: Kevin Shirley
engineer: Rory Romano
recording engineer: Kevin Shirley
additional producer: Aerosmith
writer: Joe Perry, Steven Tyler, Desmond Child
Up in smoke you've lost another love
As you take a hit off your last cigarette
Strung out, burnt out
Yeah you're down on your luck
And you don't give a...
'Til the best part of you starts to twitch
Ain't that a *****

Freak out! I'm alone now
I feel just like I'm losin' my mind
Cause love is like the right dress
On the wrong girl
You never know what you're gonna find
You think you're high and fine as wine
Then you wind up like a dog in a ditch
Cause love is like a wrong turn
On a cold night, yeah
Ain't that a *****, Ain't that a *****

In a daze
In the throes of emotion
You see God in the Devil's eyes
Then you fall so far from grace
You wouldn't know a kiss
If it was on your face
You can tell it to the jury
But you ain't got no case

Freak out! I'm alone now
I feel just like I'm losin' my mind
Cause love is like the right dress
On the wrong girl
You never know what you're gonna find
The gal was fine as calamine but not
Enough to scratch a seven year itch
Cause love is like the last licks
Outta Hendrix, yeah
Ain't that a *****,
Ain't that a *****

Then you feel so out of place
Lickin' up the arsenic
From the same old lace
You know the stuff is poison
But you gotta have a taste

You gotta
Freak out! I'm alone now
I feel just like I'm losin' my mind
Cause love is like the right dress
On the wrong girl
You never know what you're gonna find
You think you're high and fine as wine
Then you wind up with your face in the ditch
Cause love is like a warm gun
On a cold night, yeah
Ain't that a *****, Ain't that a *****

The Farm

length: 4:28
producer: Kevin Shirley
conductor: David Campbell
mixer: Kevin Shirley
engineer: Rory Romano
recording engineer: Kevin Shirley
additional producer: Aerosmith
additional recording engineer: Steven Tyler, David Campbell and Joe Perry
horn arranger & strings arranger: David Campbell
writer: Joe Perry, Steve Dudas, Mark Hudson, Steven Tyler
(It's not a place you can get to
By a boat or a train...it's far,
Far away...Charlie...I have a
Feeling we're not in Kansas anymore)
Oaahh!
There's a cockroach in my coffee
There's a needle in my arm
And I feel like New York City
Get me to the farm
Get me to the farm
Get me to the farm
Get me to the farm
Somebody get me to the farm
I got terminal uniqueness
I'm an egocentric man
I get caught up in my freakness
But I ain't no Peter Pan
Get me to the farm
Get me to the farm
Get me to the farm
Get me to the farm
Get me...
Buckle up straightjack
Insanity is such a drag
Jellybean Thorazine
Transcendental jet lag
Sanity I ain't gonna
Feeling like a pifiata
Sucker punch, blow lunch
Mother load, pigeonhole
I'm feeling like I'm gonna explode
Yeah, I wanna shave my head and
I wanna be a Hare Krishna
Tattoo a dot right on my head
Heh, heh
And the Prozac is my fixer
I am the living dead
(Follow the yellow brick road...
Follow the yellow brick road...)
Take me to the farm
Take me to the farm
Somebody get me to the farm
Somebody take me to the farm
Take me to the farm
Take me to the farm
Somebody take me to the farm
Somebody take me to the farm
Take me to the farm
Take me to the farm
Take me to the farm
Buckle up straightjack
Insanity is such a drag
Jellybean Thorazine
Transcendental jet lag
Sanity I ain't gonna
Feeling like a pifiata
Sucker punch, blow lunch
Motherload, pigeonhole
I'm feeling like I'm gonna explode
Yeah, I wanna shave my head and
I wanna be a Hare Krishna
Tattoo a dot right on my head
Heh, heh
And the Prozac is my fixer
I am the living dead
Take me to the farm
Take me to the farm
Somebody get me to the farm
(Wake up, honey...Then I'm sure to
Get a brain uh, huh...)

Crash

length: 4:26
producer: Kevin Shirley
mixer: Kevin Shirley
engineer: Rory Romano
recording engineer: Kevin Shirley
additional producer: Aerosmith
writer: Joe Perry, Mark Hudson, Dominic Miller, Steven Tyler
Sitting on a castle
On the floor with Esmeralda
Waiting for the Geezer
Captain Crunch to come around
Feeling suicidal
'Coz of certain situations
Hanging from the stairs
Too long
I think I'm coming down

It's time to crash
Losin' my mind, losin' my mind, losin' my mind
Yeah it's time to crash

Doin' tons of colon blow
Stuffing it in every hole
Miles high so am I
Watching Jimi kiss the sky
Salle diner becomes a blur
With everybody jammin'
Republicans begin to sin
The batwings start a slamming

It's time to crash
Losin' my mind, losin' my mind, losin' my mind
Maybe it's a little late but it's time to crash

You drive me crazy

Captain Billy Beemish
Put a lamb up on a rack
Thanks for coming Billy
And we hope you're comin' back
The castle will be waiting
For the next bangers and mash
Blanche and Marsha Reznick
Put their marmite with their hash

It's time to crash
Losin' my mind, losin' my mind, losin' my mind
Yeah it's time to crash

Kiss Your Past Good‐Bye

length: 4:32
producer: Kevin Shirley
mixer: Kevin Shirley
engineer: Rory Romano
recording engineer: Kevin Shirley
additional producer: Aerosmith
writer: Mark Hudson, Steven Tyler
Finders keepers losers weep
Down on 42nd street
Bare-foot-children cryin' my-oh-my
I watched you on the avenue
While other men were having you
I think that you should led your caged bird fly

And kiss your past good-bye
Kiss your past good-bye
Kiss your past good-bye
Kiss your past good-bye

I've been so lost I must confess
I've had my share of loneliness
But yeah it's hard to keep a good man down
The loves you lost were all in vain
The past lives on inside your brain
I don't think you need those memories
Hangin' 'round, yeah
Good-bye

Kiss your past good-bye
You've gotta let if fly
Kiss your past good-bye, yeah
And if that bird don't fly away
There's just one thing I got to say
It's later than deuce a ticks
Your broken heart, it needs a fix
You're feedin' off a high that would not last
And people they don't seem to care
And sorry just don't cut it, yeah
It seems to me you're gettin' nowhere fast

So, kiss, your, past
Or kiss your *** good-bye
Kiss your past good-bye
There's no more tears to cry
So kiss your past good-bye
Or kiss your *** good-bye
Yeah

Pink

length: 3:56
producer: Kevin Shirley
mixer: Kevin Shirley
engineer: Rory Romano
recording engineer: Kevin Shirley
additional producer: Aerosmith
writer: Glen Ballard, Richard Supa, Steven Tyler
Pink, it's my new obsession, yeah
Pink, it's not even a question
Pink, on the lips of your lover
'Cause pink is the love you discover
Pink, as the bing on your cherry
Pink, 'cause you are so very
Pink, it's the color of passion

'Cause today it just goes with the fashion
Pink, it was love at first sight
Yeah pink, when I turn out the light
And pink gets me high as a kite
And I think everything is going to be alright
No matter what we do tonight

You could be my flamingo
'Cause pink, it's a new kinda lingo
Pink, like a deco umbrella
Ffff, it's kink that you don't ever tell her
Yeah, pink, it was love at first sight
Then pink when I turn out the light
Yeah, pink gets me high as a kite
And I think everything is going to be alright
No matter what we do tonight

Yeah,
I, want to be your lover
Ffff, I I wanna wrap you in rubber
And it's pink as the sheets that we lay on
'Cause pink, It's my favorite crayon

Yeah
Pink, it was love at first sight, yeah
Pink, when I turn out the light
Yeah pink, it's like red but not quite
And I think everything is going to be alright
No matter what we do tonight

Falling Off

length: 3:03
producer: Kevin Shirley
mixer: Kevin Shirley
recording engineer: Kevin Shirley
additional producer: Aerosmith
writer: Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Marti Frederiksen
I was a young man
Whose Intentions were good
Kept my hands in my pockets
The way that I shouldI soon found out
They got a mind of their own
Beginning to thinkI had a heart
Made of stoneI keep falling off
I keep falling offI keep falling off
I keep falling offI try to remember
I try to forgetI?ll keep my promise
Is that what I saidI had your number
But I didn?t callI got no excuse
I got my back to the wall
I keep falling offI keep falling offI keep falling off
I keep falling offMy eyes don't want to see
My ears don't want to hear
The things that make me feel
That keep me so endeared to you
It makes me thinkIs that the best that I can do
It doesn't matter
The time that I fallI'm up for the next one
Like I'm ten feet tallI keep falling off
I keep falling offI keep falling off
I keep falling offI keep falling off
I keep falling offI keep falling off
I keep falling off

Fall Together

length: 4:37
producer: Kevin Shirley
mixer: Kevin Shirley
recording engineer: Kevin Shirley
additional producer: Aerosmith
writer: Steven Tyler
Looking through the looking glass
Looking back at me
I got X-Ray rear view vision
But I don't like what I see

Now, I'd should not ***** and moan
But there's not much I can do
When you're hangin' by a thread
And I'm hangin' on to you

Baby we can fall apart
Or we can fall together
It's a long, way down
We can make a new start
Never say never
We can fall apart
Or we can fall together

Now I know you feel compelled
When you're so down in the dumps
Every road can take some turns
And every road has got it's bumps

Now you got to know yourself
Yeah, you got to play it smart
'Cause you'll suffer for your sanity
If you suffer for your art

Baby we can fall apart
Or we can fall together
It's a long way down
We can make a new start
Never say never
We can fall apart
Or we can fall together

Now honey I got this feelin' something's funny
But I don't know what it is
My knees are shakin'
And the ground's about to give

Or we can fall together
It's a long way down
We can make a new start
Never say never
We can fall apart
Or we can fall together

Baby we can fall apart
Or we can fall together
It's a long way down
We can make a new start
Never say never
We can fall apart
Or we can fall together

Fall together
Fall together
Fall together, right now
You and me

Attitude Adjustment

length: 3:45
producer: Kevin Shirley
mixer: Kevin Shirley
engineer: Rory Romano
recording engineer: Kevin Shirley
additional producer: Aerosmith
writer: Joe Perry, Marti Frederiksen, Steven Tyler
This girl that I knew
She loved me and blew me away
We made love no doubt
But she never went out of her way
I keep wonderin', I keep wonderin' why
Do the wings of your butterfly
Lightenin' thunder
I keep wonderin' why
Hey I think you need an attitude adjustment
Knock-down drag out
I got to make myself a latitude adjustment
With or without
I was rather naive
So I didn't believe when you said
Our love is in jail
Honey you hit the nail on the head
Well I keep wonderin', I keep wonderin' why
Do the wings of your butterfly
Lightenin' thunder
Ain't no wonderin' why
Hey I think you need an attitude adjustment
Knock-down drag out
Don't you ever baby, wonder where the lust went
With or without
Now I know what it is
Cause I know what you are
No more cryin' eyes my friend
Excuse ****in' moi
No more wonderin'
I got news for you
Hey I think you need an attitude adjustment
Knock-down drag out
I gots to make myself a latitude adjustment
I'm headin' south
Yeah I think you need an attitude adjustment
From inside out

Fallen Angels

length: 8:17
producer: Kevin Shirley
mixer: Kevin Shirley
engineer: Rory Romano
recording engineer: Kevin Shirley
additional producer: Aerosmith
writer: Joe Perry, Steven Tyler, Richard Supa
There's a candle burning in the world tonight
For another child who vanished out of sight
And a heart is broken, another prayer in vain
There's a million tears that fill a sea of pain

Sometimes I stare out my window
My thoughts all drift into space
Sometimes I wonder if there's a better place

(Tell me)
Where do fallen angels go
I just don't know
Where do fallen angels go
They keep falling

Now the times is frightening
Can't ignore the facts
There's so many people
Just slippin' through the cracks

So many ashes are scattered
So many rivers run dry
Sometimes your Heaven is Hell and you don't know why

(So listen)
Where do fallen angels go
I just don't know
Where do fallen angels go
They keep falling, falling, falling...

Can you hear me
Can you hear me
Somewhere out there there's a shining light
And I got to be with you tonight

And with all we're nowhere
We still pay the price
Yeah the Devil seems to get his way
In downtown paradise

Where do fallen angels go
I just don't know
Where do fallen angels go
They keep falling, falling, falling...

Where do fallen angels go, tell me
I just don't know
Where do fallen angels go
They keep falling, falling, falling...

There's a candle burning...