Toys in the Attic Album

Artist(s): Aerosmith

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Aerosmith Toys in the Attic Cover Art

Tracklist

Toys in the Attic

length: 3:07
producer: Jack Douglas
lead vocals: Steven Tyler
engineer: Jay Messina
arranger: Jack Douglas and Aerosmith
background vocals: Joe Perry
guitar: Brad Whitford
miscellaneous support: David Krebs, Steven Leber and Leber-Krebs
bass guitar: Tom Hamilton
creative direction: Leber-Krebs, Steven Leber and David Krebs
drums (drum set) & percussion: Joey Kramer
assistant engineer: David Thoener, Corky Stasiak and Rod O'Brien
acoustic guitar & percussion & slide guitar & guitar: Joe Perry
keyboard & percussion & harmonica: Steven Tyler
writer: Joe Perry, Steven Tyler

In the attic lights
Voices scream
Nothing's seen
Real's a dream

Leaving the things that are real behind
Leaving the things that you love from mind
All of the things that you learned from fears
Nothing is left for the years

Voices scream
Nothing's seen
Real's a dream

[Chorus:]
Toys, toys, toys in the attic
Toys, toys, toys in the attic
Toys, toys, toys in the attic
Toys, toys, toys in the attic

Lights
Voices scream
Nothing's seen
Real's a dream

Leaving the things that are real behind
Leaving the things that you love from mind
All of the things that you learned from fears
Nothing is left for the years

Voices scream
Nothing's seen
Real's a dream

[Chorus]

(Yayayayayayayow!)

Uncle Salty

length: 4:10
producer: Jack Douglas
lead vocals: Steven Tyler
engineer: Jay Messina
arranger: Jack Douglas and Aerosmith
background vocals: Joe Perry
guitar: Tom Hamilton and Brad Whitford
miscellaneous support: David Krebs, Leber-Krebs and Steven Leber
creative direction: Steven Leber, David Krebs and Leber-Krebs
percussion & drums (drum set): Joey Kramer
assistant engineer: Corky Stasiak, David Thoener and Rod O'Brien
keyboard & harmonica & percussion: Steven Tyler
slide guitar & guitar & acoustic guitar: Joe Perry
composer: Tom Hamilton, Steven Tyler
Uncle Salty told me stories of a lonely
Baby with a lonely kind of life to lead
My mammy was lusted, Daddy he was busted
They left her to be trusted till the orphan bleeds
But when she cried at night, no one came
And when she cried at night, went insane

Uncle Salty told me when she was just a baby
That she'd get by and maybe someday she'd see
But soon she found her mother's love for all the others
The pushers and the shovers was the life to lead
But when she cried at night, no one came
And when she cried at night, went insane

Oooh, it's a sunny day outside my window
Oooh, it's a sunny day outside my window
Oooh, oh yeah
Oooh, oh yeah, yeah yeah

Now she's doin' any for money and a penny
A sailor with a penny or two or three
Hers is the cunning for men who come a-runnin'
They all come for fun and it seems to me
That when she cried at night, no one came
And when she cried at night, went insane

Oooh, it's a sunny day outside my window [Repeat to fade]

Adam’s Apple

length: 4:34
producer: Jack Douglas
lead vocals: Steven Tyler
engineer: Jay Messina
arranger: Steven Tyler
background vocals: Joe Perry
guitar: Brad Whitford
miscellaneous support: Steven Leber, Leber-Krebs and David Krebs
bass guitar: Tom Hamilton
creative direction: Steven Leber, David Krebs and Leber-Krebs
percussion & drums (drum set): Joey Kramer
assistant engineer: Rod O'Brien, Corky Stasiak and David Thoener
slide guitar & guitar & acoustic guitar & percussion: Joe Perry
percussion & harmonica & keyboard: Steven Tyler
lyricist: Steven Tyler
composer: Steven Tyler
Back when Cain was able
Way before the stable
Lightning shot right out from the sky
A mothership with fate said
Let's give it a try

Conscience was related
Man, he was created
Lady luck took him by surprise
Her sweet and bitter fruit
It surely opened his eyes

Well, she ate it
Lordy, it was love at first bite
Well, she ate it
Never knowin' wrong for right, right, right, right

Even Eve in eden
Voices tried deceivin'
With lies to show the lady the way
At first she stopped and turned
And tried to walk away

Man, he was believer
Lady was deceiver
So the story goes, but you see
The snake was he and she just climbed right up his tree

So, she ate it
Lordy, it was love at first bite
She ate it
Never knowin' wrong for right, right, right

Science was related
Man, he was created
When lady luck took him by surprise
Her sweet and bitter fruits
Surely opened his eyes

Evil came like rain
And who knows who's to blame
And something tried to lay her to waste
And all she want to need was just a little taste

So, she ate it
Lordy, it was love at first bite
Yeah, she ate it
Never knowin' wrong for right, right, right, right
Well, she ate it
Lordy, it was love at first bite
Yeah, she ate it
Never knowing wrong from right, right,
Well that's right

Walk This Way

length: 3:42
producer: Jack Douglas
lead vocals: Steven Tyler
engineer: Jay Messina
arranger: Jack Douglas and Aerosmith
background vocals: Joe Perry
guitar: Brad Whitford
miscellaneous support: Leber-Krebs, Steven Leber and David Krebs
bass guitar: Tom Hamilton
creative direction: Leber-Krebs, David Krebs and Steven Leber
drums (drum set) & percussion: Joey Kramer
assistant engineer: David Thoener, Rod O'Brien and Corky Stasiak
slide guitar & guitar & percussion & acoustic guitar: Joe Perry
percussion & keyboard & harmonica: Steven Tyler
writer: Joe Perry, Steven Tyler
Backstroke lover always hidin' 'neath the cover
'Till I talked to my daddy he say
He said, You ain't seen noting
'Till you're down on a muffin
Then you're sure to be a-changin' your ways

I met a cheerleader, was a real young bleeder
All the times I can reminisce
Ah the best thing lovin'
With her sister and her cousin
Started with a little kiss, like this

See-saw swingin' with the boys in the school
With your feet flyin' up in the air
Singin' hey diddle-diddle with the kitty in the middle
You be swingin' like you just didn't care

So I took a big chance at the high school dance
With a missy who was ready to play
Was it me she was foolin'?
'Cause she knew what she was doin'
Taught me how to walk this way
She told me to

Walk this way, talk this way
Walk this way, talk this way
Walk this way, talk this way
Walk this way, talk this way
Ah, just give me a kiss
Gimme some, gimme some, gimme some, yeah


School girl sadie with the classy kinda sassy
Little skirt climbing way up her knees
There was three young ladies in the school gym locker
When I noticed they was lookin' at me

I was a high school loser
Never made it with a lady
Till the boys told me something I missed
Then my next door neighbour
With a daughter had a favour
Took me just a little kiss, like this

See-saw swingin' with the boys in the school
With your feet flyin' up in the air
Singin' hey diddle-diddle with the kitty in the middle
You be swingin' like you just didn't care

So I took a big chance at the high school dance
With a missy who was ready to play
Was it me she was foolin'?
'Cause she knew what she was doin'
Told me how to walk this way
She told me to

Walk this way, talk this way
Walk this way, talk this way
Walk this way, talk this way
Walk this way, talk this way
Just give me a kiss

Big Ten Inch Record

length: 2:15
producer: Jack Douglas
lead vocals: Steven Tyler
guest piano: Scott Cushnie
engineer: Jay Messina
arranger: Jack Douglas and Aerosmith
background vocals: Joe Perry
guitar: Brad Whitford
miscellaneous support: Steven Leber, Leber-Krebs and David Krebs
bass guitar: Tom Hamilton
creative direction: David Krebs, Leber-Krebs and Steven Leber
percussion & drums (drum set): Joey Kramer
assistant engineer: Corky Stasiak, Rod O'Brien and David Thoener
guitar & slide guitar & acoustic guitar & percussion: Joe Perry
harmonica & keyboard & percussion: Steven Tyler
composer: Fred Weismantel
lyricist: Fred Weismantel
Got me the strangest woman
Believe me this trick's no cinch
But I really get her going
When I whip out my big ten inch

Record of a band that plays the blues
Well a band that plays its blues
She just love my big ten inch
Record of her favorite blues

Last night I tried to tease her
I gave my love a little pinch
She said now stop that jivin'
Now whip out your big ten inch

Record of a band that plays those blues
Well a band that plays the blues
She just loves my big 10 inch
Record of her favorite blues

I, I, I cover her with kisses
And when we're in a lover's clinch
She gets all excited
When she begs for my big ten inch

Record of a band that plays those blues
Well a band that plays the blues
She just love my big ten inch
Record of her favorite blues

My girl don't go for smokin'
And liquor just make her flinch
Seems she don't go for nothin'
'Cept for my big ten inch

Record of a band that plays the blues
Band that play the blues
She just love my big ten inch
Record of her favorite blues

Sweet Emotion

length: 4:35
remixer: David Thoener
producer: Jack Douglas
lead vocals: Steven Tyler
engineer: Jay Messina
arranger: Aerosmith and Jack Douglas
background vocals: Joe Perry
guitar: Brad Whitford
miscellaneous support: Steven Leber, Leber-Krebs and David Krebs
bass guitar: Tom Hamilton
marimba: Jay Messina
creative direction: Steven Leber, David Krebs and Leber-Krebs
percussion & drums (drum set): Joey Kramer
assistant engineer: Corky Stasiak, David Thoener and Rod O'Brien
guitar & acoustic guitar & slide guitar & percussion: Joe Perry
percussion & keyboard & harmonica: Steven Tyler
writer: Tom Hamilton, Steven Tyler
Sweet emotion
Sweet emotion

You talk about things that nobody cares
You're wearing out things that nobody wears
You're calling my name but I gotta make clear
I can't say baby where I'll be in a year

Yeah yeah yeah yeah

When some sweet hog mama with a face like a gent
Said my get up and go must've got up and went
Well I got good news, she's a real good liar
'Cause the backstage boogie set your pants on fire

Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

Sweet emotion
Sweet emotion

When I pulled into town in a police car
Your daddy said I took it just a little too far
You're telling me things but your girlfriend lied
You can't catch me 'cause the rabbit done died
Yes it did

You stand in the front just a shakin' your ***
I'll take you backstage, you can drink from my glass
Your telling me things I can sure understand
'Cause a month on the road an' I'll be eating from your hand

No More No More

length: 4:35
producer: Jack Douglas
lead vocals: Steven Tyler
guest piano: Scott Cushnie
engineer: Jay Messina
arranger: Aerosmith and Jack Douglas
background vocals: Joe Perry
guitar: Brad Whitford
miscellaneous support: David Krebs, Leber-Krebs and Steven Leber
bass guitar: Tom Hamilton
creative direction: Leber-Krebs, David Krebs and Steven Leber
drums (drum set) & percussion: Joey Kramer
assistant engineer: Corky Stasiak, Rod O'Brien and David Thoener
percussion & slide guitar & guitar & acoustic guitar: Joe Perry
keyboard & harmonica & percussion: Steven Tyler
writer: Joe Perry, Steven Tyler
Blood stains the ivorys
Of my Daddy's baby grand
I ain't seen no daylight
Since we started this band
No More, No More
No More, No More

Store bought clothes
Fallin' appart at the seams
Tea leaf readin' gypsies
Fortune tellin' my dreams

No more, no more
No more, no more

Holiday inns, lock the door with a chain
You love it and you hate it
But to me they're all the same

No more, no more
No more, no more

Baby I'm a dreamer
Found my horse and carriage

Stalemate jailbait
Ladies can't refuse
You love 'em then you leave 'em
With your sold out reviews

No more, no more
No more, no more

Sweet talkin' barroom, ladies disease
Slippin' with her lips
Slidin' down your knees

No more, no more
No more, no more

Baby I'm a screamer
Bound to a wife in marriage
Baby, I'm a dreamer
Found my horse and carriage

Ladies hold the aces
And their lovers call it passion
The men call it pleasure
But to me it's old fashioned

Times they're a changin'
Nothin' ever stands still
If I don't stop changin'
I'll be writin' out my will

It's the same old story
Never get a second chance
For a dance to the top of the hill

Baby I'm a dreamer
Found my horse and carriage

Round and Round

length: 5:04
producer: Jack Douglas
lead vocals: Steven Tyler
engineer: Jay Messina
arranger: Jack Douglas and Aerosmith
background vocals: Joe Perry
guitar: Brad Whitford
miscellaneous support: David Krebs, Steven Leber and Leber-Krebs
bass guitar: Tom Hamilton
creative direction: David Krebs, Steven Leber and Leber-Krebs
drums (drum set) & percussion: Joey Kramer
assistant engineer: Rod O'Brien, Corky Stasiak and David Thoener
acoustic guitar & slide guitar & percussion & guitar: Joe Perry
harmonica & percussion & keyboard: Steven Tyler
writer: Brad Whitford, Steven Tyler
If you believe in me
Like I believe in you
You wouldn't be tellin' me things
That weren't exactly true

Now everything changes
Ain't got nothing to say
I'm having the strangest feeling, baby
I can't remember my name

'Cause the life I've been livin'
And the love I've been givin'
Will be sure to send you spinnin'
With your feet never touching the ground
Goin' round n' round

When it was one for all
And it was all for one
And everything that we did
Never bothered anyone

Now everything changes
Ain't nothing the same
I'm having the strangest feeling, baby
I can't remember my name

'Cause the life I've been livin'
And the love I've been givin'
Will be sure to send you spinnin'
With your feet never touching the ground
Goin' round n' round

Can you remember the days
When you were sweet sixteen
And always followed the ways
Of someone else's dream

(Look here)
Now everything changes
Ain't nothing the same
I'm having the strangest feeling, baby
I can't remember my name

Goin' round n' round n' round n' round...

You See Me Crying

length: 5:12
producer: Jack Douglas
conductor: Mike Mainieri
lead vocals: Steven Tyler
engineer: Jay Messina
arranger: Steven Tyler
background vocals: Joe Perry
guitar: Brad Whitford
miscellaneous support: David Krebs, Leber-Krebs and Steven Leber
bass guitar: Tom Hamilton
creative direction: David Krebs, Leber-Krebs and Steven Leber
percussion & drums (drum set): Joey Kramer
assistant engineer: Corky Stasiak, David Thoener and Rod O'Brien
orchestrator: Mike Mainieri
percussion & guitar & slide guitar & acoustic guitar: Joe Perry
percussion & harmonica & keyboard: Steven Tyler
writer: Don Solomon, Steven Tyler
You see me crying don't let it get'cha down
You see me crying I'm back to the lost and found
Honey what'cha done to your head
Honey was the words that I said
Honey what'cha done to your head
Honey was the words that I said

You see me crying say you're a ladies man
You see me crying I'm so hard to understand
Honey what'cha done to your head
Honey was the words that I said
Honey what'cha done to your head
Honey was the words that I said

You see me crying please say you'll stick around
And I got to be your lover honey let me take you to town
And I'll show you everything that I know
And I'll never ever let you down
'Cause my love is like a merry-go-round

Honey what'cha done to your head
Honey was the words I said
Honey what'cha done to your head
Honey was the words I said

Aaahh...