Aerosmith: Music From Another Dimension [2012]

Released November 6, 2012
Recorded July 5, 2011 – 2012 at Pandora’s Box and The Boneyard
Genre Hard rockblues rock
Length 67:59
Label Columbia
Producer Jack Douglas
Steven Tyler
Joe Perry
Marti Frederiksen

Music from Another Dimension! is the 15th studio album by American rock band Aerosmith, released on November 6, 2012 by Columbia Records.[2] This is their first studio album since 2004’s Honkin’ on Bobo and the first to feature all-new material since 2001’s Just Push Play, marking the longest gap between Aerosmith’s studio albums. The album was released in a single CD edition, along with a deluxe version.[3] It is the last album in Aerosmith’s current recording contract with Sony/Columbia Records and was produced by Jack DouglasSteven TylerJoe Perry and Marti Frederiksen (3 tracks). The album includes the singles “Legendary Child“, “Lover Alot” and “What Could Have Been Love“.

The album’s release on November 6, 2012 marks six years since the band’s last release of original material, the two tracks “Devil’s Got a New Disguise” and “Sedona Sunrise”, which were released as part of the band’s compilation album Devil’s Got a New Disguise in October 2006. In addition, it marked eight years since the band’s last studio album, the mostly blues cover album Honkin’ on Bobo (which also included the lone original song “The Grind”), released in March 2004, and eleven years since the band’s last all-original studio album, Just Push Play, released in March 2001.

The album was mostly produced by Jack Douglas, who produced five albums for the band in the 1970s and early 1980s (Get Your WingsToys in the AtticRocksDraw the LineRock in a Hard Place) as well as helped produce the band’s blues cover album Honkin’ on Bobo (2004). Lead singer Steven Tyler and lead guitarist Joe Perry also co-produced the record, like they have on every record since 1997. Marti Frederiksen, who has produced and/or co-written much of the band’s material since 1997, co-produced and/or co-wrote four of the album’s tracks, including the singles “Lover Alot” and “What Could Have Been Love”.

Tyler and Perry remain the band’s principal songwriters, with Tyler having credits on ten songs and Perry on seven songs; four of Perry’s credits are solo credits. Every song, other than Diane Warren‘s “We All Fall Down”, features either a Tyler or Perry songwriting credit. In addition, Tyler and Perry have renewed their exclusive songwriting partnership, writing the songs “LUV XXX” and “Out Go the Lights” together, without outside help. This marks the first time since “Fever” (1993) that this has happened. Rhythm guitarist Brad Whitford and bassist Tom Hamilton also have their first songwriting credits since Pump (1989), each of them co-writing three songs apiece. Drummer Joey Kramer has his first songwriting credits since Permanent Vacation (1987).

The album also includes the return of familiar outside songwriting collaborators Diane Warren (“We All Fall Down”), Desmond Child (“Another Last Goodbye”) and Jim Vallance (“Legendary Child“), who each co-wrote one track apiece. New as an Aerosmith songwriting collaborator is Marco Moir (Brad Whitford’s current guitar tech), who co-wrote “Lover Alot”. Also garnering their first songwriting credits on Aerosmith songs are the band’s touring keyboardist Russ Irwin (who co-wrote “What Could Have Been Love”) and Kramer’s son Jesse Sky (who co-wrote “Lover Alot”).

Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. “LUV XXX” Steven TylerJoe Perry 5:16
2. “Oh Yeah” Perry 3:40
3. “Beautiful” Tyler, Marti FrederiksenBrad WhitfordJoey KramerTom Hamilton 3:04
4. “Tell Me” Hamilton 3:45
5. “Out Go the Lights” Tyler, Perry 6:55
6. Legendary Child Tyler, Perry, Jim Vallance 4:15
7. What Could Have Been Love Russ Irwin, Tyler, Frederiksen 3:44
8. “Street Jesus” Whitford, Tyler 6:34
9. “Can’t Stop Loving You” (featuring Carrie Underwood) Whitford, Frederiksen, Tyler, Hamilton, Kramer 4:04
10. Lover Alot Tyler, Whitford, Hamilton, Kramer, Jesse Sky Kramer, Frederiksen, Marco Moir 3:36
11. “We All Fall Down” Diane Warren 5:14
12. “Freedom Fighter” Perry 3:19
13. “Closer” Tyler, Frederiksen, Kramer 4:04
14. “Something” Perry 4:37
15. “Another Last Goodbye” Tyler, Perry, Desmond Child 5:46
Total length:
67:59

Lyrics

1. LUV XXX

Intro:

There is nothing wrong your perception of the reality
Do not attempt to adjust the illusion
We control the harmonics
We control your emotions
We will move you to the left
We will move you to the right
We can reduce the volume to a whisper
Or increase it to a deafening roar
Now is the time to submit quietly
We control all you hear and feel
You are about to enter a great adventure
And experience the odd and mystery
From your ultimate fantasies, to your deepest fears
From which you may never return

Hello! Hello! Hello!
Come on, come on, come over
Hello! Hello! Hello!
Until the storm blows over

Love three times a day, love your life away
Love three times a day, and give yourself a …
Love three times a day, there ain’t no other way
It’s in your DNA
And everybody’ll know where you end

Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye
There’s no need to step over
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye
Before you do all over

Love three times a day, lock yourself away
Hate yourself and say
And hit yourself …
Love three times a day, know now everyday
It’s in your DNA
A gentleman should ṗlay with a band

It’s a single, single, entertain
If you really need to know how to call my name
You can lose your mind, looking for your …
There’s a one kinda know, that’s just my style
Kissing downtown men with your … smile
Playing it close, kissing lipstick girls,
… spells

Love three times a day
Lock yourself away
Love three times a day
And get yourself a…
Love three times a day
Ain’t no other way
In a matinée
It’s time for you to take a stand

2. Oh Yeah

(Joe Perry)

I could die for you baby
I could cry for you baby
I’m on my knees for you baby
Won’t you please give me some of your love
I got eyes for you baby (oh yeah)
I could die for you baby (oh yeah)
And I will steal for you baby (oh yeah)

Will you just give me some of your love
Some of your love
Some of your love
I don’t think I will ever come back
If you’ll only give me some of your love
(Guitar solo)
I don’t think I’ll ever calm down
If you’d only give me some of your love

3. Beautiful

Songwriters: BRAD E WHITFORD, STEVEN TYLER, MARTIN FREDERIKSEN, JOEY KRAMER, TOM HAMILTON

Now I get to thinkin’ ’bout the high speed dirty deeds
What I want, what you need
I think you best believe it
Got it, want you here,
But you still gotta know
We can skin it, we conceal it
And so baby let’s begin it
Sayin’
Beautiful
(We are free again, we’re out of here)
Beautiful
(You need a friend, let’s disappear)
Beautiful
(Do all the things we never tried)
Beautiful
(Just spread your wings and learn to fly)
Whoa (whoa)
Whoa (whoa)
(Beautiful)
(Beautiful)
[Guitar solo]
Beautiful
(We are free again, we’re out of here)
Beautiful
(You need a friend, let’s disappear)
Beautiful
(Do all the things we never tried)
Beautiful
(Just spread your wings and learn to fly)
Whoa (whoa)
Whoa (whoa)
(Beautiful)
Beautiful

4. Tell Me

5. Out Go the Lights

Songwriters: PERRY, JOE / TYLER, STEVEN

Some girls awfully risky
And some girls kicking the stall
Give it up women and whiskey
Yeah you ain’t got nothing at all
But a sign on the wall that hung on the tack
Said liquor in the front and poker in the back
I got no more lonely nights
Ya-ya baby till out goes the lights
If you wanna take a lookie cookie tonight might be your lucky nighty night night
How they go deja-booty
You’re a yaya baby tonight
Way to go thought you knew me
Yeah but you’re not getting it right
But it’s cool
Too cool for cat
A little bit of this and a little bit of that
Had a red hot maybe on a cold summer night
Ya-ya baby till out goes the lights
If you wanna taste the cookie lookie tonight might be your lucky
Roses are red, my lips on you
But you couldn’t tell by the things that we do
The things that we see are so out of sight
We’ll have to see when we turn out the light

Living in the land/lap of love
Living on coochie and romance
Waiting on cupid to call
Some people say that’s livin’
Yeah but that ain’t livin’ at all
And it’s cool, that’s how I roll
You get a little lovin’ if you got a lot of soul
And it’s for sure, when love’s just right
Ya-ya baby when out goes the lights
If you want a little nookie cookie tonight might be your lucky
Roses are red, my lips on you
But you couldn’t tell by the things that we do
The things that we see are so out of sight
We’ll have to see when we turn out the light

6. Legendary Child

Songwriters: PERRY, JOE / TYLER, STEVEN / VALLANCE, JIM

I tell you what I’m talkin’ about
Remember not too long ago
I was down and out of luck
I was out to do the dirty deed and didn’t give a f…

And then she caught my eye
The girl was lookin’ fresh
And what was underneath it all
Was passion in the flesh

If you think you see the devil’s horns
Baby you’re so right
‘Cause I been lookin’ for an outside fix
To make my insides right

Your reputation tells it all
I see the writing on the wall
O yea as far as I can see
There is a God ’cause he sent me
A legendary child

I think that what I’m tryin’ to say is
Just one look knocked me out
She smiled at me and said
Aa what I need I think it’s love
Aa give it up is what she said
Aa give it up and gimme head

I’m a legendary lover
And tonight you won’t regret
I’ll give you legendary lovin’ that you never will forget
And if you want to play with fire, baby now’s the time
Yea ’cause you never taste honey that’s as sweet as wine

We played the game of tongue n’ cheek
And loved until our knees got weak
Had so much class that queen of sleeze
And rumor has it she’s a
Legendary child

7. What Could Have Been Love

Songwriters: FREDERIKSEN, MARTIN / IRWIN, RUSS / TYLER, STEVEN

I wake up and wonder how everything went wrong.
Am I the one to blame?
I gave up and left you for a nowhere-bound train.
Now that train has come and gone.
I close my eyes and see you lying in my bed.
And I still dream of that day.

What could have been love.
Should have been the only thing that was ever meant to be.
Didn’t know, couldn’t see what was right in front of me.
And now that I’m alone all I have is emptiness that comes from being free.
What could have been love will never be.

An old friend told me that you found somebody new.
Oh, you’re finally moving on.
You think that I’d be over you after all these years.
Yeah, but time has proved it wrong.
‘Cause I’m still holdin’ on.

What could have been love.
Should have been the only thing that was ever meant to be.
Didn’t know, couldn’t see what was right in front of me.
And now that I’m alone all I have is emptiness that comes from being free.
What could have been love will never be.

We’ve gone our separate ways.
Say goodbye to another day
I still wonder where you are.
Are you too far from turning back?
You were slipping through my hands and I didn’t understand.

What could have been love.
Should have been the only thing that was ever meant to be.
Didn’t know, couldn’t see what was right in front of me.
And now that I’m alone all I have is emptiness that comes from being free.
What could have been love will never be.

8. Street Jesus

Songwriters: BRAD E WHITFORD, STEVEN TYLER

Hey have you heard the news?
Somebody stole my shoes
And I can smell the booze
How indiscreet

And though I had a plan
After that thief outran
Into another man
Who had no feet

I swear to god that day
That guy with no feet say
“You got to walk my way”
“That’s how it’s planned”

That’s when I thought, “good grief”
J-Just ain’t my belief
Until I saw the holes
Inside his hand

Street Jesus
Street Jesus

Come on, come on, what you think about life?
Demon in heaven gotta carry a knife
You said to me, “no, that ain’t the plan”
With a smile on his face and the holes in his hand

Wise man tell ya what they’re reading from a scroll
But things kinda change when the story gets told
They tell it like it is to everybody they meet
Just to sing it in the church what they’re preaching in the street

Placate and vacate your mind
Too late to make hate you’ll find

Streeeeeeeet Jeesuuuus
Streeeeeeeet Jeesuuuus

Good God Almighty, s’posed to be about love
You must’ve wished upon me by kissing the glove
I’m a high-stepping lover, sharp as a knife
I’m a pink flamingo on a great long life
A wise man, poor man, beggar man too
You bet your bottom dollar but whatcha gonna do?
I can make up daylight jealous of the night
I try to play the game but I never get it right!

Placate and vacate your mind
Too late to make hate you’ll find

When you wonder what’s up
With your half empty cup
Say tell him “don’t give up,
“Reach for the stars”

You think you’re so street wise
Just pray and close your eyes
Until we colonize
The moon and stars

But wouldn’t it be great
If we could wipe the slate
When we all live in hate
And all this fear

So please don’t call me “sir”
If you’re whole life’s a blur
And Mr. Bartender
Another beer

Sometimes it’s hard trying to keep up the pace
The train kept a rollin’ when you’re trying to win the race
If you don’t believe me, wanna stay in the game
You gotta know who from the heavens came

They tell it like it is to everybody they meet
Cause they’re singing in the church what they’re preaching in the street
If you wanna give ‘em hell then you tell it from the steeple
But I’d rather be a priest so I can scream it to the people

Placate and vacate your mind
Too late to make hate you’ll find
You won’t get too many tries
Love is the love of my life

Street Jesus
Street Jesus

Street Jesus
Street Jesus

Street Jesus
Street Jesus

9. Can’t Stop Loving You (featuring Carrie Underwood)

Songwriters: BOWEN, JEFFREY/HAZEL, EDDIE/BOYD, ALPHONSO

I fell from holy Moses mountain, where love’s a slippery slope
And all the others I’ve been hanging with, never gave me too much room
Then one day she came to me, love at first sight, head to toes
I love her wild, my mountain child and that’s just how she goes
And here she got

Chorus:
Hey I can’t stop loving you
Cause it’s all I wanna do
Yeah the world needs more of this, tell me what you put into that kiss, yeah
Now keep that coming on, let me hear my favorite song
Yeah you’re all I wanna do, cause I can’t stop loving you

Carrie Underwood:
Got me a good old … cowboy
He got my picture on the fridge
And the first time he kissed me, we was high up on the ridge
And when we came down from the mountain, I will ride with my …
And for all it costs, for getting lost, there ain’t no better sin
Oh, yeah

Chorus:
You know I can’t stop loving you
Cause it’s all I wanna do
Yeah the world needs more of this, tell me what you put into that kiss, yeah
Now keep that coming on, let me hear my favorite song
Yeah you’re all I wanna do, cause I can’t stop loving you

When I wake up and see your face
All that jump in a picture lace
And that there’s nowhere else I would rather be
Then all tied up in this rhaWsody

Chorus:
Hey I can’t stop loving you
Cause it’s all I wanna do
Yeah the world needs more of this, tell me what you put into that kiss, yeah
Now keep that coming on, let my hear my favorite song
Yeah you’re all I wanna do, cause I can’t stop loving you

10. Lover Alot

Ah don’t you know that she loves you a lot
Why don’t you know, don’t you know what you got
I even know that she loves you a lot
Why don’t you know that she loves you a lot
Ah don’t you know that she loves you a lot
Why don’t you know, don’t you know what you got
I even know that she loves you a lot
Why don’t you know, don’t you know, don’t you?

Ah there’s a chill in the summer time air
You get a thrill from the smell of her hair
You get a high from the taste of her wits
It’s certified, but but, but you ain’t getting there yet
Still can’t forgive but baby cut me some slack
Still got a feel you ain’t never coming back
You don’t want the karma but you won’t commit
You’ll be sWanking your monkey when she’s all up in your shit

Ah don’t you know that she loves you a lot
Why don’t you know, don’t you know what you got
I even know that she loves you a lot
Why don’t you know that she loves you a lot
Ah don’t you know that she loves you a lot
Why don’t you know, don’t you know what you got
I even know that she loves you a lot
I know you do cause I told you

Is that your girl in a lily white dress
How come she’s so f*ing passive-agress
I hear you say with your adorable tongue
And that you just don’t care how especially yeah
While the night is still young
Still you raise your imagination
Do that ration, generation, single patience
Contamination, suffocation

Don’t you know that she loves you a lot
Why don’t you know, don’t you know what you got
I even know that she loves you a lot
Why don’t you know, don’t you know that she’s hot
Why don’t you know that she loves you a lot
Ah don’t you know that she loves you a lot
Why don’t you know, don’t you know what you got
I even know that she loves you a lot
I know you do because

Ah don’t you know that she loves you a lot
Why don’t you know, don’t you know what you got?
I even know that she loves you a lot
Why don’t you know, don’t you know that she’s hot
Why don’t you know that she loves you a lot
Ah don’t you know that she loves you a lot
Why don’t you know, don’t you know what you got
I even know that she loves you a lot
Ah don’t you know, don’t you know, don’t you know what you got

11. We All Fall Down

You never heard…
Down on the…
It ain’t enough so much to cry…

You never know how hard it will be
You take my life she’s never mine
If it’s OK, if it’s alive
It’s never you, just never want to get

Chorus:
Why, it’s too long
A little of your heart
Why it’s too…
A little of your mind
I know it why it’s serious

You never know how hard I try
Not being… not being
We come alive…
I feel the… I feel within
You never know how much…

You never care, you never lie
You never hear, you never want

Chorus:
Why, it’s too long
A little of your heart
Why it’s too…
A little of your mind
I know it why it’s serious

I don’t…
I don’t care about it
I don’t… way down

Chorus:
Why, it’s too long
A little of your heart
Why it’s too…
A little of your mind
I know it why it’s serious
Why, why, why, why
No, no, no, no, no
Why, why, why, why
No, no, no, no, no…

12. Freedom Fighter

13. Closer

14. Something

15. Another Last Goodbye”

Songwriters: JOE PERRY, DESMOND CHILD, STEVEN TYLER

Hey
Give my heart a break
You say it’s you that loves me more
And then you kick and slam your door.
Hey
While you’re on your way
I want to thank you for the ride
And pull the thorn out of my side

And call me your baby.
I kissed away the tears you cried
And then you go and leave me
Pissed off and alone
It’s all about your sweet thing
Or maybe it’s the devil in your eyes
Yeah, what it takes to make this love survive

Another last goodbye
Another last goodbye

You crash and burn
With the pages turned
In your black book full of names
And then you throw your frozen heart
Out in somebody else’s flames
And it’s a low down dirty, dirty shame.
Don’t let this love slip through the tracks
I miss your claw marks on my back

And call me your baby
I kissed away the tears you cried
And then you go and leave me
Pissed off and alone
Yeah, It’s all about your sweet thing
Or maybe it’s the devil in your eyes
Yeah, what it takes to make this love survive

Another last goodbye
(Yeah, yeah, Yeah, yeah)

I believe I’ve always been in love with you
Though we got caught up in the sway
Never know in where we left
Been off the hook and out of hand
Sometimes I feel that love is a crime
‘Cause I remember, yeah, the very first time

You call me your baby
I kissed away the tears you cried
And then you go and leave me
Pissed off and alone
It’s all about your sweet thing
Or maybe it’s the devil in your eyes
Yeah, what it takes to make this love survive

Another last goodbye (8x)

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