Get A Grip
Recording Artist: Aerosmith
Writers: Steven Tyler
Joe Perry
Jim Vallance
Date Written: 1992 / Brookfield Massachusetts
Albums: Get A Grip (Geffen, 1993)
Audio:
 
Steven Tyler: vocal
Joe Perry: guitar
Brad Whitford: guitar
Tom Hamilton: bass
Joey Kramer: drums
 
Produced by Bruce Fairbairn.  Recorded at Little Mountain Sound Studios, Vancouver Canada, September-November 1992.
Comments:
"Get A Grip" was written with Steven Tyler and Joe Perry at Long View Farm in Brookfield Massachusetts.

The photo on the right was taken by Steven, and shows Joe Perry and myself in the Long View rehearsal space, in the attic of an old barn. 

Note the Mac SE computer ... 20MB hard drive!
Lyrics: Got to get a grip

Skin and bones it ain't such a pity
If you think I'm vain, better shut ya lip
I can't explain how to be a fat city
You gotta live large, gotta let it rip

Skin and bones it ain't such a pity
Don't ya gimme no flack, honey shut ya lip
Ya gotta have stones if you're livin in the city
If you wanna hang loose gotta get a grip

Once upon a crime I thought I was cool
But I don't want to brag
Once I crossed the line
I think I musta zigged when I shoulda zagged

Got to get a grip

Skin and bones it ain't such a pity
If you think I'm vain, better shut ya lip
I can't explain how to be a fat city
You gotta live large, gotta let it rip

Same old same old every day
If things don't change you're just gonna rot
Cause if you do what you've always done
You'll always get what you always got

Got to get a grip

Skin and bones it ain't such a pity
If you think I'm vain, better shut ya lip
I can't explain how to be a fat city
You gotta live large, gotta let it rip

Skin and bones it ain't such a pity
Doncha give me no fat, honey shut ya lip
You gotta have stones if you're livin' in the city
If ya wanna hang loose gotta get a grip

Who knows for sure yeah without a doubt
What goes on when the lights are out
Or who pulls in when I pull out
And what is a one-eyed trouser trout?

I was so short-sighted
Now the wrong been righted
I feel so delighted
I get so excited

Skin and bones it ain't such a pity
If you think I'm vain better shut ya lip
I can't explain how to be a fat city
You gotta live large, gotta let it rip

Skin and bones it ain't such a pity
Doncha give me no fat, honey shut ya lip
You gotta have stones if you're livin' in the city
If ya wanna hang loose gotta get a grip

You wanna get high in a New York minute
Choke that smoke, honey crack the whip
Your head gets dead as long as you're in it
You wanna hang loose gotta get a grip

Skin and bones it ain't such a pity
Doncha give me no fat, honey shut ya lip
You gotta have stones if you're livin' in the city
If ya wanna hang loose gotta get a grip