Magic Touch
Recording Artist: Aerosmith
Writers: Steven Tyler
Joe Perry
Jim Vallance
Date Written: March-April 1987 / Vancouver Canada
Albums: Permanent Vacation (Geffen, 1987)
Aerosmith Classics - The Universal Masters (Universal, 2002)
Charts: #42 - Billboard Album Rock Tracks Chart / 1988 (4 weeks on the chart)
Audio:
 
Steven Tyler: vocal
Joe Perry: rhythm guitar, slide guitar
Brad Whitford: rhythm guitar
Tom Hamilton: bass
Joey Kramer: drums
 
Produced by Bruce Fairbairn. Recorded by Mike Fraser and Bob Rock, April-May 1987, at Little Mountain Sound Studios (Vancouver). Mixed by Mike Fraser.
Comments:
With Steven Tyler and Joe Perry at Tojo's Restaurant in Vancouver, during the writing sessions for "Pump" >
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Sounds Magazine, Sept. 1989: "Permanent Vacation' was created with a host of co-writers, heavyweight hitmakers like Jim Vallance, Desmond Child and Holly Knight. Was this extra input the salvation of Aerosmith's career?

"Kind of," Tyler shrugs. "It helped us bring our album in under budget. We coulda spent another two months on it but I doubt if we'd have come up with anything better. By writing with other people we just added another spice to the pot. Some people might say it's not the same Aerosmith, but I didn't put anything on that album that I wasn't proud of. 'Magic Touch' got a little stupid, commercial, so we pulled back."
Lyrics: Somebody better call a doctor, doctor
Or wake me up with a shove
I'm gonna knock you off your rocker, rocker
Cause I think I'm in love

I tried to get a message to ya
But you walked the other way

I need your magic touch, don't you know
I got a habit and I can't let go
Feel the fire burnin' slow
You better get it while it's hot now babe
Cause I can't let go, yeah

Don't need no wedding with a shotgun, shotgun
So don't you push me too far
Don't try to take me for a fool child, who child
Do you think that you are

You really got it coming to ya
It's gonna come as no surprise

I need your magic touch, don't you know
I'm after you and now I can't let go
Take me easy, take me slow
You better get it while it's hot now babe
Cause I can't let go

Ooh, can't, can't, can't, can't, can't let it go

You never know what you got
Till they take it away
I'm comin' ready or not
Gonna get you some day

I need your magic touch, don't you know
I'm after you and now I can't let go
Feel the fire burnin' slow
I got a habit and I'm back for more

Your magic touch, don't you know
I'm after you and now I can't let go
Feel the fire burnin' slow
You better get it while it's hot now babe
Cause I can't, can't, can't let you go