52 Songs for 52 Weeks: Week 49 – Dream On by Aerosmith

Week 49 – we are getting down to the wire now.

From about 1965 through 1980, that’s the era that I would say is the “Greatest Rock and Roll era.”  I’m talking about straight forward rock and roll music with the big guitar, great vocals and huge sound that demanded you turn up the volume.

From that 15 year period there were so many great  bands the Who, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, etc.

In 1976, Aerosmith recorded the best rock song of that 15 year period.  I know – you are thinking, “wait a minute.  That can’t be right!  Aerosmith was that showy band on MTV.”

Trust me – I am not crazy.  Forget the MTV Aerosmith.

I’m  talking 1976.   Check out Joe Perry’s guitar and Steven Tyler’s voice on this song.  And on top of all that – the lyrics (below) are great too.  Working hard, clinging to your dreams, and enjoying today because who knows what tomorrow brings?

Perfection.

Really listen to this song today.

-cj cheetham

Dream On:
Everytime that I look in the mirror
All these lines on my face gettin clearer
The past is gone
It went by like dust to dawn
Isnt that the way
Everybodys got their dues in life to pay

I know what nobody knows
Where it comes and where it goes
I know its everybodys sin
You got to lose to know how to win

Half my life is in books written pages
Live and learn from fools and from sages
You know its true
All the things come back to you

Sing with me, sing for the years
Sing for the laughter, sing for the tears
Sing with me, if its just for today
Maybe tomorrow the good lord will take you away
(x2)

Dream on, dream on
Dream yourself a dream come true
Dream on, dream on
Dream until your dream come true
Dream on, dream on, dream on…

Sing with me, sing for the years
Sing for the laughter and sing for the tears
Sing with me, if its just for today
Maybe tomorrow the good lord will take you away

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