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Aerosmith - Walk This Way - Live 2004




"Walk This Way" is a song by the American hard rock band Aerosmith. Written by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, the song was originally released as the second single from the album Toys in the Attic (1975). It peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 1977, part of a string of successful hit singles for the band in the 1970s.


In addition to being one of the songs that helped break Aerosmith into the mainstream in the 1970s, it also helped revitalize their career in the 1980s when it was covered by hip hop group Run–D.M.C. on their 1986 album Raising Hell. This cover was a touchstone for the new musical subgenre of rap rock, or the melding of rock and hip hop. It became an international hit and won both groups a Soul Train Music Award for Best Rap Single in 1987 Soul Train Music Awards.





Lyrics


Backstroke lover

Always hidin' 'neath the covers

'Til I talked to your daddy, he say


He said, "You ain't seen nothin'

'Til 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

Oh, the times I could reminisce


'Cause the best things of lovin'

With her sister and her cousin

Only started with a little kiss

Like this


Seesaw swingin' with the boys in the school

And your feet flyin' up in the air

Singin', "Hey diddle diddle"

With your kitty in the middle

Of the swing like you didn't care


So I took a big chance

At the high school dance

With a missy who was ready to play

Wasn't me she was foolin'

'Cause she knew what she was doin'

And I knew love was here to stay

When she told me to


"Walk this way, talk this way"

"Walk this way, walk this way"

"Walk this way, walk this way"

"Walk this way, talk this way"

Just gimme a kiss

Like this


Schoolgirl sweetie with a classy kinda sassy

Little skirt's climbin' way up the knee

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

'Til the boys told me somethin' I missed

Then my next door neighbor with a daughter had a favor

So I gave her just a little kiss

Like this


Seesaw swingin' with the boys in the school

And your feet flyin' up in the air

Singin', "Hey diddle diddle"

With your kitty in the middle

Of the swing like you didn't care


So I took a big chance

At the high school dance

With a missy who was ready to play

Wasn't me she was foolin'

'Cause she knew what she was doin'

When she told me how to walk this way

She told me to


"Walk this way, talk this way"

"Walk this way, walk this way"

"Walk this way, walk this way"

"Walk this way, talk this way"

Just gimme a kiss

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