#SLS ~ Better With Age?

Thanks to Jim Adams, for hosting Song Lyric Sunday. Casa is still Chaos Central. I had some issues getting my Intrathecal Pain Pump refilled… after spending over two hours in the waiting room on two different days… but it finally got refilled. I’ve thought about looking for a new Pain Clinic, but I have fentanyl in my Pump and take morphine tablets for breakthrough pain. I would have issues just trying to get into another practice. We chronic pain patients are suffering from the War On Opiates and DEA crackdown on pain clinics. Anyway… Good News is that school starts Monday. YAY! Return of the GLYSB! I will be Happy Dancing at 6:40am PDT, please join me. Now, on with the Music!

The prompt for this week – Better with Age: Failed or Overlooked Songs that Eventually Became Fan Favorites

I chose Dream On by Aerosmith, written by Steven Tyler and released on their 1973 self titled debut album. The song got tons of airplay in the Boston area, where the band is from, but failed in the rest of the US. It wasn’t until 1976 that the rest of us got to hear and love this most excellent tune.

Wiki sums it up… The album version of “Dream On” (4:28, as opposed to the 3:25 1973 45 rpm edit where most of the intro has been edited out and the first chorus is replaced with the second chorus) was re-issued in late 1975, debuting at number 81 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on January 10, 1976, breaking into the top 40 on February 14 and peaking at number 6 on April 10.

I’ve seen Aerosmith twice. The first time was March 2, 1990 with Skid Row, and the second time was January 17, 2002 with Cheap Trick. Both shows were great. In 1990 they were newly sober and didn’t allow alcohol to be sold at the venue. In 2002 they were filming for a live DVD so they were going the extra mile. I don’t remember for sure, but I believe Dream On was played at both shows.

Are you a fan of Aerosmith? Do you crank this song up and sing along, or is that just me? What song would you choose for this prompt? Thanks for stopping by.





30 thoughts on “#SLS ~ Better With Age?

    1. Right?! I’m so excited! After 2020, you’d think 3 weeks would be easy, but it wasn’t so easyπŸ€ͺ It will be the high school transportation department taking over., so new bus, new driverπŸ€ͺ
      He’s staying at the same school so hopefully it will go smoothly🀞🀞

      Is your grandson back in school? Does he like school in Pakistan or does he miss being in US?


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    1. My doctor sold his practice recently and it’s been a transition period, which I understand, but this latest fiasco was completely human error. I’ll never understand why I had to wait 2+ hours to find out the meds to refill my Pump weren’t even thereπŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

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  1. Aerosmith first caught my attention in middle school, Walk this Way was super popular. I was so wrapped up in the Beatles I didn’t make any room for any other bands. At some point, some Aerosmith creeped in (the big three at least, WtW, Sweet Emotion and Dream On). Those are all great songs, although I admit to liking the Run DMC version of WtW better. In general, I’m not such an Aerosmith fan, but I really like Dream On. The pacing is fantastic. My song choice would probably be Old Crow Medicine Show’s Wagon Wheel. It was the most amazing song not being played on the radio. Then a mainstream country band covered it and it finally got the attention it deserved. Have you heard it? It’s a beautiful song (the OCMS version, that is).


  2. Great song! What I love about this song is the same thing that I love about Bruce Springsteen’s song “Blinded by the Light” – both Springsteen and Tyler were so young they don’t even sound like the artists we know them as today. I think about their voices every time I hear either one of these songs. Sorry you had such a problem with your pain meds. Glad it worked out! And holy frijoles – one more day! I will set my watch to do the happy dance with you! Happy last day of summer “vacation” πŸ™‚ !

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    1. I never realized that Dream On was so early in their career. To me it sounds like a lament after touring, and living for a long long time. Like “Turn the Page” It’s surprising that Tyler didn’t wreck his voice completely with all the drugs and stuff.

      Happy Dancing coast to coast!!πŸ₯³πŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ₯³πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ’Œ

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  3. I’m a total fan of Aerosmith and Dream On! I have to sing along πŸ˜‚. It’s mandatory. How Amazing that you got to see them twice and with two other Great Bands! 🎢. Woohoo for the GLYSB coming to a full stop near you! πŸ’ƒπŸ˜„πŸšŒ hugs and happy dancing πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸŒΌπŸŽΆ


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    1. Thank Jim! I was kinda surprised to see that it was off their debut album. I always thought this song was a little later… maybe Toys In The Attic eraπŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

      I love how we get to learn new songs, and stuff about our own songs with this prompt. Thanks again for hosting it!🎢πŸ₯³πŸ’ƒπŸΌ

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      1. Hosting is my pleasure, as I am learning something new every week. Someday I will pass this challenge on to a new host, but for now, I will continue, as everyone seems to like this.


    1. Aerosmith is great! Going to concerts has kinda been my “Thing” since my first show when I was 12. It’s getting too expensive now cuz I can’t do General Admission and stand, I need a seat. πŸŽΆπŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ₯³

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  4. Big thumbs up to the big return. I love this song, love this band. Always wanted to see them but they don’t tour here much. They had been due here last month. Had tickets but they cancelled. PANTS….❀️❀️❀️❀️


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