Steven Tyler & Slash - Dream On




Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler brings out Slash and the band Train for an unforgettable performance of “Dream On.”


"Dream On" is a power ballad by Aerosmith from their 1973 debut album, Aerosmith. Written by lead singer Steven Tyler, this song was their first major hit and became a classic rock radio staple.


Released in June 1973, it peaked at number 59 on the Billboard Hot 100 but hit big in the band's native Boston, where it was the number one single of the year on WBZ-FM, number five for the year on WRKO, and number 16 on WMEX (AM).[citation needed] The song also received immediate heavy airplay on the former WVBF (FM), often showing up in the #1 position on "The Top Five at Five" in June 1973.


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.


Columbia Records chose to service top 40 radio stations with both long and short versions of the song, thus many 1976 pop radio listeners were exposed to the group's first top 10 effort through the 45 edit.





Lyrics


Every time that I look in the mirror

All these lines on my face getting clearer

The past is gone

It went by like dusk to dawn


Isn't that the way?

Everybody's got their dues in life to pay


Yeah, I know nobody knows

Where it comes and where it goes

I know it's everybody's sin

You got to lose to know

How to win


Half my life's in books' written pages

Live and learn from fools and from sages

You know it's true

All the things come back to you


Sing with me, sing for the year

Sing for the laughter, sing for the tear

Sing with me if it's just for today

Maybe tomorrow the good Lord will take you away


Yeah, sing with me, sing for the year

Sing for the laughter, sing for the tear

Sing with me if it's just for today

Maybe tomorrow the good Lord will take you away


Dream on, dream on, dream on

Dream until your dream come true

Dream on, dream on, dream on

Dream until your dream come true


Dream on, dream on, dream on

Dream on, dream on

Dream on, dream on, ah


Sing with me, sing for the year

Sing for the laughter, sing for the tear

Sing with me if it's just for today

Maybe tomorrow, the good Lord will take you away


Sing with me, sing for the year

Sing for the laughter, sing for the tear

Sing with me if it's just for today

Maybe tomorrow, the good Lord will take you away