Aerosmith – The Other Side

This is my contribution to Song Lyric Sunday for Jim Adams’s blog. This week’s prompt…Contrasts

From their 1989 album, Pump. The song reached #22 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart on August 17, 1990.

From Wikipedia

The live footage was filmed during part of the band’s swing through the south. Clips from their shows in Tallahassee, Jackson, New Orleans, and Shreveport were used in the video.

Additionally, the song reached #1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, the third single from Pump to do so.

It was used in Tony Scott‘s 1993 film True Romance, with Christian Slater and Dennis Hopper.

The Other Side

Mm, mm, mm, mm, mm, mm
Mm, mm, mm, mm mm, mm, mm mmCome on
Lovin’ you has got to be (Take me to the other side)
Like the devil in the deep blue sea (Take me to the other side)
Forget about your foolish pride (Take me to the other side)
Oh take me to the other side (Take me to the other side)My mama told me there’d be days like this
And man she wasn’t foolin’
‘Cause I just can’t believe the way you kiss
You opened up your mouth with bated breath
You said you’d never leave me
You love me, you hate me, I tried to take the loss
You’re cryin’ me a river but I got to get acrossLovin’ you has got to be (Take me to the other side)
Like the devil in the deep blue sea (Take me to the other side)
Forget about your foolish pride (Take me to the other side)
Oh take me to the other side (Take me to the other side)I’m lookin’ for another kind of love
Oh lordy, how I need it
The kind that likes to leap without a shove
Oh honey, best believe it
To save a lot of time and foolish pride
I’ll say what’s on my mind, girl
You love me, you hate me, you cut me down to size
You blinded me with love and, yeah, it opened up my eyesLovin’ you has got to be (Take me to the other side)
Like the devil and the deep blue sea (Take me to the other side)
My conscience got to be my guide (Take me to the other side)
Oh honey, take me, take me, take, take, take, takeTake me to the other side
I’m lookin’ for another kind of love
Oh, lordy, how I need it
The kind that likes to leap without a shove
Honey, you best believe it
Now I ain’t one for saying long goodbyes
I hope all is forgiven
You loved me, you hate me, I used to be your lover
You know you had it coming, girl
So take me to the other sideLovin’ you has got to be (Take me to the other side)
Like the devil and the deep blue sea (Take me to the other side)
My conscience got to be my guide (Take me to the other side)
Oh honey, take me to the other side (Take me to the other side)Lovin’ you has got to be (Take me to the other side)
Like the devil in the deep blue sea (Take me to the other side)
Forget about your foolish pride (Take me to the other side)
Oh take me to the other side

Source: LyricFindSongwriters: Lamont Dozier / Brian Holland / Edward J Holland / Steven Tyler / James Douglas VallanceDulcimer Stomp / The Other Side lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management

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