Lyrics to
Lick And A Promise

Released by Aerosmith in 1976
From the Album: Rocks |

This version of Lick And A Promise was released by Aerosmith in 1976.

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Johnny come lately on a Saturday night
Singin’ how de do
Backstreet a boogie in the house of delight
Where they steal the show
The money come sour but the ladies are sweet
It’s a love affair
Whole place rockin’, people stompin’ their feet
A when the gang’s all there

He gets his woman every night for free
He’s out there rockin’ like you wouldn’t believe
I sing na, na, na, na, na
Na, na, na, na, na

Johnny like to gamble with his lady Louise
She was a black jack deuces are wild
He got to thinking ’bout his nose in the breeze
Put it there, Johnny looked and he smiled
He started thinking ’bout the fortune and fame
With the young girls down at his knees
He dug the money but forgot all the names
So he knew just how to appease

Lick and a promise
Lick and a promise
Lick and a promise
He gave the ladies a
Lick and a promise

Lick and a promise
He gave the ladies a
Lick and a promise

Loose change grubber in his early, early years
Had his poor mama pacin’ the floors
He grabbed a guitar and a couple a beers
Now the crowd keeps screamin’ for more

He gets his woman every night for free
He’s out there rockin’ like you wouldn’t believe

I sing na, na, na, na, na
Sing na, na, na, na, na
Na, na, na, na


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Aerosmith has released many songs over the years besides Lick And A Promise. Aerosmith released songs from 1973 to 2004 spanning across albums like Aerosmith, Get Your Wings, Toys In The Attic, Rocks, Draw The Line, Night In The Ruts, Rock In A Hard Place, Done With Mirrors, Permanent Vacation, Pump, Get A Grip, Nine Lives, Just Push Play, and Honkin' On Bobo. Decade Lyrics has over lyrics & songs by Aerosmith.

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About Lyrics and Lick And A Promise by Aerosmith

When you decide to study the lyrics to Lick And A Promise, you're looking at the words, verses and background chorus from the 1976 song by Aerosmith. Some of the lyrics to Lick And A Promise have clear meanings and some contain metaphorical references. Like most songs, only Aerosmith and their collaborators know the full story behind any of the their songs.

You can understand the lyrics to Lick And A Promise if you take apart the structure of the words. The word "lyric" itself derives from the Latin word lyricus, with the actual English word lyrics applied to the definition "words set to music" listed in Stainer and Barrett's 1876 Dictionary of Musical Terms. Continuing the chain, the Latin word lyricus derives from the Greek word λυρικός or lyrikós. This somewhat means "poetry accompanied by the lyre" or "words set to music." You can easily see that by looking at the background of the word lyric, that the "lyrics to Lick And A Promise" means the words set to the music of Lick And A Promise, or poetry accompanied by the lyre played by Aerosmith. The singular form "lyric" is still used to mean the complete words to a song. However, the singular form lyric is also commonly used to refer to a specific line (or phrase) within a song's lyrics. Hence, by this analysis of word structure, you could say that the lyric to Lick And A Promise and the lyrics to Lick And A Promise are both one and the same thing. None of this talk about the word Lyrics is really relevant to fans of Aerosmith who came here looking just for the lyrics to Lick And A Promise, but we feel it is still fun to learn what's behind commonly used words and lyrics in songs.

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