Dream On
Aerosmith Lyrics


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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 the 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've 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, oh
All the things come back to you

Sing with me, sing for the year
Sing for the laughter and 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 and 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 the 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, oh

Sing with me, sing for the year
Sing for the laughter and 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 and sing for the tear




Sing with me, if it's just for today
Maybe tomorrow the good Lord will take you away

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Aerosmith's "Dream On" speak about the struggle of coming to terms with one's own mortality and the inevitability of time passing. This is evident in the opening lines where the singer looks into the mirror and sees the physical signs of aging. He realizes that time moves quickly and that the past is gone before we know it. The lines "Isn't that the way, everybody's got their dues in life to pay" reinforces the idea that everyone must face the consequences of their actions, good or bad.


The second stanza focuses on the realization of how little we know about the universe and the concept of sin. The lines "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" suggests that we can only learn from our mistakes and hardships. The line "Half my life's in books written pages, live and learn from fools and from sages" further supports this sentiment, as it suggests that one can gain knowledge and wisdom by studying the experiences of others.


The third stanza shifts to a call to action, encouraging listeners to sing and seize the moment. The line "Maybe tomorrow the good Lord will take you away" reinforces the idea that our time on earth is limited, urging listeners to make the most of every day. The repetition of the phrase "Dream On" in the chorus further reinforces the concept of hope and encourages listeners to continue pursuing their dreams.


Line by Line Meaning

Every time that I look in the mirror
As I gaze at my reflection, I see the passage of time etched on my face


All these lines on my face getting clearer
The wrinkles on my face become more pronounced as I age


The past is gone
The events that have taken place in the past are irrevocable


It went by, like dusk to dawn
The past events took place in a fleeting manner, just like the transition from dusk to dawn


Isn't that the way
This is a common occurrence


Everybody's got the dues in life to pay
Everyone has to face the consequences of their actions and decisions


I know nobody knows
No one knows for certain


Where it comes and where it goes
The exact origin and destination of life's journey are unknown


I know it's everybody sin
We all have our imperfections and flaws


You got to lose to know how to win
Experiencing defeat is an essential part of achieving success


Half my life's In books' written pages
My life experiences are documented in books


Live and learn from fools and From sages
There are lessons to be learnt from both the wise and the foolish


You know it's true, oh
This is a universal truth


All the things come back to you
All our actions have consequences that affect us in some way


Sing with me, sing for the year
Join me in song, let's celebrate the year


Sing for the laughter, sing for the tear
Whether we're happy or sad, singing can be therapeutic


Sing with me, if it's just for today
Even if it's just for today, let's sing together and enjoy this moment


Maybe tomorrow, the good Lord will take you away
We don't know what the future holds, so let's enjoy life while we can


Dream on
Keep dreaming


Dream until your dream come true
Never stop chasing your dreams


Dream on, Dream on, Dream on
Keep dreaming, keep striving


Dream until your dreams come through
Don't give up until you've achieved your goals




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Written by: Steven Tyler

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@UCqkdtMiE5ZquD_lF9prae4Q

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
Lived and learned from fools and from sages
You know it's true
All the feelings come back to you

Sing with me, sing for the year
Sing for the laughter and 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 and 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 dreams come true
Dream on, dream on, dream on
Dream until your dreams 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 and 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 and sing for the tear
Sing with me, if it's just for today
Maybe tomorrow, the good Lord will take you away



@braydenkatcher

This is a rock masterpiece! Kinda like:
Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody
Led Zeppelin: Stairway To Heaven
The Beatles: Hey Jude
Elton John: Rocketman
Pink Floyd: Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2
The Rolling Stones: (I Can’t Get No) Satifaction
The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Purple Haze
Derek And The Dominios: Layla
Eagles: Hotel California
AC/DC: Back In Black
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Free Bird
Nirvana: Smells Like Teen Spirit
Guns N' Roses: Welcome To The Jungle
And those are just some! I'll add 1 more for every like underneath this sentence!
Bon Jovi: Livin' On A Prayer
Bruce Springsteen: Born To Run
Billy Joel: Piano Man
Bob Dylan: Like A Rolling Stone
John Lennon: Imagine
The Doors: Light My Fire
Twisted Sister: We’re Not Gonna Take It
Ozzy Osborne: Crazy Train
Eric Clapton: Tears In Heaven
Don McLean: American Pie
Boston: More Than A Feeling
Kansas: Carry On Wayward Son
The Who: Baba O' Riley
Deep Purple: Smoke On The Water
Survivor: Eye Of The Tiger
U2: Sunday Bloody Sunday
Fleetwood Mac: Go Your Own Way
Van Halen: Jump
Journey: Don’t Stop Believin’
Creedence Clearwater Revival: Fortunate Son
Def Leppard: Pour Some Sugar On Me
Kiss: I Wanna Rock And Roll All Nite
Elvis Presley: Jailhouse Rock
Micheal Jackson: Billie Jean
Joan Jett: I Love Rock And Roll
Sex Pistols: Anarchy In The U.K
The Ramones: I Wanna Be Sedated
Metallica: Enter Sandman
Blue Öyster Cult: (Don’t Fear) The Reaper
Foghat: Slow Ride
Steve Miller Band: The Joker
Dave Matthews Band: Ants Marching
Neil Young: Rockin In A Free World
Neil Diamond: Sweet Caroline
Heart: Crazy On You
Meat Loaf: Paradise By The Dashboard Light
Nine Inch Nails: Closer
Tool: Aenima
Chuck Berry: Johnny B. Goode
Jerry Lee Lewis: Great Balls Of Fire
Johnny Cash: Ring Of Fire
Fats Domino: Blueberry Hill
Pearl Jam: Jeremy
Little Richard: Tutti Frutti
Poison: Every Rose Has Its Thorn
Ratt: Round And Round
Radiohead: Karma Police
Buddy Holly: Peggy Sue
Cinderella: Somebody Saved Me
Skid Row: 18 And Life
Roy Orbison: Pretty Woman
Aretha Franklin: Respect
The Allman Brothers Band: Whipping Post
The Bee Gees: Stayin’ Alive
John Mellencamp: Jack And Diane
Jethro Tull: Aqualung
Foreigner: Jukebox Hero
Mott The Hoople: All The Young Dudes
The Police: Every Breath You Take
Peter Frampton: Show Me The Way
Ritchie Valens: La Bamba
David Bowie: Space Oddity
Dire Straits: Sultans Of Swing
Peter Gabriel: Sledgehammer
Genesis: I Can’t Dance
The Animals: House Of The Rising Sun
The Moody Blues: Nights In White Satin
Weezer: Buddy Holly
The Scorpions: Rock You Like A Hurricane
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers: Free Fallin’
The Kinks: You Really Got Me
Steppenwolf: Born To Be Wild
George Thorogood: Bad To The Bone
Lou Reed: Walk On The Wild Side
ZZ Top: Sharp Dressed Man
Whitesnake: Here I Go Again
Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band: Old Time Rock N' Roll
Mötley Crüe: Kickstart My Heart
Bill Haley And His Comets: Rock Around The Clock
Linkin Park: In The End
Dio: Rainbow In The Dark
T-Rex: Bang A Gong (Get It On)
Marvin Gaye: What’s Going On
Golden Earring: Radar Love
Van Morrison: Brown Eyed Girl
Ram Jam: Black Betty
The Cars: Just What I Needed
The Knack: My Sharona
Soft Cell: Tainted Love
Mountain: Mississippi Queen
The Clash: London Calling
Stevie Nicks: Edge Of Seventeen
Bryan Adams: Summer Of ‘69
Oasis: Wonderwall
Gloria Gaynor: I Will Survive
Velvet Revolver: Slither
Soundgarden: Black Hole Sun
Prince: Purple Rain
Black Sabbath: Paranoid
The White Stripes: Seven Nation Army
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Under The Bridge
Judas Preist: Breaking The Law
Tommy Tutone: 867-5309/Jenny
The Strokes: You Only Live Once
Thin Lizzy: The Boys Are Back In Town
Steely Dan: Do It Again
Duran Duran: Hungry Like The Wolf
Wham: Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
Jackson 5: ABC
Grand Funk Railroad: We’re A American Band
Pat Benatar: Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Dire Straits: Sultans Of Swing
Guess Who: American Woman
Iron Maiden: Run to The Hills
Billy Idol: White Wedding
Men At Work: Who Could It Be Now
Green Day: Basket Case
Alice Cooper: Poison
The Presidents Of The United States Of America: Peaches
The Beach Boys: Good Vibrations
Rush: Tom Sawyer
Europe: The Final Countdown
Bonnie Tyler: Total Eclipse Of The Heart
Cream: Sunshine Of Your Love
George Harrison: My Sweet Lord
Wings: Live And Let Die
Frank Sinatra: Strangers In The Night
Styx: Come Sail Away
Good Job For: Finding This Part Of The Comment
Phil Collins: In The Air Tonight
A-ha: Take On Me
R.E.M: Losing My Religion
The Verve: Bitter Sweet Symphony
Rick Astley: Never Gonna Give You Up (congrats to finding this)
Smash Mouth: All Star
Night Ranger: Sister Christian
Simon And Garfunkel: Ms Robinson
R.E.O Speedwagon: Can’t Fight This Feeling
Katrina And The Waves: Walking On Sunshine
Quiet Riot: Cum On Feel The Noize
Whitney Houston: I Will Always Love You
Tears For Fears: Shout
Toto: Africa
Cyndi Lauper: Girls Just Want To Have Fun
Ray Charles: Georgia On My Mind
Foo Fighters: Everlong
Paul Mccartney: Maybe I'm Amazed
B.B King: The Thrill Is Gone
Depeche Mode: Personal Jesus
Korn: Freak On A Leash
Rage Against The Machine: Killing In The Name
The Cure: Just Like Heaven
Eurythmics: Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
The Notorious B.I.G: Juicy
2Pac: California Love
Eminem: Lose Yourself
Alanis Morissette: You Oughta Know
Lenny Kravitz: Let Love Rule
Smashing Pumpkins: 1979
The Killers: Mr. Brightside
The Band: The Weight
The Doobie Brothers: Listen To the Music
Manfred Mann's Earth Band: Blinded By The Light
Blink-182: What's My Age Again
The Grateful Dead: Touch Of Grey
Electric Light Orchestra: Mr. Blue Sky
Gorillaz: Feel Good Inc
Coldplay: Viva La Vida
Chicago: Hard To Say I'm Sorry
Santana: Maria Maria
Fountains Of Wayne: Stacy's Mom
Blur: Song 2
Muse: Knights Of Cydonia
Warrant: Cherry Pie
The Yardbirds: Heartful Of Soul
The Byrds: Turn! Turn! Turn!
Stevie Ray Vaughan: Pride And Joy
The Black Crowes: She Talks To Angels
The Cranberries: Zombie
Herman's Hemits: I'm Henry The 8th
Freddie And The Dreamers: I'm Telling You Now
Alice In Chains: Man In The Box
Stone Temple Pilots: Plush
Janis Joplin: Piece Of My Heart
The Everly Brothers: Brothers
Kim Carnes: Better Davis Eyes
Crosby, Stills Nash And Young: Suite/Judy Blue Eyes
Dead Or Alive: You Spin Me Right Round (Like A Record)
Starship: We Built This City
Alter Bridge: Blackbird
Buffalo Springfield: For What It’s Worth
Bo Diddley: Hey, Bo Diddley
Sammy Hagar: I Can’t Drive 55
Spirit: Taurus
Otis Redding: (Sittin’ On The Dock) Of The Bay
Joe Cocker: You Are So Beautiful
Sweet: The Ballroom Blitz
Sheryl Crow: If It Makes You Happy
Uriah Heep: Lady In Black
Arcade Fire: Wake Up
The Mamas And The Papas: California Dreamin’
System Of A Down: B.Y.OB
Nickelback: How You Remind Me
Kid Rock: Only God Knows Why
Limp Bizkit: Rollin
INXS: Never Tear Us Apart
The Psychedelic Furs: Heartbreak Beat
Joy Divison: Dead Souls
New Order: Blue Monday
Cheap Trick: I Want You (To Want Me)
Tony Bennet: I Left My Heart In San Fransisco
Rod Stewart: I Don’t Want To Talk About It
Robert Palmer: Addicted To Love
My Chemical Romance: Welcome To The Black Parade
Joe Walsh: Life's Been Good

Edit: Thanks for all the support! I probably won’t edit this anymore, but thanks for all the likes of the past 1-2 years.



@mayankkumar4929

LYRICS

Every time when 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 the dues in life to pay

I know nobody knows
Where it comes and where it goes
I know it's everybody sin
You got to lose to know how to win

Half my life
Is books, written pages
Live and learn from fools and
From sages
You know it's true, oh
All these feelings come back to you

Sing with me, sing for the year
Sing for the laughter, sing for the tear
Sing with me, 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, 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

Sing with me, sing for the year
Sing for the laughter, sing for the tear
Sing with me, 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, just for today
Maybe tomorrow, the good Lord will take you away



@kenjielcuervo1552

Lyrics:
Every time when 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 the dues in life to pay

I know nobody knows
Where it comes and where it goes
I know it's everybody sin
You got to lose to know how to win

Half my life
Is books, written pages
Live and learn from fools and
From sages
You know it's true, oh
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 dreams come true
Dream on
Dream on
Dream on
Dream until your dream come through
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



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1973: cool this song
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thats why im here bruh

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On god

@monyjimenez1749

Alguien me puede decir por qué para nada la voz en esta canción con las demas

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@dirtydishwater784

this was such a good song too bad it fell off 😪

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