Daily Archives: May 15, 2013

Radio XIXX, side B, track 11: “Chip Away The Stone” by Aerosmith

Aerosmith - Chip Away The StoneOh, Aerosmith, this is a great song, and it’s clever as hell, but I’m gonna tell ya right now, you ain’t gonna get through to the woman you’re singing to.  Oh, I think it would’a worked, Aerosmith, all the allusions to her being a statue and unmoving and the clever chorus of “Chip away the stone”, but then you sing this:  “If hammer I must, I’m gonna get through your crust”.  Yeah. . .

Look, Aerosmith, I get that you need to find a way to rhyme stuff, and I’m not pretending to be an expert on women, but I’m pretty sure that the moment you insinuate that a woman is crusty, that is the moment in which she has decided you will never be getting through whatever wall she has thrown up against you.  I can actually picture this beautiful statue of a woman with a cold, disinterested look on her face, and seeing a smile slowly spread across her face as she listens to you singing to her and appreciating the clever humor in your song; but then you get to that lyric and it’s no longer disinterest on her face but wholesale anger and disgust and you’ll be lucky if you get away from her with all your body parts intact.  Come on, Aerosmith, you should know better.

“Chip Away The Stone”

You actin’ like a prima donna

Playin’ so haaard ta get

Sittin’ so cool and nonchalant
Draggin’ on a cigarette

You keep a wall all around you
And I’ll get through some day

I want your love, babe, but push don’t shove
Gonna chip that wall away

Chip awaaaaaay
Chip away at the stone

I won’t stop until your love is my very own

Chip awaaaaaaay
That’s what I’m gonna do

Sweet little mama
I wanna get next ta you

Stand like a marble statcha
Tryin’ ta look so hard

All decked out in your antique dress while the boys all promenade

Even a rock will crumble
If ya strike it night and day

If hammer I must, I’m gonna get through your crust
Gonna chip that stone away

Chip awaaaaaay
Chip away at the stone

I won’t stop until your love is my very own

Chip awaaaaaaay, that’s what I’m gonna do

Sweet little mama, I wanna get next ta you

<awesome Aerosmith jam>

Chip awaaaaaay
Chip away at the stone

I won’t stop ’til your love is my very own

Chip awaaaaaaay, that’s what I’m gonna do

Sweet little mamama, I wanna get next ta you

Yes I do, yes I dooooo

Chip away
Chip away
At the stone

Chip away
Chip away
At the stone

I won’t stop
I won’t stop
I won’t stop
I won’t stop
I won’t stop

I won’t stop
I won’t stop
I won’t stop
I won’t stop
I won’t stop
I won’t stop

Chip it
I’m gonna nip it
All night loooooong

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