Aerosmith - Amazing



"Amazing" is a power ballad performed by American hard rock band Aerosmith. Don Henley lends his vocals, shadowing lead singer Steven Tyler in parts of this song. It was written by Tyler and longtime band friend and collaborator Richie Supa.


It peaked at number 24 on the US Billboard Hot 100, number three on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart, number nine on the Billboard Mainstream Top 40. The song was also successful abroad, peaking at number two in Iceland, number four in Canada, number five in Norway, and the top 20 in the Netherlands and Switzerland.




On the album Get a Grip, as soon as the song ends, a radio is heard being tuned into a recording of "Who Threw the Whiskey in the Well", recorded by Lucky Millinder.


Tyler says, "So from all of us at Aerosmith to all of you out there, wherever you are, remember: the light at the end of the tunnel may be you. Good night." Millinder's orchestra plays as the music fades out.



Lyrics


I kept the right ones out

And let the wrong ones in

Had an angel of mercy to see me through all my sins

There were times in my life

When I was goin' insane

Tryin' to walk through the pain

When I lost my grip, and I hit the floor

Yeah, I thought I could leave but couldn't get out the door

I was so sick and tired of livin' a lie

I was wishin that I would die


It's amazing

With the blink of an eye you finally see the light

It's amazing

When the moment arrives that you know you'll be alright

It's amazing

And I'm sayin' a prayer for the desperate hearts tonight


That one last shot's a permanent vacation

And how high can you fly with broken wings?

Life's a journey, not a destination

And I just can't tell just what tomorrow brings


You have to learn to crawl

Before you learn to walk

But I just couldn't listen to all that righteous talk, oh yeah

I was out on the street

Just tryin' to survive

Scratchin' to stay alive


It's amazing

With the blink of an eye you finally see the light

It's amazing

When the moment arrives that you know you'll be alright

It's amazing

And I'm sayin' a prayer for the desperate hearts tonight


Desperate hearts, desperate hearts....


"So from all of us at Aerosmith to all of you out there, wherever you are, remember: the light at the end of the tunnel may be you. Good night."