This song is about a guy whose girlfriend packs up her stuff and leaves, and just how much he misses her. Steven Tyler and Joe Perry
wrote the song with Desmond Child
, whose knack for coming up with a memorable chorus is often the difference between an album cut and a hit.
The trio had written "Crazy" in the late '80s around the same time they wrote "Angel
." The songs were deemed too similar, so while "Angel" made the 1987 Permanent Vacation
album, "Crazy" didn't appear until two albums later on Get A Grip
. Big ballads were good to Aerosmith, but the group had to ration them in order to retain its status as a hard rock powerhouse.