Far less condemning than Aerosmith's other child abuse song, Janie's Got A Gun
, "Uncle Salty" was written by the group's bass player Tom Hamilton and lead singer Steven Tyler. In the Aerosmith biography Walk The Way
, Tyler explains it was "just a fantasy I had of being a madame, the boss of a bordello: work with the girls, hire and fire, keep things running. Salty worked in a home for lost children and had his way with this little girl. That's what it's about. I'm the little girl, the orphaned boy. I put myself in that place. I'm Uncle Salty too."