Mama Kin

Album: Aerosmith (1973)
  • It ain't easy, livin' like a gypsy
    Tell ya, honey, how I feel
    I've been dreaming
    Floatin' down stream and
    Losin' touch with all that is real
    Whole earth lover, keepin' under cover
    Never knowin' where ya been
    You've been fadin', always out paradin'
    Keepin' touch with Mama Kin

    Well you've always got your tail on the wag
    Shootin' fire from your mouth just like a dragon
    You act like a perpetual drag
    You better check it out
    Or someday soon you'll have to climb back on the wagon

    It ain't easy, livin' like ya want to
    And it's so hard to find peace of mind, yes it is
    The way I see it, you've got to say shit
    But don't forget to drop me a line

    Said you're as bald as an egg at eighteen
    And workin' for you dad is just a drag
    He still stuffs your mouth with your dreams
    You better check it out
    Or someday soon you'll have to climb back on the wagon

    Keepin' touch with Mama Kin
    Tell her where you've gone and been
    Livin' out your fantasy
    Sleeping late and smoking tea

    Keepin' touch with Mama Kin
    Tell her where you've gone and been
    Livin' out your fantasy
    Sleeping late and smoking tea

    It ain't easy, livin' like ya want to
    And it's so hard to find peace of mind, yes it is
    The way I see it, you've got to say shit
    But don't forget to drop me a line

    Said you're as bald as an egg at eighteen
    And workin' for your dad is just a drag
    He still stuffs your mouth with your dreams
    You better check it out
    Or someday soon you'll have to climb back on the wagon

    Keepin' touch with Mama Kin
    Tell her where you've gone and been
    Livin' out your fantasy
    Sleeping late and smoking tea

    Keepin' touch with Mama Kin
    I said, tell her where you've gone and been
    Livin' out your fantasy
    Sleeping late and smoking tea Writer/s: Steven Victor Tallarico
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 23

  • Mama Kin & Karma from Portland, Oregon Mama kin maybe the spirt that drives creativity, pleasure and your desire to excel but behind creativity, pleasure and your ability to excel are the people that work hard, provide the transportation, drive you around and create the possibility for you to excel which without you might not have been able to live the American dream... When you treat those people like s--t, dont pay them and make fun of them in a song that makes them an immortal joke then thats how your bands van, the van owned and provided for you to get famous by Mark ends up in the woods... Everything happens for a reason, maybe the reason your bands van was found and returned to you was for you to make amends with Mark and do right by him... Karma is giving the band a second chance, hopefully they will take it and do the right thing.
  • Maria Newman from Detroit, MiSteven, if you read this, hit me up again when you get back to the "D" . Much love.
  • Peter from Pewaukee, WiI just listened to the GNR version to see what the fuss is. Just terrible. Doesn’t hold a candle to Aerosmith.
  • Mike from Spfld. MoLoyalty sometimes outweights the truth. A lot of remakes are better than the original, such as Jackyl's covers of Nazareth and AC/DC, Triumph doing Rocky Mt Way. Jackyl even covers Aerosmith's "Nobody's Fault" and they blow them away. Don't take away the talent and respect deserved for a job well done just because you swore an undying love for Steven Tyler.
  • Sabrina from Providence, RiIt was actually Ronnie's Tattoo Studio in Providence, Rhode Island on Eddy Street that the band went to. Not Eddy's tattoo parlor.... and Ronnie is still tattooing.
  • Jimmy from Jeffersonville, In, InShinedown - pays homage to "mama kin" in cry for help on their cd "the sound of madness" - just sayin' lol... But aerosmith rocks! And enuff of this inner fighting between Steven & Joe (rest of band) - thank you.
  • Robert from Waltham, MaLove it! I like everything on their first record. This is the raw Aerosmith before they relied on outside help from arrangers, songwriters and even studio musician including guitarist to do stuff for them.
  • Randy C. from Yonkers, NyI love this song. In fact, everything on their debut album is a pleasure to listen to. This was when the band was raw and and actually wrote their own music. Unfortunately, over time, Aerosmith fell victim to the "business" of the music industry and other people started writing for them. And this, in my opinion, is when the spark started to fade.
  • Karen from Manchester, NhG'n'R aren't worthy to hold 'Smith's guitar straps. 'Smith still rocks after all these years, and make me proud to be from New Hampshire!
  • Homer from Springfield, KyThis is by far Aerosmith's greatest song EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you disagree then you obviously haven't heard it.
  • Pete from Kansas City, KsThe line, "Sleeping late and smoking tea" was originally "Sleeping late in someone's pee" a reference to Perry's bedwetting days on the tour bus.
  • Melissa from Lorton, VaI love this song... my friends and I have named it my theme song!!! BTW my mom told me that in the early 80's she saw Guns N Roses (when they first started out) with Aerosmith (the headliner obviously) and I am insanely jealous!
  • Mark from Worcester, Migreat story Myles
  • Myles from Flushing, MiOut of the 8 times I have seen Aerosmith I have only heard and seen them do this once. It was just after G & R had cut it and was not released yet. They did near the end of their set and invite G & R(they opened for Aerosmith) out to do it with them. The kids next to us asked how did we know the words since it had not been released by G & R yet. We all LOL. I told them this was written before they were even conceived. I told them this older then them maybe even older then their parents. They told your B.S.ing us! LOL So one of the girls in our group explain to them that it was written and done by Aerosmith in the '70's.

    Favorite song of all times!! MAMA KIN!
  • Frank from Dover, NhGuns n' roses version is better? c'mon, obviously these people weren't around in the early 70's to hear Aerosmith at its best! Frank..Dover,NH
  • Gordon from Lake Havasu City, AzMama Kin is a great Aerosmith song, one of my personal favorites. Anyone who thinks that Guns'n'Roses' version is better is entitled to their opinion, regardless of how wrong they may be.
  • Donni from Somewhere, WaThe opening guitar riff on Oh Yeah! for this song is orgasmic.
  • Billy from Boston, MaGreat Song. I have not heard the origional Aerosmith version but I Love the Guns N' Roses version from their CD GN'R Lies. There is also hits Like Patience, Used To Love Her, and the acoustic version of You're Crazy on this album.
  • Chris from Zwolle, NetherlandsGuns N' Roses covered this song pretty well, their version is definitely much better.
  • Maya from Cal, United Statescool song though i think guns n roses did it better
  • Jeff from Sothington, Cti like the songs guitar intro and can play it..i think the cover by guns n roses is good..not great good. this is a good song that represents the free spririt and has a nice 50's like sound to it.
  • Martijn from Helmond, NetherlandsI visited Mama Kin's once. They had a band on stage with the worst drummer I've ever seen. I have no idea what they were called, but with a drummer like that they couldn't have gone far.
  • Austin from Charlotte, Ncthis has a great guitar in it. Aerosmith usally opens with this song now a days.
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