What It Takes
Written by Steve Tyler, Joe Perry, and Desmond Child,
copyright 1989 by Swag Song Music, Inc.


From the CD "Pump," by Aerosmith, 1989

There goes my old girlfriend
well there's another diamond ring
and all those late-night promises
I guess they don't mean a thing...

So baby what's the story,
did you find another man?
Is it easy to sleep in the bed that we made?
When you don't look back I guess the feelings start to fade away...

I used to feel your fire
but now it's cold inside
and you're back on the street
like you didn't miss a beat, yeah

Tell me what it takes to let you go
tell me how the pain's supposed to go
tell me how it is that you can sleep in the night
without thinking you lost everything that was good
in your life to the toss of the dice
tell me what it takes to let you go

Girl before I met you,
I was F.I.N.E. fine
but your love made me a prisoner
yeah my heart's been doin' time...

Spend me up like money
then you hung me out to dry
it was easy to keep all your lies in disguise
'cause you had me deep with the devil in your eyes

Tell me what it takes to let you go
tell me how the pain's supposed to go
Tell me how it is that you can sleep in the night
without thinking you lost everything that was good
in your life to the toss of the dice...
Tell me what it takes to let you go

Guitar...

Tell me that you're happy that you're on your own
tell me that it's better when you're all alone
tell me that your body doesn't miss my touch
tell me that my lovin' didn't mean that much
tell me you were lyin' when you were cryin' for me

Tell me what it takes to let you go
Tell me how the pain's supposed to go
Tell me how it is that you can sleep in the night
without thinking you lost everything that was good
in your life to the toss of the dice
Tell me who's to blame for thinking twice (no no no no)
'cause I don't wanna burn in paradise

(let it go let it go ... )