Eat The Rich Lyrics - Aerosmith
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Wake up kid, it's half past your youth
Ain't nothin' really changes but the date
You a grand slammer, but you no Babe Ruth
You gotta learn how to relate
Or you'll be swingin' from the pearly gate
Now you got all the answers, low and behold
You got the right key baby but the wrong key ho, yo
Well I woke up this morning
On the wrong side of the bed
And how I got to thinkin'
About all those things you said
About ordinary people
And how they make you sick
And if callin' names kicks back on you
Then I hope this does the trick
Cause I'm a sick of your complainin'
About how many bills
And I'm sick of all your bitchin'
Bout your poodles and your pills
And I just can't see no humour
About your way of life
And I think I can do more for you
With this here fork and knife
Eat the Rich: there's only one thing they're good for
Eat the Rich: take one bite now - come back for more
Eat the Rich: I gotta get this off my chest
Eat the Rich: take one bite now, spit out the rest
So I called up my head shrinker
And I told him what I'd done
Said you'd best go on a diet
Yeah I hope you have some fun
And a don't go burst a bubble
On the rich folks who get rude
ÔCause you won't get in no trouble
When you eats that kinda food
Now their smokin' up the junk bonds
And then they go get stiff
And they're dancin' in the yacht club
With Muff and Uncle Biff
But there's one good thing that happens
When you toss your pearls to swine
Their attitudes may taste like shit
But go real good with wine
Believe in all the good things
That money just can't buy
Then you won't get no belly ache
From eatin' humble pie
I believe in rags to riches
Your inheritence won't last
So take your Grey Poupon my friend
And shove it up your ass!
Eat the Rich: there's only one thing they're good for
Eat the Rich: take one bite now - come back for more
Eat the Rich: don't stop me now I'm goin' crazy
Eat the Rich: that's my idea of a good time baby
Writer: Perry, Joe / Tyler, Steven / Vallance, Jim
Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group
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Relax & Enjoy the Music | Reviewer: FuelintheFire | 6/15/13
If your offended by the lyrics don't listen to them.
I personally love this song & play it very loud when
it comes on. Who cares if Steven Tyler is rich now.
It's about how certain rich folk act & if Steven Tyler
acts like that now, he would probably laugh as I
sharpen my knife & grip my fork as I peer at him
with my pearly whites.
Many can relate to the song & that is why it is a
success. Don't take lyrics so personal, relax, but
if the shoe fits wear it.
Its a SONG! | Reviewer: rgrguitar | 1/19/12
First things first It is a song,and as with a lot of them people tend to read to much into them. He could have been speaking to a specific Person , getting tired of this persons ranting and complaining and It gave him the Idea for the song.As with a lot of songs , some do not come out "right" unless creative license is used. therefore the specific becomes general.all of us do it and dont even realize it most of the time, we start on a specific and before we know it it has become a generalization. take it for what it is ....a very good song from Aerosmith.
Wow | Reviewer: SJ | 10/25/11
Way to over analyze it people. Rocker chick gets it. And to anonymous, have you ever heard the saying it takes one to know one? I know I've never hung out with rich people wearing designer clothes and eating caviar. But I'm sure if I was handed a record contract and all of the sudden I'm meeting these rich assholes, I might write a song about them. Most writers write about what they know. Gives you a better perspective. Oh, and Aerosmith wasn't born with fame and fortune either.
Before cticizing Smartalek | Reviewer: Des | 10/11/11
Before anyone goes off calling Smartalek anti-american, understand what you are saying.
First off, if you mean anti-american in the core and initial values of the country you are wrong. Thomas Jefferson and Adams despised the Fed which allows for Wallstreet.
If you mean anti-american in the land, well you're wrong again. Every person in america could be moved to brazil and they here and we would still be the same American people.
If you mean he is anti-americans, you are wrong. He is criticizing the propaganda machine which robs peoples freedom and homes.
Please understand that there is no such thing as anti-american or pro-american UNLESS you are ONLY talking about the citizens; not politicians or corporations. Politicians represent us and if they deny us they are not one of us. If they are then they are citizens first. About corporations, they are not people. The CEOs and other business men are util the moment they rob us.
C'mon guys u dnt even no d meaning! | Reviewer: Rocker chick | 8/5/11
This song doesnt mean ALL rich ppl r asswholes dur! It means snotty self centered rich ppl r asswholes god u guys sure got it rong all of Aerosmith's songs r awesome and this 1 has a good meaning ok snotty rich ppl should b eaten!
AEROSMITH FOR FREAKEN EVER!
"Most [of the rich] made their own money" = Not true. | Reviewer: smartalek | 5/28/11
Not even remotely near true right now.
(Though it's important to add in that for some parts of the last century it was a fair bit closer to being true than it is now.)
Sorry to be the messenger, but you've been lied to by the corporate media.
(That would be the same corporate media that, not coincidentally, has also convinced you that "the media" are "liberal" - as if the voting preferences of the stenographers had more control over content than those of the Board of Directors, the CEO, the CFO, the COO, five or six layers of senior and upper-middle management, and of course the Wall St I-Banks and hedge funds that own the stock, or vote it by proxy for the funds' investors.)
You might know that those well-known socialist commies at Forbes® magazine run an article every year called the "Forbes 400" -- a listing of the richest 400 individuals in the country for that year?
(That makes them the top 1/10,000th of 1% of the US population.)
No more than 30% of them "made their own money."
Well over 50% were born into millionaire families, and a bit over 40% were personally already in the Forbes 400 list the instant they were born.
There is now LESS "economic mobility" in the US than there is in over half the EC (Eurozone countries, which are all the other wealthiest countries except Russia, China, Japan, Brazil, and Canada -- that is, all the countries the Republicans tell us are evil, failing socialist economies).
Since the 1970s, over 50% of Americans have not seen their incomes / wealth (in "real" terms, ie, adjusted for inflation) go up significantly. Most have stayed about the same, but many (about the bottom 30%) have actually lost ground.
(And among the ones who stayed about the same, most are able to do so only w/ two working parents instead of one.)
This generation is the first in all of American history that isn't doing better than its parents' generation.
But anyone who points this out is smeared as "playing the politics of envy," and fomenting "class warfare."
Well, there IS class warfare going on -- but we didn't start it, and we are all (except the top 12% or so, but especially the top 3%) losing it.
There are a whole lot of ways this is happening, a whole lot of reasons for it, and a whole lot of different people and institutions to blame, but here's just one thing to think about:
In the 1950s -- which was one of the two eras of the highest rates of economic growth EVER in the history of the world -- the federal tax base was over 30% from corporate taxes, and the top marginal rate for individual taxpayers was 90%.
(That's not a typo -- but it doesn't mean Joe Millionaire paid 90% of his total income in Fed taxes; it meant he paid 90% of everything OVER a certain $ amount each year. Of all his income BELOW that $ amount, he paid lower %age rates, just like everyone else did.)
Today, the corporations cover only about 6% of total Federal revenues, and the top marginal tax rate is 36%.
So who's making up the difference?
You and I and everyone reading this are.
The federal government -- both Congress and Presidents, and both parties (though one is far more responsible than the other) -- have deliberately chosen to take the tax burden off the rich and the corporations (who can afford it), and to place it right onto the middle class (who clearly can't).
They've done this repeatedly, in stages, a bit at a time (and there has been some pushback against it at certain points -- and some of those points I guarantee would surprise you), and each time it was pushed further, we were told it would "grow the economy," and "increase jobs."
And every time, it was a lie. Hasn't done it yet, and never will.
It doesn't work that way.
(Kwik-e version of why: businesses invest and create jobs in response to expected sales revenues, not tax rates. Even if you lower my tax rate to zero, I'm still never creating job one, until/unless I see customers willing and able to buy. With a broke middle-class, and a worse-than-broke working class, I'm not seeing any increased sales revenues, and I am creating no jobs. Got it?)
We are ALL being lied to.
And for those of you under the age of about 30, you've been lied to for your entire lives (including the 9 months pre-birth, if you're inclined to count those).
Sorry to throw a whole @!#$ing dissertation and go all manifesto on you, but without the specific data, all of which you can research and confirm on line (cause the corporate media sure aren't going to be telling you any of this), I'd be just another loudmouth with baseless, evidence-free opinions, talking out his...
NO American is my enemy, and I am not an enemy to any other American; we are all in this together.
But if you don't find out how we are all being lied to, and start doing something about it, you are participating in, and furthering, the death of our middle class, of our opportunities, and of our Country.
!! God save America !!
Hypocrisy at it's finest! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/20/11
Yeah this is a great song if you like slamming rich people...btw, not all rich people were born with it. Most made their own money. But, here's the hypocrisy...this is coming from the super rich Steven Tyler et al... please! This band gets driven around in limos, wears designer clothes and eats caviar! Don't fall for this BS!
Great title and lyrics for the Workin' Stiffs! | Reviewer: Markus | 7/15/10
"I like my rich with fava beans and a nice Chianti - slurpslurpslurpslurp!!!!" LOL!
A great take on what some in the working class feel about "the beautiful people" with their millions in gold, silver and diamond-studded materialism. And yet with all the money in the world, so many of "the rich" wind up in a gutter somewhere because they don't know what to do with all that money. The lyrics mean even more with all the "reality shows" of wealthy, misguided people behaving poorly for our entertainment.
One of the greats from Aerosmith.
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