Combination
( Perry )



The street is cold the dawn is grey
My heart says no but my head says stay
My work is finished or so I've been told
You can't part the three of us once we got a hold

I forgot my name
I took the shot on the chin
I'm re-arranging my game
Tell by the shape I'm...

... In line of fire you know what to say
They gave us no choices just one shade of grey
My legs keep moving don't seem to stray
But I know each step we take they're one step away

I found the secret the key to the vault
We walked in darkness kept hitting the walls
I took the time to feel for the door
I found the secret the key to it all

I got the nouveauree
And dragged it home to bed
I traded you for me
I took it all and said

I find my own fun sometimes for free
I got to pay it to come lookin' for me
Walking on Gucci wearin' Yves Saint Laurent
Barely stay on 'cause I'm so God damn gaunt

I found the secret the key to the vault
We walked in darkness kept hitting the walls
I took the time to feel for the door
I found the secret the key to it all




Combination song & album cover


Just found this very cool live version...
Where steven clearly sings... nouveau riche
Steven is hanging all over Joe & reading the lyrics from the stage tele-prompt... So maybe the lyric really is nouveau riche and Joe just bends the sound of it so it rhymes with "me"...
So maybe WE... just found the key to the vault!
It's too cool how Joe kept his concentration with Steven right there in his face... It didn't look like Steven was being a dick or anything... I'm thinking more along the lines of just an awesome Jagger/Richards... Tyler/Perry moment... too neat... tommy





Nouveauree... Well I have no idea??
I can not find the meaning of this word anywhere... in any language! But I've gotten hold of an official looking complete Aerosmith songbook for the first 7 albums up to and including "Ruts"... and even this book is showing nouveauree! So far it's clearified several questions on several songs... so I'm inclined to believe it! I really don't know what Joe was reaching for here! I don't think he transformed it from nouveau riche that was used on the Nine Lives album and means "new rich"... but of course I could be wrong... I read somewhere that he might mean some sort of drug concoction... but who knows! It could also just be Joe using "poetic license" to keep the song flowing... wish I knew for sure! If you listen to it enough times... you can pretty much hear exactly whatever it is that  you want to hear... LoL Just one of those times you have to say FUCK IT... and move on... tommy