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Aerosmith - Livin' on the Edge - Lyrics Meaning

Aerosmith is an ever so legendary rock band from Beantown. Even if you haven't heard the music, you know the name. The band has had its ups and downs, but for years now, it's been on a roll. Powerhouse singer Steven Tyler remains one of the most popular singers, even beyond his genre.

'Livin' on the Edge' is the band's most notable song. Mainly because of the lyrics owing to social issues. Here's a sample of the lyrics to better understand what's going to be explained. "There's somethin' wrong with the world today. The light bulb's gettin' dim. There's meltdown in the sky. If you can judge a wise man, by the color of his skin. Then mister you're a better man than I."

The music video depicts an array of chaos containing violence like rape, vandalism, and grand theft auto. Aerosmith is telling us that therein lies a world of turmoil and hopefully each of us one day can respect one another. The world is worth living in - even by the edge, and if you let go, you give up. It's easy to give a lot of credit to this song and the band, after all there's truth behind what's being said.