Aerosmith - Love In An Elevator - Meaning of the song
Steven Tyler wrote this song with Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry. Musically, it was a fusion of different ideas they came up with at a jam session - Buddy Miles was an influence. Tyler came up with the lyrics, but was concerned that the title was too juvenile. Perry pointed out that they already had a song called "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)" which worked out very well for them, so they went with "Love In An Elevator."
It is a song about love, elevators, and the combination thereof. Lyrically, Aerosmith has some songs with a deeper meaning, but many of their songs have fun lyrics set to tracks that show off their musicianship. They also have plenty of experiences to draw from that make great fodder for stories and songs. As Steven Tyler tells it, this one was inspired by one of his pre-sobriety days when he found himself in a hotel hot tub with a bevy of women. When they moved the party to his room, they piled into the hotel elevator wearing nothing but towels and bathrobes. One of the ladies decided to have some fun and push all the buttons in the elevator, which brought it down to the lobby. When one of the girls opened her robe to show Tyler her goods, the elevator doors opened, giving the crowded lobby a look.
Love In An Elevator - Lyrics
Workin' like a dog for the boss man Workin' for the company I'm bettin' on the dice I'm tossin' I'm gonna have a fantasy But where am I gonna look? They tell me that love is blind I really need a girl like an open book to read between the lines Love in an elevator Livin' it up when I'm goin' down Love in an elevator Lovin' it up 'til I hit the ground Jacki's in the elevator Lingerie second floor She said 'can I see you later And love you just a little more?' I kinda hope we get stuck nobody gets out alive She said I'll show ya how to fax in the mailroom honey and have you home by five Love in an elevator Livin' it up when I'm goin' down Love in an elevator Lovin' it up 'til I hit the ground In the air, in the air, honey one more time not, it ain't fair Love in an elevator Lovin' it up when I'm goin' down Love in an elevator goin' down Love in an elevator Lovin' it up when I'm goin' down Love in an elevator Lovin' it up when I hit the ground Gonna be a penthouse pauper Gonna be a millionaire I'm gonna be a real fast talker and have me a love affair Gotta get my timin' right It's a test that I gotta pass I'll chase you all the way to the stairway honey Kiss your sassafras Love in an elevator Lovin' it up when I'm goin' down Love in an elevator Livin' it up 'til I hit the ground Do you care? Do you care? Honey one more time now it ain't fair Love in an elevator Livin' it up when I'm goin' down