Aerosmith - Pink - About the song
Steven Tyler wrote this with help from Richie Supa and Glen Ballard; it's a rare Aerosmith song with no Joe Perry writing credit. Supa is a friend of the band was also co-wrote the Aerosmith hit "Amazing"; Ballard also co-wrote the Nine Lives track "Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)." In a interview with Ballard, he explained that the band was sober during this time, so they got their "high" from coffee, drinking lots of espresso.
This won a Grammy for Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal. It was the fourth time Aerosmith won that award; Grammy voters didn't warm to the band until the '90s, when they gave them the trophy for "Janie's Got A Gun."
Regarding this song (and other matters), Steven Tyler was quoted as saying, "The only difference between pink and purple is the grip."
Pink - Lyrics
Pink it's my new obsession Pink it's not even a question, Pink on the lips of your lover, 'cause Pink is the love you discover Pink as the bing on your cherry Pink 'cause you are so very Pink it's the color of passion 'Cause today it just goes with the fashion Pink it was love at first sight Pink when I turn out the light, and Pink gets me high as a kite And I think everything is going to be all right No matter what we do tonight You could be my flamingo 'Coz pink is the new kinda lingo Pink like a deco umbrella It's kink - but you don't ever tell her Pink it was love at first sight, and Pink when I turn out the light Pink gets me high as a kite And I think everything is going to be all right No matter what we do tonight I want to be your lover I wanna wrap you in rubber As pink as the sheets that we lay on Pink it's my favorite crayon, yeah Pink it was love at first sight Pink when I turn out the light Pink it's like red but not quite And I think everything is going to be all right No matter what we do tonight