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Aerosmith - Back in the Saddle



"Back in the saddle" describes a cowboy going to a bar, picking up a girl and spending the night with her. There is lots of sexual innuendo in the lyrics among the Old West images. The prostitute in the song, Sukie Jones, was a creation of Steven Tyler and not a real person. One fan of the song is original Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler, who in 2003 formed a band called Suki Jones, which he later renamed Adler's Appetite.


"Back In The Saddle Again" was a song popularized by Gene Autry, who first recorded it in 1939. Autry was known as "The Singing Cowboy," and his song played up the cowboy persona he portrayed in movies and TV specials. Steven Tyler decided to use the cowboy theme for his lyrics after talking with producer Jack Douglas about using the "back in the saddle" line as a way of declaring that the band was back with a new album and ready to rock hard. Tyler always thought "back in saddle" meant having sex with your girlfriend more than once in a night, so he wrote the lyrics about a cowboy riding into town to satisfy his sexual urges. He wrote the lyrics in the stairwell of the Record Plant recording studio, where he would often write once the track was finished.


Lyrics


I'm back I'm back in the saddle again I'm back I'm back in the saddle again Ridin' into town alone By the light of the moon I'm looking for ole' Sukie Jones She crazy horse saloon Barkeep gimme a drink That's when she caught my eye She turned to give me a wink That'd make a grown man cry I'm back in the saddle again I'm back I'm back in the saddle again I'm back Umm...come easy, go easy Alright 'til the rising sun I'm calling all the shots tonight I'm like a loaded gun Peelin' off my boots and chaps I'm saddle sore Four bits gets you time in the racks I scream for more Fools' gold out of their mines The girls are soaking wet No tongue's drier than mine I'll come when I get back I'm back in the saddle again I'm back I'm back in the saddle again I'm riding, I'm loading up my pistol I'm riding, I really got a fistful I'm riding, I'm shining up my saddle I'm riding, this snake is gonna rattle I'm back in the saddle again I'm back I'm back in the saddle again I'm back Ridin' high Ridin' high Ridin' high already



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