Aerosmith – Dream On
From their 1973 debut album, “Aerosmith. Written by lead singer Steven Tyler, this song was their first major hit and became a classic rock radio staple.
Regarding the meaning of this song, Tyler explained: “It’s about the hunger to be somebody: Dream until your dreams come true.” He added, “This song sums up the s–t you put up with when you’re in a new band. Most of the critics panned our first album, and said we were ripping off the Stones. That’s a good barometer of my anger at the press, which I still have. ‘Dream On’ came of me playing the piano when I was about 17 or 18, and I didn’t know anything about writing a song. It was just this little sonnet that I started playing one day. I never thought that it would end up being a real song.”