My Mixtape: "Dream On," by Aerosmith | KALW

My Mixtape: "Dream On," by Aerosmith

Apr 27, 2019

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Karen Gutfreund is an artist, activist, curator, and consultant living in the Bay Area. Today she shares with us "Dream On," by Aerosmith.

A fun thing about songs that stay with you across the course of your life is that you can see how their meaning shifts for you over time. "Dream On" is a song that just might mean more to you the more wrinkles you get. 

Every time when I look in the mirror
All these lines on my face getting clearer
The past is gone
It went by, like dusk to dawn
Isn't that the way
Everybody's got the dues in life to pay