Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Tom Hamilton on 'Tell Me'
Aerosmith slow things down with some bittersweet emotion on "Tell Me," which begins with an acoustic guitar and the heartbroken voice of Steven Tyler lamenting a lost love: "I guess I have to accept it / I was never the one . . . Why was it there for me / but not for you?"
There is a bit of the Beatles' "Norwegian Wood" in those opening chords, which give way to a soaring, wistful chorus. "Tell Me" was written by bassist Tom Hamilton, who has contributed the occasional song starting with the swaggering "Uncle Salty," off 1975's Toys in the Attic. This one, though, was the first to include his own lyrics. He was inspired by an online course in lyric writing from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where Aerosmith's Joey Kramer and Brad Whitford both studied. ( by http://www.rollingstone.com)