Steven Tyler Demands Trump Stop Playing Aerosmith Songs at Rallies

Steven Tyler Demands Trump Stop Playing Aerosmith Songs at Rallies

By broadcasting the 1993 hit “Livin’ on the Edge” at a West Virginia arena, the President infringed on the singer’s copyright, says his attorney.

By Shirley Halperin

Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler is demanding President Donald Trump stop using the band’s songs at rallies, like the one held at the Charleston Civic Center in West Virginia on Tuesday (August 21). The band’s 1993 hit “Livin’ on the Edge” was played as Trump devotees entered the venue, which has a capacity of 13,500. Tyler has in turn sent a “cease and desist” letter through his attorney Dina LaPolt to the White House accusing the President of willful infringement in broadcasting the song, which was written by Tyler, Joe Perry and Mark Hudson.

Citing the Lanham Act, which prohibits “any false designation or misleading description or representation of fact … likely to cause confusion … as to the affiliation, connection, or association of such person with another person,” Tyler’s attorney contends that playing an Aerosmith song in a public arena gives the false impression that Tyler is endorsing Trump’s presidency.
Steven Tyler Demands Trump Stop Playing Aerosmith Songs at Rallies

Of all the possible songs Trump Incorporated could have used for a “rally” why was this one chosen?”

Livin’ On The Edge

Aerosmith

Produced by Bruce Fairbairn

Album Get A Grip

[Verse 1]
There’s something wrong with the world today
I don’t know what it is
Something’s wrong with our eyes
We’re seeing things in a different way
And God knows it ain’t his
It sure ain’t no surprise

[Chorus]
Living on the edge
Living on the edge
Living on the edge
Living on the edge

[Verse 2]
There’s something wrong with the world today
The light bulb’s getting dim
There’s meltdown in the sky
If you can judge a wise man
By the color of his skin
Then mister you’re a better man than I

[Chorus]
Living on the edge
You can’t help yourself from falling
Living on the edge
You can’t help yourself at all
Living on the edge
You can’t stop yourself from falling
Living on the edge

[Verse 3]
Tell me what you think about your sit-u-a-tion
Complication – aggravation
Is getting to you
If chicken little tells you that the sky is falling
Even if it wasn’t, would you still come crawling
Back again?
I bet you would my friend
Again and again and again and again and again
Tell me what you think about your sit-u-a-tion
Complication – aggravation
Is getting to you
If Chicken Little tells you that the sky is falling
Even if it was would you still come crawling
Back again?
I bet you would my friend
Again and again and again and again

[Bridge]
Something right with the world today
And everybody knows it’s wrong
But we can tell ’em no or we could let it go
But I’d would rather be a hanging on

[Chorus]
Living on the edge
You can’t help yourself from falling
Living on the edge
You can’t help yourself at all
Living on the edge
You can’t stop yourself from falling
Living on the edge
https://genius.com/Aerosmith-livin-on-the-edge-lyrics

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