"What It Takes" is a power ballad by American band Aerosmith. Written by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, and Desmond Child, it was released in as the third. This song is about breaking up with a girlfriend and wanting to know what it takes to get over it. When they started putting it together, is sounded like a. Aerosmith What it Takes [Bowler, Dave; Dray, Bryan] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Aerosmith What it Takes. Aerosmith: What It Takes [Bowler, Dave, Dray, Bryan] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Aerosmith: What It Takes. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of "What It Takes" on Discogs. What It Takes Lyrics: Ooooh, yeah / There goes my old girlfriend / There's another diamond ring / And all those late night promises? / I guess they don't. - REMASTERED IN HD!!Official Music Video for What It Takes performed by to more from Aerosmith. Aerosmith: What It Takes, Version 2: Directed by Keith Garde. With Aerosmith, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer, Joe Perry. Aerosmith performs in the second version. So baby, what's the story? Did you find another man? Is it easy to sleep in the bed that we made? When you don't look back I guess the feelings start to fade. Watch Aerosmith's Video for 'What It Takes'. “It started off sounding really county-western,” guitarist Joe Perry told Guitar World in