"Lick and a Promise
" is a song by American hard rock
first appearing on their album Rocks
. Clocking in at 3:05, it is the album's shortest song. It was written by Joe Perry
and Steven Tyler
. About the song's lyrical content, Steven Tyler said "(This song) is just about going out there and winning an audience."
The song is also featured on the band's 1988 B-sides compilation Gems, 1989 VHS Live Texxas Jam '78, and 1991 box-set Pandora's Box.