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Aimee Mann — Save Me
Album: Magnolia Soundtrack
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Released: 1999
Length: 4:28
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You look like... a perfect fit,
For a girl in need... of a tourniquet.
But can you save me?
Come on and save me...
If you could save me,
From the ranks of the freaks,
Who suspect they could never love anyone.

'Cause I can tell... you know what it's like.
A long farewell... of the hunger strike.
But can you save me?
Come on and save me...
If you could save me,
From the ranks of the freaks,
Who suspect they could never love anyone.

You struck me dumb, Like radium
Like Peter Pan, or Superman,
You have come... to save me.
Come on and save me...
If you could save me,
From the ranks of the freaks,
Who suspect they could never love anyone,
Except the freaks,
Who suspect they could never love anyone,
But the freaks,
Who suspect they could never love anyone.

Come on and save me...
Why don't you save me?
If you could save me,
From the ranks of the freaks,
Who suspect they could never love anyone,
Except the freaks,
Who suspect they could never love anyone,
Except the freaks,
Who could never love anyone.
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'Fit' does not rhyme with 'tourniquet'.
 Proclivities wrote:

I'm not sure why you have a picture of a vintage stylophone (I don't notice any synthesizer on this number), but they were kind of cool gadgets.  They're still available these days.
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Let be those lyrics!!
All class ladies 100/10....
She was named one of the world's top 10 greatest living songwriters by NPRin 2006.

High praise indeed! I saw her at RockyGrass years ago - she filled in for a DNS artist. Been a fan ever since.
All-time favourite - save me from the ranks of the freaks who suspect they could never love anyone....
 number7 wrote:
Love the Mick Ronson like riff in the middle.

 
I'm guessing that they forgot about having a drummer and they went back later and added the drum line from Neil Young's Out on the Weekend.
SAVE ME! Great song, great lyrics. 
 DaidyBoy wrote:

 
I'm not sure why you have a picture of a vintage stylophone (I don't notice any synthesizer on this number), but they were kind of cool gadgets.  They're still available these days.




Great song from one of my favorite movies. Aimee Mann and Paul Thomas Anderson - a soundtrack made in heaven.
Love the Mick Ronson like riff in the middle.
 Sloggydog wrote:

Phillip Phillips is surely a made up name but if it's not can I ask did he have his hair parted into 4 distinct quadrants?

 
Hey Sloggydog, for me it all started in school when the teachers called me Philip instead of Stephen and continues to this day.

The Philip Phillips you refer to probably had the same problem as me - only he had the foresight to change his name to solve the problem :)

p.s. I don't have my hair parted in 4 quadrants - only in 3 triangles.


My favorite movie hands down and her addition just makes it all that much better. Love!
The song's a 10, the movie's a 10. Each stands on its own.  
a girl in a tourniquet loves me.Perfect match?
 JasondotG wrote:

This song (along with another) were written specifically for the movie. PT Anderson has said that Aimee's songs inspired the film. Artists of different mediums collaborate and are inspired by each others work. This song stands perfectly fine on it's own, but in context to the film it makes them both that much more powerful.  

 
Personally, I don't want anyone (Hollywood producer or video expert) creating a visual for me. Either the song stands on it's own or it fails. I'll create my own visuals thank you.
 stunix wrote:
Great tune.   evocational.   the film is also a stand alone hit imho.
 
Perhaps you were trying for "evocative"?
Great tune.   evocational.   the film is also a stand alone hit imho.
 Dosequis wrote:
Nothing cheapens a song like linking it up to a Hollywood movie.

 
This song (along with another) were written specifically for the movie. PT Anderson has said that Aimee's songs inspired the film. Artists of different mediums collaborate and are inspired by each others work. This song stands perfectly fine on it's own, but in context to the film it makes them both that much more powerful.  
This one has grown on me. 6->8
is that an accordion or squeezebox or some such carnival effect
 Dosequis wrote:
Nothing cheapens a song like linking it up to a Hollywood movie.

 
There are many songs and soundtracks which say otherwise - I guess it depends on the circumstances and one's opinion.  At any rate, being paid for having one's music connected to a film would seem immensely better than having to wait tables or hang drywall.
Nothing cheapens a song like linking it up to a Hollywood movie.
Fun Fact: This song was written to/about actor Dave Foley (from Kids in the Hall and News Radio among others)
 
Excellent soundtrack in general- basically an Aimee Mann "album" save the weird Supertramp inclusion- they would have been better off sticking with Aimee for a couple more songs at the end.
 walkerpub wrote:
Is it just me or does the accordion sound like a rip off of The Carpenters "Long Ago and Oh So Far Away" (not sure if that has been mentioned before here...??

 
It does sound similar, but a sequence of notes (i.e.: an arpeggiated minor chord), in an accordion solo, hardly constitutes a "rip-off".
This was her finest,most impressive accomplishment.
I stand humbled.
 cShaggy wrote:
..aimee can do no wrong in my book..& her words and expression help set me free..
 

from?
 Segue wrote:
Had the Ellen Show on today. Some guy named Phillip Phillips, a Dave Mathews (urg) clone (ack) via American Idol (...) having huge success with derivative dreck. Quick!! Turn on the Radio! Save Me, RP!!

 
Phillip Phillips is surely a made up name but if it's not can I ask did he have his hair parted into 4 distinct quadrants?
 walkerpub wrote:
Is it just me or does the accordion sound like a rip off of The Carpenters "Long Ago and Oh So Far Away" (not sure if that has been mentioned before here...??

  I thought I was the only one that heard that {#Clap}


Is it just me or does the accordion sound like a rip off of The Carpenters "Long Ago and Oh So Far Away" (not sure if that has been mentioned before here...??
A beautiful little song and really catchy phrasing.  What's not to like? 
i like her, and her band. Very good voice, very good live!
Boring - not my cup of tea
Had the Ellen Show on today. Some guy named Phillip Phillips, a Dave Mathews (urg) clone (ack) via American Idol (...) having huge success with derivative dreck. Quick!! Turn on the Radio! Save Me, RP!!
 boober wrote:
Weird movie....but I couldn't stop watching.I didn't like the part where all the lead actors were singing along to this song.
 
Think you've got the wrong song mate. Right album though.
Weird movie....but I couldn't stop watching.I didn't like the part where all the lead actors were singing along to this song.
As with any song by Aimee Mann, it is most certainly for the faint-hearted.
I love this song. The live version is great, too.
This song is a bit draggy. I do particularly like the accordion, though.
..aimee can do no wrong in my book..& her words and expression help set me free..
There is a better version arround!!
LAME!
{#No}
I've already commented but lets face it - if you don't relate you are in denial....
Finally saw the movie and thoroughly enjoyed it.  I like the song even better now.
I agree..  The Paradise is going POP on us!!    {#No}  Might have to go back to standard radio heaven forbid!! Can here this over and over and over again there..
That's funny.

 
papajoe_aiea wrote:
Save Me from this song.
 


I think this song resonates with me because of the context of the film. I recommend it. Weird, touching, true.

{#Clap}
Save Me from this song.
Aimee Mann... love her.
 Bobert_ParkCity wrote:
A great song and even better in the context of the film (Magnolia).
 
LOVE the song, love the movie.
A great song and even better in the context of the film (Magnolia).
 On_The_Beach wrote:
https://www.blogcdn.com/www.gadling.com/media/2007/04/frogsrain.jpg (nobody saved them poor flyin' frogs!)
 

Raining animals is a rare meteorological phenomenon in which flightless animals "rain" from the sky.

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 south wrote:
With these new, exclusive, competition level nose plugs...you TOO can sing like Aimee Mann! Buy now while supplies last...

aimee mann nose plugs
 
south needs some of this stuff, he obviously can't hear very well...




Just saw the Portlandia episode featuring her... hilarious. She's got a dry wit delivery.
Just saw Aimee live.  She was great.  This song was an obvious highlight.
This song is absolutely fantastic in the film, it works great.
On its own it's not really that special.

Well, I've gone from ho-hum to decent on this one, so I guess it has grown on me a bit.  Don't think it'll get any higher than that for me though.

I never get tired of hearing Aimee Mann
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would.
in a heartbeat.
Great.
I {#Hearteyes} Aimee.

SAVE ME...FROM SUSPECTING THAT I COULD NEVER LOVE ANYONE. - HAHAHA...JK...I LOVE SO MUCH IN THIS WORLD.  I would however love to love someone that is not afraid of love.  You know...a soulful love - healthy and happy.  Oh Aimee...you are so talented and amazing.
I just adore her voice. Her voice has so many colors in it (I know this sounds, regrettably, like some feedback you might hear on American Idol). {#Rolleyes}
 Sasha2001 wrote:
Is it too soon to call this a classic?
 

{#No} Nope, go right ahead.
Is it too soon to call this a classic?
what a damned fine tune!
me likes lots
 maxjboxer wrote:

NO WAY!  I had no idea that was Aimee Mann.  Makes me like her even more. "the dude abides".

 
Walter:  You want a toe?  I can get you a toe.  There are ways, Dude.  You don't wanna know about it, believe me.


AAAAAAAA!!!! SO SAD!!!!! and beauty...



 Businessgypsy wrote:
Just got my tix for Aimee with the Weepies at the Portland Zoo August 20!
Who's joining me?

 

Thanks for the info !  I have been to many a great concert at the Portland Zoo.. Very nice
venue—kids and all. . . .

Just got my tix for Aimee with the Weepies at the Portland Zoo August 20!
Who's joining me?

Save me!
I really like this.  I particularly like the line "save me from the ranks of the freaks who suspect they could never love anyone".  I can really relate to that.

At my wedding I made a spontaneous toast where I got up and thanked my wife for saving me from lonely future I had grown to expect.   Won me big points with my wife's friends.  This song always reminds me of that speach.


This one makes me turn down the volume every time it comes on the radio. Be it RP or the college station I listen to in my car.
I just can't get use to the sound of her voice and lately RP has been giving me many opportunities.
Maybe if RP played something else by Aimee I might start understanding her appeal, but this particular song is not doing it.  

mute
 amb599 wrote:
The only reason I like Aimee Mann at all is because her (severed) toe contributed to one of my favorite movies of all time.

 
NO WAY!  I had no idea that was Aimee Mann.  Makes me like her even more. "the dude abides".

 gabrielle7nt wrote:
Great song and Magnolia is one of my favorite movies.
 
I gotta see that.  Aimee has always been a favorite. Heard an interview with her on NPR — really nice.  But she lamented she can't really push her voice to do anything special.  It's pretty much always the same. Which is OK by me.


She was hilarious on an episode of Portlandia.
Great song and Magnolia is one of my favorite movies.
Has this song become an RP test pattern or something? I liked this song once upon a time but I swear I hear it every other time I tune in (if that's in fact what one does online). I'm fast approaching the point of no return on this damn tune - stop, please stop! Just for a few months? :-)
 tdelora wrote:
Heard this too many times. Time for it to lay low for a while....
 
Yes. Save ME.
Time to retire this POS.
I. Love. This.
 vandal wrote:
I too, wish to be saved from the repetition. . .

{#Yawn}

 
{#Yes}

The second I hear her, I have to BLOW MY NOSE!   What is up with her sinus'?

 newwavegurly wrote:
I never get sick of this one, no matter how many times I've heard it.
 
And it never fails to strike a chord with me in some way either. 
 
And I still feel the same way almost a year and a half later.
 coccyx wrote:


what...?
 
She's not outright belting it out. Like she's mumbling along with a recording of herself playing in the background.
 redeyespy wrote:
A torrent of raining frogs upon those who dismiss this song!
 
that ain't rain coming out of that frog

 ziakut wrote:
...like she's singing along with herself
 

what...?


A Masterpiece....keep playing.....some of us don't get to listen 24/7
Nice!
 vandal wrote:
I too, wish to be saved from the repetition. . .

{#Yawn}

 
Ack!  Twice in one week is WAY too often for this pathetic drivel. . .


I too, wish to be saved from the repetition. . .

{#Yawn}

Don't tired listening this song Aimee.
Heard this too many times. Time for it to lay low for a while....
The only reason I like Aimee Mann at all is because her (severed) toe contributed to one of my favorite movies of all time.

 ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:
Getting tired of it. Too many repeat listens. Save me.
 
I hear ya. It's like a very dark chocolate. Good, but you don't need too much of it.
Getting tired of it. Too many repeat listens. Save me.
 thaidirect wrote:
I love this song because it's so incredibly beautiful.

I hate this song because it's so incredibly depressing.
 


Totally agree...such is the genius of Ms. Aimee. For further proof, check out "Wise Up."
Freakin' LOVE this song!
I love this song because it's so incredibly beautiful.

I hate this song because it's so incredibly depressing.
Thanks for recognizing talent RP!  Btw, one of my best friends loves Aimee Mann too, but he passed away in January.  His name was Kelly.
 sirdroseph wrote:
One of her best.
 
Agreed

Wise Up.


https://www.blogcdn.com/www.gadling.com/media/2007/04/frogsrain.jpg (nobody saved them poor flyin' frogs!)



Aimee Mann by ~cer3al
©2008-2010 ~cer3al

Aimee Mann
Coliseu Lisboa; Portugal

Oct. 18th 2008

 newwavegurly wrote:
I never get sick of this one, no matter how many times I've heard it.   And it never fails to strike a chord with me in some way either. 
 Agreed. 


Song and Aimee are meaningful...but lacks sorrowful emotion...like she's singing along with herself. Most of her stuff since her debut solo 'Whatever'...is drony and self brooding....sorry Aimee...I like you, but it's the same stuff.
 EssexTex wrote:
I like A. Mann......

 

You like Amanda Huggenkiss?
This song and this artist is rather boring.....{#Sleep}

{#Think}

 
EssexTex wrote:
I like A. Mann......

 


Heh.

Having said what I did below, it looks as though the live version of this played less than 10 hours ago.

It is certainly okay with me but I can see how that might bug some people.


 newwavegurly wrote:
I never get sick of this one, no matter how many times I've heard it.
 
And it never fails to strike a chord with me in some way either. 
 
Ditto.

I think her stuff pretty much sounds the same, yet she draws me in.{#Angel}
gave it a 7 might be an 8 next time
Pretty much the only song I like by Aimee. I find the rest of her stuff pretty bland.
I like A. Mann......