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Aimee Mann — Humpty Dumpty
Album: Lost In Space
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Released: 2002
Length: 3:56
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Say you were split, you were split in fragments
And none of the pieces would talk to you
Wouldn't you want to be who you had been
Well, baby I want that too

So better take the keys and drive forever
Staying won't put these futures back together
All the perfect drugs and superheroes
Wouldn't be enough to bring me up to zero

Baby, you're great, you've been more than patient
Saying it's not a catastrophe
But I'm not the girl you once put your faith in
Just someone who looks like me

So better take the keys and drive forever
Staying won't put these futures back together
All the perfect drugs and superheroes
Wouldn't be enough to bring me up to zero

So get out while you can
Get out while you can
Baby I'm pouring quicksand
And sinking is all I had planned
So better just go

Oh better take the keys and drive forever
Staying won't put these futures back together
All the perfect drugs and superheroes
Wouldn't be enough to bring me up to zero

All the king's horses and all the king's men
Couldn't put baby together again
All the king's horses and all the king's men
Couldn't put baby together again
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Easily one of the absolute best voices in Music! Aimee makes what she does seem so effortless. What a great use of Heavenly talent!
 ppopp wrote:
Switch the speed from 33.3 to 45 rpm on any Aimee Mann song and you might just have a collection of songs which don't make me wanna chew tin foil instead.

 

Switch the speed from 33.3 to 45 rpm on any Aimee Mann song and you might just have a collection of songs which don't make me wanna chew tin foil instead.
Not so sure I'm 100% with you on the voice thing but, Mann -o- Mann, what an incredible song writer. Either way, really, what's not to love!? {#Notworthy}

prickelpit96 wrote:
What a voice {#Hearteyes}

 


What a voice {#Hearteyes}
A great example of singer/songwriter talent - a 9 on the way to 10.
This is the most cheerful AM song I have ever heard, and yet I still feel like diving head-first into a swarm of angry hornets.
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 segueman wrote:
I love the Badfinger ending.

 

Love the Crosby Stills Nash & Young 'Almost Cut My Hair' beginning!!
 - (the 1st 3 beats - thats all)

Like the song on its own too btw.
cheers


 very nice album throughout this one.. {#Music}
Having been listening to this CD a lot lately, possibly too much, I must note how well crafted her sounds are. This is a fine example. There are multiple layers of meaning and thought embedded in her best songs. It was not till I found RP that this realization emerged.
Cheerful little ditty on this Saturday morning.  Quite a good song, actually.
I love the Badfinger ending.
Bill,   You need to check out "The Both" - Aimee Mann and Ted Leo new Band/CD.   Some good stuff on there!!
That voice..............breaking me out of the zone again......turning my head......turn up the volume..........
Love Aimee...
 lemmoth wrote:

Some Harrisonian guitar at the beginning.

Love Aimee



 

I was thinking the exact same thing
Nice guitar Riff, makes it a 7 for me
Love it. Great tunesmith.
Nothing like being caught in the zeitgeist: last week I decided, after too many years, to look into this CD and found it used for a song. That evening I decided to give Portlandia another chance, having been underimpressed by the pilot. Of course, the next episode was entitled Aimee Mann. Some things are meant to be. Not all her songs are great but she manages some very good work.

Some Harrisonian guitar at the beginning.

Love Aimee


I was going to buy this, but I see I already own it!
This continues to be one of the greatest songs of all time. A big, fat 10.
Very nice!
Aimee Mann is great. Wasn't really aware of her before I started listening to RP a few years ago (I know, where had I been?).
 84MacGuy wrote:

Four years since her last CD.  That is way, way too long.  Aimee, we miss you.

 
Good news, late last year 2011 she announced the end of the recording of her new album. Now it's up to editing and marketing! 
I have a soft spot for tall blond female bass players who can mesmerize with song. Dig it!

Four years since her last CD.  That is way, way too long.  Aimee, we miss you.


She's hot and sounds good.  Definitely a bonus.
Great segue - very Harrisonian guitar.
 Stingray wrote:
Aimee...?

Can you ask me to f**k you - please?
 
Aimee Mann in Portlandia

"Uh, sure STINGRAY, but that's going to put me into overtime. Are you sure you want to pay time and 1/2?"

PORTLANDIA!

hen bu hao
 SmackDaddy wrote:
She makes me want to put a gun to my head to make it stop! {#Frustrated}
 

hey, free country sport...
right to bear arms and everything {#Angel}
 rikdds wrote:
Beautiful voice. Brings to mind Carly Simon and Karen Carpenter. Bachelor No.2 album is my fave.
Liked her since 'til tuesday (wacky 80s hair do and all).
 
Agree Bachelor No. 2 is the best, but she's just overall fantastic.
Beautiful voice. Brings to mind Carly Simon and Karen Carpenter. Bachelor No.2 album is my fave.
Liked her since 'til tuesday (wacky 80s hair do and all).
One of Aimee's best songs from one her best CDs. Very nice.


On the 4th of July I usually want to party so we're checking out and going iTunes. Catch ya later.

Such a finely crafted song. Thanks, RP — you're playing excellent music this Monday morning!


Nice!
The production on this is so beautiful, such a seamless work of art.

Stingray,

you're a moron.


Don't care for it. . . 


 scrubbrush wrote:


Thanks for your comments stingray! you're a real classy dude. i bet the girls are just lining up to meet you.
 

...you bet!


 Stingray wrote:
Aimee...?

Can you ask me to f**k you - please?
 

Thanks for your comments stingray! you're a real classy dude. i bet the girls are just lining up to meet you.
 Netto wrote:
10. Goodlike. Аll album goodlike, especially «lost in space». Love Aimee Mann!
 

Netto-man...you are really from Khimki?

Serious...?

That's right where the German troops got fucked!
Right there!

In the Khimki snow!

Still - BEST WISHES TO YOU in MOSCOW!

Aimee...?

Can you ask me to f**k you - please?
This album is my very favorite of Aimee's by far.  A close second is the St. Ann's Warehouse live set.

Extremely listenable, front to back.  It craves to be sung along with.
9.

 Cynaera wrote:

Totally agree, except that I love her in a different way than you probably do... {#Roflol}
 
Cynaera...it's ok and doesn't matter what way...as long as you love right? I'm a fan too...
I really like this song, and Aimee is so smooth.  She is so fluid and one of the best song writers  around.  
 grungepuppy wrote:
Whether it's with 'Til Tuesday, singing backup with Rush on "Time Stand Still" or her solo work, I can't help but love Aimee.{#Heartkiss}
 
Totally agree, except that I love her in a different way than you probably do... {#Roflol}
10. Goodlike. Аll album goodlike, especially «lost in space». Love Aimee Mann!


Whether it's with 'Til Tuesday, singing backup with Rush on "Time Stand Still" or her solo work, I can't help but love Aimee.{#Heartkiss}
aimee mann
                                             {#Pray}{#Good-vibes}{#Clap}{#Music}{#Notworthy}
 On_The_Beach wrote:

So plug your earzo.
 
thanks for the smile {#Daisy}
 rp1125 wrote:
the guitar is so harrison
 
Indeed.  And the strings are pretty darn Martin.  Add 'em up, and it's a great song — 8->9 today.

Prolly one of my favs from miss Mann.{#Meditate}
Recently saw her in a small club where she played the songs handed to her by the audience on stray pieces of paper.  It was really fun. And her three "man" band played marvelously.
 gjeeg wrote:
She makes me so crazy, Aimee does, she's so perfect.
Dropped everything I was doing when I first heard Coming Up Close, and have listened to everything since. 
 
that is a truly amazing song. After all these years, it's still one of her best.
the guitar is so harrison

I'm sure she's written a song about you, dude, and your wacky sentiments.

 
SmackDaddy wrote:
She makes me want to put a gun to my head to make it stop! {#Frustrated}
 


She makes me so crazy, Aimee does, she's so perfect.
Dropped everything I was doing when I first heard Coming Up Close, and have listened to everything since. 
She makes me want to put a gun to my head to make it stop! {#Frustrated}
I love everything Aimee sings...  she has a very distinctive style...


OMFG this is sooo friggin' good...
Bill, thanks for loving Aimee !
Fluid, melodic meaningful songcraft.

 capandjudy wrote:
Although I own the CD and listen to it from time to time, I can't decide if it is art or clinical depression.
 
They don't have to be mutually exclusive definitions.


Great CD from Aimee...love the guitar tone at the end.  {#Bananajam}
 choosybeggar wrote:
Aimee doesn't do it for me as much as others. My wife is a big fan, however.
 
Listen to your wife.

And you might worry a bit why.

Aimee doesn't do it for me as much as others. My wife is a big fan, however.
 californiatwin wrote:
like it!
 
Still like it five years on ....

like it!
If my surname was Dumpty I would NOT name my kid Humpty. - Stolen from Ricky Gervais
Aimee Mann, gotta lover her...so complex, so amazing. Then you have those George Harrison riffs...
OK, if there can also be a law against pointing out playlist repetitions and chord progression similarities between songs and other such wastes of bandwidth. radioparadisehead wrote:
There should be a law against snideness.
Aimee Mann's singing and song writing are a great combination of music, lyrics, vocals and artistic commentary on life. She's a TRUE artist. :music:
My very first Album was Til Tuesday. My mom bought it for my 6th birthday. (My mom was cool) I would swing in my backyard singing at the top of my lungs with Aimee blasting on my Boombox:) :clap: I have been addicted ever since. She is my intro to music. (a little Cyndi Lauper too)
Thank you for a great lineup this morning, Bill! Aimee Mann is coming to town in a few weeks and she sold out before I heard about it...she's great live! The perfect mix of talent, witty comments between songs, and potty mouth. Sigh.
siandbeth wrote:
What was that song about Zero the Hero? "My hero, Zero, such a funny little hero, But till you came along, We counted on our fingers and toes. Now you're here to stay And nobody really knows How wonderful you are. Why we could never reach a star, Without you, Zero, my hero, How wonderful you are." Schoolhouse Rock, of course. You don't want to make a law against schoolhouse rock, man.
Thanks for reminding me of that little gem from my childhood.
themotion wrote:
there should be a law against rhyming hero and zero. hurts my ears.
What was that song about Zero the Hero? "My hero, Zero, such a funny little hero, But till you came along, We counted on our fingers and toes. Now you're here to stay And nobody really knows How wonderful you are. Why we could never reach a star, Without you, Zero, my hero, How wonderful you are." Schoolhouse Rock, of course. You don't want to make a law against schoolhouse rock, man.
Aimee my love, is bigamy permitted where you live? We could move to Utah and …oh, never mind.
On_The_Beach wrote:
So plug your earzo.
There should be a law against snideness.
This is one song of hers that I can stomach. :rolleyes:
Aimee, I love you.
themotion wrote:
there should be a law against rhyming hero and zero. hurts my ears.
So plug your earzo.
there should be a law against rhyming hero and zero. hurts my ears.
Me too. Marry me, Aimee. Drive me nuts. Love and destroy me and write fantastic songs about what a dreadful loser I am. What a gifted craftswoman of melody and riff and lick. I do adore her.
I love Aimee Mann. No seriously. I. Love. Her. Back in the day, she'd occasionally hang out at the Tam O' Shanter, a long since closed bar in Brookline, Mass. Once, I saw her....oh about 1993, pointed at her in a drunken stupor and yelled, "Hush hush, voices carry." It didn't go over very well. But it's so exciting to see how far she has progressed musically.
leathepea wrote:
I hear lots of Beatles influence, but it could just be me.
It's not just you. It pretty much jumped right out at me. Must be a NC thing.
wtf? i like this song and i say 8.
I want her to have my babies. Tiny little blond babies that chirp and giggle. Oops, too late, I'm already married :lol: :lol: :lol:
Although I own the CD and listen to it from time to time, I can't decide if it is art or clinical depression.
Great song, I love her phrasing.
xkolibuul wrote:
Who cares? With this kind of groove they can all sound the same. Yum.
I hear lots of Beatles influence, but it could just be me.
Please stop singing through your nose, Aimee. Thanks.
kevin36 wrote:
One of her best. Really great.
Yea! :yes:
One of her best. Really great.
Patty's a better singer, but Aimee has more interesting songs, IMHO
Very nice. I thought this was Patty Griffin at first.
moonbat wrote:
Wonderful lyrics. She's a great songwriter.
:yes: Nay doot aboot it!
elastic phrasing wrapping around the melody . . .
Wonderful lyrics. She's a great songwriter.
Cool song. Inspired me to go seek out the lyrics. Say you were split, you were split in fragments and none of the pieces would talk to you Wouldn't you want to be who you had been well, baby I want that, too So better take the keys and drive forever Staying won't put these futures back together All the perfect drugs and superheroes wouldn't be enough to bring me up to zero Baby you're great, you've been more than patient saying it's not a catastrophe but I'm not the girl you once put your faith in just someone who looks like me So better take the keys and drive forever Staying won't put these futures back together All the perfect drugs and superheroes wouldn't be enough to bring me up to zero So get out while you can Get out while you can Baby, I'm pouring quicksand And sinking is all I had planned So better just go Oh, better take the keys and drive forever Staying won't put these futures back together All the perfect drugs and superheroes wouldn't be enough to bring me up to zero All the king's horses and all the king's men couldn't put baby together again All the king's horses and all the king's men couldn't put baby together again
xkolibuul wrote:
Who cares? With this kind of groove they can all sound the same. Yum.
agree...love this song. so what if she stays with this style? this is pure pop brilliance.
PLEASE !!!! stop the Aimee Mann
mkd wrote:
enough! sick of similar songs from aimee.
Who cares? With this kind of groove they can all sound the same. Yum.
Interesting . . . I like this one by her, but not the others I have heard so far. Will reserve judgment.
enough! sick of similar songs from aimee.
I don't like this voice :tapedshut.gif:
Great song and album.
I don't know, Ms. Mann just doesn't do much for me. I know a lot of people really like her, but I just don't get it.
Rakski wrote:
Last yrs., 2004 Starbucks Xmas collection was such a hit @ my home :cheers: , I got the 2005 Starbucks set as well, which to me wasn't as strong... But, my 4 yr. old kept requesting the song by the beautiful lady (referring to her voice, but I'd say the whole package, of course), where - Aimee Mann does a beautiful Xmas song, "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" - and it gets requested & played over & over in my van well past Xmas... So, I tried to broaden my daughter's exposure to Aimee Mann's music - I got out my copy of - 'til Tuesday, Coming up Close a Retrospective - Terrific CD w/ videos on it. And I managed to pull it out & play it in the van - and yep, my 4 yr. old now's stuck on "Love in a Vacuum" - over & over with her 2 yr. old sister joining in, too - neither pronouncing Vacuum quite right on... Perhaps this newer album's a must for my sanity - 'course, I did it to my college roommate by playin' Bad Company over & over, 'til I knew ever lick, tone & word... What Comes Around! :frustrated: Kudos to Aimee Mann for gettin' another generation of fans! :heartkiss:
I would suggest adding Bachelor Number 5 to the van rotation.
Last yrs., 2004 Starbucks Xmas collection was such a hit @ my home :cheers: , I got the 2005 Starbucks set as well, which to me wasn't as strong... But, my 4 yr. old kept requesting the song by the beautiful lady (referring to her voice, but I'd say the whole package, of course), where - Aimee Mann does a beautiful Xmas song, "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" - and it gets requested & played over & over in my van well past Xmas... So, I tried to broaden my daughter's exposure to Aimee Mann's music - I got out my copy of - 'til Tuesday, Coming up Close a Retrospective - Terrific CD w/ videos on it. And I managed to pull it out & play it in the van - and yep, my 4 yr. old now's stuck on "Love in a Vacuum" - over & over with her 2 yr. old sister joining in, too - neither pronouncing Vacuum quite right on... Perhaps this newer album's a must for my sanity - 'course, I did it to my college roommate by playin' Bad Company over & over, 'til I knew ever lick, tone & word... What Comes Around! :frustrated: Kudos to Aimee Mann for gettin' another generation of fans! :heartkiss:
Last 4 tunes: Voodoo CHILD, Hendrix (who was THE MAN!) No WOMAN Aimee MANN...hmmmm. Always thinking, that Bill.
Bachelor No. 2 is far better. I wish she would expand her horizons; many of her songs are maddeningly similar.
Roverfish wrote:
There is nothing wrong with Rush (any band that can succeed for 30+ years is NOT uncool). Aimee was born in Richmond, VA on 8 Sept 1960. Another solid song from one of the most soulful female voices in music today.
Couldn't agree more. Both Rush and Aimee have their well-deserved places in music. I like them both (yes, that IS possible. I like J.S.Bach too, and even some heavier stuff...), and there is absolutely nothing wrong with their colaboration! Aimee rocks! Rush rocks! Heeb.
stubbsz wrote:
She sings on a Rush song: Time Stand Still ! IS she canadian or did they pay her a lot to appear with such an uncool band. :whistle:
There is nothing wrong with Rush (any band that can succeed for 30+ years is NOT uncool). Aimee was born in Richmond, VA on 8 Sept 1960. Another solid song from one of the most soulful female voices in music today.
So is it me, or is this chick criminally underrated/underappreciated? I should have known. Dot dot dot
She sings on a Rush song: Time Stand Still ! IS she canadian or did they pay her a lot to appear with such an uncool band. :whistle:
My first exposure to Aimee. Smooth, lovely...THANKS RP!
What a great song... I remember already liking her on "Voices carry" (Till Tuesday), but that was nothing compared to this gem! The whole album is absolute superb. All songs from this album should have a place here on RP! This whole album has become one of my all time favorites. The fact that she not only sung everything (what a voice!) but also wrote most AND played much of it makes her a creative genius. A definite 10 for ALL songs.