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Aimee Mann — High On Sunday 51
Album: Lost In Space
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Released: 2002
Length: 3:10
Plays (last 30 days): 1
The monkey knows how you'll react
Creating want by holding back
Like some reverse pyromaniac
Let me try, baby, try

I propped my window up and then
I turned my back to lure you in
To rifle through what I might have been
Let me try, baby, try

Baby please, let me begin
Let me be your heroin
Hate the sinner but love the sin
Let me be your heroin

We have crossed the Rubicon
Our ship awash, our rudder gone
The rats have fled but I'm hanging on
Let me try, baby, try

Baby please, let me begin
Let me be your heroin
Hate the sinner but love the sin
Let me be your heroin
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Can't help saying this. Comment board like digging for gold. There's gold. And there's gravel.
 Stefen wrote:
The lyrics say heroin, but it also works as heroine.  
 
You know play on words. Maybe they're both right.
The lyrics say heroin, but it also works as heroine.  
 helgigermany wrote:
A very nice voice she has!

 
...not.
kept this album in rotation on my ipod for several yrs..{#Music}
This album got me through some rough times.
OK. I'll go. Bill, can we delete that Beyonce' post? Has no place here...
 
Perhaps the best song of this great somber album.
When Aimee was near her peak. What a one-of-a-kind Woman Song Writer!
Love her so!
Aimee baby, love ya. Same album 'No Subtle Men' is on, I think?
Aimee is so good.
So mellow, so sad.

"Let me be your heroine." (heroin?)

xx. here's a 10 chica.

 mybaldbird wrote:

Please god, only bless america, no one else. Right? Because that's what the implication is. Certainly something Jesus would say.

 

no that's called supplication...
not that you wouldn't find something else to rant and bash America about anyway...

{#Hearteyes}
Lovely.......hmmm
Zing! 

 
mybaldbird wrote:

Please god, only bless america, no one else. Right? Because that's what the implication is. Certainly something Jesus would say.
 


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 tomka wrote:


But god, please give them another president.
 

a god has nothing to do with it.

 KitKat wrote:
For some reason, I like that cover.  It's primitivist (the bold lines), it speaks to "Starry Night," it's creepy (the power lines), it's sad (the power lines against the green hills and the starry sky), and it evokes wide open places — makes me feel like I'm travelling along a Western road in spring. 
 
I really, really like this comment.  {#Clap}
Genius. The singer/songwriter is alive and well in this family.
8 years later, time has worn my love for some of the stuff on this album, but this seems to have gotten better...
Drums are unusual in this... I have a feeling they've either been sampled or are samples from elsewhere, but fit in really nicely with the rest of the track.

Love the album cover too, simple yet thought provoking for some reason I can't pin down!
A very nice voice she has!
 mybaldbird wrote:

Please god, only bless america, no one else. Right? Because that's what the implication is. Certainly something Jesus would say.

 
Some of us actually know better than that, and the number is growing.  And for that, I thank God.

I've had relationships like that.  Beautiful, Thank you Aimee and RP
Very, very fine........class all over the park.
 coolpeople_rule wrote:
God Bless...America!!
 
Please god, only bless america, no one else. Right? Because that's what the implication is. Certainly something Jesus would say.

reverse me?

Sublime!
The 'reverse pyromaniac' phrase is pretty clear in context:
    A monkey knows how you'll react
    Creating want by holding back
    Some reverse pyromaniac
    Let me try, baby, try
She's sitting there, not giving in, and by not doing anything stokes the fire inside the other person. She's causing him to burn more for her by holding back and doing nothing.

A reverse pyromaniac is some idiot who started something s/he thought would turn out one way, but completely went in the opposite direction than s/he had anticipated.  So in order to cover her/his ass, s/he tries to put things in reverse.  For example, let's say you thought someone would end up burning down the house, but instead s/he wanted to fix the house.  Well, then you would pull a reverse pyromania stunt.  CYA.  Get it?

Micki Archuleta
Rotting in the metaphoric LA County Jail
For some reason, I like that cover.  It's primitivist (the bold lines), it speaks to "Starry Night," it's creepy (the power lines), it's sad (the power lines against the green hills and the starry sky), and it evokes wide open places — makes me feel like I'm travelling along a Western road in spring. 
 coolpeople_rule wrote:
God Bless...America!!
 

But god, please give them another president.


God Bless...America!!
Another tasty tune from Aimee. :music:
never really listened to Amy's songs before RP... and I love them all! thanks again for givin' me another great discovery Bill!
Weh-hel, if you insist........... Beautiful song! Gorgeous accompanyists!
You ARE my Monkey, baby!!!!!!!
Great song, although I'm not in the mood for it currently ;)
dorkmeister wrote:
I obviously don't know this physicsgenius character, but I suspect I've seen more expansive intellect floating in my toilet.
Nice quip, but the visual imagery is more disturbing than physicgenius's post. And if physicgenius is SOOO busy at work, why post in the first place? Go figure.
physicsgenius wrote:
Look, I'm busy at work right now. Could someone else make the obligatory "open your mouth when you sing" comment here? TIA!
I obviously don't know this physicsgenius character, but I suspect I've seen more expansive intellect floating in my toilet.
I love Aimee Mann's music, particularly because it touches the deeper feelings of melancholy. Therefore, it's not everyday music for me, but still really like it. And I think this song is definitely about drugs. Not only the heroin reference, but it's called "High on Sunday 51". Duh.
High on Sunday High on RP High Hi V Tallin!
Look, I'm busy at work right now. Could someone else make the obligatory "open your mouth when you sing" comment here? TIA!
Nebules wrote:
Aimee Mann has been masterful in schlepping-off her catatonic death marches. She should really try experimenting with crack.
Good idea! :clap:
Another wonderful song. It's been a steady run of great songs- Iron and Wine to Arcade Fire to Supergrass to Aimee Mann- genius!
Good shite sister!
Those first two verses are an astounding summation of the bevhavior of many men and women in relationships. Hell, a girl and I are playing that exact game right now and I hate it.
I like the wordplay - "let me be your heroin" could also be "let me be your heroine" becuz she wants to save the person...?
Great singing, great instrumnets, awesome singing, and extremly good lyrics!
Less thinking, more feeling ... Aimee's got a knack for moody and I gotta say, I :whistle: likey my music moody
Aimee Mann has been masterful in schlepping-off her catatonic death marches. She should really try experimenting with crack.
gandalfbmg wrote:
OK, so any ideas what "sunday 51" is? One thing that occurred to me is that the 51st sunday of the year will always be around Christmas... Am I overthinking it? :propeller:
Not sure... Aimee Mann wrote:
The monkey knows how you'll react Creating want by holding back Like some reverse pyromaniac Let me try, baby, try I propped my window up and then I turned my back to lure you in To rifle through what I might have been Let me try, baby, try Baby, please -- let me begin Let me be your heroin Hate the sinner but love the sin Let me be your heroin We have crossed the rubicon Our ship awash, our rudder gone The rats have fled but I'm hanging on Let me try, baby, try Baby, please -- let me begin Let me be your heroin Hate the sinner but love the sin Let me be your heroin
This seems to be about an addiction - probably a relationship. I don't think the title is a reference to Christmas or the holidays. The reverse pyromania seems to be about stopping a (metaphorical) fire or preventing one to watch the pyro attempt to start one again. A relationship thing? A drug thing also? Hell if I know ...I have to get back to work. :biggrin:
spieler wrote:
Discovered her via "Magnolia". And somehow, all her tunes now evoke images from the movie with me. (not necessarly a bad thing: I did like the movie)
P.T. Anderson, the writer-director of Magnolia, penned it as an Homage to Aimee Mann's music. More information
OK, so any ideas what "sunday 51" is? One thing that occurred to me is that the 51st sunday of the year will always be around Christmas... Am I overthinking it? :propeller.gif:
catsoup wrote:
I just want to know what a 'reverse pyromaniac' is? Is that the person that throws water on cigarette smokers?
Very droll :lol: Great CD, by the way
Love Aimee and this song partly because of the play on the words heroin and heroine. BTW I thought the frogs part of Magnolia was one of the best things I've seen in a film....
GREAT playlist -- Aimee, Keane, Arcade Fire, Iron and Wine, Death Cab. I'm very much digging RP today.
spieler wrote:
Discovered her via "Magnolia". And somehow, all her tunes now evoke images from the movie with me. (not necessarly a bad thing: I did like the movie)
I like the movie too. Some things did not work (i.e. the frogs) but otherwise it was ok. I thought the first, maybe 30 minutes or so were fantastic. This is a good CD (actually had it in the car on a business road trip yesterday). Not as good as Bachelor Number 2, but still good nonetheless.
Discovered her via "Magnolia". And somehow, all her tunes now evoke images from the movie with me. (not necessarly a bad thing: I did like the movie)
Rabbit wrote:
Nice Song :clap:
:nodhead:
Love her voice ever since the first Til Tuesday album came out way back when......
veegez wrote:
It's dreary in a beautiful kind of way, to me. If you haven't noticed, many of the tunes off of her last couple of albums are a bit on the downer side. But, she is still a real champ a writing songs in my book, and I wouldn't want to do without her music.
It happens to be super-dreary where I am. Has been all morning and all day. Raiiiiiiiiiin oonnnnnnnn meeeeeee..... I know, I know, it's reign...
that's the beauty of it...if you're depressed...let her be your heroin :umbrella.gif: the cause is the cure
BRYNBRYN wrote:
aimee mann has alot of good music out there, why did you pick this dreary song? :??:
It's dreary in a beautiful kind of way, to me. If you haven't noticed, many of the tunes off of her last couple of albums are a bit on the downer side. But, she is still a real champ a writing songs in my book, and I wouldn't want to do without her music.
I love this song, I even bought the album. Aimee Mann is definately depressing stuff, but thats what great about her. Alot of the songs on this albumm make me feel better because she\'s so depressed, its soulful. I think this song is really clever because she says, \"Let me be your heroin\" but it could easily heard as \"Let me be your heroine\".
aimee mann has alot of good music out there, why did you pick this dreary song? :??:
Nice Song :clap:
I just want to know what a \'reverse pyromaniac\' is? Is that the person that throws water on cigarette smokers?
Too much of this dreary one.
Originally Posted by justlistening: I find that with many female singers: Sue Vega, Natalie Merchant to name a couple. Love their voices and their music but after listening for awhile I have to go and take Prozac!
I agree. Your playing a little too much Aimee Mann for me.
Originally Posted by justlistening: I find that with many female singers: Sue Vega, Natalie Merchant to name a couple. Love their voices and their music but after listening for awhile I have to go and take Prozac!
:lol:
I find that with many female singers: Sue Vega, Natalie Merchant to name a couple. Love their voices and their music but after listening for awhile I have to go and take Prozac!
I really like this song. As well as the rest of the album. But, the album feels kind of depressed to me.