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Aimee Mann — Save Me
Album: Live at St. Ann's Warehouse
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Released: 2004
Length: 4:31
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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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 lowelltr wrote:

Not to mention "The Big Lebowski"  :)


 

And Buffy.

("I hate playing vampire towns.")
8 lucinda williamsish (thats a good thing)
She's a true gem.  Thanks for playing one of her best.
a LITTLE too whiney for me...PSD time
 elitry wrote:
i anyone who has her talent + willingness to cameo on portlandia = pure brilliance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7aTfyEfgA8

 
Not to mention "The Big Lebowski"  :)


this is just great - fine run of music Bill, thank you
Many suicides could be prevented by not airing her songs. Ironic song title.
Good song. Great movie from which it hails. Yep.
 DaidyBoy wrote:
Yes, after that album, I really can't take anything else from Amy Mann — it all sounds the same — and nasally! — and doesn't have the dramatic force that the film music carried.

Lots of blowing going on, here.  Not too keen on the Casio / Stylophone effects.  Hang on, Goldfrapp is on, must go.

 


 Ghiaap wrote:
If she only blows her nose....

 
Thin_Air wrote:
 I'm off to blow mine while this is on.
 

Lots of blowing going on, here.  Not too keen on the Casio / Stylophone effects.  Hang on, Goldfrapp is on, must go.
Great album, great film
 misterbearbaby wrote:
Did she say "the Turnip King" in this song? It reminds me more of a rutabaga, or perhaps a kohlrabi... Lets ask The Queen of the Mondegreen!

Jeezis! Is this crappy song still playing? =1

 
{#Wink}
{#Fire}
 GTT wrote:
Sounds better each time I hear it.

 
Agree. 7 to 8 with this listen
Sounds better each time I hear it.
Did she say "the Turnip King" in this song? It reminds me more of a rutabaga, or perhaps a kohlrabi... Lets ask The Queen of the Mondegreen!

Jeezis! Is this crappy song still playing? =1
 oldfart48 wrote:

probably because she's good.......

 
Absolutely good
 annoffalese wrote:
Oh Bill! Why do you play soooooo much Aimee Mann?

 
probably because she's good.......
 Thin_Air wrote:
 I'm off to blow mine while this is on.
 
There's no need for that kind of talk.
Something about her voice is so annoying...kind of nasal, as others have said, but it's not just that. It seems so flat and emotionless. I really liked "Voices Carry" way back in the day, but can't think of one other instance where I've enjoyed her singing.
 I'm off to blow mine while this is on.

Ghiaap wrote:
If she only blows her nose....

 


i <3 aimee mann
anyone who has her talent + willingness to cameo on portlandia = pure brilliance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7aTfyEfgA8
If she only blows her nose....
 MassivRuss wrote:
Everyone in my cubicle loves Aimee! {#Roflol}
 

They probably have to if you are playing at that loud :-D
 Forest267 wrote:
She was great on Portlandia...
 
It's all I can think of when I hear this song. "Aimee...............Save me!" Cracks me up.


this song completes me{#Good-vibes}
Everyone in my cubicle loves Aimee! {#Roflol}
Aimee Mann really can't do much wrong in my book. I still remember her starting out with Til Tuesday.
Yes.  Aimee is loved in Brooklyn, my home town.
I like the studio version quite a bit more than this one. 
yeah lets face it...
10
and I still would...{#Hearteyes}
 a_genuine_find wrote:

I understand that this may not appeal to you, but I don't understand your alleged aversion to nasally lyrics if you can rate Dylan so highly.

10 - Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone
9 - Bob Dylan - Positively 4th Street

{#Stupid}

 

I can't stand Aimee Mann or Bob Dylan.  I feel bad, I know I should love them but I reach for the tuner when they come on.  I'd be happy with just about any other band/singer covering their songs...  

This is awful to my ears.. 
What a unique voice.  So sensual and effortless.   Love you, Aimee!  {#Sunny}
 dsd wrote:
I really wanted this one to win the Academy Award that year-amazing piece in my opinion.
 
i agree. and the movie wasn't bad, either.
I really wanted this one to win the Academy Award that year-amazing piece in my opinion.
She was great on Portlandia...
 ShortSharpShock wrote:
Atrocious. If this is considered talent, then I suppose I should have a record contract in about an hour. I assume that by proper ambience you mean gouging your eardrums out with a rusty nail...?
 

Let's hear some of your music then and we'll see about that record deal.
Oh Bill! Why do you play soooooo much Aimee Mann?
I feel like this song is beating me into submission.  8.
Yawn.... It's making me zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz :(
please save me from aimee mann :-((  this is soooo boring and annoying.
 LizK wrote:
Singing thru her nose, lyrics are depressing, when was the last time she smiled?  A 3 from me.
 
I understand that this may not appeal to you, but I don't understand your alleged aversion to nasally lyrics if you can rate Dylan so highly.

10 - Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone
9 - Bob Dylan - Positively 4th Street

{#Stupid}

Affective lyrics and music that rivets one to reality is not a bummer.  Why do too many only like the vacuous stuff that never challenges and only helps us to stick are heads in the proverbial sand. 


Well, I guess I don't have anything good to say, so..............
Singing thru her nose, lyrics are depressing, when was the last time she smiled?  A 3 from me.

Sombody shave her already!


Atrocious. If this is considered talent, then I suppose I should have a record contract in about an hour. I assume that by proper ambience you mean gouging your eardrums out with a rusty nail...?
Requires of the proper ambiance to be enjoyed fully ... it does sound emotion-less at times ... maybe she was suffering of scenic fear at the time ... oh well, what the heck do I know about performing anyway! {#Devil_pimp}
 D2r wrote:
I love this song, it reminds me of the movie Magnolia.
 
Same here, which makes the tune sound so dated to me. It belongs to a moment in time which is gone. And there's that weird solo in the middle where they start by playing the Carpenters' "Superstar" melody and then veer off. What?

I'm beyond suspicion.

 
I love this song, it reminds me of the movie Magnolia.
Mannly Mann...a great song that endures.{#Yes}{#Kiss}
Relatively emotionless, apathetic at best, this self-centered whining drivel has finally bottomed out for me.  Oddly enough, I rated this a 7 for awhile, but now I can only give it a 1. . .

{#Yawn}

Love this woman.  Even 'Til Tuesday.
I hate how much this song speaks to me when I hear it—despite really loving the song itself. 
 socalhol wrote:

agreed — i had rated this one a 7, downgraded to a 5 today.  her voice is striking me as "whiney" today (like a female billy corgan?)  perhaps because i'm hearing it so often
 
Well, at this point the track title says it all.

What a woman is Mann.

Thanks to RP from this song began my acquaintance with Aimee Mann.

Love RP, Love Aimee Mann



I love Aimee Mann solo, and I also love her work with 'Til Tuesday.  She had a lot of industry obstacles to overcome, but I'm glad she's still performing. Her music always inspires me to try to be creative and eloquent. Sometimes, I even succeed...{#Daisy}
 jagdriver wrote:
I like Aimee 'n all, but I am getting tired of this track. I'm not at the MUTE stage yet, but I wish we'd hear some other songs from her catalog.
 
agreed — i had rated this one a 7, downgraded to a 5 today.  her voice is striking me as "whiney" today (like a female billy corgan?)  perhaps because i'm hearing it so often


So talented, so hawt!


Save me from this awful song

Hell, I can get you a toe by 3 o'clock this afternoon... with nail polish.




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Aimee Mann@Stubb's, SXSW 2005

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Shutter Priority mode, 1/80 sec, ISO 800, f7.1

she doesn't smile a lot. and the venue was on a large outdoor stage. i was fortunate enough to be front row :) one of the few shots which capture her expression and gives a sense of the scope of the venue.

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Technically excellent singers may be found at the local high school, church choir and subway stations. Soul baring singer-songwriters? A bit more rare, but still common. Soul touching singer songwriters? Pretty hard to find - but there's one here, in my book.

After reading the latest comments about this being draggy, I listened to the studio recording and guess what ... it's practically the same tempo! But somehow, due to the instrumentation or something, the studio version seems more "upbeat." Something like that. To me, anyway.

BTW, I still really like it.


I like Aimee 'n all, but I am getting tired of this track. I'm not at the MUTE stage yet, but I wish we'd hear some other songs from her catalog.
...i really quite very much abhor this song...
 EssexTex wrote:
I like her voice...but the song drags like the batteries are going flat.

 
Typical of her writing style... never go to one of her shows in a dancing mood! Listening mood, yes!

Nice!
I like her voice...but the song drags like the batteries are going flat.

 photosynthesis wrote:
 wow, so many people dislike her voice. Amiee Mann is a hero to me and others. She writes and sings her heart out, and you can feel it. I never thought of her voice as "nasally," and maybe she's not the best vocalist in the world, and this song isn't her best, but her work as a whole really has always moved me. There's no media facade, no mask, no celebrity vomiting. She speaks from the heart and I love her. One of the best.

Mark


 

Your name is not Penn? Mark Penn?   {#Cheesygrin}


Aimee Mann - "Save Me" Live at St. Ann's Warehouse

"Her voice blends perfectly with her guitar!"



 wow, so many people dislike her voice. Amiee Mann is a hero to me and others. She writes and sings her heart out, and you can feel it. I never thought of her voice as "nasally," and maybe she's not the best vocalist in the world, and this song isn't her best, but her work as a whole really has always moved me. There's no media facade, no mask, no celebrity vomiting. She speaks from the heart and I love her. One of the best.

Mark


I just wish she would learn to open her mouth when she sings. I really likes parts of her singing, but for the love of God, open your mouth and stop singing through your nose.
 billynyc wrote:

i don't get it. ok song but she's flat the whole song. peace out


 
Yikes, I love Aimee Mann but I think you're right with this particular live recording....

i don't get it. ok song but she's flat the whole song. peace out


why do people mimic a 'nasally' voice by blocking their nose? {#Stupid}
ish...the girls cut in. ;)
 floydoftherocks wrote:
love this tune... music is great but the lyrics could stand by themselves..
 
I think her voice is just perfect for these lyrics — also like this arrangement better than the studio version.

Oh Bill...save us all from this nasal freak!
 jgirl63 wrote:
I never could connect with her voice or her music.  Sarah McLaughlin is another artist who grates my nerves.  Yet so many adore them both.  Why some music moves you and other music falls flat is anyone's guess.
 
It's all good, you're not alone. {#High-five}

 TheKing2 wrote:
In 1999 “Save Me” was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song which it lost to You’ll Be in My Heart from the Disney movie Tarzan. By way of introduction to a live performance, Mann has referred to this song as “the song that lost an Oscar to Phil Collins and his cartoon monkey love song.”
 
Down with the cartoon monkey love song! Aimee Mann was robbed I tell ya 
 TheKing2 wrote:
In 1999 “Save Me” was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song which it lost to You’ll Be in My Heart from the Disney movie Tarzan. By way of introduction to a live performance, Mann has referred to this song as “the song that lost an Oscar to Phil Collins and his cartoon monkey love song.”

  I like this song and Aimee Mann and this statement is partly why: she has a really sassy, smart-ass but cool air that I find refreshing and appealing. I would really like to see her live.


 jgirl63 wrote:
I never could connect with her voice or her music.  Sarah McLaughlin is another artist who grates my nerves.  Yet so many adore them both.  Why some music moves you and other music falls flat is anyone's guess.
 

Yeah, what's wrong with you?

I never could connect with her voice or her music.  Sarah McLaughlin is another artist who grates my nerves.  Yet so many adore them both.  Why some music moves you and other music falls flat is anyone's guess.
Yeah, but she's a nine toed nihilist, you know this Dude!
love this tune... music is great but the lyrics could stand by themselves..


In 1999 “Save Me” was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song which it lost to You’ll Be in My Heart from the Disney movie Tarzan. By way of introduction to a live performance, Mann has referred to this song as “the song that lost an Oscar to Phil Collins and his cartoon monkey love song.”

I have always loved her voice-  She draws me in....
I'm always so happy when this song comes on RP— thanks Bill! 
DeeCee1109 wrote:
Nice recovery from the '80's, I must say . . .

Indeed it has been.  Michael Hausman probably has had much to do with it.

to compare this stuff to anything chrissie hynde has done or will do is loopy.
but just another cheap opinion
{#Cowboy}
 andrewimft wrote:
The lyrics to this song are so great... really captures the horrors of dating better than any I've heard.


Agreed.  I also like that it has "Superman" in it!  {#Tongue}
 xkolibuul wrote:
Who wants a bunch of vocalists with perfectly chiseled pipes and monochrome singing styles?
  My sentiments exactly! Love her...


 bokey wrote:


Absolutley beautifully written song,but that voice and Chrissies?

 
I think I see what is meant in comparing their voices. Not the actual sound, but rather the way they both sing. Aimee sings strong or soft, strident or sweet in the same way I would think Chrissie would if she were singing the same song.
 annoffalese wrote:
Aimee needs a neti pot...
 

{#Roflol}
Like I was always told "If you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything."

My comments follow: ______________________________________.
The lyrics to this song are so great... really captures the horrors of dating better than any I've heard. Love the song and Aimee, but like the studio cut better, it's crisper and the harmonies are better. This song is fun to play on the guitar too, the rythms she puts in her songs in the interplay of the vocals and the guitars is very fun to play, and carries me away into the joy of a beautifully made song.
Nice recovery from the '80's, I must say . . . :yes:
I hope it doesn't start raining frogs...
Bumped to 8 for being live edit- And anyone who compares her voice to Chrissy Hyndes awesome pipes is just nuts. Totally.
copymonkey wrote:
...and then I go and spell "unintelligible" wrong. Guess that's what I get for being a smart-ass.
Hey JC! I know and I'm a writer and teach English too! I'm just mad since she left Til Tuesday. Now that stuff is great, let's hear some of that.
I think that the singer and song are perfect for each other, it is a nice match and I like it
annoffalese wrote:
Aimee needs a neti pot...
Classic. I actually like the song, know she's not that great, but then rolled out of my chair as I was skimming the comments.....
copymonkey wrote:
HEY, I'M JOHNSON CITY, NEW YORK! ..and I am discouraged by your A: spelling and 2: confusing and unintelligable opinion of Amie Mann.
...and then I go and spell "unintelligible" wrong. Guess that's what I get for being a smart-ass.
wferrier wrote:
This girl has been on a long decline since the 80s. Sounds like she finely made it as a barfly and polka maiden.
HEY, I'M JOHNSON CITY, NEW YORK! ..and I am discouraged by your A: spelling and 2: confusing and unintelligable opinion of Amie Mann.
Please Stop!!!! Turn off her nose!!!
I do love this song, despite the nasal tendency in her voice. But... (sorry) every time it plays, there's one section that sounds exactly like The Carpenters tune Long ago, and oh so far away... It's distracting.
This girl has been on a long decline since the 80s. Sounds like she finely made it as a barfly and polka maiden.
I hate to admit it, but I am listening while stuck with a head cold, and I hit exactly the same inflections Aimee does as I warble along with this tune. But no worries erudite listeners, this only makes me like Aimee Mann even more. Who wants a bunch of vocalists with perfectly chiseled pipes and monochrome singing styles?
Among the best film music of all time.
What is this now, 20-years since 'Til Tuesday?
bodhisattva1031 wrote:
goddess :notworthy:
Meh, no one is. Not even god.
gjeeg wrote:
Attention, Ranks of Freaks: Hold off on your criticism. Aimee is a god.
goddess :notworthy:
The past three hours of music have been completely enjoyable, every song is something I wanted to listen to. Baa baa, I am an RP sheep, I just love everything that is played.
Aimee needs a neti pot...
Attention, Ranks of Freaks: Hold off on your criticism. Aimee is a god.
ChardRemains wrote:
Save me, from what . . . imitating Chrissie Hynde's voice?
Absolutley beautifully written song,but that voice and Chrissies?