Aimee Mann — Red Vines
Album: Bachelor No. 2
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Released: 1999
Length: 3:43
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They're all still on their honeymoon
Just read the dialogue balloon
Everyone loves you, why should they not?
And I'm the only one who knows
That Disneyland's about to close
I don't suppose you'd give it a shot
Knowing all that you've got

Are cigarettes and Red Vines
Just close your eyes, 'cause, baby
You never do know
And I'll be on the sidelines,
With my hands tied,
Watching the show

Well, it's always fun and games until
It's clear you haven't got the skill
In keeping the gag from going too far
So you're running 'round the parking lot
'Til every lightning bug is caught
Punching some pinholes in the lid of a jar
While we wait in the car

With cigarettes and Red Vines
Just close your eyes, 'cause, baby
You never do know
And I'll be on the sidelines,
With my hands tied,
Watching the show

And tell me, would it kill you
Would it really spoil everything
If you didn't blame yourself
Do you know what I mean?

Cigarettes and Red Vines
Just close your eyes, 'cause, baby
You never do know
And I'll be on the sidelines,
With my hands tied,
Watching the show
Watching the show
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Her best song!   
 tulfan wrote:
mmm. some Red Vines sound great right about now...

 
No. Twizzlers. {#Tongue-out}
 GuiltyFeat wrote:
My favourite Aimee Mann story is that I saw her opening for World Party in London nearly 20 years ago. Half way through her set she invited Neil Innes up on stage with her. I was probably one of a handful of people there that night who knew who Neil Innes was. Then they played Cheese & Onion from the soundtrack to The Rutles... "do I have to spell it out? C, H, E, E, S, E, A, N, D, O, N, I, O, N, S, oh yeah" Genius.

One of my most unexpected concertgoing delights ever. 

 
That is one of the coolest concert moments I can imagine. With Aimee Mann? Amazing.I love the Rutles (the first one, the sequel sucked a big one), and C&O is the best song Neil wrote for The Rutles soundtrack.

You hear the one about Harrison frowning after listening to one of Neil's songs and saying "that's a bit uncomfortably close, Neil". LOL! 
This is one of those AM songs that sends tingles up my spine. Thanks Bill.

 
mmm. some Red Vines sound great right about now...
Very nice!
Thumbs way the 'f' up!
One of the loveliest of songs to hear when sitting at the window looking at the sunny breezy world outside -- oh the places her voice goes!
Aimee! Everyone in my head loves Aimee!
 milleronic wrote:
Aimee Mann has the sweetest voice. I would love to hear a duet with Aimee Mann and Margo Timmins from the Cowboy Junkies.

 

Yes, I would too!  {#Dancingbanana}
Aimee Mann has the sweetest voice. I would love to hear a duet with Aimee Mann and Margo Timmins from the Cowboy Junkies.
 Jennif wrote:
Dammit I have my coat on, but I can't turn off the computer and leave until this song is over.

 
Well here in the evening, with the dog sprawled on the verandah, a homemade meal digesting, coffees coming in our village on the Oz West Coast, this is a very fine sound.{#Chef}
Sorry people, this is NOT one of her best. Acceptable just about says it all. 4.
One of modern americas best singer songwriter! Saw a concert in TV.Nothing boring with that 3 People playing there!
One of her best!
Pop epitome!
 Rooney wrote:
Good song.  At least she's not one of the breathy pubescent little girl whiney voices.  Now, this is a VOICE!!
 
This comment made me laugh (because I use to say this, jokingly to my sunshine of a daughter) ... as a very wise man said many, many years ago:

"There is a time for everything,
    and a season for every activity under the heavens
Good song.  At least she's not one of the breathy pubescent little girl whiney voices.  Now, this is a VOICE!!
Nice!
My favourite Aimee Mann story is that I saw her opening for World Party in London nearly 20 years ago. Half way through her set she invited Neil Innes up on stage with her. I was probably one of a handful of people there that night who knew who Neil Innes was. Then they played Cheese & Onion from the soundtrack to The Rutles... "do I have to spell it out? C, H, E, E, S, E, A, N, D, O, N, I, O, N, S, oh yeah" Genius.

One of my most unexpected concertgoing delights ever. 
beautiful angst and nostalgia, and pains from an old wound.......
One of her best songs!
This tune of hers doesn't have too much droning...which is a good thing. I like Aimee Mann...but really prefer ANYTHING from her first solo record..."Whatever" over this stuff. 
Dammit I have my coat on, but I can't turn off the computer and leave until this song is over.
She's a damn fine artist, and not hard to look at either.  
One of the good female singer/songwriter i  really like!
 a_genuine_find wrote:
Most Excellent - 8 {#Music}

 

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 Stingray wrote:
I see a tall woman, beautiful and intellegent!
Does that makes any sense...?
 
Yes, it does make sense. If you're being serious. Hard to tell with you sometimes. :)
Epidsode # 3 of Portlandia on the IFC channel Amiee is working as a maid because the music industry is doing so badly.  It's probably available somewhere online.  Awkward and hilarious!  There's also another surprise cameo too.  Shows that at least two female artists don't take them selves too seriously....


I was walking down the isle at the drug store yesterday and saw some Red Vines laying in a shelf of Twizzlers (funny in itself), but immediately this song popped into my head for the next hour...
Most Excellent - 8 {#Music}

Ah now I know what Red Vines are...
Thanks folks! 
L.A., wherever you are, I remember our days of Red Vines and lightning bugs. Hope you found love and happiness.
Argh! The songs are good but her delivery is like nails on a chalkboard......the nose, the nose.....
Must blow my nose. 
 84MacGuy wrote:
One of the best songs off the Bachelor album.
 
And Bachelor is one of the best albums!
One of the best songs off the Bachelor album.

Very gentle song, like all other in Aimee. Сalypsus thanks for the picture.


Nice transition.

Aimee Mann à l'Ancienne Belgique  by trou2000
http://www.flickr.com/photos/34242081@N00/

01/11/2008 

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I see a tall woman, beautiful and intellegent!
Does that makes any sense...?
Do you still smoke? lol
Annuniciate already.... and not through your nose!
Dio I seem weird wll some words I type dissepear.... RP editor?
snälla sluta, de borde förbjudet vara att spela bara låtar!!! jag kan faan inte sitta vid datorn hela tiden 

{#Arrowl} 3

I've really had enough of her singing through her nose.

Song No.3 off Bachelor No.2. Love it! {#Music}

Just a fantastic song!! I have always loved this one!{#Cheers}


Sorry, I gotta say this is as much nice as boring...
 ciapia wrote:

And I always picture myself as the juvenile delinquent I was back in 99...

 
Funny... I did my delinquent years in your neck of the woods,  Ventura County... but it was in the '80s.