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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 record in my opinion.
 HearsayDave wrote:

“Mr. Pibb and Red vines are crazy delicious.” — Adam Sandler and Chris Parnell




I think they meant Dr.Pepper and Twizzlers.
“Mr. Pibb and Red vines are crazy delicious.” — Adam Sandler and Chris Parnell
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}

 

9
 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
https://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. 

Aimee — as with many artists, she has stuff that I like and stuff that I could never hear again.  Red Vines is one of my favorite tunes for driving around in the evening with the top down, watching the world slip by.....
 ick wrote:
For some reason when I hear this song I picture juvenile delinquents. 
 
And I always picture myself as the juvenile delinquent I was back in 99...

Liking this song is a sort of guilty pleasure for me. I have no idea why that is.
Calling it Quits is the genius track on this CD, for me. Poetic, matephorical, ingenious, dreamy production. An entirely visual song.
Aimme, the imaginary love goddess of my dreams.
 JKFinally wrote:

Aimee Mann...The Fifth Beatle


 

No way, that would be Sir George Martin !!
She played a small venue in Santa Cruz recently and was fabulous. Second half totally dedicated to requests. Three people played a stage full of instruments. Best show I've seen in a while.
 ick wrote:
For some reason when I hear this song I picture juvenile delinquents. 
 
I do, too, but I had not realized it until I read your comment!

yes,it does sound like a Beatle song.........wich is no bad thing really
I love Aimee Mann, and would really like to hear some more, like the Moth, or deadly...
Great song even though cigarettes disgust me! There are very few Aimee Mann songs I don't like.

Aimee Mann...The Fifth Beatle


 ulibcn wrote:
Aimee rocks  {#Angel}
 
Probably her best album, some great songs on it like this one.

For some reason when I hear this song I picture juvenile delinquents. 
Holds up as well as any other track from Bachelor No. 2, and arguably her whole catalogue.  9.
Loved her in the 80's and still love her now. Cool voice, not like so many other female musicians that try to all sound like Alanis for some stupid reason


<insert pinky toe allusion here>

That is all.
Aimee rocks  {#Angel}
 1wolfy wrote:
Wierd but that old tune "smile a little smile for me Rose Marie" comes to mind when I hear this
 
Whao, you're right!

Wierd but that old tune "smile a little smile for me Rose Marie" comes to mind when I hear this
 michaelgmitchell wrote:
Sorry, I don't get the buzz with her.  Just me.  Don't shoot the listener.  Bleh.
 
Bang!
Sorry, I don't get the buzz with her.  Just me.  Don't shoot the listener.  Bleh.
Sonomacathouse wrote:
I totally agree with you. When the song started I thought, "My God, has Karen Carpenter been reincarnated?"
?? ! Marilyn McCoo, Eva Cassidy, Kendra Spotswood, a.k.a. Sandi Sheldon are in the same stratosphere as Karen. Aimee hasn't made it to the foothills yet.
ever hear her talk? I'm from Boston too, so I know a thing or two. She sounds like one of those clueless dipshits who think they are some sort of "intellectual" and talk this sort of academic drivel, hoping no one is really listening. Moe, another beeah heeya, for christ's sake!
I love her imagery and the way her lyrics weave through the melody. A Very well crafted tune.
All this time I thought she was saying "cigarettes and red wine." I bet you could make a sweet (I didn't even mean that) cigarette holder from that red vine candy stuff...
everything's different now'?? ...but same quality!!!
wferrier wrote:
She hasn't done anything good since she left Til Tuesday, which was a mistake.
Disgruntled ex-band mate?
Lovely song!
aaehr wrote:
is it my imagination, or if you remove the sensuality, her voice is like K. Carpenter (sorry, blanking on her first name)?
I totally agree with you. When the song started I thought, "My God, has Karen Carpenter been reincarnated?"
Pazzat wrote:
As a Brit, I'm missing all these American candy references. Maybe Yorkshire's finest, The Arctic Monkeys, should do a song about Pontefract Cakes.
MMMMM!!! these things look DELICIOUS!!! Delicious licorice! https://www.aquarterof.co.uk/pontefract-cakes-p-184.html
is it my imagination, or if you remove the sensuality, her voice is like K. Carpenter (sorry, blanking on her first name)?
wferrier wrote:
She hasn't done anything good since she left Til Tuesday, which was a mistake.
You have NO CLUE...
She hasn't done anything good since she left Til Tuesday, which was a mistake.
Elle est vraiment aimée (par moi :o)). Sept du jury de Nottingham.
Almo80 wrote:
"Mr. Pibb + Red Vines = CRAZY DELICIOUS!"
Her voice sounds good on this. Sometimes i can't stand it, even though I like her songwriting.
"Mr. Pibb + Red Vines = CRAZY DELICIOUS!"
ok, someone must have put something in my coffee this morning because this is making me giggle. you never do know and I'll be on the sidelines, with my hands tied, watching the show
Ok, as long as no Brit bands start singing the virtues of Devonshire's clotted cream. Pazzat wrote:
As a Brit, I'm missing all these American candy references. Maybe Yorkshire's finest, The Arctic Monkeys, should do a song about Pontefract Cakes.
MrSpaz wrote:
Is she talking about the candy licorice strips? The cherry flavored kind?
As a Brit, I'm missing all these American candy references. Maybe Yorkshire's finest, The Arctic Monkeys, should do a song about Pontefract Cakes.
Johnny-smooth wrote:
Ughhh, can't get much more Pop than this. Come on Bill, you have more original material then this.
What I love about Aimee Mann is that she is pop, yes - but with (as we say in the law) "something more." She started with Til Tuesday, after all! :-)
dexev wrote:
Not my favorite Aimee Mann. Overproduced, too...
Based on what I hear on RP, Aimee Mann is sounding more and more like Michael Penn, and vice versa.
This is more like it. Perfect for the first Friday night drink.
Not my favorite Aimee Mann. Overproduced, too...
love this disc....and red vines! Yummmmm
Johnny-smooth wrote:
Ughhh, can't get much more Pop than this. Come on Bill, you have more original material then this.
Wait... if this was so pop, wouldn't it be in the Top 40? Can't imagine this song there.
Ughhh, can't get much more Pop than this. Come on Bill, you have more original material then this.
Art_Carnage wrote:
YUM! (I'll pass on the cigs, though)
It seems to me 'Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk' by Rufus Wainwright should be next (but probably too obvious a transition).
Yummy...the red vines would be tastey too..
YUM! (I'll pass on the cigs, though)
Zep wrote:
Aimee always works for me.
I'll 2nd that with a 9.....
Aimee always works for me.
I heard an interview with Aimee in which she said she liked her voice enough but she can't really push it to get a different effect. It lends a certain sameness to all of her songs. Fortunately for me, I love her sound, but I can't listen to a whole album at home because it bores the other natives in the house.
Cigarettes + Red Vines = Crazy Delicious? ;)
I really like her voice.
fncll wrote:
Thank god, after a string of pretenders, we get the real thing! Aimee is one of the few artists that I just can't get enough of. And this is one of her best.
Martha is not a pretender.
Great song, Aimee really knows how to pull it off!
MrSpaz wrote:
Is she talking about the candy licorice strips? The cherry flavored kind?
Hmmm, SPAZ? Orlando? Nah, couldn't be. BTW, Aimee Rocks my world!
Al_Dente wrote:
No thanks. I've had my share of Aimee Mann.
Al Dente. Real nice. :)
Red Vines-- Or white. Though, I guess they are champagnes, no wait! That's if they are fizzy... 8 btw.
MrSpaz wrote:
Is she talking about the candy licorice strips? The cherry flavored kind?
yes! twizzlers.
Intro and outro to this song are both brilliant ...
No thanks. I've had my share of Aimee Mann.
Is she talking about the candy licorice strips? The cherry flavored kind?
Aimee is one of those rare songwriters who defies the death that constant playback brings. It's been several years now, and there's not one of her songs that I've heard "once too often."