Aimee Mann

Saturday 07 April, 2012 at 9:32 am

If you haven’t seen Magnolia yet, it should be very high on your priority list. One of the many reasons this movie is so artistically mind-blowing is the music that accompanies it, courtesy of Aimee Mann. Here are three songs from Magnolia’s soundtrack- two are originals and the third is a brilliant cover to a Harry Nilsson song. Enjoy!

Save Me

Music Video

Lyrics

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
The 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 will come to save me
C’mon and save me
If you could, save me
From the ranks of the freaks
Who suspect they could never love anyone
‘Cept the freaks
Who suspect they could never love anyone
But the freaks
Who suspect they could never love anyone

Instrumental Verse 3:

C’mon 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
‘Cept the freaks
Except the freaks
Who suspect they could never love anyone
Except the freaks who could never love anyone

One

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Lyrics

One is the loneliest number
That you’ll ever do
Two can be as bad as one
It’s the loneliest number since the number one
No is the saddest experience
You’ll ever know
Yes, it’s the saddest experience
You’ll ever know
Because one is the loneliest number
That you’ll ever do
One is the loneliest number
That you’ll ever know

It’s just no good anymore
Since you went away
Now I spend my time
Just making rhymes
Of Yesterday

Because one is the loneliest number
That you’ll ever do
One is the loneliest number
That you’ll ever know
One is the loneliest number
One is the loneliest number
One is the loneliest number
That you’ll ever do
One is the loneliest number
Much much worse than two
One is a number divided by two (that’s easy)
Two divided by one is decided
To bring down the curtain,
Then one thing’s for certain,
There’s nothing to keep them together.

Wise Up

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Lyrics

It’s not
What you thought
When you first began it
You got
What you want
Now you can hardly stand it though
By now you know
It’s not going to stop
It’s not going to stop
It’s not going to stop
‘Til you wise up.
You’re sure
There’s a cure
And you have finally found it
You think
One drink
Will shrink you ’til you’re underground
And living down
But it’s not going to stop
It’s not going to stop
It’s not going to stop
‘Til you wise up.
Prepare a list of what you need
Before you sign away the deed
‘Cause it’s not going to stop
No, it’s not going to stop
‘Til you wise up
No, it’s not going to stop
‘Til you wise up
No, it’s not going to stop
So just give up

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