Song of the Day #2,271: ‘Why Try To Change Me Now?’ – Fiona Apple

fiona1I originally planned to post a new Fiona Apple song today called ‘Container,’ which plays over the opening credits of Showtime’s The Affair. But when I found the clip on YouTube, it didn’t have any sound.

That happens occasionally, when a publishing company doesn’t want a track on the web… rather than pull the clip down they just strip it of its audio, so you’re left with a silent movie — and a ghost of the song that once played over it.

So the Showtime song was out, but I still needed a Song of the Day. So I checked out some of the related Fiona Apple clips and happened upon this old standard that Apple recorded for an album honoring songwriter Cy Coleman.

Guess what? No sound on that one, either. Which is when I realized that the YouTube player was set to ‘mute.’

I decided to stick with this song and save ‘Container’ for another day. I love when Apple tackles the standards.

I’m sentimental
So I walk in the rain
I’ve got some habits
Even I can’t explain
Go to the corner
I end up in Spain
Why try to change me now

I sit and daydream
I’ve got daydreams galore
Cigarette ashes
There they go on the floor
Go away weekends
Leave my keys in the door
Why try to change me now

Why can’t I be more conventional
People talk
People stare
So I try
But can’t be
‘Cause I can’t see
My strange little world
Just go passing me by

So let people wonder
Let ’em laugh
Let ’em frown
You know I’ll love you
Till the moon’s upside down
Don’t you remember
I was always your clown
Why try to change me now

Don’t you remember
I was always your clown
Why try to change me
Why try to change me now

3 thoughts on “Song of the Day #2,271: ‘Why Try To Change Me Now?’ – Fiona Apple

  1. Dana says:

    So is that part about sound being stripped even true or was that just your rationalization for why the sound wasn’t working?😄

    Very nice standard cover by the way.

  2. Clay says:

    No, that does happen! Even when my speakers aren’t on mute.

  3. Andrea Katz says:

    This is my kind of song and beautiful delivery. I love it…wish it could be the soundtrack of my life along with Diana Krall and other great jazz singers

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