Song of the Day #3,901: ‘Phoenix’ – Aimee Mann

In one of those moments of sublime serendipity, the Random iTunes Fairy has offered up an Aimee Mann track exactly one week after the last random Aimee Mann track. You won’t hear me complaining.

In fact, back before Random Weekends, when I dedicated weekend posts to specific artists (The Beatles, Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello, among others), Aimee Mann was one of the artists I considered. At the time I was looking for artists with voluminous discographies and hers was a little on the lean side, but she easily could have carried several months’ worth of posts.

Instead, she’ll have to settle for back-to-back Random Weekend selections. This one is a gorgeous selection from 2008’s @#%&*! Smilers, probably my favorite album of hers (though that’s a very tough competition).

Got out of Phoenix, just in time
A box of kleenex, for the ride
The tumbleweeds said, their goodbyes
To javelinas and DUIs

I don’t want to abandon you but baby I’ve had my fill
You love me like a dollar bill
You roll me up and trade me in
And if you had the chance you will
And if you get the chance again

It’s hard to know when to cut and run
You balance heartache with your fun
And when the scales tip, you know you’re done

I don’t want to abandon you but baby I’ve had my fill
You love me like a dollar bill
You roll me up and trade me in
And if you had the chance you will
And if you get the chance again

Cause I know love doesn’t change anything at all
I know love doesn’t change a thing

I wanted to believe in you and baby I believe it still
Baby I’ve just had my fill
You love me like a dollar bill
You roll me up and trade me in
And if you have the chance you will
And if you get the chance again
I know you’ll do the best you can

But baby love doesn’t change anything at all
I know love doesn’t change a thing

One thought on “Song of the Day #3,901: ‘Phoenix’ – Aimee Mann

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Lovely song.

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