Aimee Mann - Barfly Lyrics




Spent my nights in a sleeping bag smelling kerosene
thinking fog and sand
was gonna keep me clean
feeding all the bluejays at the wrong address
where they went instead
I could only guess

Tell the barfly
who runs this town
you won’t get high
you’ll just get down
tell the barfly
it’s on his dime
you won’t get high
so do the time

Took a breath full of iodine and I overdosed
and the tide crept high
like a watery ghost
and no one needs your kind
of a dope sick clown
you can always find
sitting one seat down

Tell the barfly
who rolls the dice
your numbers up
so roll it twice
tell the barfly
it’s on his dime
you won’t get high
so do the time

Honey, I’m not the one who’s of use to you now
I get an hour’s sleep at night
and I can’t see how
you deserve all the mess that even guilt won’t allow

Tell the barfly
who runs this town
you won’t get high
you’ll just get down
tell the barfly
it’s on his dime
you won’t get high
so do the time





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  1. Roiy Benkel

    Spent my nights in a sleeping bag smelling kerosene
    thinking fog and sand
    was gonna keep me clean
    feeding all the bluejays at the wrong address
    where they went instead
    I could only guess

    Tell the barfly
    who runs this town
    you won’t get high
    you’ll just get down
    tell the barfly
    it’s on his dime
    you won’t get high
    so do the time

    Took a breath full of iodine and I overdosed
    and the tide crept high
    like a watery ghost
    and no one needs your kind
    of a dope sick clown
    you can always find
    sitting one seat down

    Tell the barfly
    who rolls the dice
    your numbers up
    so roll it twice
    tell the barfly
    it’s on his dime
    you won’t get high
    so do the time

    Honey, I’m not the one who’s of use to you now
    I get an hour’s sleep at night
    and I can’t see how
    you deserve all the mess that even guilt won’t allow

    Tell the barfly
    who runs this town
    you won’t get high
    you’ll just get down
    tell the barfly
    it’s on his dime
    you won’t get high
    so do the time

    Flammiedrum

    Bless you!

  2. brian meyer

    Good job Amiee love this song and plz don't give Amiee thumbs down on some of her songs she is assume and none of of her songs deserve that great job Take care Amiee!

  3. Sevin Monroe

    Reminds me of trouble I don't want anymore.

  4. Paul Reynolds

    Or maybe a song about Steve Bannon.

    James Sherman

    He and tRump holding down the happy hour fort at dark smoky bar :-)

  5. Paul Reynolds

    Haunting and sad. Lonely townspeople getting old, hanging out in the lounge and going nowhere. Sounds like the sister song to Don Henley's equally brilliant "Sunset Grill"

  6. Glenn Beck

    A beautiful tune whose melody reminds me a tad of Sheryl Crow's 1996 ballad "Home." Interestingly, Crow once remarked that Aimee Mann was one of her favorite artists.  I'm with you, Sheryl.  :)

  7. Rouffillac1066

    My top three, go-to, female vocalist, singer/songwriters for the past thirty years have been Aimee Mann, Margo Timmins (Cowboy Junkies) and  Alison Krauss (Union Station).  All three of these women have exhibited extraordinary talent, passion for their craft, song writing ability and, heart wrenching vocals that contemporary artist today should envy and strive to emulate. Would love to see all of them perform together. Grace and blessings to all.

  8. YoAdrian1967

    Nobody does it better.

  9. trappist07

    Sheer beauty

  10. 811candice

    I love this song!

  11. HeartoftheDragonColo

    Thanks again for this and all the music. Sharing to facebook. :)

  12. eJacob Cornelius

    What a killer hook. Love what Ms. Mann does with melody and chord changes. And, um, oh yeah, lyrics!

  13. Kirk Divizio

    Very soothing Aimee.

  14. SirTen10

    Beautiful

    Tom Robinson

    Great tune.

  15. SirTen10

    Beautiful

  16. RockyPekoe

    This song has that incredible Aimee Mann sound that I have come to need. Please continue to produce the nutrition or my ears will wither and die.

  17. urbancowfolks

    Great song.... Been a fan for a long time and have never been disappointed. Thanks for making beautiful music.

  18. john dubé

    sony tt sittin' on top of the yamaha, cool.

  19. Phuc Uho

    I love the "video" :)

  20. Brian Wilkerson

    More please.
    Mas por favor.
    Encore s'il te plaît.
    Più per favore.
    Mais por favor.
    Aimee, I've run out of ways to ask you for more. :)