Aimee Mann - Gumby Lyrics




Gumby, I just can’t do anything,
can’t do anything right
don’t ask me
if I’ll help when helping you
just means someone to fight

It’s so hard putting on your clothes
you don’t even move to cover your skin
why move, moving is how things begin
the front yard taken by the crows
blackguards with their shiny pieces of tin
so much fury
you bury it in

Gumby, we should call your daughter
please, call your daughter again
you must see
things are getting harder and
getting more out of hand

Dude, you’re not even that old
how bad must it be to be bad as this
all day, filling a bottomless pit
all these trinkets bought and sold
all tokens you’ve thrown down to the abyss
there’s a bottom that you’ll never hit

And I don’t know just how you explain this
to a kid with nowhere to live
tell her that the father she has means well
but just has nothing to give

Gumby…
you should call your daughter again
don’t call me…
call your daughter.





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  1. Roiy Benkel

    Gumby, I just can’t do anything,
    can’t do anything right
    don’t ask me
    if I’ll help when helping you
    just means someone to fight

    It’s so hard putting on your clothes
    you don’t even move to cover your skin
    why move, moving is how things begin
    the front yard taken by the crows
    blackguards with their shiny pieces of tin
    so much fury
    you bury it in

    Gumby, we should call your daughter
    please, call your daughter again
    you must see
    things are getting harder and
    getting more out of hand

    Dude, you’re not even that old
    how bad must it be to be bad as this
    all day, filling a bottomless pit
    all these trinkets bought and sold
    all tokens you’ve thrown down to the abyss
    there’s a bottom that you’ll never hit

    And I don’t know just how you explain this
    to a kid with nowhere to live
    tell her that the father she has means well
    but just has nothing to give

    Gumby…
    you should call your daughter again
    don’t call me…
    call your daughter.

  2. Astro Gremlin

    The needle never moves forward.

  3. Andrew Brooks

    Didn't know Gumby had a kid. I thought he just hung around with Pokey.

  4. STEVE HERMES BUCHCANON

    EVER HEARD OF PIT OF DEATH / PIT OF HELL?

    STEVE HERMES BUCHCANON

    itCANNOT POSSIBLY B DOING BETTER THAN ME. CALL YOUR SISTER!

  5. STEVE HERMES BUCHCANON

    I CANNOT BRUSH MY TEETH RIGHT NOW BECAUSE THEY ARE MAKING ME EAT DEAD PEOPLE.

  6. STEVE HERMES BUCHCANON

    WHAT HAPPENED TO THE TWO BAIN COLE ASSOCIATES OFFICES AT CAPITAL HILL?

    STEVE HERMES BUCHCANON

    i dunno what is happening. AUNTIE ANNIE?

    STEVE HERMES BUCHCANON

    they are not liking MAXWELL walking around as a Q VAMPIRE

    STEVE HERMES BUCHCANON

    since 1980, BAIN COLE did visit at 1040 LINDA GLEN DRIVE. AMBASSADOR COLLEGE AT COLLEGE WAY

  7. Jim1971a

    I love this song.

  8. Joep Muijs

    One of her best ever songs. Love it dearly...

    Tyrion Lannister

    +Joep Muijs Agreed, mate. It's a gem.

    Thorne Parke

    I love when the harmonies come in during "it's so hard putting on your clothes". Everything just opens up and it sounds so free.

  9. Israel Boone

    Amazing!

  10. ExPo90210

    my favorite from this album :D

  11. jmspiro

    I thought Walter Becker was the only lyricist who poetically captured the real life down and out dissolute hipster but this record in all its compact focus and mature glory really hits hard. and it's danceable! this song is sad.

  12. Leslie Hite

    It doesnt matter..she is gutt feelings ...and so ...spiritual for us on earth, we are here for awhile...but all leave.

  13. ChucksCherubs

    My favorite song from Charmer. :)

  14. Kirk Divizio

    She is not a zombie. She transcends the archetypes, that's how good she is.

  15. Kirk Divizio

    The Deerhunter came out the year of my birth. 70's were cool.

  16. HalfGreyhound

    she keeps getting better ... and better ... like some sort of zombie artistic genius ... defying time and trends ... personally I am afraid of her - how much better can she get? I couldn't handle it.

  17. M Johnson

    the amp isn't on....

  18. Quindecillion

    Sweet. Love Ms. Mann's talent ever so much.

  19. John Lenhardt

    another fave from this effort

  20. SaraMUSt

    Lovely. ^_^ I want a copy. xox

  21. Solaris#666

    waiting for my vinyl :)

  22. Maleblade

    Amiee,call me maybe
    Tell me you will be my baby
    Even if it is not true
    That little white lie will do

    It will get me through the night
    And make everything alright
    Maybe not for long
    But it is something to hang on

    Aimee,tell me you love me
    Even if it is a lie
    Tell me you want me
    And give it a try

    Life is an illusion some say
    Come into mine and let's play
    You can do it,yes you can
    Just to bring a little joy
    To this lonely man

    Aimee,call me maybe
    Lie to me and say
    You will be my baby

    :)