Aimee Mann - It's Not Lyrics




I keep going round and round on the same old circuit
A wire travels underground to a vacant lot
Where something I can't see interrupts the current
And shrinks the picture down to a tiny dot
And from behind the screen, it can look so perfect
But it's not

So here I'm sitting in my car at the same old stop light
I keep waiting for a change, but I don't know what
So red turns into green turning into yellow
But I'm just frozen here on the same old spot
And all I have to do is to press the pedal
But I'm not
No, I'm not

People are tricky, you can't afford to show
Anything risky, anything they don't know
The moment you try, well, kiss it goodbye

So baby kiss me like a drug, like a respirator
And let me fall into the dream of the astronaut
Where I get lost in space that goes on forever
And you make all the rest just an afterthought
And I believe it's you who could make it better
though it's not
No, it's not
No, it's not





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  1. Booster Gold

    Aimee Mann is in a class all by herself. I love her song writing style.

  2. Zero The Dragon

    This, in my opinion, is one of the greatest songs in the history of music from one of the greatest albums of all time.

  3. Andrew Podmore

    We all feel lost. Some leave too soon. Others pick up the pieces and subsist. Life is a free fall. No one knows where it'll take us. However, the trip, into deeper spaces is easier with Lost In Space as a companion.

  4. ***Sebastiaan***

    41 one years old,,, still this one gets me everytime... thank you for that...

  5. Ray Hairston

    I imagine 2001: A Space Odyssey on the last verse

  6. Forca 84

    I always get sad at "let me fall into the dream of the Astronaut. Where I get lost in Space that goes on forever." Gives me the chills. Reminds me of the Morning I was late getting to my High School's Ski Club. I had a feeling of doom for some reason. Everyone on the Bus was oddly quiet. Soon enough found out about the Columbia Space Shuttle explosion.

    Still really like this song alot. Always get asked to turn it up if I'm driving or getting a ride.

  7. Amanda Oliva Cala

    i can't find in witch movies i already hear that ; please help :)

  8. pandaproducts

    People are tricky, you can't afford to show
    Anything risky, anything they don't know
    The moment you try, well, kiss it goodbye

  9. TallDude Joe

    I wish more people could understand this song. Makes me fucking cry every time.

  10. J M

    thanks a lot

  11. Go Toads

    Every once in a while there is a perfect song. This is one of them.

  12. Patrick C

    This song has excellent production, as most Aimee Mann songs do. The cosmic sounding effects transport you to another world

  13. BURA ALTAN

    huzur verdı yemınle be

  14. EGTG Dinomanitas

    I keep going round and round on the same old circuit
    A wire travels underground to a vacant lot
    Where something I can't see interrupts the current
    And shrinks the picture down to a tiny dot
    And from behind the screen, it can look so perfect
    But it's not

    So here I'm sitting in my car at the same old stop light
    I keep waiting for a change, but I don't know what
    So red turns into green turning into yellow
    But I'm just frozen here on the same old spot
    And all I have to do is to press the pedal
    But I'm not
    No, I'm not

    People are tricky, you can't afford to show
    Anything risky, anything they don't know
    The moment you try, well, kiss it goodbye

    So baby kiss me like a drug, like a respirator
    And let me fall into the dream of the astronaut
    Where I get lost in space that goes on forever
    And you make all the rest just an afterthought
    And I believe it's you who could make it better
    though it's not
    No, it's not
    No, it's not

  15. Jennifer Rhoades

    If the world were a sane place, Aimee would have a huge mass following. Alas.... I am always floored and stripped by her honesty. It's a relief to hear her songs--another being in the universe that has to de-mask. I just love her.

  16. TheConfuzzledCat

    Rebecca Sugar sent me here!

    Septic Dash

    StarChild me three!! ⭐️

    Youssef A.

    Yea I saw you in the comments section

    carla thlt

    thank god me too

    Bryce Lavender

    TheConfuzzledCat same

  17. Eamon Doyle

    I lost my virginity to this banger. Great memories.

  18. Kemal Eren Güdücü

    sen ne güzelsin ya

  19. recon1 1

    this always reminds me of my ex it just kinda kills me and makes me think of what could have been.

  20. Minph Chang

    The girl I love loves this song.

  21. ShieldsUp

    my fav singer songwriter of all time

  22. Miki Marble

    Bewitching.

  23. amazingrando1138

    Such a beautiful song.

  24. Kala Murie

    One of the saddest songs I've ever heard by anyone ever. The lyrics and the melody just slay me whenever I listen to it.

    Lohanna Machado

    +Kala Murie I feel the same

    Intaly Why

    That's why I love the song. I can't stop listening when her voice, the lyrics and the melody complement eachother perfectly, to the point of getting through me.

  25. Mike Kiser

    The very definition of beauty from sadness, and beautifully recorded on the MFSL vinyl. And a good song to learn on guitar for the subtle but so tasteful strum pattern.

  26. Ari A.

    If a song has intelligent lyrics, which really mean something for me, and if the song sounds brilliant, it's perfect. I feel like I found myself here.

  27. winogirlll

    Being catatonic due to grieve or depression. Both. I remember relating to this song when I found out my little boy has autism.

    bblissy

    +winogirlll I would say that is a perfectly natural reaction to feel sad and empathetic to yourself and your child who will be faced with more obstacles and struggles to overcome to thrive in a society that is not very well suited to people with autism. People may be misinterpreting you here. Anyways, lots of love and keep your head up ! :D

    Susan Strong

    I am autistic with kids on the spectrum. It's a nightmare in many aspects. It is also a gift. It s cruel of you to assume she wanted a 'perfect' kid. I wanted a child who wouldn't be robbed, beaten, kidnapped (I was kidnapped once) and raped. It is about pain. She didn't want her child to suffer in a world that is cruel. I wonder where you are on the spectrum, as well as your age. Most unbecoming of a fellow MTHFR.

    Susan Strong

    I hear that.

  28. Brian Kelley

    A year ago this was my wife's public suicide note. It really captures what she was feeling. Makes me love and hate it at the same time.

    Reilly

    Brian Kelley I truly and deeply hope that you have a wonderful life even with tragedy struck into it. I'm very very sorry for your loss, this song reminds me of similar things in my life even though I couldn't ever understand what you're going through or have gone through. Either way, sending good vibes and love ❤️

    Chad Anthony

    Excellent song choice. So she did actually press the pedal?

    Build Your Game Hockey Training

    This touches me deeply. I can't imagine the pain you must've went through. My heart goes out to you and to your late wife.

    Sebino Hoo

    I'm so sorry for your loss.

    Robert Chavez

    Brian Kelly its kind of a brave thing to make public this feeling that reminds you such a disgrace, but i personally think that it will help you get over it . . . .wish you deeply that you can carry on with your life and instead of making you sad, this song helps you have the most happy memories of your singificant other, cause thats whats life's worth living !! Have my sincere embrace and wish you a good life

  29. Is ME

    I was searching for DE/VISION's song "Aimee" and I stumbled upon this... I'm stunned by the voice of this woman. The song even matches how I'm feeling now.

  30. Bilişimci Anne

    Beatiful

    Cra Cra Mkk

    beautiful*

  31. 71shartman

    Fantastic album, start to finish! This song is beautiful and my favorite song of Aimee's. She knows how to tug at your heart and split open your brain at the same time. She's a thinker and in my opinion one of the best song writers to date.

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  33. Zafer Tanyaş

    After listening to those millions of songs for the last two decades, this is still the best song ever. It really takes me out of this world everytime I listen to it. Great memories, great dreams..

    Burak Kiraz

    kim derdi bu şarkının yorumlarında karşılaşacağız :)

    Zafer Tanyaş

    +Burak Kiraz hahaha olm Çanakkale'den bi ikimiz biliyoruzdur heralde bu şarkıyı :D

    Yavuz Kaya

    bir Dawson's Creek mağduru daha..

    Zafer Tanyaş

    Hahahah yorumun bile duygulandırdı :) Joey bilgisayar başında, fragman dönüyor Cnbc-e'de :)

  34. Joe VanDerBos

    Heartbreakingly beautiful.

  35. Scott Mantooth

    brilliant, brilliant song...this one cuts very close to my reality 

    Lohanna Machado

    Feel that too ;)

  36. elizabeth morse

    Oh God, she is fucking amazing.

  37. LonerWeirdo

    Ugh. This song. It speaks to me *so* much.. It's so deep and meaningful to me. I just love, love, love it. Nothing smart to say, I guess. Just joining the choir of how awesome Aimee Mann is. :)

  38. modarXmodar

    This song takes me to another world ! , Aimee is genius !

  39. Yau Ming

    Just a question why is it that when I use Aimee Mann's music for a youtube video I made - and despite giving her full credit for the music I still get hit with a copyright infringement - but videos like this are still allowed?

  40. Lohanna Machado

    hahahahaha C'est dommage =)