Aimee Mann - Labrador Lyrics




Daisy, you
shouldn’t do the things you do
but you’re just so incapable of changing
you lie so well
I could never even tell
what were facts in your artful rearranging

But I came back for more
and you laughed in my face and you rubbed it in
cause I’m a Labrador
and I run
when the gun
drops the dove again

when we first met
I was glad to be your pet
like a Lab I once had that we called Maisie
but fetching sticks
was the best I had for tricks
you got bored
you got mad then you got crazy

But I came back for more
and you laughed in my face and you rubbed it in
cause I’m a Labrador
and I run
when the gun
drops the dove again

Daisy, daisy, give me your answer
daisy, daisy, do…
remember good old Maisie how she waited at the
stairs for you

Daisy, dear
I could almost shed a tear
but let’s shine in the time we have remaining
you’re a tough old gal
but a dog is just a pal
and believe me, my dear,
I’m not complaining

Cause I came back for more
cause I knew even you
did the best you could
And I’m a Labrador
and with me, you could see
it was understood
that I’d come back for more
cause I’m a Labrador
the loyal Labrador





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  1. Christopher Althouse

    Okay, I just HAD to do one of those experiment things that those of us on YouTube just HAS to do sometimes and decided to see just how well synched "Labrador" is with "Voices Carry"...What I did was take this video and skip past the BTS bits to pause it at the start, muted the audio and then queued up the video for "Voices Carry" in a separate window, starting both at the same time and hiding "Voices Carry" behind "Labrador", so that I am watching the video for "Labrador" but hearing the audio for "Voices Carry".


    "Labrador" is a bit shorter than "Voices Carry", which means that the video had to be shortened a bit. This becomes obvious once you hit the second refrain...this is the scene where the boyfriend tries to take away her guitar and she snatches it back and storms off down the sidewalk. "Voices Carry" has this scene last long enough that she is storming down the sidewalk at the same time that the line "Hush Hush, keep it down now, voices carry" is sung for the third time. "Labrador" shortens this scene significantly, so that she is already hot-footing it down the sidewalk when that line has been sung just once. The syncing of both videos falls apart at this point, with the result being that "Voices Carry" is still playing for several seconds after "Labrador" is finished.


    If someone with decent editing skills could find a good way to lengthen that one scene out, it's possible that "Labrador's" video could be mixed with the audio for "Voices Carry" and create the PERFECT tribute for that song, a song which put Aimee Mann on the map...assuming anyone is willing to try?

  2. Pierre Cole

    I have the biggest crush on her. I would love to meet her and see her live show....such eye candy!

  3. Movie News

    castle abradour

  4. Movie News

    King henry 1533

  5. Movie News

    All that tyranny propaganda, did not succeed, yea, back to til tuesday

  6. Tom Stedham

    How did I not know about this until now????

  7. STEVE HERMES BUCHCANON

    "I CANNOT HELP HER". NGA NGHIA POLLY S. MA BECAUSE THEY CURSED HER WHILE SHE WAS INSIDE THE SCANDA SPACESHIP.

  8. STEVE HERMES BUCHCANON

    TO BLAIR WITCH PROJECT. CALL YOUR SISTER. STEVE

  9. gusneaker

    LOVELY!!!!!!!

  10. Mellow Tron

    Omg, I loved this!!! ❤

  11. Mark Schimmoller

    I luv her bass playing.

  12. K Big

    I think this song would be PERFECT for Bojack Horseman for the background of a deep moment for Mr. Peanutbutter.

  13. Brenden DeSimone

    Nice that Til Tuesdays drummer was the drummer in the video.

  14. Roiy Benkel

    Daisy, you
    shouldn’t do the things you do
    but you’re just so incapable of changing
    you lie so well
    I could never even tell
    what were facts in your artful rearranging

    But I came back for more
    and you laughed in my face and you rubbed it in
    cause I’m a Labrador
    and I run
    when the gun
    drops the dove again

    when we first met
    I was glad to be your pet
    like a Lab I once had that we called Maisie
    but fetching sticks
    was the best I had for tricks
    you got bored
    you got mad then you got crazy

    But I came back for more
    and you laughed in my face and you rubbed it in
    cause I’m a Labrador
    and I run
    when the gun
    drops the dove again

    Daisy, daisy, give me your answer
    daisy, daisy, do…
    remember good old Maisie how she waited at the
    stairs for you

    Daisy, dear
    I could almost shed a tear
    but let’s shine in the time we have remaining
    you’re a tough old gal
    but a dog is just a pal
    and believe me, my dear,
    I’m not complaining

    Cause I came back for more
    cause I knew even you
    did the best you could
    And I’m a Labrador
    and with me, you could see
    it was understood
    that I’d come back for more
    cause I’m a Labrador
    the loyal Labrador

  15. Spooker Red Menace

    great parody video! love her work!

  16. K Big

    I think this should be used in Bojack Horseman for a very sentimental scene involving Mr. Peanutbutter.

  17. I.S. Swinburne

    Denny Rock is awesome, and Aimee rocks

  18. STEVE HERMES BUCHCANON

    PASADENA COLONY BUILDING NEAR RAINIER AVE. THEY ARE TRYING TO TURN ME INTO A PEANUT AND INJURIOUS. HEARD ABOUT GENOCIDE RUX. BUTTER THAN SKIPPY PEANUT BUTTER

  19. Evil Pagan

    Aimee is hilarious but most people don‘t get it.

  20. Alan Gollom

    Brilliant and hilarious!!

  21. nyrckr

    Daisy, you
    shouldn’t do the things you do
    but you’re just so incapable of changing
    you lie so well
    I could never even tell
    what were facts in your artful rearranging

    But I came back for more
    and you laughed in my face and you rubbed it in
    cause I’m a Labrador
    and I run
    when the gun
    drops the dove again

    When we first met
    I was glad to be your pet
    like a Lab I once had that we called Maisie
    but fetching sticks
    was the best I had for tricks
    you got bored
    you got mad then you got crazy

    But I came back for more
    and you laughed in my face and you rubbed it in
    cause I’m a Labrador
    and I run
    when the gun
    drops the dove again

    Daisy, daisy, give me your answer
    daisy, daisy, do…
    remember good old Maisie how she waited at the
    stairs for you

    Daisy, dear
    I could almost shed a tear
    but let’s shine in the time we have remaining
    you’re a tough old gal
    but a dog is just a pal
    and believe me, my dear,
    I’m not complaining

    Cause I came back for more
    cause I knew even you
    did the best you could
    And I’m a Labrador
    and with me, you could see
    it was understood
    that I’d come back for more
    daisy, daisy, do…
    cause I’m a Labrador

    I’d come back for more
    the loyal Labrador

    Songwriters: MANN AIMEE

    Labrador lyrics © Aimee Mann

  22. Jorgumander World Serpent

    Just rediscovered you. ♥♥♥

  23. Glass Empire TV

    Scott Dissick

  24. Marcelo Araújo

    This is priceless!!

  25. Cicilo1983

    The part where she slips back into her Til Tuesday hairdo to please her boyfriend is HILARIOUS.

  26. Filmation77

    Very nice to know that she has a great sense of Humor about her Past.and her bringing back the Til Tuesday wig was perfect

  27. Simon Powling

    Not too many comments about the content of this song which is a shame. A message to women about not being any mans lapdog and to men to treat women with more respect and dignity. I love the way she uses her lyrics to speak to the human condition.

  28. STEVE HERMES BUCHCANON

    I'M WITH HIM. HE DOESN'T LOOKS THAT BAD. WATCH TOWER?

  29. STEVE HERMES BUCHCANON

    THEY SAID NO! TO $40 WELLS FARGO BANK! [SC] MISTER ALASKA CREDIT UNION

  30. Chief Kurtz

    Same drummer, Til Tuesday drummer Michael Hausman, now Aimee and Michael Penn's manager.

  31. lote kamanga

    Great song Aimee much love from Zambia

  32. Jeremy Sears

    Damn. Hit me in the "feelz". Wasn't expecting that

  33. Sun Tzu II

    There's really only one word that describes this video...Labrador!

  34. Cody Nita C.

    She is my favorite female artist. My fave male artist is Gregory Alan Isakov. They both make me feel like there is a place for me in this bizarre, circus World.

  35. Bridget T

    smarty pants..luv u guys

  36. Steve

    The "wife-beater" t-shirt is a nice touch.

  37. Dendu77

    For a song called Labrador there are a surprising lack of dogs in this video.

  38. namish kale

    well....her singing is shit..

  39. Archivist82

    Philly Boy Roy approved.

  40. Joey Levenson

    Not many people can remake their own hit video, 30 years later. Also, Mike is still on drums!

  41. R W

    How did I miss this seeing this video for the past six years? Aimee has a wicked sense of humor, and this is an outstanding showcase for that.

  42. Thomas Strange

    truly 100 percent amazing

  43. joynthis

    A key to great projects is colamboration.

  44. L. T C.

    Hilarious video and amazing song.

  45. Limitsad

    When the verses better than chorus..

  46. Christopher Lee

    The guy in the video looks ridiculous

  47. Krypton

    I love her voice. 100 years from now, people are still gonna listen to her & fall in love.

  48. STEVE HERMES BUCHCANON

    I cannot SEE

    STEVE HERMES BUCHCANON

    VLADI IS SO CUTE! AND SPEAKS CHINESE

    STEVE HERMES BUCHCANON

    ALL CLEAN!

    STEVE HERMES BUCHCANON

    YOUR MUTHA LOOKED BETTER THAN YOU! AT THE DESC SHELTER. SHE GOT NEW SPARKLY GLASSES B4 LEAVING WITH HER BIG BACKPACK...

    STEVE HERMES BUCHCANON

    NOBODY LIKES KEVIN COSTNER IN LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE! WHERE'S LEM GUY?

    STEVE HERMES BUCHCANON

    MAY I JULIE ANNE...

  49. gusneaker

    Wonderful song and video (which is also funny, BTW)

  50. Dario Herrera

    Jon Hamm!!!

  51. Paul Zeus

    Ahahah good song, but actually I prefer the original. What's the name of the actor who play her boyfriend in the Voices Carry video?

    lozleo

    Cully Holland

  52. Dani Kim

    love this video

  53. daniel ball

    amazing!!!!!

  54. Chris Oleson

    Who is the woman at 4:43 who turns around to look at the commotion? She looks familiar.

  55. Stephen Price

    'Til Deja Vuesday! Love it.

  56. STEVE HERMES BUCHCANON

    AM I LUCKY OR HAS SOMEONE BEEN FOLLOWING ME?

    STEVE HERMES BUCHCANON

    they now no rights attempting to move me from spaceship to spaceship. i am a lot higher rank than that.

    STEVE HERMES BUCHCANON

    if they are DEAD ENDED, stay DEAD! they should not be wandering around SEATTLE or WASHINGTON

    STEVE HERMES BUCHCANON

    i shouldn't even have problems with a 3 ring circus, but we are respectable beings

    STEVE HERMES BUCHCANON

    MICROTENT...AND A WHOLE LOT MORE?

    STEVE HERMES BUCHCANON

    MORE LIKE A DAMN SPACESHIP THAT HAS BEEN TRYING TO PUT ME "UNDER" AT THE SHELTER! REMEDIES!...

  57. STEVE HERMES BUCHCANON

    YOUR MOTHER LOOKS YOUNGER

  58. Shane Wright

    How do i out this? She's the greatest songwriter there is (along with Amy Rigby) who hardly anyone has heard of.

  59. Dylan Thibert

    love u all

  60. just me

    and my name is Aimee and Romance

  61. Dave Kravetz

    Great song....Although a Golden Retriever would be nice

  62. Stephen Loflin

    She did hers

  63. David Marsh

    This is Brilliant !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  64. Geoffrey Zoref

    I love me some Tom Sharpling. Lucky he's played here by John Hamm, as he has been played in the past by patton Oswald.

  65. STEVE HERMES BUCHCANON

    EVER BEEN TO PHO HOA? CYCLO PHO

  66. STEVE HERMES BUCHCANON

    HINT HINT. I NEED ANTIBIOTICS SPECIAL DELIVERED ASAP! !

  67. STEVE HERMES BUCHCANON

    IS THERE AN OPENING?

  68. STEVE HERMES BUCHCANON

    THERE'S NO NURSE EITHER. OH WELL. THAT'S LIFE

  69. STEVE HERMES BUCHCANON

    IS SHE WITH HER SISTER TODAY TOO.

  70. Leslie Pamela

    this woman has not aged. she is still as beautiful as she was!

    ultimaetsolder

    Leslie Lugo she looks 55+ to me.

    goddessofamonkeyman

    well you look like an ageist to me - why don't you have a photo

    Kurtis Schwa

    she's has an ageless beauty

    Luz Rucci

    Still beautiful. Love the song

  71. sbristol873

    Is no one gonna talk about how Greg Universe was directing Opal's music video, or...?

    woody allen

    Tom and Aimee have known each other beyond Steven Universe. She has called and been a guest on his live radio show/podcast, The Best Show lots of times.

    And I just listened to a show back from 2003 where Tom sings over "Wise Up", (maybe beginning his habit of doing karaoke on the show...) they go way back!

  72. STEVE HERMES BUCHCANON

    I CANNOT SUBSCRIBE EITHER. LIKE MY BOYFRIENDS...

  73. STEVE HERMES BUCHCANON

    I never say that. BAD IDEA...?

  74. Shakey Greene

    I'm almost 33 and just heard Aimee Mann's music. Better late than never, not just saying, but I love this!

  75. John Rockwell

    "I'm basically here to crush."

  76. aramanth

    Great video!! Somewhere Lisa Loeb is bumping into things....

  77. Liz W

    Great video! Aimee your voice is timeless. Can't believe it took me four years to stumble across this.

  78. 8 bit synth

    This video is fucking brilliant. Especially after watching the original video for Voices Carry.

  79. DAKOTA CODA HERMESZZ

    GAMMA RAY! !

  80. DAKOTA CODA HERMESZZ

    SC SHARP |OO|

  81. Upup Binweevils

    Lol he told me I was signing his nephew's Birthday card xD

  82. STEVE HERMES BUCHCANON

    ANYBODY WANT TO TAKE A JAPANESE CLASS TOGETHER? I JUST GOT THE LATEST JAPANESE MICROSOFT EMAIL ACCOUNT AND IT LQQKS LIKE A NEW LANGUAGE. LUV, ME

  83. STEVE HERMES BUCHCANON

    YOU WANT TO FIGURE AN EQUATION WITH A FUDGE FACTOR?? BASED ON "10"

  84. STEVE HERMES BUCHCANON

    I LUV AIMEE MANN!

  85. STEVE HERMES BUCHCANON

    OR IF YOU PAY WE COULD GO TO THE TOP OF THE OTANI HOTEL IN LA!!!

  86. STEVE HERMES BUCHCANON

    want to go to shabu shabu house with me and OASIS?

  87. STEVE HERMES BUCHCANON

    I CAN'T STAND "OG"s

  88. STEVE HERMES BUCHCANON

    THEY TURNED MY INTO A LABORATORY! I THINK THERE'S SOME FREAK CHANGING MY BLOGGS

  89. Louis J. Bianco

    Yeah I don't think that's the right song to do a remake of voices carry! The director should have been punched in the face!

  90. Bruce Fultz

    I loved the wig

  91. ToyUniverse

    She looks exactly the same with the wig on. Short hair looks good on her. She aged well

  92. Matthew Grizzle

    so, great, reminded me of when I seen til Tuesday voices carry in the 80s. I love the concept and it's hilarious that this time the dude puts a wig on her of her 80s hairstyle. so funny.

    Christopher Althouse

    Yeah, I noticed that too...the whole thing was shades of "why can't you be punk again?" 😂🤣

  93. Kito Bianchort

    the director was right...; )

  94. Cheri N

    Voices Carry is by far my favorite of the eighties. I didnt know she made more music. I have to say she has a new fan. This an artist who loves the art of music. I am so glad I looked up her music. Keep up the great work.

    Brenden DeSimone

    cheri niemiec Voices Carry wasn't even Til Tuesday's best song

  95. Trojann Perez

    so Aimee Mann's 55? really?..

    VanillaDolly

    Exactly she looks like she's in her 30's

    Desert Storm ChefNice

    Jon is 50 and looks about 33-35. They are meant for each other

  96. Black Magniloquent Art

    The director looks like Sleazy P Martini from Gwar!