Aimee Mann - Poor Judge Lyrics




Falling for you was always falling up
Leather books and surplus government chairs
I rose like smoke with the steam from your cup
A wave of heat where the lighter flares

You might have found some other reason
To burn me like a tissue screen
My heart is a poor judge
It harbors an old grudge

Falling for you was a walk off a cliff
The dream of a car with the brake lines cut
The only way you can stop it is if
You turn around, keep the windows shut

You might have found some other reason
To leave me in that dark building
My heart is a poor judge
It harbors an old grudge

And I can see a light on
Calling me back to make the same mistake again

And I say no, when you ask me, no, when you ask me, no when you ask again
'Cause I won't let you pass me, won't let you pass me, won't let you pass to the sea that I'm [?]

Falling for you was a last ditch plan
You size me up with your thumb on the scale
I came up short, but you do what you can
The hammer's nothing without the nail

You might have found some other reason
To lead me to the guillotine
Your heart is a poor judge
It harbors an old grudge

I can see a light on
Calling me back to make the same mistake again





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Aimee Mann Poor Judge Comments
  1. Youk Youk

    Tout l'album est Génial, du premier au dernier morceau !

  2. Horizon 59

    So beautiful.

  3. William Rowe

    The Grammys finally got it right!! Great album!

  4. Trenton Jones

    A stunner. Love Aimee Mann

  5. STEVE HERMES BUCHCANON

    POOR JUDGE... CHECKED! DOUBLE-CHECKED! TRIPLE! CHECK INTO CASH!

  6. Kōji Kabuto

    Que hermoso disco hiciste , Aimee

  7. Randy Wilson

    The Aimee piano songs are always the best. No exception here.

  8. Marc Melander

    My favourite track on the album. Just so very very....

  9. curt7174

    I hope this won't be the last time Roderick and Mann write together. Amazing song.

  10. Biketime

    Bachelor #2, great. Lost In Space, ugh. Forgotten Arm, excellent. Smilers, ugh. Charmers, very good. Mental Illness, her best, most realized work with Poor Judge as the topper.

    Jon Payne

    Biketime I loved Lost in Space and Smilers but couldn't get to grips with Charmers....but totally with you on Mental Ilness and Poor Judge

    jujugrill

    I love them all.

    William Rowe

    I loved lost in space. Moth to a flame was amazing. Don't know how you didn't like that one, but to each there own.

  11. DrWu59

    Thank you for sharing. :)

    "Poor Judge"

    Falling for you was always falling up
    Leather books and surplus government chairs
    I rose like smoke, or the steam from your cup
    A wave of heat, where the lighter flares

    You might have had some other reason
    To burn me like a tissue screen
    But my heart is a poor judge
    And it harbors an old grudge

    Falling for you was a walk off a cliff
    A dream of a car with the brake lines cut
    The only way you can stop it is if
    You turn around, keep the windows shut

    You might have had some other reason
    To leave me in that dark ravine
    But my heart is a poor judge
    And it harbors an old grudge

    And I can see your light on
    Calling me back to make the same mistake again

    And I say no, when you ask me, no, when you ask me, no when you ask again
    'Cause I won't let it past me, won't let it past me, won't let it past, til I see that I'm last and then...

    Falling for you was a last ditch plan
    You sized me up with your thumb on the scale
    I came up short, but you do what you can
    The hammer's nothing without the nail

    You might have had some other reason
    To lead me to the guillotine
    But your heart is a poor judge
    And it harbors an old grudge

    I can see your light on
    Calling me back to make the same mistake again

  12. letsmakepizza2

    Best song on the album. So great. Cinematic.

    Rajander Philip

    Yup.  Best song on the album.  Treasure.

  13. douglas young

    John Roderick brought me here.

  14. NortonsNestMonthly

    Aimee Mann is brilliant.

    L McCauley

    Yes she is.