Aimee Mann - That's Just What You Are Lyrics

In our endeavor we are never seeing eye to eye
No guts to serve us so forever may we wave goodbye
And you're always telling me that it's my turn to move
When I wonder what could make the needle jump the groove

I won't fall for the oldest trick in the book
So don't sit there and think you're off of the hook
By saying there is no use changing 'cause

That's just what you are
That's just what you are

Acting steady always ready to defend your fears
What's the matter with the truth, did I offend your ears
By suggesting that a change might be a thing to try
Like it would kill you just to try and be a nicer guy

It's not like you would lose some critical piece
If somehow you moved point A to point B
Maintaining there is no point changing 'cause

That's just what you are
That's just what you are

Now I could talk to you till I'm blue in the face
But we still would arrive at the very same place
With you running around and me out of the race

So maybe you're right, nobody can take
Something older than time and hope you could make
It better, that would be a mistake

So take it just so far

'Cause that's just what you are
That's just what you are
That's just what you are

Acting steady always ready to defend your fears
What's the matter with the truth, did I offend your ears
You're like a sleepwalking man, it's a danger to wake you
Even when it is apparent where your actions will take you

That's just what you are
And that's just what you are
That's just what you are
That's just what you are

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Aimee Mann That's Just What You Are Comments
  1. Star Gazer

    Lo mejor de Aimee

  2. Movie News

    we won't tell

  3. Movie News

    Mmm... do i ever tell?

  4. Ramses CLVIII

    love Aimee.

  5. Greta Freitag

    She's so cool.

  6. Mario The Dark 2

    Ayy it's the voice of opal

  7. Chloe Jensen

    all i wanna do
    is see you turn into
    a giant woman

    i flipping love aimee, and not just because of opal

  8. Lapidot XD

    It’s... a GIANT WOMAN!! 😍🐏🏹🐞

  9. Alejandro Ortiz


  10. Wyrdwad

    Fun fact: This song has been covered by Japanese pop artist Bonnie Pink. Whose music I would recommend to fans of Aimee Mann in general (especially her older works from this era, as her newer stuff is a bit more poppy) -- it has a very similar style! It's very obvious WHY Bonnie Pink would've covered this song once you hear her body of work, as Aimee Mann was a clear influence on her. (It's a really good cover, too!)

  11. Randall Kennedy

    She's done some good work and not gotten deserved recognition.

  12. aki bono

    aimee is the kind of woman you know is tall just by looking at her face.

  13. Salad Head

    way ahead of her time *sigh*

  14. Bennett Lee

    mixing a plaid shirt with plaid pants is so 1990's fashion faux-pas! :P

  15. Peter Wesley Bastone

    cool song.....shared to the Netshows Radio "Program 175" Playlist on youtube

  16. La Compañía

    Great Artist, beautiful woman, beautiful voice.

  17. olivia mcginnis

    2019 anyone… No


    Olivia McGinnis I was listening to Aimee as a twenty something back in the 90’s. I will be 48 in three weeks and still listening!


    Yep, 2019, still fresh and relevant.
    Love her work. 🤩

  18. le frog

    I'm here because of opal but still good song

  19. DCreeper64 _

    Hey, comments section,
    Can I like Aimee Mann and her music despite knowing her from Steven Universe? Can I bring up that she got more known because of her role in the show? Can I enjoy something and not be called "late", "fake fan", or "bandwagoner "?

  20. Ally Yuuki

    I'm in here to hear more opal!! And to know a new song ^w^ it's really catchy for me

  21. Tiana Mcbean

    I’m not sure how popular this lady is but based on the comments I’m getting the idea that she underrated she has a beautiful voice and a lot of people recognize it now especially the new generation now because she’s Opal from Steven Universe and I’m happy about that because she has such a beautiful voice

  22. Joanne Asuncion


  23. rata el que lo lea

    Opal :0

  24. Dylan the Samurai Warrior

    She looks like an older Billie Eilish


    Dylan Stanet ew no

    Dylan the Samurai Warrior

    @conversationstimulus I'm not trying to be perverse. I'm just making an observation based on my own opinion

  25. Monkey Man

    And ,"That's just what she is" GREAT ! Wow.

  26. Sydney Prescott

    The 90s💗💗💗

  27. Megan Sutton

    Heard this song on an SU voice actors video and I love it, it’s so chill

  28. Georgeanne MacDonald

    I love you
    I live in Gloucester
    I use to live in boston
    I loved young snakes
    You shine
    Don't let the bastards get you down

  29. MsRandom303

    You may be badass but you'll never be Aimee Mann badass. Unless you're Glenn Tilbrook.

  30. Lawrence L.

    The 90's just makes me smile and feel warm and magical and blissful,

  31. PinkLasagna

    Opal e_e I love your voice

  32. Emily Sanchez

    I need more opal in Steven Universe,,,,pLEASE

  33. Malia Laguisa

    I grew up in the 90s but i’ve never heard this song.

  34. paul battis

    A perfect nugget of song.

  35. phil Moore

    I think I got it... If you Come As You Are, that's all you ever be... The hidden link to Nirvana we are all trying to put our thumb on.

  36. superfisher28

    I'm here because of Portlandia but I remember when this actually came out so I'm the most hipster of all. I'm over it though.

  37. Forgotten Palace

    Is that a bloke?

  38. karl komberg

    this is so cool,,,,love it,,,,,,,,,thanx,,,,,,,,sharing now,,,,,,,,,,z


    40 plus for this girl 1978 to present???

  40. velocicraig


  41. velocicraig


    also she look's like a man but she is a women


    Its woman sry

  42. Competitive Galaxy


  43. NinjaCraft

    All I wanna do is see you turn into a giant woman...

  44. Jim1971a

    I think this is the only Aimee Mann song I don’t like.

  45. Al D

    I loved it in 1995 and I still love it in 2019.

  46. eJacob Cornelius

    One of the best songwriters we got. And a great guitarist.

  47. leila rigel


  48. Anaika Joseph

    A video about the voice actresses on SU brought me here.

  49. Jason cheng

    0:06 jump scare

  50. Larry White

    I’m in love

  51. Its My TD Life

    Rip Opal

  52. Mino Bello

    Voglio ascoltare la canzone di Aimee Mann che ora l'ho visto stamattina questo video. Ora ti lascio cantare.

  53. Grav DYI

    hi opal

  54. DC dela Cruise

    is her husband, Michael Penn on background vocals??

    Andy B

    difford and tilbrook of squeeze

  55. Probable Cauzz

    I fell in love with Amys music back in 1986-87
    Til Tuesday got me through a shitfuck breakup in another country.( Germany) and I still love it today. She was so underrated back then :/ I'm glad 30 years later shes still getting recognition.

  56. Lex Beardy

    Hi Opal!

  57. mrmaddiggity

    Melrose Place Soundtrack

  58. sam soknakry

    this songiscool

  59. DC dela Cruise

    learned just now that her husband is Michael Penn who sang No Myth which I was looking for a long long time..



  61. Paul Ramos

    All i wanna do is see you turn into a giant woman

  62. Nick Paparo

    Am I the only one who thought one of the backup vocals sounded like Neil from Camp Camp? No....

    If so then I must be taking some sort of drug nobody knows about.....

  63. Mark Walters

    I'm here because of Aimee Mann.

    Raymond McMenemy

    Me too. A brilliant singer songwriter who should be much more acclaimed.

  64. Server of Cawd

    I had an ex at one point play this song all the time.... I knew it was over between us.

  65. huxley buxley

    im steve universe here wonderful LVNV

  66. Nick Paparo

    I am just surprised that she is 57 but she looks so young....

  67. Nate

    Such a great song. Great arrangement. The vocal backing harmonies add this extra richness to Aimee's crisp lead. Makes thinking about my ex more pleasant.

  68. Bridget T

    hearts lightning flowers...12red roses111e

  69. Eu, alezandra

    All you wanna do, it's see me turn into...

  70. Baron Kimball

    Thank god for Aimee

  71. Peridot TV

    You opal

  72. J Ward

    I never realized Cindy Lauper wrote this.

  73. Jeremy

    Weirdest video ever but ok song lol

  74. Russell Hipolito

    2018 anyone?

    Jason cheng



    You have my pfp, I thought you were me for a sec

  75. Youk Youk

    Beautiful Song !

  76. Emerald Chill

    This reminds me of the 70’s

  77. rxinbow _

    Anyone here because of Steven universe?

  78. gerald 413

    Imo she should lead the Cranberries. With all due respect..🌹

  79. Thomas Poslusny

    I think, no I know I love her.

  80. Ninten

    0:06 well I didnt need to sleep anyways...

  81. Michael Edgell

    aimee mann and bob mould col-lab album.

  82. gerald 413

    Great voice beautiful woman. 🌹

  83. Kevin Patrick

    Heard this on an episode of Melrose Place waaaay back when in the 90's ... Loved it then love it now ...

  84. Jose Del Carmen

    Brah where is your hairline

  85. Jose Del Carmen

    U sing so bad but u sound like oepal

  86. Ellen Murphy

    I like her laughing in the end---its like she's saying I don't give a damn about you anymore.

  87. gerald 413

    Maybe she could front the Cranberries????? 🍎 🍎 :\

  88. Halal Curb

    Aimee telling Trump how to #MAGA! Anthem of 2018!

  89. Gigi Rossi

    Magnolia mi é piaciuto anche per merito tuo. Grazie Aimee.

  90. Ken Nelson

    Holy Christ this is one of the best things I’ve ever seen

  91. KingKaitain

    Who's here because they bought I'm With Stupid in 1995 and don't rely on shows and memes to guide their cultural consumption?


    Who cares how people get here. You're not better.


    @Lobito Hernández LMFAO how is he better for his music taste.

    Charles B.

    @Amanda M , I'm here because I had a cousin that was a tug boat operator in Boston tell me about a fantastic band call " The Young Snakes" with a killer singer, that he'd been listening to in a club there. He git a tape from her, and brought it here when he came for me to listen to. I was hooked. Then he came down with a club version of a few songs from pre studio Til Tuesday. I like it even more. When they released their 1st record I got it. I was hyped. Been a fan ever since. My son is just a few years behind you, and he listens to all of this stuff as well. I had "I'm With Stupid" as well at that time, and my son liked it. He still likes it. Your dad had good taste in music, and I'm glad he passed it on to you.

    Ray Wyatt

    Im here cause I discovered an amazing artist

  92. Ali Mohammond

    I remember those roller skate back in the day, that was way before roller blades!!! 1986 -1989, roller skate year for me!