Aimee Mann - The Moth Lyrics




The moth don't care when he sees the flame
He might get burned, but he's in the game
And once he's in, he can't go back
He'll beat his wings till he burns them black

No, the moth don't care when he sees the flame
No, the moth don't care when he sees the flame

The moth don't care if the flame is real
'Cause flame and moth got a sweetheart deal
And nothing fuels a good flirtation
Like need and anger and desperation

No, the moth don't care if the flame is real
No, the moth don't care if the flame is real

So come on, let's go, ready or not
'Cause there's a flame I know, hotter than hot
And with a fuse that's so thoroughly shot, away

The moth don't care if the flame burns low
'Cause moth believes in an afterglow
And flames are never doused completely
All you really need is the love of heat

No, the moth don't care if the flame burns low
No, the moth don't care if the flame burns low

So come on, let's go, ready or not
'Cause there's a flame I know, hotter than hot
And with a fuse that's so thoroughly shot, away





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Aimee Mann The Moth Comments
  1. Movie News

    Yum life is here

  2. TheKagawaLife

    First song I heard from her. I love it!

  3. igrewold

    Nice song :) Good luck & thanks for sharing.
    https://fleetpond.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/cinnabar_moth_tyria_jacobaeae-s.jpg
    http://66.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2fcfkYNlN1rp21yfo1_1280.jpg
    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=moth&iar=images&iax=images&ia=images

    igrewold

    Is it possible to add lyrics as CC ?
    ( maybe for non-native speakers )
    https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/gallery

  4. hvymettle

    Checked into a hotel in Soho one night in 2002 and they had a box of CD's in the room, bunch of shit I never heard of, so I threw Lost in Space in the player because I dug the artwork, and was blown away. Never heard of Aimee Mann before that, loved her ever since. The Moth is a favorite, the metaphor is apt and her lyrics are poetry. Nothing fuels a good flirtation like need and anger and desperation. . .

  5. Anodyne Forever

    Stunning lyrically and musically.

  6. Paul Maney

    There's gotta be an alternative universe somewhere where Aimee's had15 #1 hit's and is as famous as Meryl Streep.  Where can I get a ticket?  In the last 50 years her only rivals in this vale of tears have been Kate Bush, Joni Mitchell, Rickie Lee Jones and Sam Phillips (and a d*mn shame that Amy Winehouse only made two albums).You're the greatest Aimee and when is your entire oeuvre going to be released on vinyl as it should be?  I'd have to put Aimee's "The Forgotten Arm" right next to Elvis Costello's "Get Happy!!" as my all-time favorite album but the only difference is I can put Elvis on the turntable!  C'mon Aimee fans, let's get all her solo releases out on vinyl where they belong!

    Sarita Mungad

    Damn shame!!!

    Andrew Boush

    Agreed. The Forgotten Arm is amazing. The greatest talent doesn't always (or ever?) lead to the greatest commercial success. Just ask Liz Phair.

    Zors1957

    She is a good songwriter but her voice is annoying and nasal and rather insipid.

    J. Levi C.

    @Zors1957 she only used that nasal tone during this era, really just this album and to a much lesser extent on the next one (fuckin smilers) and then it disappeared forever

  7. Ozzelot

    Yep, brought here by Mr Robot. Only watched it today and I love this song!

  8. hey you

    \/ this version

  9. JPin

    You think you were too smart Darlene...

  10. karupt

    MISTER ROBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!

  11. Tanya Urrutia

    Mr Robot brought me here!

  12. nicbowski

    Mr. Robot brought me here!

  13. Antonio Rodrigues

    Thank you, Mr Robot, for bringing us here!

  14. Karantron

    Who sang the male version in Mr. Robot though?
    Also, I don't understand how this video (even if not official) doesn't have a million hits!

    hey you

    https://youtu.be/JG6x4MHdTWM

  15. Martin Metz

    Just heard this for the first time tonight on Mr. Robot. I like it.

    dimitrispearljam

    me too!loved it!1

  16. Dave Gregovich

    I find it funny when a performance just floors me, and then see that it only has 18 comments in 8 years. Though maybe this version is competing with multiple versions or the like. Regardless, just a stunning version.

    MrRJS27

    because we all have the DVD and don't watch it on YouTube unless we're traveling!

  17. givemeabreakatlast

    The moth don't care when he sees the flame
    He might get burned, but he's in the game
    And once he's in, he can't go back
    He'll beat his wings till he burns them black

    No, the moth don't care when he sees the flame
    No, the moth don't care when he sees the flame

    The moth don't care if the flame is real
    'Cause flame and moth got a sweetheart deal
    And nothing fuels a good flirtation
    Like need and anger and desperation

    No, the moth don't care if the flame is real
    No, the moth don't care if the flame is real

    So come on, let's go, ready or not
    'Cause there's a flame I know, hotter than hot
    And with a fuse that's so thoroughly shot, away

    The moth don't care if the flame burns low
    'Cause moth believes in an afterglow
    And flames are never doused completely
    All you really need is the love of heat

    No, the moth don't care if the flame burns low
    No, the moth don't care if the flame burns low

    So come on, let's go, ready or not
    'Cause there's a flame I know, hotter than hot
    And with a fuse that's so thoroughly shot, away

  18. Watercolor Heart

    It's incredible...

  19. Korey Pelton

    This live version sounds 100% better than the studio album version of this song. Wow. Lots better instrument use and... everything else.

  20. Karine Fields

    Just perfect *_____*

  21. geehak

    Sorry to hear about the music business, Aimee

  22. kernowrock555

    This is such a beautiful song... and any guy watching this like me ..will 'smirk' and laugh( cos' it's our 'weakness' and all he women will smile! :) ..I am a 'Taurus' moth always lured by a 'Scorpio woman' .. I know she'll never be tamed.. but I don't mind 'tryin'................

  23. kernowrock555

    yes..i am a moth... and I flap my little burn't black wings at every woman with a great ass and gorgeous eyes...I never ever learn!........Fantastic song!!!!!!!!

  24. evfan13

    @mdpeclipse agreed.

  25. evfan13

    are those tapping sounds in the background the drums?

  26. temmie chan

    There's some addictive about this video... I listened to it once and her voice is so soothing, now I can't stop listening...

  27. Skitrel

    @mikeatEMEco What the fuck are you talking about? That is the absolute opposite of what is best.

    Fuck your fascination, screw your weaknesses, you can improve and do anything you want provided you have the motivation, weakness is created within your own mind and you can overcome it.

    What a ridiculously emo sentiment.

  28. Stan Mirales

    she is awesomw

  29. masterjon3

    hmm, not bad

  30. lindaskittycat

    Hello Aimee, I think your voice sounds beautiful. I enjoy listening to all of the music. Please keep up the excellent work; sweetstuff, love Joseph. {P.S. I'm back in CA.}

  31. mdpeclipse

    pure talent . aimee is hot

  32. dianaroo12

    beautiful!