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Aimee Mann — Wise Up
Album: Magnolia
Avg rating:
7.8

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Total ratings: 1841









Released: 1999
Length: 3:25
Plays (last 30 days): 1
It's not what you thought
When you first began it
You got what you want
Now you can hardly stand it, though
By now you know
It's not going to stop
It's not going to stop
It's not going to stop
Till you wise up

You're sure there's a cure
And you have finally found it
You think one drink
Will shrink you till you're underground
And living down
But it's not going to stop
It's not going to stop
It's not going to stop
Till you wise up

Prepare a list for what you need
Before you sign away the deed
'Cause it's not going to stop
It's not going to stop
It's not going to stop
Till you wise up

No, it's not going to stop
Till you wise up
No, it's not going to stop
So just give up
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As also used to awesome effect in Jerry McGuire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gC96_vph-oI
 zigzag wrote:
Typically excellent arrangement and production from the Mann team. Cleverly poignant lyrics. Great word play. Who can't relate to this? It's like having your teeth kicked out with a sponge hammer.

 
ping, ping, PING?  (sponge hammer)  ;-)
Sublime.
Most AM songs make me want to pop my clogs, but this is a thing of beauty.
Perfect song, the movie sequence when this song is playing is incredible, one of my favourite songs ever.
Warms my heart!
Typically excellent arrangement and production from the Mann team. Cleverly poignant lyrics. Great word play. Who can't relate to this? It's like having your teeth kicked out with a sponge hammer.
HA!

"You got what you want
Now you can hardly stand it.."

Oh boy can I identify with THAT line.  I suspect anyone who lives long enough will agree, too.  And having gotten what I wanted a few times along the way all I can say is these days I enjoy simplicity.  I take each day for what it gives me in open and honest appreciation.  I'm not asking for anything more.  Which......of course....leads to how long before I can't stand it?  Heh!

Highlow
American Net'Zen
 JasondotG wrote:
This one will always be one of my favorites, of anything in this world. Up there with sex and chocolate. 

 
Sex with chocolate? No thanks, got enough arrhythmia problems already, yet.
This one will always be one of my favorites, of anything in this world. Up there with sex and chocolate. 
Aimee Mann has put out a few clunkers in her time, but wow her voice is beautiful here.  
This is very welcome. Chilli chocolate, yumm!
 Peter_Bradshaw wrote:

........... and me 8 >>>>>>>>>>> 9  {#Yes}

 
Exact same change just now!
well its about time RP...i have been waiting for aimee mann forever!!!
I love this so much
{#Meditate} Just wonderful
This stopped me in my tracks. Lovely!
Beautiful...!! {#Good-vibes}
Have to boost my rating for this.  Some jerk outside wired his car horn as a car alarm.  So I turn on RP, and Aimee comes in with "NOT GOING TO STOP", harmonizing so well with the horn, I can't hear it any more.


I always know when Aimee is singing.  I get all congested. 
 Peter_Bradshaw wrote:

........... and me 8 >>>>>>>>>>> 9  {#Yes}

 
me too!
It'd be nice to hear the movie soundtrack version of this.
lovelylovelylovely
 
Philip Seymour Hoffmann, RIP.
 aaronm wrote:
really like this. RP has totally turned me on to Aimee Mann. 8 -> 9.

 
........... and me 8 >>>>>>>>>>> 9  {#Yes}
No. Play it more. This has so much validity to current events...and the delivery is just divine. 
The more I listen the better it gets.... heard it this morning too. :-0
Her voice is so ho-hum...
really like this. RP has totally turned me on to Aimee Mann. 8 -> 9.
 Sugarman wrote:
I really REALLY love this song, but you guys HAVE to stop playing it so much.

I never thought a song like this could be overplayed, especially years after its release, but it's like an everyday thing at this point. 

 
It might seem that way, but the site's info differs. According to what it says today, "Plays in last 30 days: 4."  Just look up to the top of the page.
 Stingray wrote:

hahaha - very dry joke, I assume!

 good assumption :D


I cannot listen to this song when I have a bad day
I really REALLY love this song, but you guys HAVE to stop playing it so much.

I never thought a song like this could be overplayed, especially years after its release, but it's like an everyday thing at this point. 
 Jazbo wrote:
Aimee, youa makea me cry.......

 
Me too. But not in a good way{#Dance}
 Krakus wrote:
Not sure why this songs triggers bowel movements in me, every time I hear it.

 
Because it is a piece of crap? {#Wink}
Not sure why this songs triggers bowel movements in me, every time I hear it.
Aimee, youa makea me cry.......
Not one of my favorite Aimee Mann songs, but very good nonetheless.  Actually, I liked the movie more than this song.
Nice!
Please make it stop....because it's not going to stop but it should...
Never get tired of this.
 ziakut wrote:
Quite simply great. Really emotional and melodic. This is the Aimee I miss. She doesn't make tunes like this anymore.
 
I agree with this comment completely!! {#Angel}
It IS going to stop cos I got the PSD button, so nah.
Oh great. Written for me too.
{#Wall}
 coding_to_music wrote:
Good Bass
 
hahaha - very dry joke, I assume!
 Bobert_ParkCity wrote:
this song was written for me
and me. and everyone else.
 
I very much doubt Aimee lied to me!
Changed my mind, Aimee! OK, I will marry you!
I love this song, but I keep hearing the bass that enters after the first chorus as playing a "wrong" note on the lower chords. It's hard to put my finger on it, but I find it's most prominent on the "so _just_ give up". 
tingles down the spine every time...
..how is it Aimee kept so vital, all these years..remarkable!..
 bachbeet wrote:
Love the song and I know it was used in Magnolia but it came from one of her earlier albums.  Just can't remember which one.
 

No it didn't. It was written specifically for Magnolia. Just like when she wrote Christmastime for PTA's Hard Eight.

Exqusite.
 lily34 wrote:
this song was written for me.
 
and me. and everyone else.
I know Bill catches a little heat for spinning this one a fair amount. I've heard it on RP dozens of times myself and it still it hits me right between the eyes every time I hear it. (Geez...I wrote a very similiar comment not long ago. Down to my last 600 brain cells).
Love the song and I know it was used in Magnolia but it came from one of her earlier albums.  Just can't remember which one.
Quite simply great. Really emotional and melodic. This is the Aimee I miss. She doesn't make tunes like this anymore.
What is it about Aimee Mann that gets under your skin? Few singers can change my mood so dramatically, and not always for the better! She can make me feel vulnerable, melancholy and tender within moments. Remarkable.
You still going strong making the Mann Family Proud!
 
 rushed wrote:
It's only improved. And the songwriting as well!

 
sandpebble wrote:


Yes!! And her voice still carries!
 
 

So true!!
Very nice!
Really LIKE this Song!{#Dancingbanana_2}
this song was written for me.
Good Bass

Bill catches a little heat in the perception that he might like Aimee Mann too much. Phooey, I say.
This song is arresting. I stop and just listen when I hear it anywhere. Bravo, RP.   


missing the "in-love" emo on this one {#Lol}
My favorite singer/songwriter in these days! Very nice music, voice, arrangement, everything nice!
Still Godlike.
Honestly when I saw Magnolia and this song played during the movie I shed some tears. I have loved Aimee Mann since 'Til Tuesday
she has such a lovely voice...
This song always makes me stop what I'm doing and listen.

Saw the movie in a near empty theatre during the day. Playing hooky I think. Shocking in so many ways. I think I went through every emotion with that one. So powerful and heavy, one can only watch it every once in a while.

No doubt. Incredible movie with awesome performances, a great swan song for the late great Jason Robards, and Ms. Mann's elegiac (always wanted to use that word in a sentence), soaring soundtrack fits the whole film like a glove. Wonderful stuff.

 
Bobert_ParkCity wrote:
such a sad, brutal, elegant and ultimately hopeful film - with a great soundtrack featuring Ms. Mann. The scene where all the actors sing along with this song is deadly evocative.

 


It may sound cheesy but I think her voice is very organic.  {#Rolleyes}


Aimee is Da'Mann  in so many ways.

such a sad, brutal, elegant and ultimately hopeful film - with a great soundtrack featuring Ms. Mann. The scene where all the actors sing along with this song is deadly evocative.

 GrooVy wrote:
lol, true 'dat!

socalhol wrote:
Yes I agree with you — I want to like her, appreciate what she's trying to do — but her songs just don't resonate in a good way for me.
 

She says it's not going to stop but ...please?
 
Good thing someone else is in charge !  thank goodnesss
I fucking love this song. So honest and vulnerable.
 dogpound wrote:
and I hear this am totally bummed she lost the Oscar to PHIL COLLINS
 
If that's true, it's pretty pathetic. Phil Collins has had his pop song moments, but none of them rated a glance at an Oscar.  
Is this song also playing in the end scenes of Requiem for a Dream? images from that appear in my head when I hear this song - DEPRESSING! 
otherwise quite like the song and would like to disassociate the two. 
lol, true 'dat!

socalhol wrote:
Yes I agree with you — I want to like her, appreciate what she's trying to do — but her songs just don't resonate in a good way for me.
 

She says it's not going to stop but ...please?
 Byronape wrote:
"It's not going to stop
It's not going to stop
It's not going to stop
'Til you wise up"

I swear, my wife said that exact thing to me the other day.


 


I'm glad I'm not alone!
"It's not going to stop
It's not going to stop
It's not going to stop
'Til you wise up"

I swear, my wife said that exact thing to me the other day.


It's only improved. And the songwriting as well!

 
sandpebble wrote:


Yes!! And her voice still carries!
 


 MiracleDrug wrote:
oh Aimee...

you had me at "hush hush keep it down now..."
 

Yes!! And her voice still carries!
 robbeek wrote:
This song gets me every time I hear it......damn....
 

What you say remind me of what BILLY BOB THORNTON said in SLING BLADE (< 10!!!!)

"Coffee makes me nervous, when I drink it!"

Haaaa - statement of the year!
Aimee is hot!
 jimmunn wrote:
Yay, she's opening her mouth on this one. I so want to like Aimee Mann, but her vocal technique drives me nuts on most songs.
  Yes I agree with you — I want to like her, appreciate what she's trying to do — but her songs just don't resonate in a good way for me.


This song gets me every time I hear it......damn....
That's funny.  We were just sitting down to watch an episode of Community, and this song comes on.  Every time I hear it, I see Chevy Chase dancing around in a tutu...
oh Aimee...

you had me at "hush hush keep it down now..."
 ColoBacon wrote:
If I remember correctly, Magnolia was written as a result of listening to this song.  Can anyone back me up on that one?
 
What I do know is that the director chose Amy to write all the music for the soundtrack.


Thanks.
Beautifully written, at least.
Beautiful voice
I was a big fan of Jules Shear until I got jealous over Aimee :-)
Ok, Aimee Mann is stalking me.  Yesterday I heard an old interview being played on one Sirius channel, a song of hers played on a different channel.  This morning one of her songs was sampled for a segment on the local NPR station, and again I'm hearing it here.


Wonderful song and album.  Great showcase for Aimee.
Please make "it stop".
Love Aimee Mann, and this one is particularly touching.  Her voice is perfect.
 ColoBacon wrote:
If I remember correctly, Magnolia was written as a result of listening to this song.  Can anyone back me up on that one?
  From wikipedia....

Screenplay

By the time he started writing the script he was listening to Aimee Mann's music.<4> Anderson used her two solo albums and some demo tracks from a new album that Mann was working on as a basis and inspiration for the film.<8> In particular, Mann's song "Deathly", on her album Bachelor No. 2 or, the Last Remains of the Dodo, features the lyric "Now that I've met you/Would you object to/Never seeing each other again", which was used by Claudia as line of dialogue in the film.<4> In addition, "Deathly" also inspired the character of Claudia.<8>


Great song, amazing movie  {#Daisy}
 GuiltyFeat wrote:
If you haven't seen Magnolia, you've missed one of the most transcendental movie experiences of your life. Wise up.
 
It was a pretty good movie especially Tom Cruise's performance, but man is it depressing!{#Sad}
and I hear this am totally bummed she lost the Oscar to PHIL COLLINS
If I remember correctly, Magnolia was written as a result of listening to this song.  Can anyone back me up on that one?
 GuiltyFeat wrote:
If you haven't seen Magnolia, you've missed one of the most transcendental movie experiences of your life. Wise up.
 
Magnolia is definitely in my top 100 all-time films, maybe even in the top 25 of those. . . 
 
If you haven't seen Magnolia, you've missed one of the most transcendental movie experiences of your life. Wise up.
Now we know where the Kings of Leon get their ideas from, I definitely hear use somebody
Beautiful song by Aimee!
Yea, this is my Aimee Mann favorite.{#Yes}

Um, yes, it's a beautiful song. A note to all you out there, however: don't listen to this album on heavy rotation when you're really depressed and lonely at college, dealing with unrequited love (not to mention a total and complete A-hole{#Evil}—I have never met anyone so cruel and doubt  I ever will again) because you don't have enough self-esteem to realize the hell you're putting yourself through. 
Law of attraction: dark and miserable attracts dark and miserable..... Love this song though.  Thank god that's over! Here's to WISING UP {#Daisy} Thanks Bill.


 Rafter101 wrote:
I clicked onto this to make sure my rating was a 10—thar it was.  What a great and haunting song.
 
Agreed.
I clicked onto this to make sure my rating was a 10—thar it was.  What a great and haunting song.
 robbeek wrote:
Beautiful song that scares the hell out of me...totally haunting.
 
Well said... I agree completely.
 themotion wrote:

do you wear plugs in your ears when you listen to radio paradise?

 
Only when I listen with my earbuds in.{#Music}  But, I don't think that was the jest of your comment. hee hee{#Nyah}

xavier's "home" to aimee's "wise up"... wow, i am speechless over here (in the best of ways)...

Aimee Mann à l'Ancienne Belgique  by trou2000
https://www.flickr.com/photos/34242081@N00/

01/11/2008 

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Yay, she's opening her mouth on this one. I so want to like Aimee Mann, but her vocal technique drives me nuts on most songs.
Amazing on so many levels. 9
Such a beautiful song! I love it!
First heard this one on the show Dawson's Creek, love this...

9
 Glockman45 wrote:
does she wear a noseclip on her nose when she records?

{#Dance}
 
do you wear plugs in your ears when you listen to radio paradise?