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Aimee Mann Humpty Dumpty Lyrics

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Say you were split, you were split in fragments
and none of the pieces would talk to you
Wouldn't you want to be who you had been
well, baby I want that, too

So better take the keys and drive forever
Staying won't put these futures back together
All the perfect drugs and superheroes
wouldn't be enough to bring me up to zero

Baby you're great, you've been more than patient
saying it's not a catastrophe
but I'm not the girl you once put your faith in
just someone who looks like me

So better take the keys and drive forever
Staying won't put these futures back together
All the perfect drugs and superheroes
wouldn't be enough to bring me up to zero

So get out while you can

Get out while you can
Baby, I'm pouring quicksand
And sinking is all I had planned
So better just go

Oh, better take the keys and drive forever
Staying won't put these futures back together
All the perfect drugs and superheroes
wouldn't be enough to bring me up to zero

All the king's horses and all the king's men
couldn't put baby together again
All the king's horses and all the king's men
couldn't put baby together again

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An ode to all those who've stayed in a hopeless relationship hoping things will get better... | Reviewer: Barbara | 4/27/2006

For a commercial artist, Aimee is damned good, with deeper lyrics and better melodies than most. In this tune, Aimee is approaching it from the angle of the messed-up half of the relationship, warning the one who loves her that it's hopeless and to get out while he can. She's given up on herself; her last concern is for him...that she will drag him down with her. The way that she's given up herself is what makes the song so sad, especially when we can see that the fact that she's a good enough person to not want to take anyone down with her shows that she is neither hopeless nor as "messed up" as she sees herself. There is psychological and moral conflict in it, too...the dilemma of the healthier half of this relationship. Should he accept her honesty and advice or should he take her honesty & caring for his well-being as an indication that this woman is one worth fighting to bring past "zero"? A beautiful, moving track, imho.

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