Friday, June 20, 2003

Song of the week:

"Driving Sideways"
by Aimee Mann

At least you know
You were taken by a pro
I know just how you feel
She talked a perfect game
Deflecting all the blame
You took the jack and changed the flat
And got behind the wheel

Now you're driving sideways
Taken in by the scenery
As you're propelled along
And your companion will not help you to navigate
For fear she may be wrong

And you will say
That you're making headway
And put it in overdrive
But you're mistaking speed
For getting what you need
And never even noticing
You never do arrive

Cause you're driving sideways
If you roll down your window
You'll see you're where you don't belong
And you companion will not help you to navigate
For she may be wrong

And you're powered by the hopeful lie
That it's just around the bend
And when this, by default,
Comes screeching to a halt
Let's hope that you know what to do
To start it up again

Driving sideways
Hitting "scan" on the radio
So she can sing along
And she'll sit, thinking you're going to handle
Until she's proven wrong
Until she's proven wrong
Until you prove her wrong


Paul Thomas Anderson used this song on the soundtrack to his film Magnolia. It's in the scene where the Solomon brothers fire Donny. God, I love that movie.

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