This is for the one who was false
Who taught me about building walls
One who could always turn it around
To leave me here on shaky ground

This is for the one who made good
In someone else's neighborhood
One who was never anything but
The shifty eye of sheer bad luck
Once I thought that I would never forget
And I have not quite done that yet

But I could hurt you now
I could hurt you now

This is for the time that I lost
The death of who I thought I was
The things in which I cannot believe
For fear I'll wear them on my sleeve
Things I know that will never be returned
But I crossed that bridge before it burned

So I could hurt you now
I could hurt you now
I could hurt you now
Listen, sonny boy
You just don't get it, do you?
I could hurt you now
Tell you what I'll do
I'll get that message to you

Maybe it leaves an invisible scar
But I have not come quite that far

But I could hurt you now
Listen, sonny boy
You just don't get it, do you?
I could hurt you now
Tell you what I'll do
I'll get that message to you


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    General CommentLooking at all the other lyrics, I've noticed how few people really do check out Aimee... she's so great though, how can you not love her?

    In response to another message somewhere else, not ALL of her songs are depressing, she just is really expressive. Every good emotion is countered by a bad one (in my opinion) and vice versa.

    Anyway, check out the verse "This is for the time that I lost, the death of who I thought I was.." Totally awesome!! Punk, emo, whatever the hell you wanna call yourself, Aimee's gotta be in there somewhere!!
    bex2408on July 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah right on bex. by the way did you work at Poko macready summer camp? i knew a bex there. anyways yeah, I don't know though about EVERY one of her good emotions countered by a bad one, I think that is pretty hard to determine. also I do wonder if she herself is depressed or was depressed and if so how she got through it. taht would be interesting to know. and yeah....no one posts about aimee mann, but in a way i kinda like that because i feel like my posts are important then. :)
    rainydayboyon March 11, 2003   Link
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    General Commentokay I'm through being important, where is everyone:'(.
    rainydayboyon March 28, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI'm here! Albeit 3 years later. Hey, I was BUSY!!!

    I think she's angry in this song (I think that's true of many of Aimee's songs). When she says I Could Hurt You Now, you'd better not turn your back on her. It seems as if she's has trusted someone who let her down... no wait, more than that... they hurt her. Hurt her so deeply that she could turn violent on them. She put her trust in someone and they took advantage of it.
    Digi-Gon June 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOh wow........ Well great fucking lyrics. I'm a little iffy about the melody of the track, it's a little more rough/choppy for lack of a better word... than her other tracks (most of). And I don't get the impression she means a violent means of hurting the jerk... Just in the fact that she's stronger than she was and moving/moved on and the stupid f*ck is too blind to figure out how much he loves her and how important she was to him, and I'm pretty sure this is a little after the relationship ended, and he's missing her, whether he's figured that out yet or not, and the fact that she's moved on and such would be devasting to him...... or maybe it really is about physical violence and she's ready to stab the f*cking miserable shit.... Which works equally for me.
    sylviasovenon October 04, 2007   Link

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