“It’s always been one of my favorite songs but it’s kind of deeply personal to me, lyrically,” she says of the track, noting that this recording is an “infant demo.”
Listen below, then compare and contrast with the original.
This is a hard one for me. I lovelovelove Sky, of course, and this is indeed pretty brilliant. But the original means EVERYTHING to me. Aimee Mann was just so fabulous, my GOD. And her abusive boyfriend in the video – that’s Cully Holland, he was dating a very good friend of mine at the time – a MALE friend, dun dun dun – and so I knew him raaaaather well. (I used to torture him with that line reading “Why can’t you for ONCE do something for me?”). Sadly, he died in 1991, so watching this video is all a bittersweet reminder of that time. So i’m gonna hand this one to Til Tuesday, but it’s a squeaker.