Knock It Off

Album: Mental Illness (2017)

Songfacts®:

  • Here, Aimee Mann gives some tough advice to a crazy guy who can't handle the fact that his girlfriend doesn't want to see him anymore.

    Oh baby, knock it off
    You can't just stand there on her front lawn


    Mann explained to Billboard magazine: "In the story of this song, this person's behavior has just been so egregious, but after all his lies were revealed, he can't understand why his girlfriend broke up with him. Like, 'Why would you not trust me? I'm not getting credit for the 99 times when I didn't lie!' To me that's fascinating, because that really is sociopath thinking. It's always a fresh new day, and (the sociopath) is weirdly present, but sort of too present, because they forget that the past has consequences in the present."

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