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."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Penny Ford of Snap!Songwriter Interviews

The original voice of Snap!, this story is filled with angry drag queens, video impersonators and Chaka Khan.

Michael Sweet of StryperSongwriter Interviews

Find out how God and glam metal go together from the Stryper frontman.

What Musicians Are Related to Other Musicians?Song Writing

A big list of musical marriages and family relations ranging from the simple to the truly dysfunctional.

James Bond Theme SongsMusic Quiz

How well do you know the 007 theme songs?

British InvasionFact or Fiction

Go beyond The Beatles to see what you know about the British Invasion.

A Monster Ate My Red Two: Sesame Street's Greatest Song SpoofsSong Writing

When singers started spoofing their own songs on Sesame Street, the results were both educational and hilarious - here are the best of them.