Who Sang Fifty Years After the Fair? Aimee Mann

Aimee Mann Whatever cover art
Credits
release date: 1993-5-11
genres: Rock
styles: Alternative Rock/Pop Rock/Indie Rock
length: 3:47
membranophone: Jim Keltner
vocal: Aimee Mann, Jon Brion and Roger McGuinn
electric guitar: Jon Brion
bass: Aimee Mann
glockenspiel: Jon Brion
tambourine: Jon Brion
12 string guitar: Roger McGuinn
organ: Jon Brion

Fifty years after the fair
the picture I have is so clear
underneath the clouds in the air
rose the Trylon and the Perisphere
and that for me was the finest of scenes
that perfect world across the river in Queens
Fifty years after the fair
I drink from a different cup
but it does no good to compare
'cause nothing ever measures up
I guess just for a second we thought
that all good things would rise to the top
[Chorus]
But how beautiful it was - 'tomorrow'
we'll never have a day of sorrow
we got through the '30's, but our belts were tight
we conceived of a future with no hope in sight
we've got decades ahead of us to get it right
I swear - fifty years after the fair
Fifty years after the fair
I live in tomorrow town
even on a wing and a prayer
the future never came around
It hurts to even think of those days
the damage we do by the hopes that we raise
[Chorus]
But how beautiful it was - 'tomorrow'
we'll never have a day of sorrow
we got through the '30's, but our belts were tight
we conceived of a future with no hope in sight
we've got decades ahead of us to get it right
I swear - fifty years after the fair






Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 I Should've Known
  • 2 Fifty Years After the Fair
  • 3 4th of July
  • 4 Could've Been Anyone
  • 5 Put Me on Top
  • 6 Stupid Thing
  • 7 Say Anything
  • 8 Jacob Marley's Chain
  • 9 Mr. Harris
  • 10 I Could Hurt You Now
  • 11 I Know There's a Word
  • 12 I've Had It
  • 13 Way Back When

  • Album Information
    label: Geffen Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 720642495629
    script: Latin