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Barenaked Ladies lyrics

Album: Everything to Everyone [2003]

Tracks14
 01  Celebrity
 02  Maybe Katie
 03  Another Postcard
 04  Next Time
 05  For You
 06  Shopping
 07  Testing 1, 2, 3
 08  Upside Down
 09  War on Drugs
 10  Aluminum
 11  Unfinished
 12  Second Best
 13  Take It Outside
 14  Have You Seen My Love?
all Barenaked Ladies lyrics



Celebrity
- Kevin Hearn, Steven Page, and Ed Robertson

Don't call me a zero,
Im gonna be a hero.
Like Phil Esposito or the Kennedys.

I'll be incorperated,
and I'll be imitated.
And overrated, but that doesnt bother me.

All the jaws'll drop, and all the girls will scream.
And there will be commotion when i show up on the scene.


All that you will see is a celebrity,
all that you will see is a celebrity.

When I'm riding in my limo,
I won't look out the window.
Might make me homesick for humanity.

There's nowhere that I can't go,
and there's nobody I don't know.
And there's an emptiness that's eating me.

All the clocks will stop,
and all the jeans wil cream.
It has always been, my one and only dream.

All that's left of me is my celebrity,
all that's left of me is my celebrity.

Leave your hear, lay down your art
you're here for the pary.
Smile and wave, try to behave, be happy
that they've made you a celebrity.

I could disappear, into the great unknown.
And it would wear my face, as if it were its own.

And all that you will see is a celebrity,
all thats left of me is my celebrity.

I will get in first, and I will get in free.
All that's left of me is my celebrity.

I think thats it, some words may be a bit wrong, but hey i tried ;)back to top
Maybe Katie
Jim Creeggan, Steven Page and Ed Robertson

Maybe Katie

What's so maybe about. What's so maybe about.
What's so maybe about Katie?

What's the use in hesitating? Can't you see that Katie's
wating? Just because her youth is fading. Doesn't
mean, she's not worth dating.

What's so maybe about. What's so maybe about.
What's so maybe about Katie?

I don't know. What the fuss is all about. Just take it
slow. It's not like you can't live without her. To and fro, if
you've got a shred of doubt. Then it's not worth it.

What's so maybe about. What's so maybe about.
What's so maybe about Katie?

Can't you see her with her arms wide open? She's
everything, that you've been hoping for. Forever's not so
long, stop moping. She's got a daughter and you're just
not coping.

Do you know, everyone you ever swore you'd love for life?
I don't know them anymore. I know their names, I'd
recognize them on the street. And I don't know them.

What's so maybe about. What's so maybe about.
What's so maybe about Katie?back to top
Another Postcard
Steven Page, Ed Robertson

--> I know there's a lot of contradiction to the quality of this song,
and that many people don't like it, but its a Barenaked Ladies song
none the less.

Another Postcard

You can't imagine so many monkeys in the daily mail
all of them coming anonymously so they leave no trail. I
never though I'd have an admirer from overseas. But
someone is sending me stationary filled with
chimpanzees.

Some chimps in swimsuits, some chimps are swinging
from a vine. Some chimps in jackboots, some chimps
that wish they could be mine. Starsky and Hutch
chimps, a chimp who's sitting on a can. A pair of
Dutch chimps, who send their love from Amsterdam.

Another postcard, with chimpanzees. And every one is
addressed to me.

If I had to guess, I'd say the monkey-sender thinks it's
great. He's sending me, maybe she's sending me just to
see me get irate. I'm losing sleep - and it's gonna be
keeping me up all night. I thought it was funny, but now
I've got money on a monkey fight.

Some Chimps in hard hats, chimps a-working on a chain
gang. Some chimps who love cats, burning rubber in a
Mustang. A birthday-wishing chimp, a chimp in black
like a goth. A goin fishing chimp, a British chimp in
the bath.

Another postcard, with chimpanzees. And every one is
addressed to me.

Some of them followed me even though I packed and
moved me home. No matter what, they come and
they come they won't leave me alone. Another monkey
in the mail could make me lose my mind. But look at
me shuffling through the stack until I finally find.

Some chimps in swimsuits. Some chimps in jackboots,
some chimps in hard hats. Some chimps who love cats
I've got some shaved chimps; that's chimps devoid of any
hair. I've got depraved chimps, dressed up in women's
underwear.

Another postcard, with chimpanzees. And every one is
addressed to me. Every one is, every one is every one is
addressed to me. Another postcard, with chimpanzees.
And every one is addressed to me.

dunno if those are the right lyrics, its kinda a fast song
so if the lyrics are wrong, 4-giv meback to top
Next Time
Jim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn, Steven Page, Ed Robertson

Next Time

You can always get it right next time, next time. You can
always get it right next time, next time.

You can count on me. To mess it up. You can count
on me. To let you down again. And in time you'll see.
That I'm your only friend.

You can always get it right next time, next time. You can
always get it right next time, next time.

Comfort and community. Obliterated. Given opportunity, I
hesitated. Even my humility's humiliated.

You can always get it right next time, next time. You can
always get it right next time, next time.

When you die, the make a list. Of every love you never
kissed. Of each regret, and each mistake. Every choice
you fail to make.

You can always get it right next time, next time. You can
always get it right next time, next time.

It's a shame I have to wait. Until the ending.
Everything I've yet to break, is surley bending. Every
vow I ever take. Is just pretending, that this mess I
make. Is worth defending.

You can always get it right next time, next time. You can
always get it right next time, next time.back to top
For You
Steven Page, Ed Robertson

--> This song,FOR YOU, although not my fav, song by the band
is still alright, just kinda has a 'country' feel to it..

I have set aside everything I love. I have saved
everything else for you. I cannot decide what this
doubt's made of. Though I've thought over it through
and through.

In a book, in a box high upon a shelf. In a locked and
guarded vault. Are the things I keep only for myself,
its your fate but it's not your fault.

And for every useless reason I know. There's a reason
not to care. If I hide myself wherever I go. Am I ever
really there?

There is nowehere else I would rather be, but I can't just
be right here. An enigma wrapped in a mystery, or a
fool consumed by fear?

And for every useless reason I know. There's a reason
not to care. If I hide myself wherever I go. Am I ever
really there?

I will give you all, I could ever give. Though it's less than
you will need. Could you just forget if you can't forgive,
all the things I cannot concede?

And for every useless reason I know. There's a reason
not to care. If I hide myself wherever I go. Am I ever
really there?back to top
Shopping
Kevin Hearn, Steven Page, Ed Robertson

Submitted by Kaejo19

Shopping

Well you know that it's going to be all right. I think it's
going to be all right. Everything will always be all right,
when we go shopping. Well you know that it's going to be all right,
when we go shopping.

Its always lalalalalalalalalalalalalalala. Let the shopping
spree begin. Lalalalalalalalalalalalalalalala. Everybody wins.

So shut up. And never stop. Let's shop. Until we drop.

Well you know that its going to be all right. I think it's
going to be all right. Everything will always be all right,
when we go shopping.

It's always lalalalalalalalalalalalalalalala, let the shopping
never end. lalalalalalalalalalalalalalalala, shopping with
our friends. Shopping once again.

It's always lalalalalalalalalalala,
lalalalalalalalalalala. It's always
lalalalalalalalalalala, lalalalalalalalalalala.

It's never enough, until you've got all the stuff. When the
going gets rough, just shop with somebody tough.

Well you know that it's going to be all right. I think it's
going to be all right. Everything will always be alright,
when we go shopping. Well you know that it's going to
be all right. I think it's going to be alright. Everything
will always be all right, when we go shopping.

It's always lalalalalalalalalalalalalalala,
lalalalala. Lalalalalalalalalalalalalalala. When we go
shopping. When we go shopping. When we go shopping.

It's always lalalalalalalalalalalalalalala, its always
lalalalalalalalalalalalalalala. Its always lalalalalalala
lalalalalalalala. It's always lalalalalalalalalalalalalalala.
It's always lalalalalalalalalalalalalalala. It's always
lalalalalalalalalalalalalalala.

--> note, some of the lalala things, may be too short or too long
its hard to tell...back to top
Testing 1, 2, 3
Steven Page, Ed Robertson

Submitted by Kaejo19

Testing 1-2-3

Maybe it would be fun, to get a new opinion. Get a little
work done, and forget. Maybe it would be cool, if I rocked
it old school. Try to break a gold rule and a sweat.
Better than the first time, better than the worse time. If I
could just reverse time, I'd be set.

Testing 1-2-3, can anybody ear me? If I shed the irony
would everybody cheer me. If I acted less like me, would I
be in the clear?

She got a new apartment, its out on the escarpment. In her
glove compartment, are my songs. She hasn't even heard
them, since she found out what the words meant. She
decieed she preferred them all wrong. Kind of like the
last time, with a bunch of really fast rhymes. If we're
living in the past I'm, soon gone.

Testing 1-2-3, can anybody ear me? If I shed the irony
would everybody cheer me. If I acted less like me, would I
be in the clear?

We recognize the present, is half as pleasant. As our
nostalgia for. A past that we resented. Recast and
reinvented, until it's how we meant it.

He's everything that you need, wiped out on your ten-
speed. And either he will succeed, or just suck.

Testing 1-2-3, can anybody ear me? If I shed the irony
would everybody cheer me. If I acted less like me, would I
be in the clear?back to top
Upside Down
Steven Page, Ed Robertson
Submitted by Kaejo19

Upside Down

I'm not surprised it's come to this. Sooner or later there
must be another's kiss. Behind that kiss a promise of a
life of bliss, yeah great I won't be taking the bait.
I'd rather drown, and I will not turn my whole life upside
down.

Imagine everthing you've done. Under a microscope
on view for everyone. And if the king of circumspection's
here. He's come in vain, I won't be sharing the blame.
I wear the crown, and I will not turn my whole life
upside down.

Nothing's good enough for me. To shake me from
complacency. I've made my mind up and I'll never be...

The kind of man to make a choice. For if I hold my
tongue I'll never lose my voice. If each attempted act of
sabatoge destroys all hope. I won't be needing the rope.
I'm gagged and bound. And I will not turn my whole life
upside down.

And if a genie was set free. And by the laws of things
like that, hes indebted to me. I'd bury my three wishes
deep down in the ground. So they will not turn my whole
life upside down.

(Page sings, while Robertson speaks @ one tone, and sings @ another.)

Though I appreciate the aim. Tell Any Warhol's ghost
that he can keep his fame. I'd only use it to make
everything the same again. So don't applaud till the end.
I'm not around, 'cause I will not turn my whole life
upside down.

Nothing's good enough for me. To shake me from
complacency, I've made my mind up - I won't make a
sound. And I will not turn my whole life upside down.
Ooo and I will not turn my whole life upside down.back to top
War on Drugs
Steven Page, Ed Robertson
Submitted by Kaejo19

War On Drugs

She likes to sleep with the radio on. So she can dream of
her favourite song. The one that no one has ever sung,
since she, was small. She'll never know that she made it
up. She had a soul and we ate it up. Thrown away like a
paper cup, the music falls.

The only flaw in her detailed plan. Was where she wins back
the love of her man. Everyone knows that he's never
coming back. He took her heart and she took his name.
He couldn't stand taking all the blame. He left her only
with guilt and shame, and then she cracked.

Won't it be dull, when we rid ourselves of all these demons
haunting us to keep us company?

In the dream I refuse to have. She falls asleep in a
lukewarm bath, We're left to deal with the aftermath
again. On behalf of humanity. I will fight for your sanity.
How profound such profanity can be.

Won't it be dull, when we rid ourselves of all these demons
haunting us to keep us company? Won't it be odd, to be
happy like we always thought we're supposed to feel. But
never seem to be?

Near where I live there's a viaduct. Where people jump
when they're out of luck. Raining down on the cars and
trucks below. They've put a net there to catch their fall.
Like that'll stop anyone at all. What they don't know is
when nature calls you go.

Won't it be dull, when we rid ourselves of all these demons
haunting us to keep us company?

Won't it be odd, to be
happy like we always thought we're supposed to feel. But
never seem to be?

They say that Jesus, and mental health. Are just for those
who can help themselves. What good is that when you
live in hell on earth? The very fear that makes you want
to die. Is just the same as what keeps you alive. It's way
more trouble than your suicide is worth.

Won't it be dull, when we rid ourselves of all these demons
haunting us to keep us company? Won't it be odd, to be
happy like we always thought we're supposed to feel. But
never seem to be?

Hard to admit I fought the war on drugs. My hands were
tied and the phone was bugged. Another died and the
world just shrugged it off.back to top
Aluminum
Steven Page, and Ed Robertson
Submitted by Kaejo19

Aluminum

How in every visible way you shine.
As if the stars in your wake aline.
Almost impossible to malign.

But just below where you shine, you burn.
Although I know it I never learn. Just goes
to show that I cant discern.

Aluminum to me, Aluminium to some.
You can shine like silver, all you want.
But you're just aluminum.

Illuminating just what you want to show.
You never rust, but I never know.
You can't be trusted I can't let go.

Aluminum to me, Aluminium to some.
You can shine like silver all you want.
But you're just aluminum.

Every time you're near, I forget.
When you leave you leave only regret.
Every time you're near, I forget
everything.

You're so lightweight how can you survive.
Recyvcling moments from others lives.
You're not as precious as you contrive.

Aluminum to me, aluminium to some.
You can shine like silver all you want,
but you're just aluminum. Yah your just aluminum.
Yah you're just aluminumback to top
Unfinished
Kevin Hearn, Ed Robertson and Steven Page
Submitted by Kaejo19

Unfinished

I left a tip, but it was never a donation. I took a trip, but it
was never a vacation. I took a seat, but I refused to take
a number. And so, defeated, I proceeded unencumbered
I took her hand, but it was not in matrimony. I told my
side, but it was never testimony. I turned and ran after
ignoring my miranda. I hid, she sought and caught me
under the veranda.

I'd say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of
attention span.

Spanning all the ages, turning all the pages. The
history of me is incomplete.

Everything is un. Everything is unfin. Everything is
unfinished.

I played along, but it was not for recreation. I left my
home, but it was not evacuation. I made a pact that I
would finish what I started. I admit the fact I was
distracted and outsmarted.

I'd say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of
attention span.

Everything is un. Everything is unfin. Everything is unfinished.
(this goes for a bit I think, and the piece ends
Everything is unfin)back to top
Second Best
Kevin Hearn, Steven Page, and Ed Robertson
Submitted by Kaejo19

Second Best

Everything's a lie. We're all going to die. Before we say
goodbye. Let's attack.

I admit it's bleak. But I give it a week. Until our friends
the meek. Give it back.

Is it true? Well, its true enough, I guess. Join the
chorus of the second best. Second best. Second best.

What's left of you thats real? A mutated ideal. With
limited appeal, I suggest. If winning is an art. Then it's
drawn us apart. When you erased your hear and beat
your chest.

Is it you? Well, it's you enough I guess. You're an
angel in a see-through dress. Is it true? Yes, it's true
enough I guess. Sometimes it's better to be second
best. Second best. Second Best.

Perhpas it's just as well. That I still look like hell. At
least the world can tell us apart.

Is it true? Yes, it's true enough I guess. Come join the
chorus of the unimpressed. Is it true? Yes, it's true
enough I guess. Sometimes it's better to be second
best. Second best. Second Best.back to top
Take It Outside
Steven Page, and Ed Robertson
Submitted by Kaejo19

Take It Outside

Oh I watch it all go down. Closed eyes; pretend no one's
around. So I choose to play the clown. Or blow by and
never make a sound.

Any other guy. Would want to take it outside, but I'd
never even try. Who wants to get their lights knocked
out? Any other guy. Would want to stir it up some, but
I'd rather say goodbye.

Turn around and say it to my face. No sound-
everything's erased. Lose ground; lost in your embrace
leave town, and never leave a trace.

Any other guy. Would want to take it outside, but I'd
never even try. Who wants to get their lights knocked
out? Any other guy. Would want to stir it up some, but
I'd rather say goodbye.

Hardly know what anything's for. Just for show, I'm
slamming the door. Even so, my heart and my head.
Are an open book.

Any other guy. Would want to take it outside, but I'd
never even try. Who wants to get their lights knocked
out? Any other guy. Would want to stir it up some, but
I'd rather say goodbye.back to top
Have You Seen My Love?
Steven Page, and Ed Robertson
Submitted by Kaejo19

Have You Seen My Love

Have you seen my love? Have you seen my love? Have
you seen my little girl. Oh have you seen my love?

All that I want, is to be your friend. 'Cause you're the only
friend I've ever known. All that I need is our love- we
agreed. That the two of us wouldn't be alone.

In these faded old photographs. You can see how we
smiled. I became a man in your arms. Now I'm helpless
as a child.

Have you seen my love? Have you seen my love? Have
you seen my little girl. Oh have you seen my love? There
was a dream that we both used to share. And we swore
we would never wake. Now the dream's a nightmare, and
the truth, to be fair. Is that dreaming was the first mistake.

Though we share the same memories. And I swear that's
her face. Did you bury the woman I love. And fall asleep
in her space?

Have you seen my love? Have you seen my love? Have
you seen my little girl. Oh have you seen. Have you
seen, have you seen my love?back to top
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