Barenaked Ladies

Canadian band

Barenaked Ladies are a Canadian rock band, formed in 1988 in Ontario. Initially a duo of Ed Robertson and Steven Page, the band quickly grew to a quintet adding brothers Jim and Andy Creeggan and Tyler Stewart by 1990. Andy Creeggan left the band in 1995 and was replaced by Kevin Hearn. Page left in 2009, reducing the group to a quartet.

Barenaked Ladies performing in 2008

Song lyrics edit

All tracks are written by Steven Page and Ed Robertson.

  • Our whole universe was in a hot, dense state
    Then nearly fourteen billion years ago, expansion started
    The Earth began to cool,
    The autotrophs began to drool,
    Neanderthals developed tools.
    We built a wall (We built the pyramids)
    Math, science, history, unraveling the mystery
    That all started with the big bang (Bang).

Gordon (1992) edit

  • We've got these chains hanging around our necks,
    People want to strangle us with them
    Before we take our first breath.
    Afraid of change, afraid of staying the same.
    When temptation calls,
    We just look away.
  • If I had a million dollars,
    (We wouldn’t have to eat Kraft dinner)
    But we would eat Kraft dinner!
    (Of course we would, we’d just eat more)
    • "[[:wikipedia:If I Had $1000000|]]"
  • If I had a million dollars... I'd be rich.
    • "If I Had $1000000"

Maybe You Should Drive (1995) edit

  • Jane, divided, but I can't decide which side I'm on.
    Jane, decided only cowards stay, while traitors run.
  • I have a job in a shop,
    I'm an undercover cop.
    I make sure the customers aren't thieves.
    Old at being young,
    Young at being old.
    Everything's on hold within our evolution.

Born on a Pirate Ship (1996) edit

  • Broke into the old apartment.
    This is where we used to live.
    Broken glass, broke and hungry,
    Broken hearts and broken bones.
    This is where we used to live.

Stunt (1998) edit

  • It's been one week since you looked at me
    Cocked your head to the side and said, "I'm angry."
    Five days since you laughed at me, saying
    "Get back together, come back and see me."
    Three days since the living room,
    I realized it's all my fault, but couldn't tell you.
    Yesterday, you'd forgiven me,
    But it'll still be two days 'til I say I'm sorry.
  • Hot like wasabi when I bust rhymes,
    Big like LeAnn Rimes, because I'm all about value.
    Bert Kaempfert's got the mad hits.
    You try to match wits, you try to hold me but I bust through.
    • "One Week"
  • How can I help it if I think you're funny when you're mad?
    Trying hard not to smile, though I feel bad.
    I'm the kind of guy who laughs at a funeral.
    Can't understand what I mean? Well, you soon will.
    I have a tendency to wear my mind on my sleeve.
    I have a history of taking off my shirt.
    • "One Week"
  • Like Harrison Ford, I'm getting frantic.
    Like Sting, I'm tantric.
    Like Snickers, guaranteed to satisfy.
    Like Kurosawa, I make mad films, 'kay, I don't make films
    But if I did they'd have a Samurai.
    • "One Week"
  • I met you before the fall of Rome
    And I begged you to let me take you home.
    You were wrong, I was right.
    You said goodbye, I said goodnight.

    It's all been done.
    It's all been done.
    It's all been done before.

  • And if you call, I will answer.
    And if you fall, I'll pick you up.
    And if you court this disaster,
    I'll point you home.

Maroon (2000) edit

  • I'm gaining strength, tying to learn to pull my own weight,
    But I'm gaining pounds at the precipice of too late.
    Just wait.

    I could be good, and I would
    If I knew I was understood.
    And it'll be great, just wait.
    Or is it too little too late?

  • It's like a dream you try to remember but it's gone then ya
    Try to scream but it only comes out as a yawn when ya
    Try to see the world beyond your front door.
    Take your time because the way I rhyme's gonna make you smile when ya
    Realize that with a guy my size it might take a while just to
    Try to figure out what all this is for.
  • Anyone perfect must be lying, anything easy has its cost
    Anyone plain can be lovely, anyone loved can be lost
    What if I lost my direction? What if I lost sense of time?
    What if I nursed this infection? Maybe the worst is behind
    It feels just like I'm falling for the first time
    It feels just like I'm falling for the first time.

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