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A – Barenaked Ladies

A is for angry, which is what you are at me
A is for adult, which is what I’ll never be
A is for applesauce, my favorite meal
A is for Adam, which is how I sometimes feel;
Like I’m the only man on Earth, and I’ve forgotten what that’s worth
A is for Arthur, he’s a lovable drunk
A M & Azing, like Thelonius Monk
A is for argument, A is for apparent
A is for antagonism that’s not even there and
it’s just you begging for attention or something I won’t even mention

[Chorus:]
And I don’t even know why you keep on trying
Like I don’t even know why I keep on lying
There are millions of people in worlds of their own
And two of them can’t let go

A is for algebra, I learned it in school
A is what Fonzie said, ’cause he was very cool
A is for adversary, A is for affection
A is arousal, you are giving me an erection
C’mon I’m trying to show affection for longer than a half an hour

[Chorus]

I met a woman I used to know
Long before you, long ago
All I could say, after hello
Was “are you still single?”
A is for attitude I can’t help but wield
A is for arrogance; emotional shield
A is for acting, A is for abhorrently
A is for asshole, which is what I am, how rude of me.
I owe you an apology I’m sorry

[Chorus]

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I Live With It Every Day – Barenaked Ladies

On August first, nineteen-eighty-one
I cycled to Scott’s house with a BB gun
We were almost twelve, but we looked thirteen
He had baby-blue eyes that I shot him between
Nature provides for us a safety net
Whatever we do, we can never forget

[Chorus]
I live with it every day
Even though we moved away
Our yesterdays are on a loop;
A marathon of heartbreaking moments
I live with it every day
For every step I have to pay
The only thing that they can’t take:
The guild that spirals in my wake

The day they found me asleep on the floor
Engine running, closed garage door
Was the day the For Sale sign arrived on the lawn
Two weeks later, and we were gone
Everyone falls through time and the funnel it makes
But I’m staying here inside my biggest mistake

[Chorus]

The love I put away
Like games that children play
The hearts you choose to break
Like cars dumped in the lake
The laugh lines on your face
The life I won’t embrace
The cold house I won’t leave
The guests I won’t receive

[Chorus]

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Wrap Your Arms Around Me – Barenaked Ladies

I concede that you were right about this place
I can make a perfect likeness of your body if I trace
I can hold you until you turn out the light
and I can’t see

Do you believe that we are all innately good
Do you think that you would love me until tomorrow if you could
Would you please turn down the radio
so we can speak

I put my hands around your neck and you wrap your arms around me
Put my hands around your neck and you wrap your arms around me
I put my hands around your neck and you wrap your arms around me

I regret every time I raised my voice
And it wouldn’t be that bright of me to say I had no choice.
I can kiss your eyes your hair your neck
until we forget

I concede that you were right about this place
I can make a perfect likeness of your body if I trace
I can hold you until we turn out the light
and I can’t see
I can’t see.

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Sell Sell Sell – Barenaked Ladies

The credits roll, the camera pans
And in the mist our hero stands
He starts to speak, then folds his hands in prayer
An awkward pause, then what’s my line?
There’s nothing left to say this time
And what would you say to a bad guy who’s not there?
In terms of Roman numberals,
He’s IV league with Roman Polanski
He’d win an Oscar every time if he was only given the chance

He started on the Broadway stage
A product of another age,
An offer and a pilot drew him west
The series bombed, commercials came
And though nobody knew his name
They all recognized the potential he possessed
Deodorants and dental floss
And how much does that new car cost
His acting was methodical in You Don’t Need A Medical
He’s branded like a racing car,
He’s like a movie star with movies
The week of Independence Day,
The casting agent called to say
Your smile could save our movie and the world

Buy buy buy buy
Sell sell sell
How well you learn
To not discern
Who’s foe and who is friend
We’ll own them all in the end

It goes like this, we have no choice; the minarets,
The wailing voice
And vaguely Celtic music fills the air
We choose a foreigner to hate,
The new Iraq gets more irate
We really know nothing about them, and no one cares
Aladdin and the forty thieves
Enhanced by brand new special effects
Saddam and his cow disease spiced up
With some gratuitous sex
A movie’s made, a war is won
A low-speed chase, a smoking gun
Distracts us while the actor takes the stand

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Buy buy buy buy
Sell sell sell
How well you learn
To not discern
Who’s foe and who is friend
We’ll own them all in the end

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