I decided for today’s challenge to go with my 2nd favorite band of all time, and that would be The Barenaked Ladies.

My favorite song. (Again.)
My favorite song. (Again.)

Before Stephen Page left the band. Sadly, I don’t listen to their new stuff.

My oldest friend from high school got me hooked to them back in the late 90’s. BNL has a knack for writing songs with intelligent, yet humorous lyrics.

Shout out to Mental Mama, who also loves them.

Excellent taste, my dear.

I picked this particular song because I love singing along with it, and the video cracks me up.

 

Enid by Barenaked Ladies

[Chorus]
Enid we never really knew each other anyway.
Enid we never really knew each other anyway.

it took me a year to believe it was over,
and it took me two more to get over the loss.
I took a beating when you wrote me those letters,
and every time I remembered the taste of your lip gloss.

Maybe we always saw right through each other anyway
but Enid we never really knew each other anyway.

There were times when I wanted to hurt you,
and there were times when I know that I did.
There were times when I thought I would kill you,
but can you blame me I was only a kid.

Tell me why we never respected each other.
and tell me why I never believed that you were a person too.
I always thought that you fancied my brother.
I may not have liked it, oh but memory is a strange thing, oh, and Enid?
Enid I remember you.

Maybe we always saw right through each other anyway,
but Enid we never really knew each other anyway.

It took me a year to believe it was over,
and it took me two more to get over the loss.
I took a beating when I wrote you those letters,
and every time you told me to get lost.

Now it’s not fair to say that it’s
’cause I was three inches shorter then,
and it’s not fair to say that it’s ’cause
I was only fifteen years old.
But maybe it’s fair to say it was a lack of communication,
I took a phone message, oh and speaking of communication; oh, and Enid,
Enid you got a cold.

I can get a job I can pay the phone bills
I can cut the lawn, cut my hair, cut off my cholesterol
I can work overtime I can work in a mine
I can do it all for you,
But I don’t want to.
Enid we never really knew each other anyway.

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