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Posted: 02.05.2003
If you court this disaster, I'll point you home
I'm listening to the Barenaked Ladies right now, and I'm wondering why no one ever pointed me towards this song back in college. (Yes, I know it was released 3 years after I graduated, but I digress.) If someone had played this line for me about 1993, I think my life choices would have been a hell of a lot easier to comprehend:

But I'm warning you, don't ever do those crazy, messed up things that you do. If you ever do, I promise you I'll be the first to crucify you. Now it's time to prove that you've come back here to rebuild...
Amazing what a really good therapist can accomplish, huh? At least I can admit I'm a great fianceé and wife, but was an absolutely dreadful girlfriend...

Hey boy take a look at me...let me dirty up your mind...

I think that's actually what they call maturity. Looking back, I was a pretty bad girlfriend in the past, but I'm an awesome girlfriend now. (Heh. Just ask Dominik ;-) )

¤ ¤ credit: Tracy | 02.05.03 at 03:02 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I'm......mature? ;-)

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 02.05.03 at 03:17 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Interestingly, I have discovered that song recently and have been listening to it a lot lately... and I agree with you completely.

I have a few songs that I love to listen to and think about how they helped me through certain times, but that one is especially powerful. Even though I am happy and madly in love with my husband, that song can still make me just a little sad/nostalgic.

¤ ¤ credit: leandra | 02.05.03 at 03:47 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I should probably add that I would have been the one singing the song... :) So, maybe not too nostalgic!

¤ ¤ credit: leandra | 02.05.03 at 03:50 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

;-) There are a few people I wish I could go back and say, "Sorry you got saddled with all my excess baggage once upon a time..." Kind of like Rob in "High Fidelity", I guess. Fortunately I'm friends with a lot of my ex'es so they know I turned out into a decent human being in the end -- but there are a couple I'll probably never get that chance with.

Thankfully, I married (and am madly in love with) the only one I truly care what they think when it all boils down to it...

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 02.05.03 at 04:00 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

You know, I have to say that if you haven't been on both sides of that line at different points in your life, you are in a very small and exclusive group.

¤ ¤ credit: Bryan | 02.05.03 at 04:52 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I actually had a dream last night in which I started freaking out saying "when did I get so old. When did evertyhing get out of control." I'm not even 25 yet (100 days.)

¤ ¤ credit: Ruthie | 02.05.03 at 04:54 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Okay, but I think another one of the songs on that album is quite fitting for you (us), too! Who Needs Sleep? Tee hee :)

¤ ¤ credit: kristine | 02.05.03 at 05:31 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Maturity? I may grow up but I refuse to grow old.

¤ ¤ credit: BillH | 02.05.03 at 09:47 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I love all bnl ballads. I mean, in general, I love bnl, but their ballads really hit me in such a way. I'm getting all vaklempt.... tawk amongst yourselves, I'll give you a topic.. did Truman drop the atomic bomb to defeat the Japanese or to scare the Russians? Discuss.

¤ ¤ credit: statia | 02.05.03 at 09:52 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Hah! that song is the theme of my relationship with my now ex-girlfriend. And you know what? I still get to occasionally `crucify' her because she's dating my best friend now! So I tell him all about the wack shit she used to pull, and now, when she pulls it*, he'll say, `Ooooh... I was warned about that...'

She hates it. I love it. It keeps her nicely in check and keeps my best friend sane.

Okay, I'm gonna get back to my current and much happier relationship now...

*pun not really intended.

¤ ¤ credit: luis | 02.06.03 at 11:11 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

My favorite is, "If I had a Million Dollars" ;-)

¤ ¤ credit: Eva | 02.06.03 at 01:18 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I've always been saddened by the fact that the BNL have been considered by many to be 'pop fluff'. Many of their songs have great and deep meaning, and their fun ones are brilliant; "This is me in Grade 9" WAS me in grade 9. I guess nobody takes you seriously if your harmonies are tight, and you don't scream (at least not all the time) into the mike. For some reason pure musicality of a song will many times make people ignore the message.
I spent my first 19 years 2 miles from the Canadian border, but I often find myself jealous of their brilliantly clever and subtle humor, and their grasp of the concept of harmony.

¤ ¤ credit: Lunchbox | 02.06.03 at 01:29 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

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