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Hello City
Enid
Grade 9
Brian Wilson
Be My Yoko Ono
Wrap Your Arms Around Me
What A Good Boy
The King Of Bedside Manor
Box Set
I Love You
New Kid (On The Block)
Blame It On Me
The Flag
If I Had A Million Dollars
Crazy

Hello City
words & music by Steven and Ed
Hello city...
Another night at the Palace,
'cause there is nothing else to do.
The same people the same drinks and
the same music, the same quick-sand.
I think this harbour town is
waist deep and sinking fast.

CHORUS:
Hello city, you've found an enemy in me.
Hello city, hello city.

Secound night at the Warehouse,
and my mock turtleneck just reeks.
From the liquor room to the changeroom
to the doom and gloom of the hotel room,
I wish this seaside beerhall would sink into the bay.

CHORUS

Maybe I caught you at a bad time,
maybe I should call you back next week,
maybe half the fault is mine
that the sun didn't shine
on Barrington Street.

It's three o'clock in the morning,
and I'm hungry so let's eat.
Climb down three flights to the streetlights
and the barfights, we're just taking in the sights.
I hope tomorrow that I wake up in my own bed.

CHORUS

"What a good place to be,
don't believe them,
'Cause they speak another language
and it's never been happy for me.
It's Happy Hour again."

Hello city, hello city.

Enid
words & music by Steven and Ed
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 everytime I remember the taste of your lip gloss.

CHORUS

Maybe we always saw right though 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.
Ther 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 you were a person too
I always thought that you fancied my borhter.
I may not have liked it, oh
but memory is a strange thing, oh,
and Enid?
Enid I remember you.

CHORUS

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 you wrote me those letters,
and everytime 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 there was
a lack of communication;
I took a phone message, oh and
speaking of communication, oh and Enid,
Enid you caught a cold.

I can get a job I can pay the phone bills
I can cut the lawn cut my hair cut out 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.

Grade 9
words & music by Andy, Jim, Steven, Ed and Tyler
I found my locker and I found my classes
Lost my lunch and I broke my glasses,
That guy is huge! That girl is wailin'!
First day of school and I'm already failing.

CHORUS:
This is me in grade nine, baby, this is me in grade nine.
This is me in grade nine, baby, this is me in grade nine.

I've got a blue-and-red Adidas bag and a humongous binder,
I'm trying my best not to look like a minor niner.
I went out for the football team to prove that I'm a man;
I guess I shouldn't tell them that I like Duran Duran.

CHORUS

Well, half of my friends are crazy and the others are depressed
and none of them can help me study for my math test.
I got into the classroom and my knowledge was gone;
I guess I should've studied instead of watching Wrath of Khan.

CHORUS

They called me chicken legs,
they called me four-eyes,
they called me fatso,
they called me buckwheat
they called me Eddie.

CHORUS

I've got a red leather tie and a pair of rugger pants,
I put them on and I went to the high school dance.
Dad said I have to be home by eleven -
aw, man, I'm gonna miss Stairway to Heaven.

CHORUS

Brian Wilson
words & music by Steven
Drove downtown in the rain
nine-thirty on a tuesday night,
just to check out the late-night record shop.
Call it impulsive, call it compulsive, call in insane;
but when I'm surrounded I just can't stop.

It's a matter of instinct, it's a matter of conditioning
it's a matter of fact.
You can call me Pavlov's dog
Ring a bell and I'll salivate -
how'd you like that?
Dr. Landy tell me you're not just a pedagogue,
'cause right now I'm

CHORUS:
Lying in bed just like Brian Wilson did
Well I'm lying in bed just like Brian Wilson did.

So I'm lying here
just staring at the ceiling tiles,
and I'm thinking about what to think about.
Just listening and relistening to Smiley Smile,
and I'm wondering if this is some kind of creative drought
because I'm

CHORUS

And if you want to find me I'll be out in the sandbox,
wondering where the hell all the love has gone,
Playing my guitar and building castles in the sun
and singing "Fun, Fun, Fun."

CHORUS

I had a dream
that I was three hundred pounds
and though I was very heavy
I floated 'til I couldn't see the ground
I floated 'til I couldn't see the ground
Somebody help me, I couldn't see the ground
Somebody help me, I couldn't see the ground
Somebody help me because I'm

CHORUS

Drove downtown in the rain
nine-thirty on a tuesday night,
just to check out the late-night record shop.
Call it impulsive, call it compulsive, call it insane;
but when I'm surrounded I just can't stop.

Be My Yoko Ono
words & music by Steven and Ed
If there's someone you can live without
then do so.
And if there's someone you can just shove out;
Do so.

CHORUS:
You can be my Yoko Ono
You can follow me wherever I go
Be my, be my, be my Yoko Ono.

Isn't it beautiful to see two people so much in love?
Barenaked as two virgins hand in hand and hand
and hand in glove
Now that I'm far away it doesn't seem to me to be such a pain
To have you hanging off my ankle like some kind of ball and chain.

CHORUS

Oh no, here we go,
our life is just one big pun.
Ono, here we go as Yoko sings
Aieee!

I know that when I say this,
I may be stepping on pins and needles;
But I don't like all these people slagging her
for breaking up the Beatles. (Don't blame it on Yokey!)
If I was John and you were Yoko
I would gladly give up musical genius
just to have you as my very own person Venus.
(Hit it!)

CHORUS

Wrap Your Arms Around Me
words by Steven and Ed, music by Jim and Ed
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 smart 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.

What A Good Boy
words by Steven, music by Steven and Ed
When I was born, they looked at me and said
what a good boy, what a smart boy, what a strong boy
And when you were born, they looked at you and said
what a good girl, what a smart girl, what a pretty girl.

We've got these chains that hang 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.

CHORUS:
This name is the hairshirt I wear,
and this hairshirt is woven from your brown hair
This song is the cross that I bear,
bear it with me, bear with me, bear with me,
be with me tonight,
I know that it isn't right,
but be with me tonight.

I go to school, I write exams,
If I pass, if I fail, if I drop out,
does anyone give a damn?
And if they do, they'll soon forget,
'cause it won't take much for me
to show that my life ain't over yet.
I wake up scared, I wake up strange,
I wake up wondering if anything in my life is ever going to change
I wake up scared, I wake up strange,
and everything around me stays the same.

CHORUS

I couldn't tell you that I was wrong,
chickened out, grabbed a pen and paper,
sat down and I wrote this song.
I couldn't tell you that you were right,
so instead, I looked in the mirror
watched tv laid awake all night.

We've got these chains, hang 'round our necks
people want to strange us with them
before we take our first breath.
Afraid of change, afraid of staying the same
when temptation calls....

CHORUS

When I was born, they looked at me and said
what a good boy, what a smart boy, what a strong boy
And when you were born, they looked at you and said
what a good girl, what a smart girl, what a pretty girl, Hey.

The King Of Bedside Manor
words & music by Steven and Ed
You know he's not the kind of man
who likes to see the world around him
crumble to a ball around hs fee.
So he's always ready, he's always set, he's always well prepared,
he's the most peculiar man you'd care to meet.

CHORUS:
You know he's not the king of Bedside Manor.
He's not the Tom Jones who lives next door.
He's not the king of Bedside Manor.
He hardly even lives there anymore.

He says excuse me, I hope you don't mind
that I followed you into this shop
But I couldn't help but notice that riding crop
Sticking out of your haversack,
Um, I wouldn't mind riding you bareback.


He's subtle on the dancefloor
and he's suave around the bar
He's a quick draw with a lighter,
he's a pseudo movie star.
You know he was quite a singer, quite an actor,
quite some time ago.
He had quite a famours program, late night bedtime tv show.

CHORUS

Well he opens up the curtains at the crack of dawn
Just to see the lovely ladies who have come and gone
From the house next door to his house on the lane,
He consoles himself that he's got his health
and he knows he can't complain.

CHORUS

He's not the king of Bedside Manor
He's not the king of Bedside Manor
Hardly even lives there anymore.

Domo Arigato Mr. Roboto

He's not the king,
He's not the king,
He's not the king of Bedside Manor.

Box Set
words & music by Steven
I never thought that you would love me the way that you do.
I never thought that you would love me half as much as I do.
You say you want to know everything about me - well here you go,
but if you want it girl, you got it;
it's all right here in my box set.

I never thought that words like product would ever leave my lips,
but something happened to me somewhere that made me lose my grip.
Maybe it's a lack of inspiration that makes me stoop,
or maybe it's a lack of remuneration; I can't recoup.
But if you want it folks, you got it;
it's all right here in my box set.

Disc One
It's where we've begun, it's all my greatest hits,
and if you are a fan then you know that you've already got 'em.

Disc Two
It was all brand new, an album's worth of songs,
but we had to leave the whole disc blank
because some other label bought 'em.

Disc Three
This is really me in a grade school play;
I had about a hundred thousand lines,
but of course I forgot 'em.

I never thought there'd be days like this,
there was always someone at my door.
I never thought I would ever miss,
and the crowd would always holler for more.
But now it seems all that people want is what I used to be
and everytime I try to do something new,
all the want is 1973.

I never thought I'd be regretful of all my past success
but some stupid number one hit single has got me in this mess.
You can put it on every compilation - that's alright.
You can hear it on the oldies radio station every night.
And if you want it again, you got it,
it's right here in my box set.

Disc Four
Never released before, and you can tell why;
it's just some demos I recorded in my basement.

Disc Five
I was barely alive, I was coughing up a lung,
so they had to use a special computer as my replacement.

Disc Six
A dance remix, so I can catch the latest trend
and it'll make you scratch your head and wonder where my taste went.

So now my fans are crying sellout, they say I've lost my touch.
They say I should just get the hell out before I do too much.
Hear my songs in an ad for a bathroom cleanser - they say it's greed,
And now I'm wondering where my friends are in this time of need.
But if you change your mind and buy it, I hope you enjoy my new box.
I hope you enjoy my new box, I hope you enjoy my new box set.

I Love You
words by Andy, Jim, Steven and Ed, music by Andy and Jim
I love you
And you love me
I love you
So let's make a family tree.

I like soup, and I like ice cream sandwiches too.
I life fish sticks, but I love you.
You don't believe me, you say all I think about's myself.
Let me explain, don't walk away.

I love me
You love you
I love me
So what are we to do?

How would you know that I love you so?
I don't say too much.
Why are you blue whenever I'm in town?
I guess life was fine til I came 'round.

You've given me a start,
I ain't no doctor but just take a look at the chart
for my heart like a dart from the start
I'm coming down with something good.
It ain't no fever or flu, doctor says it had to be someone
with brown hair and blue eys, I'm lovesick for you I realize.

I's loves you
And youse loves me
I's loves you
So let's make a family tree.

How did you know that I loved you so?
I don't say too much.
Why are you blue whenever I'm in town?
I guess life was fine til I came 'round.

I love you
And you love me
I love you
So let's make a family tree.

New Kid (On The Block)
words & music by Scott Dibble, Steven and Ed
I didn't ask to be famous, but I'm not sore
'Cause you can see my face in the window of every store.
You can buy my lunch box, and you can wear my clothes,
You can remember my name just as plain as the face under your nose.

I'm a New Kid on the Block,
'though I may not be Johann Sebastian Bach.
So we may not write the songs we sing,
but look at Elvis, he sold his soul and you crowned him King.

I didn't ask to be famous, but I'm not sad,
You see, I've got everything that I always wished I had.
I thank my manager and I thank the screaming girls,
I thank my hairdresser for giving me such beautiful curls.

Now I'm a New Kid on the Block,
well I'm twenty-three and they won't let me grow up.
I went down to the register for the draft,
well I got up to the counter, and the lady there just laughed.

She said "You're a New Kid on the Block,
young girls scream and old boys mock,
well, you broke my youngest daugher's heart.
I knew you Kids were trouble from the start.

I didn't ask to be famous, but I'm not sure
that we're as apple pie as you always thought we were.
I can stay up all night. I can have a blast.
I can breakdance, I can fight. I can kick your sorry ass.

I'm a New Kid on the Block,
and though I may not be Johann Sebastian Bach,
there's no need to be afraid of us
though it just might be your daughter on our bus.

Blame It On Me
words & music by Steven and Ed
Here we are again
and we're looking at each other as if each other were to blame.
You think you're so smart,
but I've seen you naked and I'll probably see you naked again.
Milli Vanilli told you to Blame It On The Rain
but if you blame it on the rain tell me what can be gained so,
if all else fails you can blame it on me.

CHORUS:
If all else fails you can blame it on me.
If all else fails you can blame it on me.
If all else fails blame it on me.
If all else fails you can blame it on me.

Then you smile again
but you're looking at me like there's something I'm supposed to say.
Forgive me, Father,
but I'm falling in love and that's all I have for confession today.
Maybe if you'd ask me on any other given day
I wouldn't have time for you or anything that you say
but it's alright now, you can blame it on me.

CHORUS

Yes dear I love you,
but sometimes I think that love's not enough for you.
So you want to play mind games,
well that's fine, go ahead, la la la I can't hear you.

Here you are
and you're a hundred thousand miles away;
They say that absence makes the heart grow fungus.
I wax poetic as you're waxing your legs,
you say you think there's a traitor among us.

CHORUS

The Flag
words & music by Steven
The phone rings, it's early, it's seven o'clock,
he says "sorry I woke you, but I just had to talk
You know last night, remember when I tried to choke you?
I didn't mean it, I was drunk, it was only a joke."
You should now that by now,
when the chequered flag comes down,
no one no one no one has won the race.

The next night he's over and over and under
and after he's finished, she lies there and wonders
just why does she need him, and why does she stay here,
and then in the darkness, she'll quietly say "Dear,
you've never really known that when the white flag is flown,
no one no one no one has won the war."

They're complicated people,
leading complicated lives,
and he complicates their problems by telling complicated lies
He tells her he's sorry, she tells him "It's over,"
he tells her he's sorry, she says over and over
"You've never really known that when the white flag is flown,
no one no one no one has won the war."

There goes a forest and there goes a bluebird
There goes a partridge and there goes a Go Train
There goes an angel and there goes a steeple
There goes a cop car and there goes an eagle
There goes a raven and there goes the ribbons
There goes a raven and there goes the ribbons
There goes a raven and there go
The ribbons the ribbons the ribbons
The ribbons of the flag.

If I Had A Million Dollars
words & music by Steven and Ed
If I had a million dollars (If I had a million dollars)
I'd buy you a house (I would buy you a house)
If I had a million dollars (If I had a million dollars)
I'd buy you furniture for your house
(Maybe a nice chesterfield or an ottoman)
If I had a million dollars (If I had a million dollars)
I'd buy you a K-Car (a nice reliant automobile)
If I had a million dollars I'd buy your love.

If I had a million dollars
I'd build a tree fort in our yard
If I had a million dollars
You could help, it wouldn't be that hard
If I had a million dollars
Maybe we could put a refrigerator in there
Wouldn't that be fabulous.

If I had a million dollars (If I had a million dollars)
I'd buy you fur coat (but not a real fur coat that's cruel)
If I had a million dollars (If I had a million dollars)
I'd buy you an exotic pet (like a llama or an emu)
If I had a million dollars (If I had a million dollars)
I'd buy you John Merrick's remains (all them crazy elephant bones)
If I had a million dollars I'd buy your love.

If I had a million dollars
We wouldn't have to walk to the store
If I had a million dollars
We'd take a limousine 'cause it costs more
If I had a million dollars
We wouldn't have to eat Kraft Dinner
But we would.
We'd actually make the treefort from the first chorus out of it. MMM.

If I had a million dollars (If I had a million dollars)
I'd buy you a green dress (but not a real green dress that's cruel)
If I had a million dollars (If I had a million dollars)
I'd buy you some art (a Picasso or a Garfunkel)
If I had a million dollars (If I had a million dollars)
I'd buy you a monkey (haven't you always wanted a monkey?)
If I had a million dollars I'd buy your love.

If I had a million dollars,
If I had a million dollars,
If I had a million dollars,
If I had a million dollars
I'd be rich.

Crazy
words & music by Ed and Tim Wilson
I climb the walls of my mind just like climbing a jungle gym
I am more contend with the state of mind I am in
'cause I am crazy just like you
I am crazy just like you.

I don't think I need a rubber room,
but hey, that might be nice
I'm not a manic depressive, paranoid or schizophrenic
so I don't need your advice
I am crazy just like you
I am crazy just like you.

The lights are on but nobody's home
my elevator doesn't go to the top
I'm not playing with a full deck
I've lost my marbles.
The lights are on but nobody's home
my elevator doesn't go to the top
I'm not playing with a full deck
I've lost my marbles.

I'm a few brinks short of a load,
but a full load always hurt my back
I flew over the cuckoo's neck
and I'm never ever coming back
because I am crazy just like you
I am crazy just like you.
I am crazy.