Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Barbies are slutty

A few people have asked me where I came up with the title for my blog - Life in a Nutshell. Honestly, it's a reference to a Barenaked Ladies song. They were one of my favorite bands in my college/post-college years. Actually, I do still like them quite a lot but I guess their heyday was mid-late 90's. We've been to see them in concert countless times and own all their cd's. It's a kind of nostalgia for me. I have some seriously good memories that relate back to BNL songs and shows. Many of you also know that one of our 2 cats is named after a BNL reference. Elwin - it comes from one of the live hidden tracks on Rock Spectacle. Anyway... Jason once put this one on a mix tape (that's right folks - I said TAPE) he made for me many many moons ago. Here are the lyrics:

When she was three
Her Barbies always did it on the first date
Now she's with me,
There's never any need for them to demonstrate

She's like a baby, I'm like a cat;
When we are happy, we both get fat and still
It's never enough, It's never enough,
It's never enough

But I don't tend to worry 'bout the things that other people say
And I'm learning that I wouldn't want it any other way
Call me crazy but it really doesn't matter
All that matters to me is she

Her life in a nutshell
No way would she want it to change me
It's not that easy 'cause
My time is often decided for me
For me

She memorized every pencil crayon color in the box
Her blue-green eyes complement the burnt sienna in her locks
She's at the movies, I'm on the phone;
When we're separated, we're never alone, but still
It's never enough, It's never enough,
No it's never enough

Her life in a nutshell
No way would she want it to change me
It's not that easy 'cause
My time is often decided for me
For me

I fell down with no one there to catch me from falling
Then she came 'round
And only her tenderness stopped me from bawling my eyes out
I'm OK, and that's why

Her life in a nutshell
No way would she want it to change me
It's not that easy 'cause
My time is often decided for me
For me

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