Life, in a Nutshell Lyrics

Barenaked Ladies


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Steven Page, Ed Robertson
album: Track 10 in album Maybe You Should Drive
release date: 1994-8-16
popularity : 1 users have visited this page.
length: 3:15
double bass: Jim Creeggan
acoustic guitar: Ed Robertson
piano: Andy Creeggan
drums: Tyler Stewart
mix: Marc Ramaer
producer: Ben Mink
recording: Marc Ramaer
background vocals: Andy Creeggan, Jim Creeggan, Ed Robertson
lead vocals: Steven Page
writer: Steven Page, Ed Robertson

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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

[Chorus]
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

[Chorus]

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

[Chorus]

Track Listing

  • 1 Jane
  • 2 Intermittently
  • 3 These Apples
  • 4 You Will Be Waiting
  • 5 A
  • 6 Everything Old Is New Again
  • 7 Alternative Girlfriend
  • 8 Am I the Only One?
  • 9 Little Tiny Song
  • 10 Life, in a Nutshell
  • 11 The Wrong Man Was Convicted
  • 12 Great Provider