New Kid (On the Block) Lyrics

Barenaked Ladies


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Ed Robertson, Scott Dibble, Steven Page
album: Track 11 in album Gordon
release date: 1992-7-28
popularity : 3 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Alternative Rock
length: 4:15
drums: Tyler Stewart
lead vocals: Steven Page
vocal: Jim Creeggan, Ed Robertson and Andy Creeggan
double bass: Jim Creeggan
guitar: Ed Robertson
guest pedal steel guitar: Lewis Melville
shakers & congas: Andy Creeggan
composer: Steven Page, Ed Robertson, Scott Dibble
lyricist: Steven Page, Ed Robertson, Scott Dibble

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Barenaked Ladies Gordon cover art
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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 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 daughter'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 ***.

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


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Hello City
  • 2 Enid
  • 3 Grade 9
  • 4 Brian Wilson
  • 5 Be My Yoko Ono
  • 6 Wrap Your Arms Around Me
  • 7 What a Good Boy
  • 8 The King of Bedside Manor
  • 9 Box Set
  • 10 I Love You
  • 11 New Kid (on the Block)
  • 12 Blame It on Me
  • 13 The Flag
  • 14 If I Had $1000000
  • 15 Crazy