Barenaked Ladies - Stomach vs. Heart Lyrics

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In through my veins, without brains,
I involuntarily take what I need, then I bleed
And it comes right back to me
But guts only eat
And sometimes they repeat on you
Keeping on your toes or crouched above the loo

[Chorus]
That's what you get when you confuse your stomach
with your heart
That's what you get when you confuse your stomach
with your heart

Blood turns from blue into red
'Cause of oxygen that it's fed
And I turn back to blue,
'Cause I'm losing you
But Tummy just growls
Not real words, mostly vowels
And I always forget sometimes why
Gratification can cause constipation
If organs are left to die

[Chorus]

I gained all this weight out of love, not hate
I've got all this love to give (give me a break)
I'd love to sleep in late, but that dessert looks
great
Was it something I said, or was it something I
ate?

Hearts beat in sync, beat in time
Beat in bodies like hers and mine
But I fed only one
And look what it's done
'Cause I've run out of blood and I'm chewing my
cud
And my gastrointestinal festival's best of all
Cardiovascular questions they ask you are
Less than the answers they give you like cancer
and

[Chorus]
Track Listing
Enhanced CD 1
  • 1 Stomach vs. Heart
  • 2 Straw Hat and Old Dirty Hank
  • 3 I Know
  • 4 This Is Where It Ends
  • 5 When I Fall
  • 6 I Live With It Every Day
  • 7 The Old Apartment
  • 8 Call Me Calmly
  • 9 Break Your Heart
  • 10 Spider in My Room
  • 11 Same Thing
  • 12 Just a Toy
  • 13 In the Drink
  • 14 Shoe Box


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Ed Robertson, Steven Page
    album: Track 1 in album Born on a Pirate Ship
    release date: 1996-3-19
    popularity : 70 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Alternative Rock
    length: 2:30
    lyricist: Steven Page, Ed Robertson
    composer: Ed Robertson, Steven Page
    Album Information
    label: Reprise Records
    country(area): United States
    format: Enhanced CD
    barcode: 093624612827
    script: Latin