Testing 1,2,3 Lyrics

Barenaked Ladies


album: Track 7 in album Everything to Everyone
release date: 2003-10-21
popularity : 5 users have visited this page.
length: 3:33
mix: Mike Shipley
producer: Ron Aniello

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Maybe it would be fun
To get a new opinion
Get a little work done
And forget

Maybe it would be cool
If I rocked it old school
Try to break a gold rule
And a sweat

Better than the first time
Better than the worst time
If I could just reverse time
I'd be set

[CHORUS:]
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Can anybody hear me?
If I shed the irony
Would anybody cheer me?
If I acted less like me
Would I be in the clear?

She got a new apartment
It's out on the escarpment
And in her glove compartment
Are my songs

She hasn't even heard them
Since she found out what the words meant
She decided she preferred them
All wrong

Kind of like the last time
With a bunch of really fast rhymes
If we're living in the past I'm
Soon gone

[CHORUS]

We recognize the present
Is half as pleasant
As our nostalgia for

The past'll be presented
Recast and reinvented
Until it's how we meant it

[CHORUS]

He's everything that you need
You wiped out on your ten speed
And either he will succeed
Or just suck

[CHORUS]

Begin the...

[CHORUS ]
Would I be in the clear, G?

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[Thanks to jessicag2007@yahoo.com, nicksurf99@comcast.net for correcting these lyrics]

Track Listing

  • 1 Celebrity
  • 2 Maybe Katie
  • 3 Another Postcard
  • 4 Next Time
  • 5 For You
  • 6 Shopping
  • 7 Testing 1,2,3
  • 8 Upside Down
  • 9 War on Drugs
  • 10 Aluminum
  • 11 Unfinished
  • 12 Second Best
  • 13 Take It Outside
  • 14 Have You Seen My Love?
  • 1 Celebrity
  • 2 Maybe Katie
  • 3 Another Postcard
  • 4 Next Time
  • 5 For You
  • 6 Shopping
  • 7 Testing 1,2,3
  • 8 Upside Down
  • 9 War on Drugs
  • 10 Aluminum
  • 11 Unfinished
  • 12 Second Best
  • 13 Take It Outside
  • 14 Have You Seen My Love?
  • 15 Yes! Yes!! Yes!!!
  • 16 Celebrity (5.1 mix)
  • 17 Maybe Katie (5.1 mix)
  • 18 Another Postcard (5.1 mix)
  • 19 Next Time (5.1 mix)
  • 20 For You (5.1 mix)
  • 21 Shopping (5.1 mix)
  • 22 Testing 1,2,3 (5.1 mix)
  • 23 Upside Down (5.1 mix)
  • 24 War on Drugs (5.1 mix)
  • 25 Aluminum (5.1 mix)
  • 26 Unfinished (5.1 mix)
  • 27 Second Best (5.1 mix)
  • 28 Take It Outside (5.1 mix)
  • 29 Have You Seen My Love? (5.1 mix)
  • 30 Yes! Yes!! Yes!!! (5.1 mix)
  • 31 Maybe Katie (acoustic)
  • 32 Celebrity (acoustic)
  • 33 Another Postcard (acoustic)
  • 34 Next Time (acoustic)
  • 35 For You (acoustic)
  • 36 Testing 1,2,3 (acoustic)
  • 37 Upside Down (acoustic)
  • 38 Aluminum (acoustic)
  • 39 Second Best (acoustic)
  • 40 Take It Outside (acoustic)
  • 41 Have You Seen My Love? (acoustic)
  • 42 Introduction / Aluminum (acoustic studio session)
  • 43 Celebrity (acoustic studio session)
  • 44 Another Postcard (acoustic studio session)
  • 45 For You (acoustic studio session)
  • 46 Have You Seen My Love? (acoustic studio session)
  • 47 Maybe Katie (acoustic studio session)
  • 48 Next Time (acoustic studio session)
  • 49 Second Best (acoustic studio session)
  • 50 Take It Outside (acoustic studio session)
  • 51 Testing 1,2,3 (acoustic studio session)
  • 52 Upside Down (acoustic studio session)
  • 53 Song Discussion
  • 54 Ty's Scotsman
  • 55 Chimps Vox
  • 56 Rewriting Lyrics
  • 57 Yes! Yes! Yes!!! (in the studio)