These Apples Lyrics

Barenaked Ladies


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Ed Robertson
album: Track 3 in album Maybe You Should Drive
release date: 1994-8-16
popularity : 10 users have visited this page.
length: 3:11
acoustic guitar: Ed Robertson
electric guitar: Ed Robertson, Steven Page, Ben Mink
banjo: Ed Robertson
pedal steel guitar: Ed Robertson
guest instrument: Ben Mink
percussion: Andy Creeggan
piano: Andy Creeggan
electric bass guitar: Jim Creeggan
drums: Tyler Stewart
mix: Marc Ramaer
producer: Ben Mink
recording: Marc Ramaer
lead vocals: Ed Robertson

Cover Art


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A friend brought me flowers, she said they were lilacs,
But I've never been good with plants.
Her next presentation, a new dictionary,
She circled the word "romance".

So enthusiastic, a little bit drastic,
I shaved her name in my head.
As she beheld it, she said I misspelled it;
Need more be said?

These apples are delicious!
"As a matter of fact they are," she said
Can all this fruit be free?

She wrote me a letter as big as a phone book,
I've never been big on mail.
I sent her a postcard from somewhere near Lethbridge,
And wondered if it still went by rail.

I've never been frightened of being enlightened,
But some things can go too far.
Though sometimes I stammer and mix up my grammar,
You get what my meanings are.

These apples are delicious!
"As a matter of fact they are," she said
Can all this fruit be free?

I'm not trying to sing a love song, I'm trying to sing in tune.
I know I am sometimes headstrong,
Falling in love, catching fire, I want to be consumed.
Wondering will I ever tire, will I ever tire?

These apples are delicious!
"As a matter of fact they are," she said
Can all this fruit be free?

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