Barenaked Ladies - Upside Down Lyrics

Barenaked Ladies Everything to Everyone cover art
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I'm not surprised it's come to this
Sooner or later there must be another's kiss
Behind that kiss a promise of a life of bliss
Yeah, great-I won't be takin' the bait
I'd rather drown
And I will not turn my whole life upside down

Imagine everything you've done
Under a microscope on view for everyone
And if the king of circumspection's here
He's come in vain-I won't be sharing the blame
I wear the crown
And I will not turn my whole life upside down

Nothing's good enough for me
To shake me from complacency
I make my mind up and I'll never be

The kind of man who'd make a choice
For if I hold my tongue I'll never lose my voice
If each attempted act of sabotage destroys all hope
I won't be needing a rope
I'm gagged and bound
And I will not turn my whole life upside down

And if the genie were set free
And by the laws of things like that, he's indebted to me
I'd bury my three wishes deep down in the ground
So I will not turn my whole life upside down

Though I appreciate the aim
Tell Andy Warhol's ghost that he can keep his fame
I'd only use it to make everything the same again
So don't applaud 'til the end when I'm not around
'Cause I will not turn my whole life upside down

Nothing's good enough for me
To shake me from complacency
I've made my mind up
I won't make a sound
And I will not turn my whole life upside down
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 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 Another Postcard (acoustic)
  • 16 Maybe Katie (acoustic)
  • 17 Second Best (acoustic)


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Steven Page, Ed Robertson
    album: Track 8 in album Everything to Everyone
    release date: 2003-10-21
    popularity : 101 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Alternative Rock/Pop Rock
    length: 3:16
    producer: Ron Aniello
    mixer: Mike Shipley
    violin: Charlie Bisharat and Joel Derouin
    viola: Matt Funes
    cello: Larry Corbett
    tambourine: Roberto Menegoni
    writer: Steven Page, Ed Robertson
    Album Information
    label: Reprise Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 093624820925
    script: Latin