Barenaked Ladies - Enid Lyrics

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Enid we never really knew each other anyway.
Enid we never really knew each other anyway.

It took me a year to believe it was over,
And it took me two more to get over the loss.
I took a beating when you wrote me those letters,
And every time I remembered the taste of your lip gloss.

Enid we never really knew each other anyway.
Enid we never really knew each other anyway.
Maybe we always saw right through each other anyway,
But Enid we never really knew each other anyway.

There were times when I wanted to hurt you,
And there were times when I know that I did.
There were times when I thought I would kill you,
But can you blame me I was only a kid.

Tell me why we never respected each other.
And tell me why I never believed that you were a person too.
I always thought that you fancied my brother.
I may not have liked it, oh but memory is a strange thing, oh, and Enid?
Enid I remember you.

Enid we never really knew each other anyway.
Enid we never really knew each other anyway.
Maybe we always saw right through each other anyway,
But Enid we never really knew each other anyway.

It took me a year to believe it was over,
And it took me two more to get over the loss.
I took a beating when I wrote you those letters,
And every time you told me to get lost.

Now it's not fair to say that it's
Cause I was three inches shorter then,
And it's not fair to say that it's 'cause
I was only fifteen years old.
But maybe it's fair to say it was a lack of communication,
I took a phone message, oh and speaking of communication,
Oh, and Enid,
Enid you got a cold.

I can get a job I can pay the phone bills
I can cut the lawn, cut my hair, cut out my cholesterol
I can work overtime I can work in a mine
I can do it all for you,
But I don't want to.

Enid we never really knew each other anyway.
Enid we never really knew each other anyway.
Enid we never really knew each other anyway.
Maybe we always saw right through each other anyway,
But Enid we really never knew each other anyway

I can teach you how to dance, how to sing, how to knit,
How to make things that you never ever made before
Enid, I can teach you how to use cookie cutters
To make crazy things out of Play-Doh.

Little houses, little farms, little accessories for your mom,
For your Barbie set, for your friends and your family
Enid, I can teach you how to snowmobile, cross-country ski, snowshoe,
But I don't want to!

Enid we never really knew each other anyway
Enid we never really knew each other anyway
Maybe we always saw right through each other anyway
But Enid we really never knew each other anyway

I took you dancing, paid for your night school.

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


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Ed Robertson, Steven Page
    album: Track 2 in album Gordon
    release date: 1992-7-28
    popularity : 185 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Alternative Rock
    length: 4:07
    drums: Tyler Stewart
    piano: Andy Creeggan
    lead vocals: Steven Page
    vocal: Andy Creeggan, Ed Robertson and Jim Creeggan
    trumpet: Chris Howells
    double bass: Jim Creeggan
    guest tenor saxophone: Gene Hardy
    guitar: Ed Robertson
    guest: Michael Phillip-Wojewoda
    trombone: Tom Walsh
    guest baritone saxophone: Nic Gotham
    guest tambourine: Michael Phillip-Wojewoda
    guest horn & pedal steel guitar: Lewis Melville
    Album Information
    label: Reprise Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 075992695626
    script: Latin