Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Call and Answer

I used to love Stunt by The Barenaked Ladies...I remember listening to the CD while slaving over chem homework sophomore year of high school. Though the homework was awful (and I barely scraped by with a C that year), having that as my soundtrack really creates quite a fond little scene when I'm looking back. My cute desk lamp that casted a yellow glow, my little desktop fountain...pencil scratches on paper that pushed indents in the blue paint of my desk.

There's this one line from a song that really fascinated me—it still does.

"You think I only think about you when we're both in the same room."

What a wonderfully ambiguous statement. Did he mean:

You think that when we're in the same room I only think about you and no one (and nothing) else. How egotistical!


You think that I only think about you when I'm looking at you, but really, you're in my thoughts a lot.

I've always secretly gunned for the second meaning. It would be such a nice sentiment.

The rest of the lyrics can be found here:
Call and Answer

Without looking at the rest of the lyrics, I'm going with the second one.

(And I'm purposely not looking at the lyrics because I don't want to be wrong.)
I'd say it's the second one, because the cadence of the line implies that. I've wondered about that too though.
I think you've over thought this one...
TC...the rest of the lyrics are equally ambiguous! You think I don't know how to decipher context clues? ;-)

bub: that is why we are an awesome brother-sister team.

cam: I certainly didn't overthink chem...
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