• 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, whoa whoa
    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 whoa whoa
    There were times when I thought I would kill you
    But can you blame me I was only a kid

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

Comments: 6

  • Miles from Vancouver, CanadaActually, Daniel, Bill, Kkevin and Joel...the squeaky sound after the intro is a cuica, a Brazilian friction drum. Even Steven Page admitted that you don't hear a lot of pop songs with a cuica, a pedal steel guitar and a horn section - but they managed to make it work.
  • Joel from Seattle, WaDaniel, I always thought that sound was a straw moving in and out through the plastic lid of a fast food up. But it could be a sax or a horn.
  • Kkevin from Oakville, Ontarui, CanadaI think that "wook-wook" sound after the static "...mom comes down stairs" bit is an African drum.
  • Kevin from Quebec, Canadathe intro was programmed by Ed Robertson and Steven Page. Michael Wojewoda(their producer) sang it and then they built a radio shack radio transmitter broadcast the song recorded themselves tuning it in and tacked it on the beginning of the track. Thats the sound at the begginning of the song.
  • Bill from Alamosa, CoI wondered that for a long time. BNL is a great band once you listen to a couple of albums all the way through 3 or 4 times. Really good live. anyway, it sounds a lot like a straw being moved up and down in a cup with a lid. you know the ones with the straw hole at fast food drive ups.
  • Daniel from Cincinnatti, Orwhat's that thing that sounds like a donkey at the beginning
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