Song of the Day #2,812: ‘Unfinished’ – Barenaked Ladies

everythingLast Saturday the Random iTunes Fairy served up a Barenaked Ladies song and exactly a week later she’s at it again. The previous track was from the band’s debut album, Gordon, while this one is from their antepenultimate record, Everything to Everyone.

I’m just happy I get to use the word antepenultimate, which means third from last.

Everything to Everyone was an ok album but only ok. Along with the band’s last two, also underwhelming, efforts, these records saw a great band go out with a whimper.

That said, this album does feature one of Barenaked Ladies’ most beautiful and powerful songs, ‘War On Drugs.’

I left a tip, but it was never a donation
I took a trip, but it was never a vacation
I took a seat, but I refuse to take a number
And so, defeated, I proceeded unencumbered

I’d say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of attention span

I took her hand, but it was not in matrimony
I told my side, but it was never testimony
I turned and ran after ignoring my Miranda
I hid, she sought and caught me under the veranda

I’d say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of attention span

Spanning all the ages
Turning all the pages
The history of me is incomplete

Everything is Un-
Everything is Unfin-
Everything is Unfinished

I played along, but it was not for recreation
I left my home, but it was not evacuation
I made a pact that I would finish what I started
I admit the fact I was distracted and outsmarted

I’d say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of attention span

Everything is Un-
Everything is Unfin-
Everything is Unfinished

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2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #2,812: ‘Unfinished’ – Barenaked Ladies

  1. Dana says:

    BNL’s last single “Odd’s Are” remains a big favorite in our household, but I have no idea how the rest of that album fared. It’s our antepenultimate BNL song.πŸ˜ƒ

  2. Peg says:

    I can’t wait for an opportunity to use antepenultimate πŸ™‚

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