or Albums: BN, Gordon, MYSD, BOAPS, RS, Stunt, Maroon, Disc 1, E2E, BFTH, [MISC].
Be My Yoko Ono
If there's someone you can live without, then do so.
If there's someone you can just shove out; Do so.
You can be my Yoko Ono
You can follow me wherever I go
Be my, be my, be my Yoko Ono.
Isn't it beautiful to see two people so much in love?
Barenaked as two virgins hand in hand and and and hand in glove
Now that I'm far away it doesn't seem to me to be such a pain
To have you hanging off my ankle like some ball and chain.
Oh no, here we go,
Our life is just one big pun.
Ono, here we go as Yoko sings
I know that when I say this,
I may be stepping on pins and needles;
But I don't like all these people slagging her
for breaking up the Beatles.
Don't blame it on Yokey
If I was John and you were Yoko,
I would gladly give up musical genius
just to have you as my very own
Words and Music by Steven Page & Ed Robertson
Buck Naked Version:|
The songs on this cassette feature only Steve and Ed playing guitar, and occasionally, tambourine and keyboard.
Barenaked Lunch (Pink Tape) Version:|
All the songs on this cassette were recorded on Ed's Yamaha 4 track recorder, with Ed and Steve producing and Ed mixing. The cassette features Ed, Steve, and the Creeggans.
Unfortunately all were mastered incorrectly, and play too fast.
Barenaked Ladies (Yellow Tape) Version:|
Andy Creeggan: Congas, tambourine, vocals.
Jim Creeggan: Double bass, vocals.
Steven Page: Lead vocal.
Ed Robertson: Guitar, vocals.
Tyler Stewart: Drums.
We recorded this song in my parent's basement and submitted it to a local modern rock radio station for their annual talent search. To our surprise, CFNY added it to their disc as a bonus track. They called and asked for the master tape. I didn't have the heart to tell them that they had it - a cassette. Instead, we said "sure, you can have it by next week." We raced into a real studio and had it for them the next week. It became out first hit here in Canada, and in the version presented here, our first American single. Enjoy our early skiffle days.
- Steven Page, 2001.
"Live At The World Cafe" Version:|
Recorded live for World Cafe, WXPN Radio.