Bank Job
Barenaked Ladies Lyrics


It was an upset
In two minutes flat
We're back on the freeway
Foot to the mat

I can't understand it
We had it down pat
It's very upsetting
Could we leave it at that
We all had positions
We each had a role
We'd overrehearsed it
We had full control

They can't teach you acting
It's there in your soul
It's the same with a bank job
And each thing we stole

So I don't need attitude
'Cause you knew just what to do
We all did our best now
We all need to rest now
Leave me alone
And wait by the phone

I was the driver
You ran the show
You had the last word
The go or no go

I knew every laneway
In Ontario
But it's not what you're sure of
It's what you don't know

It should have been filled with
The usual ones
Throwing their cash in
To mutual funds

We all had our ski masks
And sawed off shotguns
But how do you plan for
A bank full of nuns

But I guess we panicked
We all have taboos
And they were like zebras
They had us confused

We should be in condos
With oceanfront views
Instead we're most wanted
On the 6 o'clock news

So, I don't need attitude
'Cause you knew just what to do
We all did our best now
We all need to rest now
Leave me alone
And wait by the phone

Inside the police car
You tried to explain
Your crisis of conscience
The voice in your brain

And now that the whole thing
Has gone down the drain
I think we all know who
Should shoulder the blame

'Cause you made a choice there
Almost sublime
I'm all for compassion
Just not on my dime

You look like an amateur
And that's the real crime
So I'll take a walk now
And you do the time

And I don't need attitude
'Cause you knew just what to do
We all did our best now
We all need to rest now
Leave me alone
There's no need to phone

We all did our best now
We all need to rest now
Leave me alone
We all did our best now
We all need to rest now
Leave me alone

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: ED ROBERTSON, STEVEN PAGE

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Comments from YouTube:

FatNinjaWalrus

the lyrics are just gold

these guys never fail to sing about goofy stuff just because it's there

The Worldwide Rock N Roll English Teachers Network

A criminally underrated song by a nakedly emotional band. Both puns were intended, your honor...

Thomas Contessa

100% agreed this and car crash

nichole nottelling

i love this song :) its a good reminder that best is best and sometimes no matter how hard you try and plan things just dont work out

Kor

Something about this song really captivates me, this and Four Seconds are my favorite songs by BL.

GzTale! Sans

I love this song!~ ❤

Captain QWO

It was an upset in two minutes flat We were back on the freeway, foot to the mat I can't understand it; we had it down pat It's very upsetting, could we leave it at that? We all had positions; we each had a role We'd over-rehearsed it; we had full control They can't teach you acting, it's there in your soul It's the same with a bank job, and each thing we stole

Faith Armbuster

I'd love to have this as a ringtone

jeeps

How they sing it makes it sound serious, but if you lesen to the lyrics it is funny.Such a good song!!!

Faith Armbuster

Love this song

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