"Get in Line" as written by and Ed/page Robertson....
Everywhere I go someone's trying to be my girlfriend's best friend
I'm tryin' to pretend I'm relaxed but I'm playin' castonettes with my knees
I try to be cool and give her space but a guy's always there ready to jump right up and take my place
Everyone in this room seems to want to make a big fool outta me

Everybody open your mouth
Everybody just say ah (ah ah ah ah)
Everything will be alright if you play along

Everywhere I go there's someone in a trench coat staring at me
And when I'm not at home I'm sure someone's rummaging through my trash
What ever could they want from me?
Is it just a part of a giant government conspiracy?
I gotta go see my doctor about this itchy pentagram shaped rash

Everybody open your mouth
Everybody just say ah (ah ah ah ah)
Everything'll be alright, this won't hurt at all (turn it up)
Everybody get in line
Everybody turn and cough (ah ah)
Everything'll be alright if you just lay off

Dictate a memo to myself
Tryin' to finally find the only one in complete health
Consult contemporaries if there are some to see
There really isn't anyone who's in my lane

Every night at a lane, someone thinks they've got a find beyond me
I try to take three deep breaths as I walk up to my minivan
Everyone says I'm lookin' great but it's hard to stand up let alone to try to concentrate
I wish that everyone that I knew hadn't sold out to the man

Everybody open your mouth
Everybody just say ah (ah ah ah ah)
Everything'll be alright, this won't hurt at all
Everybody get in line
Everybody turn and cough
Everything'll be alright if you just lay
Everything'll be alright if you just lay
Everything'll be alright if you just lay off


Lyrics submitted by cleverhandle

"Get in Line" as written by Lloyd Edward Elwyn Robertson Steven Jay Page

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    General CommentThis song is da shizl I love Barenaked Ladies
    Greenskyon June 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commentparanoia. this is pretty much my theme song.
    neko-chanon April 12, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love it. its about cracking up. he thinks that everyone's trying to steal his girlfriend, that the government is after him, and that people are out to kill him. Actually everything is fine, and he gets in line at the phychatrists office, where he gets help
    epp88on May 04, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt is a hilarious song. And epp88 is right about what going on. It's funnier if you see the music video. It has Dale from King of the Hill on it and all that same sort of stuff going on.
    Sanjuroon October 31, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe video is brilliant. I love King of the Hill.
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    Jakeberton September 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentCould this video be about Dale Gribble? I know it mentions a girlfriend whereas he has a wife...but still.
    magoosh008on September 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI don't think the song has anything to do with King of the hill, they just decided to put that in the music video cause it's funny and BNL are funny people.

    Just remember that just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they're not out to get you.
    taninhawkon October 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song IS about King of the Hill, in particular, Dale Gribble. when the song was released thats what they said on their website.
    chugmaster41on February 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about going in for your annual checkup at the doctor's office and knowing there's something wrong.... The guy is worried and is paranoid about loosing his girlfriend. Because his 'problem' (gotta go see my doctor about this itchy pentagram-shaped rash) will... concern her... to say the least. XD
    n.aturallyon March 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIf you listen to the podcast Steve and Ed both say the song is from Dale Gribble's POV. So it is about King of the Hill. End of story.
    MyOwnHero18on July 11, 2007   Link

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