"Life, In A Nutshell" as written by and Steven/robertson Page....
When she was three
Her Barbies always did it on the first date
Now she's with me,
There's never any need for them to demonstrate

She's like a baby, I'm like a cat;
When we are happy, we both get fat and still
It's never enough, It's never enough,
It's never enough

[Chorus]
But I don't tend to worry 'bout the things that other people say
And I'm learning that I wouldn't want it any other way
Call me crazy but it really doesn't matter
All that matters to me is she

Her life in a nutshell
No way would she want it to change me
It's not that easy 'cause
My time is often decided for me
For me

She memorized every pencil crayon color in the box
Her blue-green eyes complement the burnt sienna in her locks
She's at the movies, I'm on the phone;
When we're separated, we're never alone, but still
It's never enough, It's never enough,
No it's never enough

[Chorus]
Her life in a nutshell
No way would she want it to change me
It's not that easy 'cause
My time is often decided for me
For me

I fell down with no one there to catch me from falling
Then she came 'round
And only her tenderness stopped me from bawling my eyes out
I'm OK, and that's why

Her life in a nutshell
No way would she want it to change me
It's not that easy 'cause
My time is often decided for me
For me

[Chorus]


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"Life In A Nutshell" as written by Steven Page Ed Robertson

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  • +2
    General CommentI think this song is about a guy who is happy in a very dependant relationship. They can't be separated, even for a little while, and he lets her decide everything that he does. He's just a bit addicted to her, and needs to be involved in everything she does. However, he likes it that way, and doesn't want other people telling him it's wrong.
    colum1225on July 13, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this line:

    And only her tenderness stopped me from bawling my eyes out

    Particuarly with the music that goes down in steps, it works brilliantly. As with everything from BNL, great song.
    rich20bon December 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"She's like a baby, I'm like a cat;
    When we are happy, we both get fat "

    How could these not be the best lyrics ever? Haha
    Kayla610on April 28, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is quite possibly the best song ever. i mean how can you now want to get up and dance around. its just such a beautiful song about a wonderful girl. i hope to one day meet a girl which i would play this song for and tell her its about her.

    barenake ladies rock!
    phobos258on June 26, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti am so mad that more people havent just sat here and written paragraphs about how awesome this song it. i really like the piano parts. it is a complete love song. it really get me because lets face it. not everyone is gonna agree with your relationship (remmeber high school!?) but you just have to move on and be happy!
    beautifulcowon February 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is awsome. BNL always has the best lines.

    "When she was three her barbies always did it on the first date"
    CBeaveron March 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh! it's "but still it's never enough."
    I always thought it was "two is never enough" which confused me because that would hint at him cheating on her and besides that he seems happy with her. so wow.
    Sarahluvsu182on March 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttremendous song. Love the happiness of it
    Songwriteron June 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove love love it.
    Anraon August 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with colm1225. I've been this guy and that's why this is one of my favorite songs ever.

    It's about wanting to be with someone SO much that you'd prefer to be around them constantly. No matter how much you see of them, you only want more. And they are perfect in your eyes. They wouldn't want to change you, because they believe you are perfect the way you are. Even when you want to be by yourself, they respect that: "It's not that easy 'cause my time is often decided for me". I read the line to mean that often the narrator wants to do stuff by himself or for himself, so it isn't easy for her, but she STILL doesn't want to change him. And he's so grateful to have someone so completely understanding and loving.

    Your friends tell him that he is too obsessed with someone or that it is a bad idea to get so attached to someone. But he ignores them because he loves her so much.
    Zamrodon February 28, 2007   Link

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