"Barney (...And Me)" as written by and Martin James Carr....
Now it's getting colder
My hands chilled to the bone
I watch you breath and trace

It's steps as it mingles with my
Own. The lake is almost frozen
The grass is silver air
The wind is high in the blue sky
I wish that I could care
I recall when we were younger
We shared the streets of home
Spoke of our dreams and soaring
Schemes and places we would
Go, if I stay around much longer
I'll never leave again, believe the
Voice that tells me leave it all
Behind me, I know that I know
That I am wrong, I'll never leave
Now it has been so long

And now I'm getting older, I still
Can't find the words to empathize
With what's inside, express the way
I feel and now I'm getting older
It's easier to hide, to run away
Day after day betray the voice that tells
Me leave it all behind me, I know
That I know that I am wrong, I'll
Never leave now it has been so long

Faye dunaway



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    General CommentNever did figure out what this song is all about. With its jangly guitar and propulsive bass line, I often thought the "Barney" of the title might be a reference to New Order. But that is not supported by the lyrics. And the random shout-out to Faye Dunaway at the end is a little confusing. Enjoyable song on a great album nonetheless.
    leamancon April 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIsn't it funny how tons of people listen to Jimmy Eat World and Green Day all day long and probably never once played this cheerful little gem of a song. Not sure of the meaning, but I am sure its something to do with becoming to old and to cowardly to follow his dreams. Lyrics wise I think there are two mistakes here. Soaring schemes should be sewing schemes. And I think there is a 'Far behind me' in there.
    aurkwiton June 25, 2008   Link

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