"Serendipity" as written by and Kevin Neil Hearn....
So long ago, on a summer day
I put my best shirt on
I took you to the matinee
With money from mowing lawns
Money from mowing lawns

You worked down at the Dairy Queen
We hit it off from the start
Now there's a blizzard in between
Frost inside a heart

If I had a good reason, I would share
It with you
Then the coldest season came
Making room for something new
Good for you
Good for me
Call it serendipity

Walking on coals, just trying to get through
But summers don't last that long
All that is left here is the truth
Everything else is gone

Gone without a good reason for me to share
With you
When the coldest season came
Making room for something new
Good for you
Good for me
Call it serendipity

If I could only hit my stride
I'll make it to the other side
I don't wanna be roadkill
When there's half a cup to fill
To fill

Good for you (call it serendipity)
Good for me (serendipity)
Call it serendipity
Call it serendipity
Call it serendipity

Walking on coals, just trying to get through
Now summers don't last so long
All that is left here is the truth
Everything else is gone


Lyrics submitted by Eamon

"Serendipity" as written by Kevin Neil Hearn Kevin Hearn

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    General Commentno one likes this song?? crazy people, Kevin Hearn is one of the greatest singer/songwriters ever...
    anyway, this song is about a summer romance that didn't really work out.
    The summer romance involves the singer and a girl who works at the dairy queen. Kevin Hearn uses clever puns based off this fact. i.e. "now there's a blizzard inbetween" blizzard meaning coldness felt toward each other and the blizzard treat you can buy at dairy queen.
    According to dictionary.com serendipity means "an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident" or "good fortune; luck". since the summer romance didn't work out and neither of them were too upset about that, it was serendipity, good for both of them ("good for you, good for me")
    Kevin Hearn is an amazing song writer and singer and I have no clue why Barenaked Ladies don't let him or Jim Creegen sing more. Don't get me wrong, I love Ed Robertson and Steven Page too, it's just I've fallen madly in love with Kevin and Jim's voices.
    1967Impalaon May 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnyone else get a strong Beach Boys vibe from this song?
    TrialByFireon May 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNot that much :D
    bear_hug20on October 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSerendipity (as a humanisation), is the "Angel" of inspiration. Thus, in this summer he had with this wonderful woman, it was like he was totally inspired. But the song has a sad undertone, as he loses the woman, and is left to reminisce.
    neekappaon September 28, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI agree totally with 1967impala, but i also think that the couple is quite young probably in their high school years and about a swiftly passing puppy love. The whole cutting grass, going to movies and so on. In any case it is together with Maybe you're right the best songs they have made somewhat recently.
    Calimbandilon December 04, 2011   Link

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