It's been one week since you looked at me
Cocked your head to the side and said, "I'm angry"
Five days since you laughed at me
Saying, "Get that together, come back and see me"
Three days since the living room
I realized it's all my fault, but couldn't tell you
Yesterday, you'd forgiven me
But it'll still be two days 'til I say I'm sorry

Hold it now and watch the hoodwink
As I make you stop, think
You'll think you're looking at Aquaman
I summon fish to the dish, although I like the Chalet Swiss
I like the sushi 'cause it's never touched a frying pan
Hot like wasabi when I bust rhymes
Big like LeAnn Rimes, because I'm all about value
Bert Kaempfert's got the mad hits
You try to match wits, you try to hold me but I bust through
Gonna make a break and take a fake
I'd like a stinking aching shake
I like vanilla, it's the finest of the flavors
Gotta see the show, 'cause then you'll know
The vertigo is gonna grow
'Cause it's so dangerous, you'll have to sign a waiver

How can I help it if I think you're funny when you're mad?
Trying hard not to smile, though I feel bad
I'm the kind of guy who laughs at a funeral
Can't understand what I mean? Well, you soon will
I have a tendency to wear my mind on my sleeve
I have a history of taking off my shirt

It's been one week since you looked at me
Threw your arms in the air and said, "You're crazy"
Five days since you tackled me
I've still got the rug burns on both my knees
It's been three days since the afternoon
You realized it's not my fault not a moment too soon
Yesterday, you'd forgiven me
And now I sit back and wait 'til you say you're sorry

Chickity China, the Chinese chicken
You have a drumstick and your brain stops tickin'
Watching X-Files with no lights on
We're dans la maison
I hope the Smoking Man's in this one
Like Harrison Ford, I'm getting frantic
Like Sting, I'm tantric
Like Snickers, guaranteed to satisfy
Like Kurosawa, I make mad films, 'kay, I don't make films
But if I did they'd have a Samurai
Gonna get a set of better clubs
Gonna find the kind with tiny nubs
Just so my irons aren't always flying off the back-swing
Gotta get in tune with Sailor Moon
'Cause that cartoon has got the boom anime babes
That make me think the wrong thing

How can I help it if I think you're funny when you're mad?
Trying hard not to smile, though I feel bad
I'm the kind of guy who laughs at a funeral
Can't understand what I mean? You soon will
I have a tendency to wear my mind on my sleeve
I have a history of losing my shirt

It's been one week since you looked at me
Dropped your arms to the sides and said, "I'm sorry"
Five days since I laughed at you and said
"You just did just what I thought you were gonna do"
Three days since the living room
We realized we're both to blame but what could we do?
Yesterday, you just smiled at me
'Cause it'll still be two days 'til we say we're sorry

It'll still be two days 'til we say we're sorry
It'll still be two days 'til we say, "Wasabi"
Birchmount Stadium, home of the Robbie


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  • +12
    General Comment

    This song is about ego and relationships. A couple get into a stupid fight and it is not clear who's fault it is. First he thinks it is his fault, then he thinks it is her fault, and finally he realizes it is both. During that whole process he cannot stop thinking about the fight, but rather than deal with their problems--the couple just go about their lives, watching television, eating out, etc.

    In the end, when they realize it is a stupid fight, their egos still prevent them from apologizing, but they know they will be OK because eventually they will apologize and get past the issue.

    Or--maybe it is just a catchy tune with current pop culture references. Your choice.

    SongMeaningson May 12, 2002   Link
  • +4
    General Comment

    I think its basically a guy saying he knows that its gonna take a while to get over this fight they've had, and he knows its his fault, but he can't stop messing around, he does these really stupid things, he's a really random bloke and he knows that because of this, if he said sorry, she'd think he was just dicking about, because he can never take anything seriously on the surface, but deep down, he does takeit seriously and he knows hes wrong

    BadWolfBabeon May 11, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General Comment

    These lyrics have great allusions... X-Files, Sailor Moon, Snickers commercial, Harrison Ford, Busta Rhymes.. etc.

    It'll be interesting hearing them years from now.. I wonder how much of it I'll remember? Or how much if it people ten years from now will get.

    anna118kon April 13, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    Chickity China the Chinese chicken You have a drumstick and your brain stops ticking

    ah ha ha ha i always love songs that dont make sense

    americanidioton April 19, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    anime makes me horny too

    johncrameron May 09, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Just a little bit of BNL trivia...1) When the X-files is on, the guys say, 'dans la maison', which means "in the house" in French. This is the signal for all of the guys to load on the bus and turn on the tube. 2) There is no reference to Busta Rhymes in this song...see above comment.

    beatls8on June 04, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Hehe... me and my dad love the part that goes Chickity China the Chinese chicken You have a drumstick and your brain stops ticking. =^-^=

    FaithfulAkuon June 25, 2003   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation

    I think this song is about a failed relationship, and all of the random references and allusions are just that, random references and allusions.

    patchworkdrumon July 29, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    LOVE THIS SONG. i have a fanfic i've been planning to write on this, so i came here to get opinions, and i got more then i needed. i just need to ask something, that line "I'm the kinda guy who laghues at a funeral", i know that's supose to me he dosn't take much seriously, and it just him being him if he seems to not care about her, but is there more to it? if anyone knows i would love your feed back. THX =^.^=

    delightedsliceon August 09, 2010   Link
  • +1
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    "Cocked you head to the side and said "I'm angry""...LMAO. I love bluntness. :)

    Thia007on November 29, 2011   Link

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