Written by Stephen Page
Copyright: Fresh Baked Goods Inc., WB Music Corp.
Performed by Barenaked Ladies
I never thought that you would love me the way that you do.
I never thought that you would love me half as much as I do.
You say you wanna know everything about me - well here you go,
You say you couldn't live your life without me, I don't know.
But if you want it boy, you've got it;
It's all right here, in my box set.
I never thought that words like product could ever leave my lips,
But something happened to me somewhere that made me lose my grip.
Maybe it's a lack of inspiration that makes me stoop,
Or maybe it's a lack of renumeration; I can't recoup.
But if you want it folks, you got it;
It's all right here in my box set.
It's where we've begun, it's all of greatest hits,
And if you are a fan then you know that you already got 'em.
It was all brand new, an album's worth of songs,
But we had to leave the whole disc blank 'cause
Some other label bought 'em.
This is really me in a grade school play;
I had about a hundred thousand lines but of course I forgot 'em.
I never thought there'd be days like this, there was always someone at my door.
I never thought I would ever miss, and the crowd would always holler for more.
But now it seems all that people want is what I used to be,
And every time I try to do something new,
All they want is 1983.
I never thought I'd be regretful of all my past success
But some stupid number one hit single has got me in this mess.
You can put it on every compilation - that's alright.
You can hear it on the oldies radio station every night.
And if you want it again, you got it -
It's right here in my box set.
Never released before, and you can tell why.
It's just some demos I recorded in my basement.
I was barely alive, I was coughing up a lung,
So they had to use a special computer as my replacement.
A dance remix, so I can catch the latest trend
And it'll make you scratch your head and wonder
Where my taste went.
So now my fans are crying sellout,
They say I've lost my touch.
They say I should just get the hell out before I do too much.
Hear my songs in an ad for a bathroom cleanser -
They say it's greed,
And I'm wondering where my friends are in this time of need.
But if you change your mind and buy it,
I hope you enjoy my new box.
I hope you enjoy my new box,
I hope you enjoy my new box set.