these apples lyrics – barenaked ladies

a friend brought me flowers, she said they were lilacs
i’ve never been good with plants
her next presentation, a new dictionary
she circled the word “romance”

so enthusiastic, a little bit drastic
i shaved her name in my head
as she beheld it, she said i misspelled it
need more be said?

these apples are delicious
“as a matter of fact they are,” she said
can all this fruit be free?

she wrote me a letter, as big as a phone book
i’ve never been big on mail
i sent her a postcard from somewhere near lethbridge
and wondered if it still went by rail

i’ve never been frightened of being enlightened
but some things can go too far
though sometimes i stammer or mix up my grammar
you get what my meanings are

these apples are delicious
“as a matter of fact they are,” she said
can all this fruit be free?

i’m not trying to sing a love song
i’m trying to sing in tune
i know i am sometimes headstrong
falling in love, catching fire
i want to be consumed
wondering will i ever tire, will i ever tire?

these apples are delicious
“as a matter of fact they are,” she said
can all this fruit be free?

/ barenaked ladies lyrics