Straw Hat And Old Dirty Hank

- Barenaked Ladies
Released: 1996 Genres: Rock
Add sound toyour music
Sound’s balance (60%)
/

Add song to playlist

Listen to Music With Your Friends! Share this now!

Lyric "Straw Hat And Old Dirty Hank"

[Verse 1]
I tend the wheat field that makes your bread
I bind the sweet veal, pluck the hens that make your bed
Mother Nature & Mother Earth
Are two of three women who dictate what I'm worth

[Chorus]
I'm the farmer
I work in the fields all day
Don't mean to alarm her
But I know it was meant to be this way

[Verse 2]
You cried a tear, I wiped it dry
I put you up upon a pedestal so high
If you should waiver, if you should sway
I'd catch you, spread my tiny wings and fly away
You signed your picture with an O and X
I bet you don't write "love" each time you sign your checks

[Chorus]
I'm the farmer
I work in the fields all day
Don't mean to alarm her
But I know it was meant to be this way

[Bridge]
All of this corn I grow I grow it all for you
I took a hatchet to the radio I did it all for you
You could have written back
You could have said "thank you"
(But) I guess you've got better things [3x]
Better things to do
Better things to do
Better things to do
Better things to do-oo-oo [4x]

[Verse 3]
You say you love me, is that the truth?
Although they've heard the songs, my friends want living proof
I know your address, I ring the bell
I bring you flowers and a .22 with shells

[Chorus 3]
I am the farmer
I work in the fields all day
It wasn't to harm her
But I know it was meant to be this way
But I know it was meant to be this way
But I know it was meant to be this way

more
Barenaked Ladies

Barenaked Ladies

One of Canada's most successful exports since the early '90s, a melodic pop band pairing strong harmonies and clever lyrics.