i think it's getting to the point
where i can be myself again
i think it's getting to the point
where we have almost made amends
i think it's the getting to the point
that is the hardest part

and if you call
i will answer
and if you fall
i'll pick you up
and if you count this disaster
i'll point you home

you think i only think about you
when we're both in the same room
you think i'm only here to witness
the remains of love exhumed
you think we're here to play
a game of who loves more than whom

and if you call
i will answer
and if you fall
i'll pick you up
and if you court this disaster
i'll point you home

you think it's only fair
to do what's best for you and you alone
you think it's only fair
to do the same to me when you're not home
i think it's time to make this something
that is more than only fair

so if you call,
i will answer
if you fall
i'll pick you up
and if you court this disaster
i'll point you home

but i'm warning you
don't ever do
those crazy, messed-up things
that you do
if you ever do
i promise you
i'll be the first to crucify you
now it's time to prove
that you've come back
here to rebuild

-call and answer, barenaked ladies

2000, 2001 [emily]