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Barenaked Ladies: Bank Job Meaning

Bank Job Lyrics

It was an upset in two minutes flat
We were back on the freeway, foot to the mat
I can't understand it; we had it down pat
It's very upsetting, could we leave it at that?
We all had positions; we each had a role
We'd over-rehearsed it; we...

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    anonymous
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    Jul 17th, 2019 7:34am report


    I think they wrote this in reference to Steve's split from the band.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 2nd, 2018 12:55am report


    Cheating girlfriend gets pregnant.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 29th, 2011 3:54pm report


    The above interpretations are good, but look deeper. The song is all those things, but also about back-stabbing, and the blatant deferral of responsibility, which is so common in our age. "This went wrong entirely because of you, and you should now 'shoulder the blame'" and the complete lack of "team play" once things get rough. We've all had friends or family do this to us at one time or another.



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    Rescue911
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    May 28th, 2010 5:53am report


    Fairly simple, a man involved in a bank heist (getaway car driver) gone wrong telling the story of the robbery and placing the blame on the ringleader, who has been taken by police, and saying he should take the fall for the rest of the gang.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 1st, 2009 12:48pm report


    Pretty simple song. A play by play of a bank job gone wrong and the criminals discussing what happened and placing blame.




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