Add Explanation
Add Meaning
$album_name
$date_release
$writer_name
New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.
Sheltered Reality – My Name Is Barbara lyrics

[Verse 1]
I come from up Rock Island Way
Where I lived at 3rd and 8th
I tried to fight back and take a stand
But the fear of death became too great
It's not what you'd call a paradise
Was the only home I ever knew
Had some good times there once or twice
Back in the days of my carefree youth

[Bridge 1]
Yes, we were what you'd call poor
And yes, never knew anything else
And yeah, living in poverty sucks
But oh, I still tried to believe in myself
Yes, we were what you'd call poor
And yes, never had anything much
And yeah, living in poverty sucks
But oh, I still tried to believe in myself

[Chorus 1]
Well, it's nice to meet you
Hope you're feeling well, et cetera
I'm really not sure of what to do
What'd you say? Oh, my name is Barbara...

[Verse 2]
My sister and I never knew our family
They lived at 3rd and 8th
She married that man back in '92
I warned her but it was too late
It all started out okay for them
They had a house, a yard, and a son
But nothing could quench their thirst for success
So they did something they shouldn't a-done

[Bridge 2]
Yes, they joined the gangs
And yes, I said no good would come
And yeah, they said they'd have it all
But oh, they never saw the gun
Yes, they joined the gangs
And yes, I said it would be their fall
And yeah, they said they'd make it yet
But oh, they never saw the writing on the wall

[Chorus 2]
Well, it's nice to meet you
How ya doin', et cetera
I feel all alone, sis, where are you?
What'd you say? Oh, my name is Barbara...

[Verse 3]
People seem to think that life's a ride
My car died in '91
Of course I'm used to walking everywhere
Just takes longer to get it all done
Got on the bus to see 'bout a job
To get me to the top
Picked the wrong bus, never got that job
When will this madness stop?

[Bridge 3]
Yes, I thought it was going right
And yes, thought it was a new beginning
And yeah, I still want to have it all
But oh, what's the matter with you?
Yes, I thought it was going right
And yes, thought I could start all over
And yeah, I want to keep on living
But it's so hard to keep on giving

[Chorus 3]
Well, it's nice to meet you
How's your health, et cetera
I got nothing to call my own
What you'd say? Oh, my name is Barbara...
(Barbara...)

[Piano solo]

[Ending Chorus]
Well, it's nice to meet you
How's life treatin' you, et cetera
I can tell you're not even really listening
No one ever does to someone named Barbara...
(Barbara...)

[Ending outro]



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/s/sheltered_reality/my_name_is_barbara.html

  • Email
  • Correct
Submitted byLyoko2516

songmeanings

      Write about your feelings and thoughts

      Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
      U
      Min 50 words
      Not bad
      Good
      Awesome!
      This page is missing some information about the song. Please expand it to include this information. You can help by uploading artist's image, writing song meaning or creating lyrics explanation.

      Featuredlyrics

      Explain

      [an error occurred while processing the directive]