Barenaked Ladies - Grade 9 Lyrics




I found my locker and I found my classes
Lost my lunch and I broke my glasses,
That guy is huge! That girl is wailin'!
First day of school and I'm already failing.

This is me in grade nine, baby, this is me in grade nine
This is me in grade nine, baby, this is me in grade nine

I've got a blue-and-red Adidas bag and a humongous binder,
I'm trying my best not to look like a minor niner.
I went out for the football team to prove that I'm a man;
I guess I shouldn't tell them that I like Duran Duran.

This is me in grade nine, baby, this is me in grade nine
This is me in grade nine, baby, this is me in grade nine

Well, half my friends are crazy and the others are depressed
and none of them can help me study for my math test.
I got into the classroom and my knowledge was gone;
I guess I should've studied instead of watching Wrath Of Khan.

This is me in grade nine, baby, this is me in grade nine
This is me in grade nine, baby, this is me in grade nine

They called me chicken legs, they called me four-eyes
they called me fatso, they called me buckwheat,
they called me Eddie

This is me in grade nine, baby, this is me in grade nine
This is me in grade nine, baby, this is me in grade nine

I've got a red leather tie and pair of rugger pants,
I put them on and I went to the high school dance.
Dad said I had to be home by eleven -
aw, man, I'm gonna miss Stairway to Heaven.

This is me in grade nine, baby, this is me in grade nine
This is me in grade nine, baby, this is me in grade nine





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Barenaked Ladies Grade 9 Comments
  1. Bobby Schmurda’s Missing Hat

    I was required to listen to this for a sociology class

  2. Julia Siebert

    horrible i totally hate it

  3. Rohan Padiyar

    The Mighty Ducks flew me here!

  4. Zoe Thomson

    If Big Mouth doesn't use this song when they get to Grade Nine I'm going to sue Netflix

  5. Eric Lehman

    "Mighty Ducks 3"

  6. Eric Lehman

    This is a fun song.

  7. Star Doctor The General of Time

    I got to see these guys preform live at the New York state fair the summer before I went into ninth grade. I was so pumped when they played this.

  8. Addis 67

    My school has this thing called walking music and I was in class waiting for class to start then this is blasting all over the school

  9. help mexx

    My dad told me to listen to this song and today is my first day of grade 9

  10. rebjiii

    Great song by BNL....this one of my favorites.....along with This is Where it Ends, A, Intermittently, Pinch Me, One Week, It's All Been done, Raisins, Hello City, Enid , Brian Wilson. Box Set and YOKO ONO, If I had a million dollars, and Life, In a Nutshell

  11. laureen clement

    No-one now knows what being a "minor-miner" means as much now.
    Ontario eliminated Grade 13, but back then you would be 14, in the same school is people who were 18 or 19.

  12. ferociousgumby

    See, this is what I love about these guys. SIx words sums up a whole universe.

  13. Space Station Four

    listened on first day.... listening on last day... ugh i like page so much

  14. Doug F

    Peanuts Theme at 2:20 (called "Linus And Lucy" by the Vince Guaraldi Trio)

  15. queencallipygos

    I played this for a college friend when this first came out; we both were about the same age as the band, and I heard it first and thought it was fantastically and endearingly funny. My friend listened all the way through, stone-faced. When it ended, he was silent for a very long moment, and then he said: ".....I actually really had a red leather tie in high school."

  16. Laurence Tenenbaum

    I was in Grade 9 when this song came out!

  17. b phillip

    A helpful, non-judgemental comment toward the people commenting about the Rush "sample", glad you spotted it, glad you enjoy it, thing is, its not a sample, the Barenaked Ladies could PLAY that riff, they did it themselves with their own instruments when this track was being recorded, no splicing from another recording, they did it them self. They are fans of Rush, the BNL. :)

  18. Maliiyah K

    Omg. Every fucking day my school would play this song.

  19. Skyler Lon Smith

    I don't know why I don't like it.

  20. Anna UwU

    *tHIS IS ME IN GRADE 9 BABY*

  21. Beth Hupp

    thank you! love this song no matter how old i am!

  22. JPC

    Rush and Charlie Brown

  23. George Pawluk

    Rush- Spirit of Radio sample at 2:34. Nice.

    Thompsongs

    not a sample...the Barenaked Ladies playing the song themselves.

    Erik Griswold

    You missed Tom Sawyer at 1:57 ?

  24. That Guy

    Peter Parker vibes from this song.

  25. MegaMetalManX

    This is TBBT in grade 9 lol

  26. Blu3AquaMarine

    Haha they used this song for my cousins "yearbook" video

  27. Paul Abbott

    Rath of Con

  28. ANALYSlS

    sample from Tom Sawyer at 1:58

    IguanaRain

    +ANALYSlS and spirit of the radio

    Chocolate Face

    Do you think Neil Pert beat the shit outta the red head guy?

    Thompsongs

    Not a sample, but the Barenaked Ladies playing the song. "Sample" would mean they just used a clip of the original version of Tom Sawyer.

  29. chris kelln

    They called me eddy.......

    CrazyBlonde13

    My fav part not gonna lie

  30. Julia Murray

    its kinda cool because the founding members went to the same high school as me and I just went into grade nine.. so i am literally living this song in the same school and the same grade coooll

    Sarah Wheatley

    +Julia Murray Two of them went to high school with me. I was in French with Andy Creeggan and math with Jim.

    Creepy Jar of Money

    @Sarah Wheatley: I’m extremely jealous of you.

  31. shadicshockX

    this song is cancer

    Phantom _ Trenchcoat

    shadicshockX I disagree

    Godzilla 8000

    This was him in grade 9

  32. Octospidr

    'you're'

  33. reginaldperiwinkle

    This song is strangely brilliant.  Totally silly like a more modern version of the Coasters, the pop culture references are fun, and the musicianship is impeccable.  Shouldn't work but it completely succeeds.

    Thompsongs

    I think "strangely brilliant" is a good way to describe BNL overall.

  34. Trevor Kerr

    CC&R  version sounds 100% better!

  35. iriemike420

    These guys where the shit when I was in grade 9

  36. yuukidoobie

    D3 baby! Good memories!!

  37. Najma Baksh

    My school played this song for two months at my school this was our theme song for the grade nines after this I think they hated the school

  38. bigmaxcc

    mighty ducks 3 brought me here

    Eric Lehman

    bigmaxcc Me too! I didn't know that Bare Naked Ladies performed it.

  39. obscureluzername

    They are going to cause another Columbine massacre. I would.

  40. Ember

    omg star trek reference

  41. alright yo

    MY SCHOOL PLAYS THIS ON THE PA SYSTEM EVERY.SINGLE.F**KING.DAY. IT STARTS TO GET ANNOYING AFTER A WHILE

  42. Aidan Dupuy

    Just found this song... Ironically, I just got into 9th Grade

  43. nintendofanboy982

    Heard this everyday in the morning in grade 9 :]

  44. CODEFORTYTWO

    I'm gonna use this for our grade 9 grad presentation w/ our pictures in a powerpoint

  45. Ben Smyth

    Did BNL just reference Rush? That's just amazing.

    Thompsongs

    It made me happy.

  46. Darcy B

    great song, love the Rush tribute.

  47. bunch of letters

    its in 3d........ must watch in 3d

  48. RoseDust101

    I was in sixth grade and I found this randomly on my IPod. XD

  49. Steve Wilkins

    Josh, I watched this.

  50. Kristy Goon

    In grade 9, we all wrote beside our photos in our friends' yearbooks, "THIS IS ME IN GRADE NINE BABY, THIS IS ME IN GRADE NINE" it was the early 90's. it was awesome.

  51. MsOh

    Cool how Canadians say "Grade 9" instead of "9th Grade". Love the references of Tom Sawyer, Spirit of Radio, and Charlie Brown!

  52. TheOntarioguy666

    Thumbs up if your listening to this song and your not in Grade 9

    Ken Weinberg

    Thumbs-up if you spell it "you're."

  53. Bob Thebitch

    finaly someone who comes to our needs hear that youtube :3

  54. Salad Fingers

    I never realized that guitar riff does sound like Spirit of Radio!

    Erik Griswold

    Salad Fingers It’s an Homage to Rush.

  55. hunter kid

    same here

  56. Jay Ar

    on almost every video i've seen with Barenaked Ladies a Robin Williams video is tagged in it, anyone care to elaborate

  57. pikistikman

    What I mean is, I hear "Tom Sawyer" first, and then the Charlie Brown theme, and then "Spirit of Radio," And finally the obscure "What You're Doing."

  58. pikistikman

    Anyone else hear the Rush?

  59. Will Davidson

    im a minor niner!

  60. Taylor Stephens

    So catchy, bnl always has had a knack for that. They should go back to this style.

  61. youngauthor5

    Love this song!!!!! It makes me smile every time I hear it!!!!

  62. Ange Voler

    This is my theme song. B]

  63. Amy

    First Comment FTW :D,~