"Be My Yoko Ono" is probably the song that most firmly set the Barenaked Ladies' early and fairly undeserved reputation as smirky goofballs. On the surface, the tongue-in-cheek lyrics and the folky, conga-driven acoustic arrangement suggest smarmy hipsterism. Underneath, however, lead singer Stephen Page's lyrics are actually an endearingly shy entreaty to a potential girlfriend, caged in terms that self-deflatingly compare himself to one of pop music's foremost geniuses. (A similar strain of self-deprecating humor informs the slightly more serious "Brian Wilson" from the same album.) The arrangement is possibly slightly too glib, with its sarcastic imitation of Yoko Ono's unique vocal style in the bridge, but as a whole, "Be My Yoko Ono" is silly, fun, and sweetly lighthearted.