Ben Folds

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Ben Folds

Benjamin Scott "Ben" Folds (born September 12, 1966) is an American singer-songwriter and the former frontman of the musical group Ben Folds Five. He is widely acclaimed for his prowess as a pianist, songwriter, performer, and multi-instrumentalist.

Song lyrics


With Ben Folds Five

  • Last night I was east with them
    And west within
    Trying to be for you what you wanna see.
  • I feel like a quote out of context, withholding the rest so I can be for you what you want to see.
  • Would you look at me I'm crazy
    But I get the job done
    Yeah, I'm crazy but I get the job done.
  • You have made me smile again
    In fact, I might be sore from it.
    It's been a while
    I know we've been together many times before
    I'll see you on the other side.
  • This morning I wake to be older than you were
    Fresh white snow for miles
    Every footstep will be mine.


  • I don't get
    Many things right the first time
    In fact, I am told that a lot
    Now I know all the wrong turns
    And stumbles and falls
    Brought me here.
  • Good morning, son
    In twenty years from now
    Maybe we'll both sit down and have a few beers
    And I can tell you 'bout today
    And how I picked you up and everything changed.
  • You nodded off in my arms watching tv
    I won’t move you an inch
    Even though my arm’s asleep.
  • Why you gotta act like you know, if you don't know?
    It's okay if you don't know everything.
    • "Bastard", "Songs for Silverman" (2005).
  • I refuse to rot like my contemporaries
    I want to explode in a karaoke supernova
    I don't wanna grow old
    Won't you let me, won't you let me explode?
  • There's never gonna be a moment of truth for you
    While the world is watching
    All you need is the thing you forgotten
    And that's to learn to live with what you are.
  • When you don't care then
    You've got nothing to lose
    And I won't hesitate
    Because every moment life is slipping away
    It's okay.
  • I stay focused on details
    It keeps me from feeling the big things
    But watch the microscope long enough
    Things that seem still are still changing

  • "Notes don't make music until you learn to insert silence between them."
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