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Ben Folds Five lyrics

Album: Naked Baby Photos [1998]

Tracks16
 01  Eddie Walker
 02 Jackson Cannery (Original 7 Version)
 03  Emaline
 04  Alice Childress
 05 Dick Holster
 06  Tom & Mary
 07 For Those of Ya'll Who Wear Fannie Packs
 08 Bad Idea (Original Demo Version)
 09  Underground
 10  The Ultimate Sacrifice
 11  Satan Is My Master
 12  Julianne
 13  Song for the Dumped
 14  Philosophy
 15  Twin Falls
 16  Boxing
all Ben Folds Five lyrics



Eddie Walker
Won't you smile you look so shocked
Put the nametag on your smock
We've come to see you,
Eddie walker

We may pack a little tight
The girl up front says
It's alright
And look there's more of us
Still getting off the bus
We wish you'd come back home with us

Eddie walker,
This is your life

This one's you when you were small
You're learning how to walk
They'd pick you up
And you keep falling down
There you are with aunt louise
You're bouncing on her knees
Remember all those trees behind the garden?
Their gone, they all got cut down
When she died

Chorus
Eddie walker, this is your life
You never had a son or a wife
You sure had a hell of a time
Eddie walker, this is your life

This one's you and mary jo
Well she couldn't come
She says hello
No, eddie walker
She doesn't hate your guts
It's just the whole thing's
Shook her up
How they picked you up
And you kept falling down
Eddie walker, this is your life

Chorus
Eddie walker, this is your life
You never had a coat or a tie
You never had a reason to cry
Woah no no no no oh no

This whole stack and all of these
Are just a mist or overseas
We're gonna leave you
Eddie walkerback to top
Emaline
I wish it was last September.
So we could lose ourselves in crowds everyday.
'Cos Emaline, don't walk in time,
she's not the same that's all you can say.

That we've learnt our lesson, but I,
Don't wanna walk away from Emaline.

They're talking now.
Does she know what they're saying?
She's got the air, to float above it.
I'm sinking in the summer champagne.

She's dear to me, and so expensive.
Now I'm not talking 'bout money.
Money talks,
I hate to listen,
but lately it's been screaming in my ear.

When I've heard enough, I tell myself-
That we've learnt our lesson, but I,
Don't wanna walk away from Emaline.

It only took me one look to understand Emaline,
sometime I don't know what she's saying.
Sometimes I do,
Sometimes I don't,
know what she's saying.
But I know,
I know,
I know what she wants to believe.

It wish it was last September.

Don't let me walk away from Emaline.
For stupid reasons,
now I'm talking 'bout money.
Money talks,
I hate to listen,
But lately it's been screaming in my ear.
Yeah, what advice! Girls need attention.
Or are you diffrent than all mine?
For all it's worth, she's got attention.
But people accuse you black and white.

Now I've heard enough, I'll tell you what.
Really shouldn't sit here and whine,
I'll take you down to see my Emaline.back to top
Alice Childress
Some summers in the evening
After six or so
I walk on down the hill
And maybe buy a beer
I think about my friends
Sometimes I wish
They lived out here
But they wouldn't
Dig this town
No they wouldn't
Dig this town

Chorus
Try not to think about it
Alice childress
Try not to think about it anymore
Try not to think about it
Alice childress
Anymore,
No not anymore
No

Alice the world
Is full of ugly things
That you can't change
Pretend it's not that way
That's my idea of faith
You can blow it off
And say there's good
In nearly everyone
Just give them all a chance
Give them all a chance

Chorus

No it didn't work out
No it didn't work out
The way we thought it would
No it didn't work out
An arranged marriage
Is not so good

Thank God it's you
You know your timing is
Impeccable
I'm not fooling you
I don't know what to do
Some dude just knocked me cold
And left me on the sidewalk
Took everything I had
Everything I had

Try not to thing about it
Alice childress
Try not to think about it anymore
It's getting light where you are
Alice childress
Anymore, no not anymore
Anymore, no not anymoreback to top
Tom & Mary
Chicka uh chicka uh. . .
For the benefit of tom and mary
Before our guests arrive
If they haven't found out already
It's gonna blow their minds
Will they find the strength
To find the will to testify
That for the benefit of tom and mary
There's something we can't hide anymore?

Everybody here knows the story
Some with fabricated extra parts
See the sisters shout in whispers
Feeding hot air to the sparks
Put a damper on the party
It will lighten up this room
But for the benefit of tom and mary
We've got to see the truth today

Ms. suthernson says here they come
And all the chatter and the smiles
They come undone
You could hear a pin drop on the carpet floor
Everyone's pretending not to hear them
Knocking at the door

For the benefit of tom and mary
Before our guests arrive
If they haven't found out already
It's gonna blow their minds
Haven't found out already
And yet the seams all seem to show
That for the benefit of tom and mary
For the benefit of tom and mary
For the benefit of tom and mary
We gotta let the truth me known, yeahback to top
Underground
I was never cool in school
I'm sure you don't remember me
And now it's been ten years
I'm still wondering who to be
But I love to mix in circles,
Cliques and social coteries,
That's me
Hand me my nosering
(can we be happy? )
Show me the mosh pit
(can we be happy? )
We can be happy
Underground

Who's got the looks?
Who's got the brains?
Who's got everything?
I've got this pain in my heart
That's all
Hey you, with the long
And lonely face
There's gotta be something else
Let me tell you something else
There was a girl who passed me by
She gave a smile, but I was shy
And looked down, so down
Don't look there no no
Go go underground
Now now there's a place to go
It's the morning now
It's the evening
It's everything
I click my heels and I'm there

Chorus
Underground, underground, ooh
Everything's happy underground
You been kicked around
Did life bring you down here?
Everything's heavy underground

And we'll be decked
In all black
Slamming the pit fantastic
Officer friendly's little boy's
Got a mohawk
And he knows just where
We're coming from
It's industrial
Work it underground
Get down, get down, get down

Chorus

We can be happy
We can be happy
We can be happy
Underground
Oh we can
Oh we can
Oh we can be
Everything's heavy!back to top
The Ultimate Sacrifice
Now are you ready to rock?
Now brace yourself
Brace your fast asses
For some gut wrenching metal!

It's time for the ultimate sacrifice
The evil beelzebub
The final hour is approaching
The ultimate sacrifice
The ultimate sacrifice
Oh god. . .

Here I sit
Broken hearted
Came to shit
But only farted

The ultimate sacrifice
It's too late to cry
I said it's too late to. . .
It's too late
No supper for you
The final hour approacheth
The ultimate sacrificeback to top
Satan Is My Master
Right here and right now
Ben's gonna a little sad tale
To all you people out there

Satan is my master
He has always been
He tells me what to do
He buys my metallica records for me
And sometimes I think

Thank you very much satan is my masterback to top
Julianne
I met this girl
She looked like axl rose
Got drunk and took her home
And we slept in our clothes
And in the morning put
My feet on the floor
And thought
Being awake never felt
Like this before

And julianne you[demo:i] know
She wouldn't approve
Talked all day on the phone
'cause I had nothing to do
Got rid of axl by the afternoon
Being awake never felt
So clear and blue

Chorus
That's all I knew
Guess that I was innocent too
I'll sing a song yeah
And it won't be the blues
'cause I don't miss julianne

My friend she told me
She felt sorry for me
She said the truth would
Come crashing down on me
That I'd be sorry,
But the truth of it is
That I feel guilty for
Not giving a shit

Chorus

I got a bag of trash
I got my bag of trash
I walk it up and down
And drag it up and down
The road.
How could she miss a man
Who drags a bag of trash
Down the road?
[demo:don't know what she
Saw, what she ever
Saw in me aw hell no

I can play this fucking piano!]
This week I feel
Like I've been born again
I know that julianne
She would have a fit
She'd find a reason for
The things that I did
And give me credit
For the things that i
Never been

Ohh, that's all I knew
Guess that I was innocent too
[demo:ohh, that's what I am
Say I'm not a sensitive man]
Yeah I can try just
As hard as I can
And I don't miss julianne
Ah ooh that's all I do
Guess that I was innocent too
Yeah I can try just
As hard as I can
But I don't miss julianne

Chorusback to top
Song for the Dumped
So you wanted
To take a break
Slow it down some and
Have some space

Well fuck you too
Give me my money back
Give me my money back
You bitch
I want my money back
(and don't forget to give
Me back my black t-shirt)

Wish I hadn't bought you dinner
Right before you dumped me
On your front porch
Give me my money back
Give me my money back
You bitch
I want my money back
And don't forget

And don't forget.back to top
Philosophy
Won't you look up at the skyline
At the mortar block and glass
And check out the reflections
In my eyes
You see they always
Used to be there
Even when this all was grass
And I sang and danced
About a high-rise

You were laughing at
My helmet hat
Laughing at my torch

Chorus
Go ahead you can
Laugh all you want
I got my philosophy
Keeps my feet on the ground
And I trust it like the ground
And that's why my philosophy(my phil-)
It keeps me walking when I'm falling down(o-so-phy)
I see that there is evil
And I know that there is good
And the inbetweens
I never understood
Won't you look at me
I'm crazy
But I get the job done
Yeah I'm crazy
But I get the job done

Chorus

I pushed you 'cause
I loved you guys
I didn't realize
You weren't having fun
I dragged you up the stairs
And I told you to fly
You were flapping your arms
You started to cry
You were too high
Too high

You may take this all for granted
Take the mortar, block and glass
And you forget the speech
That moved the stone
It's really not the you can't see
The forest for the trees
You've never been out
In the woods before

Go ahead you can laugh
All you want
But I got my philosophy
Keeps my feet on the ground
And I love you
You're my friend
But you got no philosophy
Now it's time for this song to endback to top
Twin Falls
Christmas, twin falls, idaho's
Her oldest memory
She was only two
It's the first time she felt blue

Cafeteria, harrison elementary
Beneath the parachute
Saw her without shoes
7-up I touched her thumb

And she knew it was me
Although she couldn't see
Unless of course she peeked

My mom's good
She got me out of
Twin falls, idaho
Before I got to old
You know how that goes

That's where she still was
The summer she turned 17
1983, three weeks after me

So last I heard, she had twins
Or maybe it was three
And though I'll never see
That don't bother meback to top
Boxing
Howard, the strangest things
Have happened lately when i
Take a good swing at all my dreams
They pivot and slip
I drop my fists and they're back
Laughing
Howard,

My intention's become
Not to lose what I've won
Ambition has given way to
Desperation and i
Lost the fight for my eyes

Chorus
Boxing's been good to me, howard
Now I'm told, you're growing old
The whole time we knew
A couple of years I'd be through
Has boxing been good to you?

Howard, now I confess
I'm scared and lonely and tired
They seem to think I'm made of clay
Another day
I'm not cut out for this
I just know what to say
I say

Chorus

Well sometimes I punch myself
Hard as I can, yelling
Nobody cares
Hoping some one will tell me
How wrong I am
Howard,

Chorus
Boxing's been good to me howard
Now I'm told
You're growing old
The whole time you knew
A couple of years
I'd be through
Has boxing been good. . .
Has boxing been good. . .
Has boxing been good?back to top
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