The Frown Song

Album: Way To Normal (2008)


  • Ben Folds told Rolling Stone magazine that this song "is about how fashionable it is to be nouveau riche and walk around town bumming people out. Like if you go to a spa or a high-end fashion store in one of those malls. You see these people kinda barking orders and being rude and frowney. The chorus is meant to be sort of an anthem, kinda like, go around town and frown and bum 'em all out and spend your money and be an a--hole and do your yoga and get it all wrong, and bum everyone out."


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