Album: The Unauthorized Biography Of Reinhold Messner (1999)
Charted: 28
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  • Well I thought about the army,
    Dad said, son you're fuckin high.
    And I thought, yeah there's a first for everything,
    So I took my old man's advice.
    Three sad semesters,
    It was only fifteen grand.
    Spent in bed I thought about the army,
    I dropped out and joined a band instead.

    Grew a mustache and a mullet,
    Got a job at chic-fil-a.
    Citing artistic differences the band broke up in May,
    And in June reformed without me, and they got a different name.
    I nuked another grandma's apple pie
    And hung my head in shame.

    Been thinking a lot today.
    Been thinking a lot today.

    Oh, I think I'll write a screenplay.
    Oh, I think I'll take it to LA.
    Oh, I think I'll get it done yesterday (aw shit).

    In this time of introspection.
    On the eve of my election,
    I say to my reflection
    God, please spare me more rejection.
    Cause my peers they criticize me,
    And my ex-wives all despise me.
    Try to put it all behind me,
    But my redneck past is nipping at my heels

    I've been thinking a lot today.
    I've been thinking a lot today.
    I've been thinking a lot today.
    I thought about the army Writer/s: BEN FOLDS
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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Comments: 5

  • Memerose from MacaoThis isn't from any source, but I believe that:
    "I dropped out and joined a band instead" is when he joined the band Majosha. "And in June reformed without me, ans they got a different name" is when the band broke up, and the majority of the band reformed into Bus Stop.
  • Claude from Kingston, MaBen opened up for Tori Amos in Sept of 2003 in Camden, NJ. I didn't know a thing about him at the time, I was there to see Tori. He totally blew Tori away. I've never seen one guy with nothing but a piano captivate an audience the way he did that night. He had 10,000 people in the palm of his hand. Usually when an opening act is playing, people are walking around getting beers and such and half the seats are empty. Not with this guy. He owned that audience. When he played "Army" and split the audience into the horn sections, it was the single most enjoyable moment I've ever had at a concert. I left that show a bigger Ben Folds fan than a Tori fan. He is the greatest showman I've ever seen.
  • Dave from Cardiff, WalesNo problems I'm the same - was just a typo!
  • Edward Pearce from Ashford, Kent, EnglandSorry to be pernickety, but according to the Guinness Book of Hit Singles it reached #28 not #29 in the UK.
  • Dave from Cardiff, WalesReached #29 in the UK in April 1999 - his 5th and final UK Top 40 hit between 1995 and 1999 following the success of "Underground" (#37), "Battle Of Who Could Care Less" (#15), "Kate" (#39) and "Brick" (#25)
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