Best Imitation Of Myself

Album: Ben Folds Five (1995)
  • I feel like a quote out of context
    Withholding the rest
    So I can be for you what you want to see
    I got the gesture and sound
    Got the timing down
    It's uncanny, yeah, you think it was me
    Do you think I should take a class
    To lose my southern accent
    Did I make me up, or make the face till it stuck
    I do the best imitation of myself

    The 'problem with you' speech
    You gave me was fine
    I liked the theories about my little stage
    And I swore I was listening
    But I started drifting
    Around the part about me acting my age
    Now if it's all the same
    I've people to entertain
    I juggle one-handed
    Do some magic tricks and
    The best imitation of myself

    Maybe I'm thinking myself in a hole
    Wondering, who I am when I ought to know
    Straighten up now time to go
    Fool somebody else, fool somebody else

    Last night I was east with them
    And west within
    Trying to be for you what you want to see
    But I can't help it with you
    The good and bad comes through
    Don't want you hanging out with
    No one but me
    Now if it's all the same
    It comes from the same place
    And if my mind's somewhere else
    You won't be able to tell
    I do the best imitation of myself
    Yes it's uncanny to see
    You'd really think it was me
    The best imitation of myself
    Do the best imitation of myself

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  • Melissa from Newtown, Pai love this song and ben folds
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