Album: Whatever and Ever Amen (1997)
Charted: 39
  • She plays wipe out on the drums
    The squirrels and the birds come
    Gather around to sing the guitar

    Oh I, have you got nothing to say
    When all words fail she speaks
    Her mix tape's a masterpiece
    Walks through the garden
    So the roses can see

    Oh I, have you got nothing to say
    And you can see the daisies
    In her footsteps
    Dandelions, butterflies
    I want to be Kate
    Everyday she wars the same thing
    I think she smokes pot
    She's everything I want, She's everything I'm not

    Oh, I
    Have you got nothing to say
    She never gets wet
    She smiles and it's a rainbow
    And she speaks and she breathes
    I want to be Kate
    Down by the Rosemary and Cameron
    She hands out the Bhagaved Gita
    I see her around every couple days
    I want to meet her so that
    I can say, hey Kate Writer/s: ANNA GOODMAN, BEN FOLDS, DARREN JESSEE
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Karl from Ingatestone, United Kingdomwhen i am on Youtube on my Nintendo Wii console, i often jam along to this with my blowup guitar and blowup saxophone, and yes, i sing along to this
  • Joey from Henderson, NvThe song was actually written by Ben's first wife. She also contributed to several other songs on the band's first two albums (Ben Folds Five and Whatever and Ever Amen).
  • Matt from Chapel Hill, NcThe lyric "Down by Rosemary and Cameron/She hands out the Bhagavad-Gita" refers to Rosemary St. and Cameron Ave., two streets that run parallel to each other in downtown Chapel Hill (Cameron runs through the UNC-CH campus).
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