We'd hit the bottom I thought it was my fault And in a way I guess it was I'm just now finding out What it was all about
We moved to the west coast away from everyone She never told me that you called Back when I was still, I was still in love
'Til I opened my eyes and walked out the door And the clouds came tumbling down And it's bye-bye, goodbye, I tried And I twisted it wrong just to make it right Had to leave myself behind And I've been flying high all night So come pick me up, I've landed
The daily dramas she made from nothing So nothing ever made them right She liked to push me and talk me back down 'Til I believed I was the crazy one And in a way I guess I was
But I opened my eyes and walked out the door And the clouds came tumbling down And it's bye-bye, goodbye I tried Treading the sea of a troubled mind Had to leave myself behind Singing bye-bye, goodbye I tried
If you wrote me off I'd understand it 'Cause I've been on some other planet So come pick me up I've landed
And you will be so Happy to know I've come alone It's over
But I opened my eyes and walked out the door And the clouds came tumbling down And it's bye-bye, goodbye, I tried Down comes the reign of the telephone czar It's okay to call Now I'll answer for myself
Come pick me up Come pick me up
Writer/s: BEN FOLDS, BENJAMIN SCOTT FOLDS
Publisher: BMG Rights Management
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SarahAt a concert, Ben said he told the story of this song as being about a friend's relationship, but that wasn't true. His label wanted a song with this vibe, so he wrote it ("sit right down and s--t some out"). I remember being disappointed, but it turns out it doesn't matter. It doesn't have to be true to be a good story and a good song.
Shellane from CaliforniaGreat deal of song you've provided with regards to the situation of the boy and girl. Realization always takes at end. You finally had the guts to go and free when you think that it is just the way to go for you. I do love the song.
Meg from Virginia Beach, VaThis song is about an old friend of Ben's who moved out to the west coast after getting married. Over time Ben tried to keep in contact, but rarely found success. Apparently, his friend's wife was very controlling and would screen his phone calls- saying the husband wasn't home when actuality he was in the other room. Becoming so withdrawn, eventually Ben's friend committed suicide. The lyric, "Down comes the reign of the telephone czar" is about his friend's wife... "It's okay to call, I will answer for myself Come pick me up I've Landed" His friend is finally free and its his way of telling Ben.
Brandy from Dallas, TxThe song is not a metaphor! He moved to the west coast with a girl that controlled his life. She kept him away from his family and friends due to her own insecurities! He finally leaves her and he calls a friend/fmaily to tell them he has left her and come home! He is finally free and they will be happy to know that he came alone! Ben Folds is really not into metaphors what he states is really what he is saying!
Ryan from Redondo Beach, CaThis song is not about him being asked to be taken out of his crazy life!
it's about a guy asking for a ride home from the airport. he is already out of it!
Sarah from Madison, WiAMAZING song! This is his best album. Gotta check out the music video sometime.
Joel from Palm Beach County, FlProbably my favorite Ben Folds song of all, and both music videos for this are awesome.
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