so i ran across this song the other day…

as i was listening to Ben Folds.

this song is such a truthful song.  there is a great debate on blogs about “offensive” language and it’s use in authenticity.  this song has some “explicit” language which i will edit.  you will know what the words are,  and i can say that i get what Ben is trying to say when he uses the words.  i love to shock people into action.  i don’t always like to offend them, plus i think some kids read my blog.  i have to look past language and topic at times to see the truth in something.  i think Ben hits consumerism right between the eyes.


All You Can Eat by Ben Folds

Son look at all the people in this restaurant
What d’you think they weigh?
And out the window to the parking lot
At their SUVs taking all of the space

They give no f*%#
They talk as loud as they want
They give no f*%#
Just as long as there’s enough for them

Gotta get on the microphone down at wallmart
Talk about some s*%#  that’s been on my mind
Talk about the state of this great of this nation of ours
Poeple look to your left, yeah look to your right

They give no f*%#
They buy as much as they want
They give no f*%#
Just as long as there’s enough for them

Son look at the people lining up for plastic
Wouldn’t you like to see them in the national geographic?
Squatting bare-assed in the dirt eating rice from a bowl
With a towel on their head and maybe a bone in their nose
See that a**hole with a peace-sign on his licence plate
Giving me the finger and running me out of his lane

God made us number one because he loves us the best
Well maybe He should go bless someone else for a while, give us a rest
[They give no…]
Yeah and everyone can see
[They give no…]
We’ve eaten all that we can eat


One comment

  1. Ah, one of my favourite Ben Folds songs. The best version is on a bootleg of gig in Berlin. Try to find that bootleg; great quality (soundboard) and excellent performances, several better than the studio versions.

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