Army Lyrics by Ben Folds Five


Ben Folds Five Lyrics

Army Lyrics
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well i thought about the army
dad said, son you're f*cking 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 moustache 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'd got a different name
i nuked another grandma's apple pie
and hung my head in shame

i've been thinking a lot today
i've 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

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...

Army Info:

• The song is semi-autobiographical. Ben Folds worked at a 'Hardee's' instead of a 'Chic-fil-a'. He also had a mini-mullet instead of a full mullet.

• The song is written by Benjamin Scott Folds.

• The single was released in 1999 and peaked at #17 on the Billboard Modern Rock Track chart. It also peaked at #28 on the UK Singles chart.




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