I'm Not the Man

Original Artist: Ben Folds & yMusic

What will they write about me?
What will the version be
When all is said and done
Will they remember
All of the places seen
The poems lost
Or am I just wondering on
Yeah, I'm just wondering on

There could be fewer days ahead than gone
And all I've spent I'm long [Still not clear here]
Since on my way to learning
Nothing comes for free
But I'm not the man
I'm not the man
I used to be

So it all comes out in the wash
What would you see
Tattered pages in the ink-stained pockets of your jeans
So I've come to pay my respects at the wake
I've buried it all
And I'm dancing on my own grave
Yeah, I'm dancing on my own grave

There could be fewer days ahead than gone
And all I've spent I'm long
Since on my way to learning
Nothing comes for free
But I'm not the man
I'm not the man
I used to be

Don't leave me behind
Don't leave me behind
Like I left you behind

There could be fewer days ahead than gone
And all I've spent I'm long
Since on my way to learning
Nothing comes for free
I had a lot of time to waste
I wrote the lines upon my face
Chasing down the shots they bought for me
But I'm not the man
I'm not the man
I'm not the man
But I used to be

(I used to be)
My father's son
(I used to be)
Number one
(I used to be)
Paper and pencil
(I used to be)
Endless potential
(I used to be)
Heaven and earth
(I used to be)
My net worth
(I used to be)
One public drunken moment
(I used to be)
High paid and low rent
(I used to be)
A man on a mission, my best chart position
The man in the mirror
Your brother, your killer
A new day in Newtown
Your racehorse, your cash cow
Till I let you all down
Now I wanna be
I wanna be
I just wanna be

Stats:

2 known live performances.
First performed: 2015-04-25 - The Sinclair, Cambridge, MA, US.
Most recently performed: 2015-05-15 - Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, IL, US.