Bastard

Original Artist: Ben Folds

The old bastard left his ties and his suit
A brown box, mothballs and bowling shoes
and his opinion so you'd never have to choose
Pretty soon, you'll be an old bastard too
You get smaller while the world gets big
The more you know you know you donít know shit
The whiz maníll never fit you like the whiz kid did

So why you gotta act like you know when you donít know?
Itís okay if you donít know everything
Why you gotta act like you know when you donít know?
Itís okay if you donít know everything

Close your eyes close your ears young man
Youíve seen and heard all an old man can
Spread the facts on the floor like a fan
throw away the ones that make you feel bad

Kids today gettiní old too fast
they can't wait to grow up so they can get some ass
They get nostalgic about the last ten years
before the last ten years have passed

why you gotta act like you know when you donít know?
Itís okay if you donít know everything
Why you gotta act like you know when you donít know?
Itís okay if you donít know everything

Tears land on a hand on the chest
The old bastard had a paradigm arrest

You got smaller and the world got big
The more you knew we knew we didnít know shit
The whiz man never fit him the whiz kid did

Why you gotta act like you know when you donít know?
cause Itís okay if you donít know everything
Why you gotta act like you know when you donít know?
Itís okay if you donít know everything

Stats:

111 known live performances.
First performed: 2005-05-31 - Carling Hammersmith Apollo, London, , England.
Most recently performed: 2009-03-28 - Shubert Theatre, New Haven, CT, US.