Brick

Original Artist: Ben Folds

6am, day after Christmas,
I throw some clothes on in the dark,
The smell of cold,
Car seat is freezing,
The world is sleeping,
I am numb.

Up the stairs to her apartment,
And she is balled up on the couch,
Her Mom and Dad went down to Charlotte,
They're not home to find us out,

And we drive,
Now that I have found someone I'm feeling more alone,
Than I ever have before.

She's a brick and I'm drowning slowly,
Off the coast and I'm headed nowhere,
She's a brick and I'm drowning slowly.

They call her name at 7:30,
I pace around the parking lot,
Then I walk down to buy her flowers and sell some gifts that I got,
Can't you see it's not me you're dying for?
Now she's feeling more alone than she ever has before.

She's a brick and I'm drowning slowly,
Off the coast and I'm heading nowhere,
She's a brick and I'm drowning slowly.

As weeks went by it showed that she was not fine,
They told me "Son, it's time to tell the truth",
And she broke down and I broke down 'cause I was tired of lying.

Driving back to her apartment and for the moment we're alone,
Yeah she's alone,
I'm alone,
And now I know it.

She's a brick and I'm drowning slowly,
Off the coast and I'm heading nowhere,
She's a brick and I'm drowning slowly.

Stats:

168 known live performances.
First performed: 2001-08-10 - On the Bricks, Atlanta, GA, USA.
Most recently performed: 2017-11-07 - Jackson Prep Fortenberry Theatre, Jackson, MS, US.