Eddie Walker

Original Artist: Ben Folds

Won't you smile? You look so shocked,
Put the name tag on your smock,
We've come to see you,
Eddie Walker.

We may pack a little tight,
The girl up front says "It's allright",
And look there's more of us,
Still getting off the bus,
We wish you'd come back home with us.

Eddie Walker, This is your life.

This one's you when you were small,
And you're learning how to walk,
They picked you up but you kept falling down,
There you are with Aunt Louise,
You're bouncing on her knees,
Remember all those trees behind the garden?
They're gone,
They all got cut down when she died.

Eddie Walker, This is your life.
You never had a son or a wife,
You sure have had a hell of a time,
Oh Eddie Walker, This is your life.

This one's you and Mary Jo,
She couldn't come she says "Hello",
No Eddie Walker,
She doesn't hate your guts,
It's just the whole thing shook her up,
How they picked you up and you kept falling down,

Eddie Walker, This is your life.
Eddie Walker, This is your life.
You never wore a coat or a tie,
You never had a reason to cry.

And this whole stack and all of these,
They're your semester overseas.
We're gonna leave you,
Eddie Walker.

Stats:

102 known live performances.
First performed: 2001-12-03 - Duke Ellington Ballroom (Northern Illinois Uni), DeKalb, IL, USA.
Most recently performed: 2017-08-26 - Alternating Currents Festival, Davenport, IA, US.