Emaline

Original Artist: Ben Folds

I wish it was last September,
When we could lose ourselves in crowds everyday,
'Cause Emaline don't walk in time,
She's not the same,
That's all you can say.

When I've heard enough,
I tell myself that we've learned our lesson,
But I don't wanna walk away from Emaline.

They're talking now,
Does she know what they're saying?
She's got the air to float above it,
I'm sinking in and someone should pay.
She's dear to me and so expensive,
Now I'm not talking 'bout money,
When money talks and I hate to listen,
But lately it's been screaming in my ear.

And when I've heard enough,
I tell myself that we've learned our lesson,
But I don't wanna walk away from Emaline.

It only took me one look to understand Emaline,
Sometimes I don't know what she's saying,
Sometimes I do,
Sometimes I don't know what she's saying,
But I know I know,
I know what she wants to believe.

I wish it was last September.

Don't let me walk away from Emaline,
For stupid reasons,
Now I'm talking 'bout money,
When money talks and I hate to listen,
But lately it's been screaming in my ear.

Well what advice,
Girls need attention,
Well are you deafer than all-night?
For all it's worth she's got attention,
For people like you see black and white.

Now I've heard enough,
I'll tell you what,
I really shouldn't sit here and whine,
I'll take you down to see my Emaline.

I wish it was...

Stats:

80 known live performances.
First performed: 2001-08-06 - Prince of Wales Festival, Melbourne, , Australia.
Most recently performed: 2017-04-20 - Carolina Theatre of Greensboro, Greensboro, NC, US.