In Love

Original Artist: Ben Folds

I remember the night we met,
That night we sat entwined,
Under summer skies,
I looked into your eyes,
And you looked into mine.

You said "You're not like the rest",
And I nodded.
"No one understands me" you said,
And I nodded once again as if to agree,
That all men are indeed the same,
Somehow, you say, I was different.

For months on end I maintained a veneer of sincere interest,
As if I was listening as you relived every page of self-help and new age that you'd read,
And I went in for the kill,
I'd read the same books,
I learned to ape the motions of a sensitive human being,
And we were oh so happy,
But you found things to fix,
And I knew it was time to move on.

So now you have me completely figured out,
You feel sorry for me,
I can't express my feelings,
I can't tell the truth,
We are all alike,
At puberty I was sworn to secrecy by the international brotherhood of lying fickle males,
I can't tell you anything,
And I can't commit,
You're right,
I can't commit to you.

I will always treasure our time together,
I don't feel enough of anything to harbour the kind of disdain that you'll maintain,
You painted me into what you wanted to see,
That's fine,
But you will never know me.

Stats:

1 known live performances.
First performed: 2002-06-15 - Roxy Theatre, Atlanta, GA, USA.
Most recently performed: 2002-06-15 - Roxy Theatre, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Notes

This spoken word track is voiced by William Shatner.