Philosophy (live at De Melkweg)

Original Artist: Ben Folds

Won't you look up at the skyline?
At the mortar, block and glass?
And check out the reflections in my eyes,
You see they always used to be there,
Even when this all was grass,
And I sang and danced about a highrise.

And you were laughing at my helmet hat,
Laughing at my torch.

Well go ahead you can laugh all you want,
I've got my philosophy, (Keeps my feet on the ground)
And I trust it like the ground,
And that's why my philosophy, (My Phil-)
Keeps me walking when I'm falling down. (-osophy)

I see that there is evil,
And I know that there is good,
And the inbetweens I've never understood,
Well won't you look at me I'm crazy,
But I get the job done,
Well I'm crazy but I get the job done,
And I say,

Go ahead you can laugh all you want,
I've got my philosophy, (Keeps my feet on the ground)
And I trust it like the ground,
And that's why my philosophy, (My Phil-)
Keeps me walking when I'm falling down. (-osophy)

I pushed you cause I loved you guys,
And didn't realise you were having fun,
And I dragged you up the stairs and I told you to fly,
You were flapping your arms, started to cry,
You were too high,
Too high.

You may take this all for granted,
You take the mortar, block and glass,
And you forget the speech that moved the stone,
But it's really not that you can't see,
The forest for the the trees,
You've never been out in the woods alone,
So you can laugh all you want to.

I've got my philosophy, (Keeps my feet on the ground)
And I love you you're my friend,
But you've got no philosophy, (My Phil-)
And now it's time for this song to end. (-osophy)

Notes

This version was recorded live at De Melkweg in Amsterdam on the 18th of March 1997.