Tom and Mary

Original Artist: Ben Folds

For the benefit of Tom and Mary,
Before our guests arrive,
If they haven't found out already it's gonna blow their minds.
Will they find the strength to find the will to testify,
That for the benefit of Tom and Mary,
There's something we can't hide anymore.

Everybody here knows the story,
Some have fabricated extra parts,
See the sisters shouting whispers,
Feeding heartache to the sparks,
Put a damper on the story,
Yet it'll lighten up this room,
For the benefit of Tom and Mary,
They've got to see the truth today.

Miss Southern's son says "Here they come",
And all the chatter and the smiles they come undone,
And you could hear a pindrop on the carpet floor,
Everyone's pretending not to hear the knocking at the door.

For the benefit of Tom and Mary,
Before our guests arrive,
If they haven't found out already it's gonna blow their minds.
Haven't found out already,
And yet the seams all seem to show,
That for the benefit of Tom and Mary,
For the benefit of Tom and Mary,
For the benefit of Tom and Mary,
We've gotta let the truth be known.

Stats:

10 known live performances.
First performed: 2002-03-05 - Copper Dragon, Carbondale, IL, USA.
Most recently performed: 2014-06-23 - The Space, Westbury, NY, US.