Video

Original Artist: Ben Folds

Barren stares as they light up the screen,
Bearing teardrops that shatter in slow-motion,
Novacaine our brains and we're out like lights,
And as I'm growing older I'm bored,
I remember when misery thrilled me much more,
When I can't relax I'd like to go back.

But that's gone,
Yeah, that's gone,
Turn around,
Turn the volume down,
We're counting the days down.

'Til the day when we'll live in a video,
I'll be stone-faced and pale,
You'll pout in stereo 24 hours every day of the year,
Oh what fun,
I can't wait 'til the future gets here.

Closing in on the pain and the torture,
He's slamming the door like it's something to strive for,
The girl tearing the curtains down was funny as hell.
And of sense of humor can there be any doubt,
Yeah well natural selection just weeded it out,
Used to keep me from laughing out loud.

But that's gone,
We don't think that way no more,
That's gone,
Turn around,
Turn the volume down,
We're counting the days down.

'Til the day when we'll live in a video,
I'll be stone-faced and pale,
You'll pout in stereo 24 hours every day of the year,
Oh what fun,
I can't wait 'til the future gets here.

Well I've seen some old friends sort of die,
Or just turn into whatever must have been inside them,
Whatever all of us had then in common grew up and left home,
We don't think that way no more,
Turn around,
Turn the volume down,
We're counting the days down.

'Til the day when we'll live in a video,
I'll be stone-faced and pale,
You'll pout in stereo 24 hours every day of the year,
Oh what fun,
I can't wait 'til the future gets here.

Stats:

12 known live performances.
First performed: 2001-09-29 - The Pageant, St. Louis, MO, USA.
Most recently performed: 2017-04-22 - Strand Capitol Theatre, York, PA, US.