You've Got To Learn To Live With What You Are

Original Artist: Ben Folds

I know that you're in there.
I can see you.
You're saying you're ok.
I don't believe you.

And now that the gig is up;
The spell is broken.
The fat lady sung,
The president has spoken.
These days that you were waiting for will come and go,
Like any day, just another day.

There's never gonna be a moment of truth for you.
While the world is watching.
All you need is the thing you've forgotten,
And that's to learn to live with what you are.

So freak out if you wanna,
And I'll still be here.
And don't call me for years, and when you do, yeah,
I'll still be here.

And I'm not saying the effort is a waste of time, but I
just love you for the things you couldn't change, though you've tried
These hours of confusion, they will soon expire,
Like everything does.

There's never gonna be a moment of truth for you.
While the world is watching.
All you need is the thing you've forgotten;
And that's to learn to live with what you are.

Sometimes,
Everything you've ever wanted floats above,
It's sticking out its tongue and laughing while,
Everything that anyone could ever need is down below,
Waiting for you to notice.

There's never gonna be a moment of truth for you.
While the world is watching.
'Cause all you need is the thing you've forgotten,
And that's to learn to live with what you are.

You got to learn to live with what you are.
You got to learn to live with what you are.

Stats:

29 known live performances.
First performed: 2003-08-22 - PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ, US.
Most recently performed: 2007-05-05 - Gordon Field House/Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, US.