Rocky

Original Artist: Ben Folds

We were in a park
and I could jump so far.
Seems like all I'd ever done,
Was smoking pot out in the car.
And this figure faded in,
from the departees of my old school.

He says "Ben,
we both know you're asleep,
I've been running through these fields
it's such a lovely place you dream.
Is it your imagination?
It's been years since I've been on my feet."

Now it's Rocky's day,
Send his soul on it's way.
The sun won't be coming out today.
Now it's Rocky's day,
And this time he went away.
The sun won't be coming out today.

Now I recall,
But I don't know who,
Told me Rocky was a runner,
Won a medal back in school.
Now at Christmas Momma says,
"You go up with me to Rocky's room."

And as we watch the sun go down,
He thanked me for my dreams.
He says "I know you think you are,
But you're not completely free.
The man who's seen the spectre of departure,
Is completely free."

Now it's Rocky's day,
Send his soul on it's way.
The sun won't be coming out today.
Now it's Rocky's day,
And this time he went away.
The sun won't be coming out today.

Then he smiled,
And he turned and walked away.
He said over his shoulder,
"I'll be gone when you're awake."

Now it's Rocky's day,
Send his soul on it's way.
The sun won't be coming out today.
Now it's Rocky's day,
And this time he went away.
The sun won't be coming out today.

Stats:

2 known live performances.
First performed: 2003-04-10 - St. Ambrose University/Adler Theatre, Davenport, IA, US.
Most recently performed: 2003-04-16 - Case Western Reserve University/Severence Hall, Cleveland, OH, US.