Ben Folds writes songs the way that, in Alternate Universe Land, I’d write songs if I could.
A quick browse through the internets reveals that approximately half of Youtube “identifies” with some sort of angsty, misguided mess that they’ve projected on this song. I desperately beg to differ. To be sure: growing up does have its sucky points. But I don’t think Mr. F is writing about Oh-Dad-Oh-Mom-I-Hate-You-And-You-Fucked-Me-Up gibberish. He’s just singing about life. Which, incidentally, goes on.
Watch the video. It’s nice.
“Still Fighting It” / Ben Folds (2001)