Army Lyrics

Ben Folds Five


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Ben Folds
album: Track 6 in album The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner
release date: 1999-4-21
popularity : 5 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Indie Rock/Alternative Rock
length: 3:25
composer: Ben Folds
lyricist: Ben Folds

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Ben Folds Five The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner cover art
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Well I thought about the army,
Dad said, son you're ****in high.
And I thought, yeah there's a first for everything,
So I took my old man's advice.
Three sad semesters,
It was only fifteen grand.
Spent in bed I thought about the army,
I dropped out and joined a band instead.

Grew a mustache and a mullet,
Got a job at chic-fil-a.
Citing artistic differences the band broke up in May,
And in June reformed without me, and they got a different name.
I nuked another grandma's apple pie
And hung my head in shame.

Been thinking a lot today.
Been thinking a lot today.

Oh, I think I'll write a screenplay.
Oh, I think I'll take it to LA.
Oh, I think I'll get it done yesterday (aw ****).

In this time of introspection.
On the eve of my election,
I say to my reflection
God, please spare me more rejection.
Cause my peers they criticize me,
And my ex-wives all despise me.
Try to put it all behind me,
But my redneck past is nipping at my heels

I've been thinking a lot today.
I've been thinking a lot today.
I've been thinking a lot today.
I thought about the army


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Narcolepsy
  • 2 Don’t Change Your Plans
  • 3 Mess
  • 4 Magic
  • 5 Hospital Song
  • 6 Army
  • 7 Your Redneck Past
  • 8 Your Most Valuable Possession
  • 9 Regrets
  • 10 Jane
  • 11 Lullabye
  • 12 Birds