Away When You Were Here Lyrics

Ben Folds Five


album: Track 9 in album The Sound of the Life of the Mind
release date: 2012-9-14
popularity : 20 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Alternative Rock/Power Pop/Indie Rock
length: 3:32
producer: Ben Folds and Joe Pisapia
drums: Darren Jessee
piano: Ben Folds
guest violin: David Angel and David Davidson
mixer: Joe Costa
recorded by: Joe Costa
bass: Robert Sledge
guest cello: Sarighani Reist
strings arranger: Ben Folds
guest viola: Kristin Wilkinson
composer: Ben Folds
lyricist: Ben Folds

Album Information

label: ImaVeePee Records
country(area): Germany
format: CD
barcode: 887254641025
script: Latin

Cover Art

Ben Folds Five The Sound of the Life of the Mind cover art


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Dad I know you were sad when you died
And I was young it's the way I kept you in my mind
The mess that was left and my mother cried
And when she stood up she was nobody’s mother I’d be fine

But I missed you then
And I miss you now
Liked you'd missed things I might say
You're still lost in clouds
but I'm older now
I can see through lifting haze
That you were away even when you were here

Sometimes a phrase or a manner that's you
Comes through me, it goes in a flash


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Erase Me
  • 2 Michael Praytor, Five Years Later
  • 3 Sky High
  • 4 The Sound of the Life of the Mind
  • 5 On Being Frank
  • 6 Draw a Crowd
  • 7 Do It Anyway
  • 8 Hold That Thought
  • 9 Away When You Were Here
  • 10 Thank You for Breaking My Heart