On Being Frank Lyrics

Ben Folds Five


album: No. 5 track in album The Sound of the Life of the Mind
release date: 2012-9-14
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length: 4:34
violin: David Davidson, David Angel
guest instrument: David Davidson, Kristin Wilkinson, David Angel, Sarighani Reist
bass: Robert Sledge
drums: Darren Jessee
piano: Ben Folds
viola: Kristin Wilkinson
cello: Sarighani Reist
strings arranger: Paul Buckmaster
mix: Joe Costa
producer: Joe Pisapia, Ben Folds
recording: Joe Costa

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I had it all, or should I say I saw it all?
And it’s a long way from the dustbin of New Jersey to the top
Who would have known?
Who would have known

I had a dream, but dreams had other plans for me
For 30 years I set the thermostat
Where Frank Sinatra liked it,
And old his girl hands on his hats
I never knew which one were mine
Now he’s gone, and I’m alone

And I don’t know where I might be going
I heard the wind, the wind stopped blowing
Set me on the roadside from the house
But how, for me was always someone else you know
That shadows always fall, when the sun goes down

I shook the hands, a few dames and presidents
And though they always smile politely
With the measure of the core
Still their eyes would stand me on me
For a glimpse of something more
But now he’s gone,
Now they’re gone

And I don’t know where I might be going
I heard the wind, the wind stopped blowing
Set me on the roadside from the house
But how, for me was always someone else you know
That shadows always fall, when the sun goes down

Alone, is shadow of a star, don’t you know
That shadows always fall, yeah shadows always fall,
When the sun goes down
And I don’t know where I might be going

I heard the wind, the wind stopped blowing
Set me on the roadside from the house
But how, for me was always someone else to go.

Track Listing

  • 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