"Amelia Bright" as written by and Darren Jessee....
hey, something is new
it got into me
and I hope that it got into you
the way my covers are made
trumpets will play
and I hope that it's inside,
I hope that it got into you

there's no doubt
here lies Amelia Bright
in a red 50's dress
from a thrift shop nearby
I laid on the ground
and stared at the sky
with Amelia Bright

there's clothes
that hide them away
there's me spread
all over the floor
and I'm lost in one place,
I'm stuck, and I'm straight,
and I hope that you feel the same way

there's no doubt
here lies Amelia Bright
in a red 50's dress
from a thrift shop nearby
I laid on the grass
and stared at the sky
with Amelia Bright

there's no doubt,
there's nothing to work out
you're alone,
'cause you're always on your own
when you yawn,
it makes me want to yawn, too

plain, expressionless view
it got into you,
with a necklace, no shoes,
the promise of truth,
and a life to be bright and new

there's no doubt
here lies Amelia Bright
over the bars of
the graveyard at night
I laid on the grass
and stared at the sky
with Amelia Bright,
with Amelia Bright,
with Amelia Bright


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    General CommentI'm kind of biased because my name is Emilia, but I do think it's spelled my way and not "Amelia," if you listen to the way he said it.
    goodmorningmisterbenon March 13, 2003   Link
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    General CommentHey, theyre both names..... nice AIM, i couldnt think of anything better than this ^ !
    benfoldsfanon May 12, 2003   Link
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    General CommentEmilia and Amelia are pretty much said the same way, depending on your accent.
    My friend's name is Amelia, and I can't see anything of her in this song, which will disappoint her.
    Oh well!!
    jack_the_braton April 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentHey now! They truly aren't said the same way. At least, if you're saying my name right it's not said "Amelia."
    goodmorningmisterbenon April 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti really like the cover hotel lights did on this one... if you don't know, hotel lights is a band formed by ben folds five drummer, darren jessee. there were probably no more than 50 people where he performed it, though :( if you have time, i'd love for you to take a look at it
    countxtoxthreeon January 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThat wasn't a cover. It's D. Jessee's song.

    It'd be like B. Folds playing Brick on his own and calling that a cover.

    I'm not sure if the song is about a girl named Amelia Bright that the narrator is in love with or if it's about a dead person named Amelia Bright who's grave the narrator is laying near.
    DeathJake34on February 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI always read this song as being about the singer's latent homosexuality, or homosexual feelings that he's afraid to express. Amelia, of course, being a personification of those feelings.

    the promise of truth,
    and a life to be bright and new

    What do you think?
    mousyaestheteon June 29, 2009   Link

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