"Steven's Last Night In Town" as written by and Ben Folds....
Everyone gather round now
Sing us a song
Just in case by tomorrow
It happens he's gone
For two weeks and seven days
Our fair foreign friend
I have this feeling
We might never see Steven again

But we thought he was gone
Now he's come back again
Last week it was funny
Now the jokes wearing thin
Everyone knows now
That every night now
Will be Steven's last night in town

He's charmed everyone here
Except Tamara Easter
Who later revealed to him
Her innermost secrets
Won us over with stories
About Linda McCartney
Lost points with the ladies
For saying he couldn't love a
Woman with cellulite

But we thought he was gone
Now he's come back again
Last week it was funny
Now the jokes wearing thin
Everyone knows now
That every night now
Will be Steven's last night in town

We were talking bout something
Seems like was funny
Then Steven got quiet
I think Steven was mad
Maybe he wasn't mad
But we felt very strange
In the moment
But the moment was past
And forgotten

But we thought he was gone
Now he's come back again
Last week it was funny
Now the jokes wearing thin
Everyone knows now
That every night now
Will be Steven's last night in town


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"Stevens Last Night in Town" as written by Ben Folds

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    General CommentActually, this song is about quite the contrary of missing someone, its about this guy (Stephan, obviously) who came to stay with Ben, and he wouldn't leave. He kept thinking he was going to leave, but he never did. So Ben wrote this song to kind of give him a hint, and the story goes, he took the hint and left the next day.
    LessThanAustinon July 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is such a sweet song. It really reminds me of when friends that are older than you graduate and move off to college...then eventually move somwhere and start a life of their own..it really reminds me of my brother, we arent all that close but next year hes gonna be living at college and Ill miss him...even though we dont talk a lot...I still love him :'(
    SumRenee15on June 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnd of course the telephone ringing in the middle of the song. The first few times I heard that part of the song, I thought it was my phone, but it was actually the phone ringing while they were recording the song. I like this one because of the klezmer flavor.
    Imani110on September 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is really funny cuz I know a guy named Steven, who, just recently was supposed to be going overseas for 6 weeks, but when he was supposed to leave, he didn't, then a month later he finally did leave, but he came back 3 weeks early, then he was supposed to be taking a trip interstate, but that never happened, then he was going to be moving interstate, but that fell through as well. Now we just make fun of him through this song.
    jack_the_braton May 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti dont believe this song only has 4 comments! this song is so great musically, it makes me wanna dance. and like sooo many other BFF songs it makes me laugh to think of this guy who wont get lost! i especially like the rambling style of the lyrics which is also inherent in so many BFF songs.

    whats the story behind steven going quiet i think steven was mad etc etc... i love the way it sounds like something big is going to happen in the story but then the moment passes and nothing changes, its like a massive dissapointment, but funny as.

    this band is so good.
    Jonnyxxon May 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti LOVE every song by ben folds AND ben folds i've heard!

    when i saw ben live (i had never heard him before) he said that this song was about some british guy who was staying with him and he kept saying he was leaving and telling ben they had to have a "pah-ty" (british accent). of course, i thought that was HILARIOUS. so ya.

    loves the ben. and yes, this song makes me wanna DANCE!
    sham_onon October 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti dont think it is actually right but the way i always see the last verse is..
    ben and friends have all been saying about how steven never actually leaves but have never actualy brought it up with him. then one day they are sat around with stephen and someone makes a joke about it, maybe just trying to bring it up that hes still there but in a light hearted way, and then steven just ignores the comment and starts talking about something else
    thats the picture i always get anyway
    The Starboyon December 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell, I think it means that he did get mad, but went on, refusing to leave.
    agentdomon January 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti thought it was about a guy who was going to leaqve town but never does. or about someone with a terminal illness who wont die.
    mixitupon April 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think its about a guy who comes to stay and won't leave, But also, he uses that as an excuse to get with the ladies. Like in a "I'm leaving tomorrow, come home with me" sort of way.
    ahleckson February 05, 2008   Link

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