"Your Most Valuable Possession" as written by and Folds/jessee/sledge/southern/folds....
(6:49 a.m, Friday, November 20th)
"Good morning, Mr. Ben.
It's about 6:30
Winston-Salem, North Carolina.


Um, just laying here in the bed,
Half awake, half asleep,
Thinking about you.

I was
Wondering if you were looking after your
Most valuable
Possession
Your mind.

I was thinking about
John Glenn,
His space journey and all.

They said that
When you're in space you lose
Muscle mass
And the body
Mass
And I wondered if there was any
End to it.

Or whether,
If you didn't exercise in space,
How long it would be before you were just
A head, or a mind,
And have no body or arms.
You'd have them but you couldn't use them.

I was wondering if
If your body mass would drop to a certain level,
And then it would stop right there.
And keep whatever you needed to
Use your mind
Because it would still be working."

(30 seconds remaining)

"Anyway, I was just pondering that.
What do you think about, that?

I hope everything is going alright.
I may well wake up here in a little while
And forget what I was thinking about."


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    General CommentThat's totally something my dad would ask me, if I was taking care of my mind. It's a very dad question.

    From what I've read in interviews and stuff, Ben and his dad are cool. It sounds like Ben has a lot of respect for his dad.
    NorthWriteron May 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti thought this was such a cool thing to do. I'm not too sure about Ben's relationship with his dad, but this just seems like such a special thing to have about your dad to share with the world. His dad seems pretty coherent for just pretty much waking up, so that is cool also.
    Grimsonon March 08, 2003   Link
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    General Commentwhoa, thats such a cool thing to do. and what a message, i mean i dont know anybody who i can talk to like that. this song defines a new cool.
    jrez24on January 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is such an awesome idea for a song, such a funny message and he kept it. its cool
    JessBesson March 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this. It's very unique and human... I don't know why it makes me so sad.
    OnTheWayToNormalon April 15, 2010   Link

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