"Lullabye" as written by Ben Folds and Anna Goodman....
Goodnight, goodnight,
Sweet baby
The world has more for you
Than it seems
Goodnight, goodnight
Let the moonlight take the lid
Off your dreams
We took a small flight
In the middle of the night
From one tiny place
To another
And my parents they remain
At the shack with Lorraine
And my aunt and my grandpa
And brother

We walked past the tarmac
And boarded the craft
The rain had me chilled to the bones
Just the three of us
Took flight that night
Uncle Richard, me,
And James Earl Jones

And the pilot
He gave me a blanket
And the tall dark man
Sang to me in deep rich tones

Goodnight, goodnight,
Sweet baby
The world has more for you
Than it seems
Goodnight, goodnight
Let the moonlight take the lid
Off your dreams


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"Lullabye" as written by Ben Folds Anna Goodman

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    General Commenti don't know if this is what it really means, but i kinda thought that its just a lullabye that says to dream whatever dreams you want, because anything can happen in your dreams. i dunno tho
    vermiciousknidon August 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is my all time favorite BFF song in the whole wide world, i think it influences people to do what they want and to not listen to the few that might try and tell them what to do with their lives, very transcendentalist of them!! :)
    commonmaryon April 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song..i think it is the best ben folds five song ever, but i dont completely understand what it means..i dont know maybe im just reading too much into it. anybody know?
    ditzy chicon May 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song..i think it is the best ben folds five song ever, but i dont completely understand what it means..i dont know maybe im just reading too much into it. anybody know?
    ditzy chicon May 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe first part is wonderful.. my sister is going to sing it to her children if she has some :)
    alliecreechon August 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love how the piano music sounds almost gospel-like with some jazz in it.

    I always thought this song was a euphemism for someone dying. (the sleeping representing death..) It seemed as if the second stanza (scene with flying in the airplane).. described him and part of his family flying out to go to the funeral.

    Maybe?
    anna118kon September 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commentahh i love ben folds, dont you?
    motionpicturesndtrckon October 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think the lyrics are just describing something that might happen in a dream.. i know I have dreams that don't make any sense all the time
    riverscuomorockson March 03, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIt seems to me that being on the plane with James Earl Jones is like a dream sequence almost - After "goodnight goodnigt, sweet baby" whoever 'sweet baby' is has fallen asleep and he is singing what she is dreaming about.
    captainbackfireon May 11, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti always thought it was a dream sequence just because of how random the song seems, but deep down, i think the song is about simply falling asleep and dreaming or if you want to be a little less simplistic, it's about going to a place that makes you happy and this lullabye, transports you there.
    fermataon June 01, 2004   Link

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