"One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces" as written by and Folds....
September '75 I was 47 inches high
Mom said someday I would have
A bad ass mother G.I. Joe
For your little minds to blow
I still got beat up after class

Now I'm big and important
One angry dwarf
And 200 solemn faces
Are you
If you want to see me
Check your papers and your T.V.
Look who's tellin' who what to do
Kiss my ass good-bye

Don't give me that bullshit
You know who I am
I'm your nightmare little man
Vic you stole my lunch money.
Made me cry.

Jane remember second grade
Said you couldn't stand my face
Rather than kiss me you said
You'd rather die

Now I'm big and important
One angry dwarf
And 200 solemn faces
Are you
If you want to see me
Check your papers and your T.V.
Look who's tellin' who what to do
Kiss my ass good-bye

You'll be sorry one day
Yes you will, yes you will
You shouldn't push me around
Cause I will, yes I will
You will be sorry when I'm big
Yes you will be sorry


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"One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces" as written by Ben Folds

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    My InterpretationI LOVE this song..

    Basically, this is totally how I feel when I see any of the people with whom I attended high school and find out that my life is better than theirs by leaps and bounds. In the back of my mind I'm thinking "Kiss my ass... Goodbye..."

    The best revenge is a life well lived. :)
    mimsymimion January 12, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHa wot a great song, you have to love it. Great band, great song
    Edgyon February 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHaha.. This song is great. The starting lyrics reminds me of that song "Midget" (I don't remember who it's by though). Not the music or anything.. just the whole height thing. lol
    anna118kon March 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentdamn straight ben!!
    getupkid211on May 22, 2002   Link
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    General Commentreminds me of going home after being annoyed by kids in class and thinking to myself just wait until i'm a grown up and you need me for something! revenge!!!
    freddysgirlon May 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this one. What an anthem for the nerdy, bullied kids in school. Stick it to 'em, Ben!
    LittleBriddieon June 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commentlove this! It's an awesome song! For all the kids who were bullied in school! And also really childish and hilarious!
    Jackion July 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is my boost whenever i need a pick up and a reason to rember that i'm still on my feet, in school and living a damn good life over every other ass that pushed me down my whole life. The guy who threw rocks at me in highschool for not being "cool enough" is in jail for killing a man... and i dedicate this song to him every day! kiss your own ass f*&^er life comes back and bites you in the ass.
    rena624on July 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commentrena good on yu man!
    :D, oh and i dont really like this band much.. But i fucking think this song is wicked
    roborton September 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is a song about someone (I don't want to assume it's Ben) that shows that he still doesn't accept himself as being worthy because he is still dwelling on the past and using his external fortune (fame, money, celebrity) to prove that he is now worthy when it shouldn't really matter...but then again, as a poor kid who grew up around middle-class racists who did horrible things to me, my things, my house, and my family now with a BA and living abroad while those same losers work as grocery store cashiers and fast food restaurant managers and some of them already divorced by the time they were 22 with kids to boot, I can totally see where Ben is coming from (and plus I was little for my age growing up). No matter how down I get, I know that it would take a whole lot more crap to sink to the level of my former bullies. I am one angry 5'7" geek :-)
    Imani110on September 27, 2002   Link

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