"All U Can Eat" as written by and Benjamin Scott Folds....
Son, look at all the people in this restaurant
What do you think they weigh?
And out the window to the parking lot
At their SUV's taking all the space

They give no fuck
They talk as loud as they want
They give no fuck
Just as long as there's enough for them

Gonna get on the microphone down at Wal-Mart
Talk about some shit that's been on my mind
Talk of the state of this great nation of ours
People look to your left

Yeah, look to your right
They give no fuck
They buy as much as they want
They give no fuck

Just as long as there's enough for them
Son, look at the people lining up for plastic
Wouldn't you like to see them in the National Geographic?
Squatting bare assed in the dirt eating rice from a bowl

With a towel on their head, and maybe a bone in their nose
See that asshole with the peace sign on his license plate?
Giving me the finger and running me out of his lane
God made us number one because he loves us the best

Well he should go bless someone else for a while
Give us a rest
(They give no)

Yeah, and everyone can see
(They give no)
We've eaten all that we can eat


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"All U Can Eat" as written by Benjamin Scott Folds Ben Folds

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    General Commenti love this song and what it says because it not only says what i think, it also has reached a lot of non-American people and shared that point of view with them. not all of us are stupid americans!!!
    brown_polyesteron December 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song!
    fish eat steelon June 04, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song!
    fish eat steelon June 04, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is off his pre-release album Sunny 16.

    I love this song. It hits home with me and it is basicly describing some of the "high and mighty" people in America and their habits of caring only for themselves. He's saying that they don't care about anything except themselves and what gives them pleasure.

    Ben Folds owns :-)
    Cruel_Realityon June 12, 2004   Link
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    General CommentGod made us number one 'cause he loves us the best Well he should go bless someone else for a while and give us a rest
    thats my favorite part i love this song i heard it the first time at GBR, guster ben folds and rufus wainwright concert, and i had to go buy the recording.
    gigglegirl53187on September 27, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAt the beginning of his career, Ben said that he'd only ever write one love song, and one political song. This is the political song, and The Luckiest is the love song.
    Wrapidon October 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is great. I think it really expresses a great perspective of an American who is tired of the common American belief that "god made us number 1 cuz he loves us the best." fantastic, fantastic song.
    wingofasongbirdon November 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is incredible. I agree whole heartedly with the message he is sending.
    oldseawallon January 21, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti like how it's called "all u can eat"...b/c it just fits the song so well
    gonletitslideon July 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentRecently, 7th of September 2006, at Sydney in his Australian Symphony tour he told us, sarcastically of course;
    "this song was formed from one of my earliest memories in a Dennies restaurant. Now I can see how people would consider this a political song but uhh...I don't really think it is."

    By the way - if you have yet to hear him with an orchestra, buy the WASO DVD or something. I can't listen to him without an Orchestra behind him anymore.
    pezzaon September 09, 2006   Link

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