"Give Judy My Notice" as written by and Benjamin Scott Folds....
Judy
Could anyone be loved anymore
Than I love you
Does it hurt you too?
But Judy
I've been feeling small too long
I love you so
But something's wrong

And I come running when you want me here
And when you want me to, I disappear

Give Judy my notice

I knew if I made it easy for you
You'd settle for me, yeah eventually
But Judy
I won't be your bitch anymore
And follow you 'round
And hold the door

And I can't do this any longer
The vacuum left is so much stronger

Give Judy my notice
Give Judy my notice

Judy you know I'm not mad anymore
At least most of the time
But that could take a while
I've been living just to see you smile
Every once in a while

Tears fall
But that don't mean nothing at all
It's just cause I said it first
Yeah, that's why it hurts

And I'm not sorry if you're not sorry
And you're not sorry until I make you

Give Judy my notice [Repeats]
My notice


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"Give Judy My Notice" as written by Benjamin Scott Folds Ben Folds

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    General Commenti'd just like to point something out.

    has any one seen the movie saving silverman? it's basically about this guy who has a relationship like the one in the song, completely one sided and he's her bitch basically. well the girl's name is judith...

    i found that funny seeing as this if from songs for silverman and judy is short for judith. yeah, thats all i have to say

    except for the fact that whoever thinks this is about getting fired from a job...you're ridiculous, READ THE LYRICS
    phoenixfyreon March 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWell personally I can completely relate to this song. The Lyrics seem to be about ending a relationship with someone who has borderline personality disorder. lyrics seem to fit well with dsm iv's symptoms and I can see this having just gotten out of a relationship with someone who is borderline. Very painful and many stick around far too long in these relationships. Idealization of you being super man (I come running when you want me here) then dramatic swing to you being supposedly horrible (and when you want me to I disappear). That's a never ending cycle that you convince yourself will stop but eventually realize wont happen. Borderlines will make you so happy but then it shatters and you realize you're loved by default.
    lolgaberon July 18, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about firing judy from her duties
    incuon May 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think you've got it backwards... I think it's about someone leaving Judy, using the metaphor of quitting.
    prayingmantis84on June 07, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI agree with prayingmantis, its about being fed up and leaving because its not how it used to be and judy has changed and left you behind.
    gigglegirl53187on September 27, 2004   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful. Definitely my favorite piece of work from Ben's recent releases.

    It's about having given up so much of yourself in order to accomodate someone you knew would "eventually" come around and fall in love with you, but that "you" is lost and the narrator can't continue living subdued. He wants appreciation, he wants Judy to feel sorry for the damage she causes, but she doesn't until she's told to... I don't know. It's about a complex emotional situation -- Judy feels the same way, but acts or feels hurt when the narrator brings up the elephant in the room first.

    Apologies for the rambling post, but I heart this song. It speaks to me so much and I have enough trouble just figuring myself out. :)
    goodreverendon October 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song gives me chills right from the get go, so amazing
    loveleftneverkepton November 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow. This is such a wonderful song. I can't get over it and the sad feeling that practically hits me when I play it. <3
    elektricon February 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwhen he sings "but it could take a while"...I love what he does with his voice. There's just something about it.
    astroboton April 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthave you all heard the acoustic release on 'Speed Graphic Ep' or are you talking about the full-band version on 'Songs for Silverman'? It's just that i heard the original Ben-only version first and was moved to tears, but hearing the full band version on '...Silverman' ruined it for me. I just think its so cheesy! I'd be interested to hear whether people who have heard both versions agree or disagree with me?
    Vinceon July 19, 2005   Link

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