"I Can't Get Behind That" as written by and Benjamin Scott/shatner Folds....
BILL: Let's go. Ready? From the top...
BILL: My favorite shows on TV have twelve minutes of advertising. I can't get behind that kind of time!
ROLLINS: Eat quickly. Drive faster. Make more money now! I can't get behind that.
BILL: My kids say: He said to me, and I'm like... and he's like... and she's like...
ROLLINS: It's all... He's all... She's all...
BILL: I can't get behind that kind of like, English!
BILL: That'll be six to eight weeks before delivery.
ROLLINS: The rising oceans, the warming temperatures!
BILL: The dying polar bears--no, tigers--in fifty years!
ROLLINS: Rising poison in the air and water!
BILL: I can't understand why the price of gas suddenly rises when oil goes up...
ROLLINS: ...but takes months to go down long after oil falls!
BILL: I can't get behind any of that!
BILL: I can't get behind the Gods, who are more vengeful, angry, and dangerous if you don't believe in them!
ROLLINS: Why can't all these Gods just get along? I mean, they're omnipotent and omnipresent, what's the problem?
BILL: What's the problem?
BILL: What about the men who say 'Do as I do. Believe in what I say, for your own good, or I'll kill you!' I can't get behind that!
ROLLINS: I can't get behind that! Everybody knows everything about all of us!
BILL: That's too much knowledge!
BOTH: I can't get behind that!
BILL: Yeah! And what about student drivers using my streets to learn? If you learn to play the drums you got to go to a studio! Go to a parking lot, for God's sake! Why are you jeopardizing my life? I can't get behind a student driver!
ROLLINS: I can't behind a driver who drives like a student driver! If you're going to drive an urban assault vehicle then get off the phone and keep your eyes on the road!
ROLLINS: Lifetime guarantee?
BILL: Who's lifetime? Not mine! I haven't that much time left. Let's make it yours. Everybody's got a longer life than me!
BILL: The leaf blowers, is there anything more futile?
ROLLINS: Car alarms.
BILL: Clap off.
ROLLINS: Clap on.
BILL: Spam.
ROLLINS: Size matters.
BILL: No, it doesn't!
ROLLINS: Yes, it does!
BILL: No, it doesn't.
ROLLINS: Yes, it does!
BILL: No, it doesn't!
ROLLINS: Yes, it does!
BILL: No, it doesn't! No, it doesn't!
ROLLINS: Yes, it does! Yes, it does!
BILL: My phone rings!
ROLLINS: Make millions in minutes!
BILL: It's a computer!
ROLLINS: Lose inches in hours!
BILL: Leave me the Hell alone!
ROLLINS: Eat more! Spend less!
BILL: The Colonel is breakdancing! Give me a break!
ROLLINS: Credit terms raised!
BILL: I can't get behind any of that!
BILL: I can't get behind so-called singers that can't carry a tune, get paid for talking, how easy is that? Well, maybe I could get behind that!
ROLLINS: Well, I can't! If you have to fix it with a computer: quantized, pitch corrected, and overly inspected, then you can't do it, and I can't get behind that!
BILL: I--can't--get behind--a fat ass!
ROLLINS: Yeah, Bill, can you turn around and do one more?
BILL: Always can do one more.
ROLLINS: Let's hit it!


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"I Can't Get Behind That" as written by Benjamin Scott Folds Ben Folds

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    General CommentI have no idea what this song is about ...
    lazydeserton November 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's obviously about the state of the world in this day and age. Bill isn't exactly a young man anymore, so all of this is new to him and it's upsetting him.

    I'd be upset, too.

    I like these lyrics.
    AgentONealon November 23, 2004   Link
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    General Comment[quote] william shatner is a talentless piece of shit. [/quote]

    haha, someone obviously haven't listened to "has been." i think that track explains it all.
    brown_polyesteron January 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWow, I think William was singing about that guy
    jasn070on April 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentToolapc??? sounds like one of the people Bill sings about in Has Been
    Chilli220on August 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAbsolutely about the state of the world today and how drastically it's changed in the last, even just twenty years -- but more like forty.

    He's really summed up just about everything that drives me beyond bonkers -- and I'd imagine many, many others.

    "I can't get behind that kind of, like, English!"

    You said it, man.
    mindhuntresson September 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGreat song... It is quite obvious as to what it is about... mainly just what he can't get behind... but you know.. the state of the world
    h3nrym0rganon December 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAhahaha.

    I think this song particularly was meant as a joke song. Just listen to it.

    I mean, I'm sure this stuff bugs him and everything, but I mean, come on.

    "The leaf blowers...
    Is there anything more FUTILE?!"

    It's hilarious.
    Tokabion January 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHenry Rollins, William Shatner, Adrian Belew, and a drummer, all on a track produced by Ben Folds. My brain just got blown out the back of my skull.

    I don't know about Shatner, but I know Rollins is serious about all the stuff he says on this track. Listen to any of his comedy/spoken word albums, and you'll understand. There's a great bit about this song on his Shock & Awe DVD and an even better one on his Talk is Cheap, Vol. 4 CD.
    SnareRushJunkieon January 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYes yes, the ridiculous bullshit of the world and all that jazz.

    But isn't that drumming frggin' awesome?
    Richard_6on May 05, 2007   Link

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