"Has Been" as written by and Benjamin Scott/shatner Folds....
(Has Been)
(Has Been)
(Has Been)

You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me?
You calling me has been?
What'd you say your name is?

(Jack)
(Never Done Jack)

Glad to meet ya. Who's your friend?

(Dick)
(Don't Say Dick)

What do ya know. And you friend,
what's your handle?

(Don)
(Two-Thumbs Don)

Riding on their armchairs,
they dream of wealth and fame.
Fear is their companion,
Nintendo is their game.
Never Done Jack and Two-Thumbs Don
and side-kick Don't Say Dick
will laugh at others failures
though they have not done shit.

I heard of you, the ready made
connecting with the ever ready.
Yeah, never was talking about
Still trying. I got it.
Forever better gossiping about
never say die.

May I inquire about what
you've been doing, mister..

(Jack)
(Never done jack)

And you, partner, what's the
news of the world, Dick?

(I don't say dick)

Don, of all the people,
you must be the tattler.

(Two-thumbs up)

What are you afraid of, failure?
So am I.

(Has been)
(Has been)

Has been implies failure. Not so.

(Has been)

Has been's history. Has been, was.

(Has been)

Has been, might again.


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"Has Been" as written by Benjamin Scott Folds Ben Folds

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    General CommentThis sing means so much to me! It really vocalises some thoughts in my mind, about people who just bitch about how people are doing everything wrong, yet never try anything themselves.
    Society is so lazy and critical that people have nothing better to do than bitch about other people and it bugs me.
    There are way too many Jacks, Dicks and Dons in this world.
    Chilli220on August 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentCritics are simply people who didn't have the guts or the talent to do things themselves.
    Love ya Shatner man...
    twobitwriteron January 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is inspiring. It talks about how people will call someone a "Has Been" when they themselves have never done anything worthy of ever being a "Has Been". "They laugh at others' failures though they have not done shit." They themselves have no accomplishments to be proud of so they put down people who have. Once you've made it and you're in a slump, remember that you still possess that talent that helped you achieve your accomplishments the first time so you can make new accomplishments again in the future. William Shatner has done this brilliantly! Typecast as Captain Kirk on Star Trek, he went on to play many other roles and voiced characters in children's films creating a whole new target audience of fans. Well done, Mr. Shatner! :-)
    RoseTeaCup1216on September 24, 2010   Link

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