"Gracie" as written by and Benjamin Scott Folds....
You can't fool me, I saw you when you came out
You got your momma's taste but you got my mouth
And you will always have a part of me
Nobody else is ever going to see
Gracie girl

With your cards to your chest walking on your toes
What you got in the box only Gracie knows
And I would never try to make you be
Anything you didn't really want to be
Gracie girl

Life flies by in seconds
You're not a baby Gracie, you're my friend
You'll be a lady soon but until then
You gotta do what I say

You nodded off in my arms watching TV
I won't move you an inch even thought my arm's asleep

One day you're gonna want to go
I hope we taught you everything you need to know
Gracie girl

And there will always be a part of me
Nobody else is ever gonna see but you and me
My little girl
My Gracie girl


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"Gracie" as written by Benjamin Scott Folds Ben Folds

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    General CommentThis is a beautiful song that Ben wrote for his daughter, and has a happy feeling about it, but I don't listen to it much at all because whenever I hear it, all I do is cry.
    When the album came out back in '05, I had just found out that my father was dying of cancer and only had a few months left. Not just the fact that it's a song about a father's connection to his daughter, but the relationship expressed in it reminds me very much of my dad and I.

    "you nodded off in my arms watching tv
    i won’t move you an inch
    even though my arm’s asleep"

    When I was a baby, the only way my parents could get me to sleep sometimes was by having me watch MTV with them, or my dad would take me on long car rides in the middle of the night.

    This line hits me the most:
    "one day you’re gonna want to go
    I hope we taught you everything
    you need to know"

    I had just moved away on my own far away from my parents, and I wondered if I was making some big mistakes, but my dad kept telling me while he was going through chemo how proud he was of the woman I had become.

    I wish I could listen to this song again but after 3 years, it's still just as painful to hear now as the first time I heard it.
    NauticalNunson September 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentObviously, this is about his daughter... it's an adorable song. :)
    vivadixiesubon March 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah this song is really cute.
    aisha_08on April 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is one of my favorite songs off the new album
    eatitwithmatton April 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnot to be nitpicky, but there is no "and" after "you'll always have a part of me"
    jakebarkeron May 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh, my. I love my daddy.
    likethecometon May 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti absolutly love this song, the new album is amazing, it reminded me how much i love piano rock
    lbtorsadeon May 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit seems kinda cheesey at first, but this song is sooo cute
    Dontcallmedianeon May 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is so gorgeous, i had tears almost cos its so cute. I love my dad!! haha. my friend Gracie doesn't have a dad like that, i wanna show her this song.
    smashing_meon June 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so cute!! and makes me feel really warm and happy. i love the line ' i wont move you an inch, even though my arms asleep' Its beautiful..
    howz_gon June 20, 2005   Link

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