"Hiroshima (B B B Benny Hit His Head)" as written by and Benjamin Scott Folds....
Oh-oh, Oh!

It was the start of the show
Hiroshima
And the people were shouting my name
As the house lights came down
And the spotlight followed me out
I waved down low to the crowd
As I busted ass on the front of the stage

Oh-oh Oh!
They're watching me, watching me fall

Maybe it was the course of adrenaline
As the concrete rose to meet my face
Maybe it was the sheer embarrassment
That kept me concious and standing as I
Crawled back on the stage
And started pounding out the first song
There was blood on the keyboard...
..Oh my God.

Oh-oh Oh!
They're watching me, watching me fall
Oh-oh Oh!
They're watching me, watching me fall

You wanna see what's in my head?
You wanna see what's in my head?
You wanna see what's in my head?
Check it out 'cause;
I got pictures of what's in my head
I got pictures of what's in my head
They took of me in Tokyo
And I brought 'em back with me to the USA

Oh-oh Oh!
They're watching me, watching me fall
Oh-oh Oh!
They're watching me, watching me fall
Alright, fall!


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"Hiroshima" as written by Benjamin Scott Folds Ben Folds

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  • +1
    General CommentI think that it's probably just about him falling off the stage. And I don't think it's egotistical, just silly and funny, like a lot of Ben's tunes.

    And the America metaphor was probably something he threw into a show to be funny and goofy and to make a statement in a silly way.
    colum1225on October 30, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentok the people who said its true are right, end of story.

    in an interview, Ben himself actually said something along the lines of "i know a lot of my music involves metaphors and double meanings but this song is not that, this song is nothing but a literal account of a true story that happened to me, and thats all."

    RE: jonasrivers' comment: he also said in the interview that the "you wanna see whats in my head?" section of the song is also simply literal. he actually got CT scans of whats inside his head because of his concussion
    inEffingtonon January 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is a big metaphor for him saying, "I'm falling in the music industry, and my only fans are in Japan. And when I am falling, can my fans in USA see what I am thinking? Do they want to know what's going on in my head, and why I am falling?"

    Makes sense to me.
    torymcdougallon January 16, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaningi think this song is about an experience in Hiroshima
    but i think he got the idea for some of the song at this gig he played live
    and he improved a song that sounded very similar to this song but differet lyrics, and it was a year before hiroshima was released

    youtube.com/…

    theres teh vid
    thejeremy620on May 12, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Link(s)youtube.com/…
    This video shows Ben Folds explaining the incident that happened in Hiroshima. This song has a literal meaning; Ben walks off stage, hits his head, plays the keyboard to find blood, goes to the doctor to take pics of his head because of his concussion.
    cyan100341on July 01, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is fairly self explanatory. It is the true story about one of Ben's shows in Hiroshima where he tripped and hit his head.
    OhNo789on August 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentReading into this a little too much xepfan221. He fell off of the stage in Japan.
    ..........on September 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhy else would he have an american flag at that exact part of the song that goes. They're watching me fall?
    zepfan221on September 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe song is self explanatory. but yeah, this really happened. I saw him play this last march or something and he said it was a true story and told us the story.

    ....and he literally says "it's true" in the recording.
    cal9434on October 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so similar to the way he did Rock This Bitch in Berlin.
    acoustic429on October 04, 2008   Link

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