"Free Coffee" as written by and Benjamin Scott Folds....
Called in sick one day
Stepped out my front door.
Squinted up at the sky
And strapped on my backpack.
Got into a van
And when I returned I had
Ex-wives and children,
Boxes of photographs

And they gave me some food
And they didn't charge me
And they gave me some coffee
But they didn't charge me
And when I was broke I needed it more.
But now that I'm rich, they give me coffee.

Eating an ice cream cone
Texting with my thumbs
Flippin' off the asshole
Who pulled into my lane
Life could be longer than it's often cracked up to be
We all get new cells every seven years.
I feel seven a day.
It's a good day to die again
Now they save me my place
Over there in the corner
And I never get tickets
Yeah, I only get warnings.
But when I was broke I needed it more
And now that I'm rich,
I get free coffee.


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"Free Coffee" as written by Benjamin Scott Folds Ben Folds

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  • +2
    General Commentit's, "flipping off the asshole who pulled into my lane"
    ironman24601on June 24, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentCouple corrections--It's "Got into a van" instead of band, and you left out the last verse that goes "Now they save me my place/ Over there in the corner/ and I never get tickets/ now I only get warnings/ But when I was broke I needed it more/ but now that I'm rich they give me free coffee."

    Anyway, I think the meaning is fairly obvious, he joined a band and his life changed! The song highlights and makes fun of the fact that nothing's for free when you're a nobody, but once you're famous people just start giving you free shit.
    strykerchickon September 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfree pointless shit
    janitorwonderfulon October 01, 2008   Link

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