"Practical Amanda" as written by and Benjamin Scott/hornby Folds....
Who'd look at that dump and see a home?
Why not move in somewhere easy?
Urinals where bedrooms ought to be
Who could be bothered, really?

You're really good at all that stuff
The nuts and bolts of living
Curtains, blinds and kitchen tables

I've got no time for dates and plans
No I'm too busy dreaming
You're the one with the attention span
You're not the free-wheeler

Practical, practical
Amanda
Saved one life
And made two others
Practical Amanda

Who'd look in your room
And see someone
That might be
Worth redeeming
Head and heart
And soul fucked up
Who could be bothered, really?

I've got no time for dates and plans
No I'm too busy dreaming
You're the one with the attention span
Practical Amanda

Practical, practical
Amanda
Saved one life
And made two others
Practical Amanda


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"Practical Amanda" as written by Benjamin Scott Folds Ben Folds

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    Song MeaningThis song was written for Nick Hornby's wife, Amanda Posey. "Practical" Amanda refers to the way that Amanda always keeps him in check, as he's "too busy dreaming." "Saved one life and made two others" refers to Nick's life being "saved" and their two children.
    trevorsgon April 22, 2011   Link
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    My OpinionI love this song. After a few listens, I thought it might have something to do with Amanda Palmer, as she and Ben are really good friends. It sounds like something she would sing, too, doesn't it? It's such a wonderful, beautiful song.
    HonestlyKateon August 08, 2011   Link

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