"Brick" as written by Ben Folds and Darren Jessee....
Six am day after Christmas
I throw some clothes on in the dark
The smell of cold
Car seat is freezing
The world is sleeping
I am numb

Up the stairs to her apartment
She is balled up on the couch
Her mom and dad went down to Charlotte
They're not home to find us out

And we drive
Now that I have found someone
I'm feeling more alone
Than I ever have before
She's a brick and I'm drowning slowly
Off the coast and I'm headed nowhere
She's a brick and I'm drowning slowly
They call her name at seven thirty
I pace around the parking lot
Then I walk down to buy her flowers
And sell some gifts that I got

Can't you see
It's not me you're dying for
Now she's feeling more alone
Then she ever has before
She's a brick and I'm drowning slowly
Off the coast and I'm headed nowhere
She's a brick and I'm drowning slowly

As weeks went by
It showed that she was not fine
They told me son it's time to tell the truth
She broke down and I broke down
'Cause I was tired of lying
Driving home to her apartment
For the moment we're alone
She's alone
I'm alone
Now I know it

She's a brick and I'm drowning slowly
Off the coast and I'm headed nowhere
She's a brick and I'm drowning slowly


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"Brick [Radio Mix]" as written by Darren Jessee Ben Folds

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    General CommentI can't belive nobody's commented on this one yet! Well this is a true story about a real thing that happened to Ben in high school when him and his girlfriend had to get an abortion. This song makes me super sad. But I love how Ben Folds writes REAL songs that make you emotional! He's a genius!
    embemon June 11, 2012   Link
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    General CommentFound a flaw in the Ben Folds song I thought was so heartbreaking. How can the world be sleeping if there are time zones? Worst first comment ever.
    username111111on February 26, 2014   Link
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    General CommentUnless he means it in a more deep way.
    username111111on February 26, 2014   Link

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