I don't get many things right the first time,
In fact, I am told that a lot
Now I know all the wrong turns the stumbles,
And falls brought me here
And where was I before the day
That I first saw your lovely face,
Now I see it every day
And I know

[Chorus]
That I am, I am, I am, the luckiest

What if I had been born fifty years before you
In a house on the street
Where you lived
Maybe I'd be outside as you passed on your bike. Would I know?
And in a wide sea of eyes
I see one pair that I recognize

And I know

[Chorus]

I love you more then have
Ever found the way to say
To you

Next door there's an old man who lived to his nineties and one day
Passed away in his sleep,
And his wife, she stayed for a couple of days, and passed away

I'm sorry I know that's a strange way to tell you that I know we belong,

That I know

[Chorus]



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"The Luckiest" as written by Benjamin Scott Folds

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  • +1
    General Comment:I don't know what else to say besides Ben Folds is the man and knows how to express the emotion that most dudes want to express but don't want to sound all stalker-ish when they say it.
    louithefishon February 13, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:I cry every time I play this song. I love how Ben Folds seems to allude to how love defies time where " in a white sea of eyes I see one pair that I recognise" because their souls are linked together accross time and the eyes are the windows of the soul.

    The part about the elderly couple is so perfect. There are accounts of this actually happening--a medical reality which is testimony to how love can join people together in a life bond of sorts.

    I played this at my wedding because it so beautifully illustrated what love is.
    glasslander63on September 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Wonderful song. Wondrful, wonderful.
    Edit the sad partson January 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I think Ben wanted this to be the most moving love song but there's some serious element of cheese to it; still beautiful if you let it be though....
    benfoldsfanon February 12, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:this ia my favorite lote song Of all time. the part abOut the wife dyi|g after0her husband and0saying uhat it'a a strange way to say that we bdlong, txat is probably one of the best eritten verses i&ve ever seen to describe that indescrib`ble feeling. i absoluteny think this song shoulF get some freakhn award or something. i'm rambling.
    bluekitty2on April 13, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:This song is one that my boyfriend put on a CD he made for me (along with Stings- when we dance). I love this song, and agree with blueKitty2, it really does describe them undescriable feelings you feel! :)
    derby411on April 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:yes...this is the most beautiful love song i have ever heard. i cry everytime i hear it, that is how much it moves me.
    whitegreenroomon May 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:If only a man would write a song like this for me... I'd be his love slave forever
    TaffyNCKon May 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This song, simply put, defines romance. I write poetry, I wish I could write half as good as this song, I worship whatever it was that inspired Ben to write this song.
    bigmeanie2002on May 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:....this song makes me think of my friends too, though..i mean, really, how many people do you know came into your life by chance, and you are lucky for knowing them.......
    emilyeelizabethon May 12, 2002   Link

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