"Not The Same" as written by and Benjamin Scott Folds....
You took a trip and climbed a tree
At Robert Sledge's party
And there you stayed 'till morning came
And you were not the same after that

You gave your life to Jesus Christ
And after all your friends went home
You came down, you looked around
And you were not the same after that

You were not the same after that
You were not the same after that

You see 'em drop like flies from the bright sunny skies
They come knocking at your door with this look in their eyes
You've got one good trick and you're hanging on you're hanging on...
To it

You took the word and made it heard
And eased the people's pain and for that
You were idolized, immortalized
And you were not the same after that

Walking tall, you'd bought it all
And you were not the same after that
Till someone died on the water slide
And you were not the same after that

You see 'em drop like flies from the bright sunny skies
They come knocking at your door with this look in their eyes
You've got one good trick and you're hanging on you're hanging on to it

(ooh ooh ooh ooh)
(You were not the same!)
(ooh ooh ooh ooh)

You see 'em drop like flies from the bright sunny skies
They come knocking at your door with this look in their eyes
You've got one good trick and you're hanging on
you're hanging on:

You're hanging on
You're hanging on


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"Not the Same" as written by Benjamin Scott Folds Ben Folds

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    General CommentI heard an interview with Ben where he said it was actually at Darren's party... but the lyric "Darren Jesse's party" sounded too whimpy! :) And that the song was basically about how things seem to change on one moment... one thing to spur the change...
    dazed_on May 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYes, it was at darren's party, and he told us it was about a girl or guy( i canh't remember which) who had a bad acid trip and became a jesus freak after he/she recovered
    freddysgirlon May 29, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"They come knocking at your door with this look in their eyes"
    sounds to me like mormen...
    smashing_meon January 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI saw ben in concert a couple months ago, he said this song was about a girl who devotes her life to following a band called Jesus Christ she first sees at a party. I think it's supposed to intertwine the whole musical spirituality/ spiritual music thing.
    saintdaddyon January 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWell, hm. To me it seemed like some guy had a "trip" and realized he believed in God or whatever. And all of these things happened, like "someone died on the waterslide"...and the only thing he has to hold on to is that ONE moment when the sun came up and he realized there was God. That's just my opinion, though.
    whitegreenroomon May 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWell, hm. To me it seemed like some guy had a "trip" and realized he believed in God or whatever. And all of these things happened, like "someone died on the waterslide"...and the only thing he has to hold on to is that ONE moment when the sun came up and he realized there was God. That's just my opinion, though.
    whitegreenroomon May 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds like he's talking about a real person and real circumstances - why else would he mention the name of the person's party (Robert Sledge). It sounds like too much detail for a fiction song.
    Cherub Rockon May 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI heard an interview with Ben where he said it was actually at Darren's party... but the lyric "Darren Jesse's party" sounded too whimpy! :) And that the song was basically about how things seem to change on one moment... one thing to spur the change...
    dazed_on May 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwe did backing vocals at the concert. v cool
    freddysgirlon May 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentin response to everyone, I was at his concert in DC on 6/12/02 and he said that this song was about a guy at a party he was at got tripped up on acid, climed a tree, stayed there overnight, and came down a born-again christian. No lie folks.
    jfabaza2461on June 13, 2002   Link

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