"Fired" as written by and Benjamin Scott Folds....
Lucretia walks into a room
Because she does
It's not the same room
The one she wanted to be in

She says
Everywhere I go, damn there I am
And I just want to walk away
Won't you let me walk away sometimes
I just want to walk away
Every one of you is fired
I'm just an ordinary guy
And all I want is to be loved
Is that so wrong?

Don't think that I don't know
What you're saying about me
I hear it all through these thin walls
And I just want to walk away
Won't you let me walk away this time
I just want to walk away
Every one of you is fired


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"Fired" as written by Benjamin Scott Folds Ben Folds

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    General Comment"Lucretia" is paranoid that everyone around her is judging her and talking about her.

    "Lucretia walks into a room.
    Because she does it’s not the same room
    The one she wanted to be in
    She says, “Everywhere I go, damn! There I am.”"

    She thinks she hears people talking, walks in the room, and it is completely not what she thought. It's a whole different room.

    "And I just want to walk away"

    She knows she's just making things worse for herself, but can't bring herself to change.

    "I’m just an ordinary guy
    And all I want is to be loved - is that so wrong?"

    She doesn't see herself as wrong in any situation. She thinks it's everyone else that is crazy.

    "Don’t think that I don’t know what you’re saying about me
    I hear it all through these thin walls"

    Once again- she thinks everyone is against her and talking bad about her.

    "Every one of you is fired
    Every one of you is oh oh oh oh
    Every one of you is fired, yeah!"

    By "firing" all the people around her, she removes them from her life, therefore losing people that may have cared about her and never did anything wrong.

    Lucretia fucks up her whole life.

    "MOTHERFUCKER!"

    The best song ending ever, especially well-fitting for this song.
    starredon November 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentVery simply. "I've become a victim of my life choices and I want to start all over."
    Spankmanion February 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti just love the music if nothing else. the lyrics..ok.? but i like it. =)
    wavejarson April 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhy can't i play the piano like ben folds?? he fucken mashes his elbows into the piano and makes it sound good. aAaaARrRrrrGGGgGGGhhHHhHhhh...

    i love this song <33
    emogreenon April 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is perfect to practise your air piano to. the lyrics are alright but.. the music is just the best.

    when im a boss of some company, im going to learn the piano, walk into a room and play the chorus for everyone on a tiny piano like in charlie brown. its the american dream.
    gyroscopeon April 06, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIts like a job where everyone is your enemy - A schizophrenic lifestyle. Everyone is out to get you, so you 'fire' them - Maybe homicidal undertones...
    captainbackfireon May 11, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about being se fed up with every aspect of your life that you almost want to get rid of everyone in it and start anew someplace else because everyone is constantly criticizing you and thinking that you don't notice or care. his person just feels so trapped with their life.
    x_emobangs_xon May 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI feel this song through and through.
    I've tried pounding a piano in anger, but it doesn't quite sound the same...
    the_fredinatoron August 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSurpasses Rage Against the Machine's "Killing in the Name" for best use of the word "motherfucker" in a song.
    Passengeron September 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentEverywhere you go, damn, there you are.

    Hahaha. Ben Folds is everything to me.

    And my interpretation of this song is basically youre fed up, and want to fire everyone that takes a part in your life and escape.

    Perhaps I am totally geographically wrong.
    Lady Insaneon October 08, 2005   Link

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