"Hiro's Song" as written by and Benjamin Scott Folds....
My name is hiro
I am fifty one
Since nineteen eighty
Life has been no fun
And I don't want to die
I left my family for the secretary

Her name is yuko
She is twenty two
She and my daughter
Were best friends in high school
They say I'm crazy and it's temporary
But I refuse to rot
Like my contemporaries
I want to explode
In a karaoke supernova

I don't want to grow old
Won't you let me
Won't you let me explode
In a karaoke supernova

Last night she dressed me up
In hip hop pants
The phat g-style
That rides below your ass
She wants to show me
To her mom and dad
I told her
I would not be down with that
Cause lately I can feel the years between us
And hope to god that friends at work don't see us
Tonight she asked me if I'd ever seen jesus
Cause she had backstage passes for three of us

I don't want to grow old
Won't you let me
Won't you let me explode
In a karaoke supernova

So now she's gone and broke my heart, goddamn her
Turns out she's been fucking his drum programmer
She likes his style
She likes his rock star glamour
Well, she's an infant
He can damn well have her

I don't want to grow old
Won't you let me
Won't you let me explode in a karaoke supernova

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"Hiros Song" as written by Benjamin Scott Folds Ben Folds

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    General CommentI think this song is really really cool. all of ben folds songs have meanings and im glad to see that not all of them are about cheesey love problems. i mean, this one is about a love problem, but its not a common one and oh i dont know what im talking about. ben folds rocks my world.
    your_name_hereon June 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commentmy band got a new director and hes such a jerk. and this song is him. he's 51 and his new wife and daughter were friends in high school. my friends and i love this song and ben folds rocks. he's such an awesome artist.
    andmanymoreon June 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhen i die, i hope i'm blown to pieces in a karaoke supernova...this song fucking owns! anyways, that's what i think...
    xpankfrisston August 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentNice.
    Yeah, this could be a lot of people in this day and age. I really like when he says, "But she's an infant, he can damn well have her!" And then it has a goofy drum fill, obviously to signify what the drum programmer does. Also, the shouting, BRING IN SOME MORE SHIT! Is always nice to have. I love it when they rock.
    Quazackon October 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHiro=Hero? Anyone else catch this? Of course it's the ultimate in irony because he's such an anti-hero.
    paulcoleon April 19, 2003   Link
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    General Commentum, yeah paulcole, it's probably more to signify that the guy is japanese or something like that. Notice his girl was named Yuko. And it's no secret that karaoke is pretty big in japan. What relevance this has to the song, I have no idea...
    Grimsonon April 30, 2003   Link
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    General CommentWell the song was only on the Japanese version of Rockin' the Suburbs.
    djryanon June 06, 2003   Link
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    General CommentBlur also put out a song a few years ago called 'Yuko & Hiro'
    BamSplaton April 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think paulcole has a point. It does signify that the guy is Japanese but there's no rule stating that Hiro's name can't serve two purposes in this song.
    gdson April 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI would assume there's more of a connection between this and the Blur song than the Hiro/Hero metaphor. I like this song, but I think the whole "bring in the sax" part is kind of dumb sounding, because you know he did it all with synthesizers.
    Wrapidon October 09, 2004   Link

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