Barren stares as they light up the screen
Bearing teardrops that shatter in slow-motion
Novocaine our brains and we're out like lights
But as I'm growing older I'm bored
I remember when misery thrilled me much more
When I can't relax
And I'd like to go back
But that's gone
Yeah, that's gone, Turn around
Turn the volume down
We're counting the days down

[Chorus]
'Til the day when we live in a video
I'll be stone-faced and pale
You'll pout in stereo
24 hours every day of the year
Oh, what fun I can't wait 'til the future gets here

Closing in on the pain and the torture
He's slamming the doors like it's something to strive for
The girl tearing the curtains down looks funny as hell

And a sense of humor can there be any doubt
Now that natural selection just weeded it out
Used to keep me from laughing out loud
But that's gone
We don't think that way no more
That's gone, turn around, turn the volume down
We're counting the days down

[Chorus]

Well I've seen some old friends sort of die
Or just turn into whatever
Must've been inside them
And whatever all of us had then in common
Grew up and left home
We don't think that way no more
Turn around, turn the volume down
We're counting the days down

[Chorus]


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"Video" as written by Folds

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    General CommentI agree with all of the above, it's just about retrospet. To be honest it kind of makes me want to dread the futre. I didn't like this song too much until I heard some really old version of it off an demo album they put out in the way early 90s. It's less instrumental and Ben's southern accent is even more noticable, it almost sounds like a country song, for some reason it just works for this song.
    coloursmehipon January 05, 2007   Link

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