"Brick" as written by Ben Folds and Darren Jessee....
Six am day after Christmas
I throw some clothes on in the dark
The smell of cold
Car seat is freezing
The world is sleeping
I am numb

Up the stairs to her apartment
She is balled up on the couch
Her mom and dad went down to Charlotte
They're not home to find us out

And we drive
Now that I have found someone
I'm feeling more alone
Than I ever have before
She's a brick and I'm drowning slowly
Off the coast and I'm headed nowhere
She's a brick and I'm drowning slowly
They call her name at seven thirty
I pace around the parking lot
Then I walk down to buy her flowers
And sell some gifts that I got

Can't you see
It's not me you're dying for
Now she's feeling more alone
Then she ever has before
She's a brick and I'm drowning slowly
Off the coast and I'm headed nowhere
She's a brick and I'm drowning slowly

As weeks went by
It showed that she was not fine
They told me son it's time to tell the truth
She broke down and I broke down
'Cause I was tired of lying
Driving home to her apartment
For the moment we're alone
She's alone
I'm alone
Now I know it

She's a brick and I'm drowning slowly
Off the coast and I'm headed nowhere
She's a brick and I'm drowning slowly


Lyrics submitted by kevin, edited by indiaaa

"Brick" as written by Darren Jessee Ben Folds

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    General CommentHypothesis of the brick:

    While going swimming in flooded limestone mines as kids, we would hold on to large stones (a brick would fulfill the same purpose) and see how far we could sink down before letting go and coming back up to relieve the pressure and get our heads back up over the water to breathe.

    I think this is one of the most brilliant metaphors I've ever heard in a song.
    rexdchon February 22, 2016   Link

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