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 Lyrics as written by Darren Jessee Ben Folds

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    General CommentI think that the true meaning of this song (issues with abortion etc) have been fully discussed on this board. So I won't go there. But...This is truly one of my favorite songs of all time...and I know that many times in my life I found myself driving in my car with someone or alone and thinking of Brick. I first heard it...whoa...a long time ago at one of my many parties that I threw in my day. And...my family being the crazy one that it is...we always rented one of those moonwalk thingies. (And this wasn't just when I was little...all through highschool too). And the party was over. And my friend Jonathan and I we laying in the moonwalk looking up at the stars. He was telling me about this girl he liked...blah blah blah...and we were listening to Brick (on repeat) on this little stereo. It must have been...seventh grade...or 8th maybe...and I swear all I could think about was that song. And I don't know why...of all the songs that I've heard in my life...that one still moves me the most. I've never had an abortion...or known anyone who has really. But I have been in a relationship that is falling apart. And I realize the sadness and perfection of moments. Like...driving...driving in silence with someone. It's those moments when "I'm alone...and She's alone...And now I know it" that we can all feel. Sometimes there is freedom in that feeling of being alone while still being in someone elses company, but mostly you just feel like crap. I hadn't heard about Darren making up the lyrics. That sort of saddens me, because I always thought of that as very relevant. The girl is sinking him. The relationship is going nowhere. She's holding him back. We've all felt that with people too. Drowned by someone we love very much. Anyway...some nights...I still think about many a relationship I have had and shed a little tear because I know the restlessness...the listlessness...and the loneliness...of the end.
    BeccaBeeon July 03, 2002   Link

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