Smile like you've got nothing to prove
No matter what you might do
There's always someone out there cooler than you

I know it's hard to believe
But there are people you meet
They're into something that is too big to be
Expressed through their clothes
And they'll put up with all the poses you throw

And you won't even know
That they're not sizing you up
They know your mom fucked you up
Or maybe let you watch too much TV
But they'll still look in your eyes
To find the human inside

You know there's always something to see
Beneath the veneer
Not everybody made the list this year
Have a beer

Make me feel tiny if it makes you feel tall

But there's always someone cooler than you
Yeah, you're the shit but you won't be it for long
Oh, there's always someone cooler than you
Yeah, there's always someone cooler than you

Now that I've got the disease
In a way I'm relieved
'cause I don't have to stress about it like you do.
I might just get up and dance
Or buy some acid wash pants
When you don't care then
You've got nothing to loose

And I won't hesitate
Because every moment life it slipping away
It's okay

Make me feel tiny if it make you feel tall
But there's always someone cooler than you
Yeah, you're the shit but you won't be it for long
But there's always someone cooler than you
Oh, there's always someone cooler than you
Yeah,there's always someone cooler than you
There's always someone cooler than

Life is wonderful
Oh, life is beautiful
We're all children of one big universe
So you don't have to be a chump

And you know that I won't hesitate
'cause every moment life is slipping away
It's okay

Make me feel tiny if it make you feel tall
Because there's always someone cooler than you
Yeah, you're the shit but you won't be it for long
But there's always someone cooler than you
Oh yeah, there's always someone cooler than you
Because there's always someone cooler than you

Cooler than you [Repeats]

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  • +1
    General Commentthe coolness disease?? dunno....

    i love this song!

    MAKE ME FEEL TINY IF IT MAKES YOU FEEL TALL, BUT THERE'S ALWAYS SOMEONE COOLER THAN YOU!!!

    i quote this so much dude...
    sham_onon October 16, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love so much how he describes the cooler people.

    'But there are people you meet
    They're into something that is too big to be
    Expressed through their clothes
    And they'll put up with all the poses you throw'

    i think he's basically saying that the people that are cooler than you are the ones that don't really think about it. they just do what they want and their confidence and individuality gives them something that makes them so cool. i know a lot of people like this.
    ktgotskillson December 21, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentdoes ben folds have aids?
    myxbuddyon September 27, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My Opinion"Make me feel tiny if it makes you feel tall."

    Might just be my favorite lyric ever. Ben Folds knows how to make being painfully uncool cool.
    Loginameon October 29, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song. no matter how cool someone thinks they are there's always someone who thinks they're better so why bother trying to pretend. just be yourself. this is definitely one of my favorites by ben folds.
    hermanthebon May 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is such a great song. i'm surprised more people haven't commented on it, but it's also a hard song to get your hands on, so that might be the reason. anyway, it's just about someone who has become obsessed with being the coolest, or perhaps the "scenest" makes more sense. this person tries to pretend not to be trying, but it's still obvious that they are, and they thus feel the need to put others down.
    x_emobangs_xon May 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYeah, it probably doesn't have many comments because its off the pre-release album Sunny 16.

    It is one of my top 3 Ben Folds's songs.

    I really like it because it is very true. No matter how cool you strive to be, there will always be someone out there that you meet that is "cooler" than you in some way. It's inevitable. So why try to be the coolest? Just live for yourself and be content with yourself and life will be beautiful.
    Cruel_Realityon June 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat does he mean "now that i've got the disease?"
    Madison5on September 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts very true, i mean no matter how cool you are you still aren;t that cool.
    gigglegirl53187on September 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"what does he mean "now that i've got the disease?" "

    That means "now that I know to just be myself."
    flanger001on November 10, 2004   Link

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