"Kylie From Connecticut" as written by and Benjamin Scott Folds....
It's just a thought, but where did it come from
What does she do with it if it comes back
A note from his assistant is there by the telephone
She wonders again as she turns out the lights

[Chorus]
Kylie is calling from Connecticut
She says you've got the number
It says Kylie is calling from Connecticut
It's back on her mind as she closes her eyes

She believes there are things you shouldn't know about
When you've been married for thirty-five years
And her heart belongs to a man that she hadn't seen
Since a magical night when the children were small

[Chorus]

Kylie is calling from Connecticut
It's probably nothing, yeah nothing at all
Kylie is calling from Connecticut
It's back on her mind as she's reading old letters
That she left in the closet with the pictures she cherished
She never told a soul for the last thirty years
Now she closes her eyes


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    General CommentBen Folds explained what he was visualizing when he wrote this song.

    "What I visualized when saying the words "Kylie is calling from Connecticut" was an older woman who'd stuck her marriage out through thick and thin, 1950's style. Dedication and perseverance. She has always suspected her husband had affairs but she's also always said that she just didn't want to know. This is the way an older generation dealt and Its a viable way to deal. But one day, probably in her mid 60's she finds a slip of paper on her husband's desk, written by his secretary that says "Kylie called from Ct. She says you've got the number". So her husband is out of town for the weekend and as she's in bed alone, as she often is, her imagination gets the best of her. But she begins to realize that her imagination and her suspicions that are eating her up are because in truth she hasn't been in love with her husband for so long that she's not sure she can recall a time when she was. In fact, as the song says, her heart belongs to a man she had an affair with years ago, who she would have spent her life with but for the fact that she had young children. And so as she looks through the closet, her memories, things she's never told anyone, she turns out the lights and goes to sleep. Of course that means she dies in first semester of english lit. I won't write a sequel of her husband and Kylie in his convertible rolling in Los Vegas."
    charleyspanbaueron September 29, 2008   Link

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