Ben Folds Five - Michael Praytor, Five Years Later (Lyrics) video free download


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Uploaded: 2012/09/13

Track 2 on the Ben Folds Five Album 'The Sound of the Life of the Mind'.

This album is due to be released on the 18th September 2012.

Lyrics-

It was the opposite of 'Fire and Rain'

You know the song

I never thought I'd see this guy again

But I was wrong

Oh, every five years

Since 1972 when at recess

He recruited me to try to kick

The church down to the ground

Michael Praytor

So random

Who knows why some satellites

Come by and by

While others disappear

Into the sky

Good morning, mirror

Break the change to me

I tried to stay too close to see

That there's a pattern in the tiles

And a fool who marks the miles

It was long hair

And this time it was no hair

Seeming thin, divorced, inspired

Engaged in chemo, born again and fired

Michael Praytor

So random

Who knows why some satellites

Come by and by

While others disappear

Into the sky

Disappear into the sky

Hey

At Hanes Mall parking lot at 5am

I saw him sleeping in his car

I've been up all night from New York

Bumming out on 95

Now I'm 30 and we all live with our parents

"And my wife," he said, "she kicked me out"

I said, same here

Guess I'll see you 'round

(I'll see you around)

Guess I'll see you 'round

(I'll see you around)

Michael Praytor

Michael Praytor

Michael Praytor

Michael Praytor

So random

Who knows why some satellites

Come by and then they disappear

Comments

2 years ago

Marshall Joyner

since 1972...(really high voice) lol..........Michael praytor so random!!!

2 years ago

Max Power

The speaker of this lyrical composition elevates the impulsive Michael Praytor to the luminary status of the Moon's regularity but following progressive encounters demotes him to a Comet Halley standing.I'm only saying: I like this song.

3 years ago

TheBadBuilder/ MilitaryPro

This is an amazing song!

3 years ago

1moreastronaut

Darren Jessee just killing it on this track...outstanding drum fills.

4 years ago

thegravymonster

yeah i agree it does sound like them there

4 years ago

Dan Welsh

Michael Praytooooooooor... Ben Folds is mint

4 years ago

TheBlewis

Anybody hear some Jukebox the Ghost happening @ 1:22 ?

4 years ago

TheHighlandTears

I play doom metal and gotta say, these guys rule! \m/

4 years ago

jmcieslak0

God damn do I love this song right now. How is this album not nominated for a Grammy??? (besides the fact that the Grammys are a sham and not an accurate gauge of how good an artist/album is.... ....I answered my own question)

5 years ago

Ashan

I absolutely love the harmony when it says "sky." Such an amazing song.

5 years ago

johnbonhamsinger

Same here, I thought it was "My cold, grey hair" the first 10 times or so I heard the song.

5 years ago

egpytiankobe

I love the parts "a fool who marks the miles" and bumming out on 95 where they bring the harmonies in. Love it! Glad to see these dudes back at it!

5 years ago

madcaplaughs30

Nice observation - this song does have a ELO feel to it. And this is a good thing.

5 years ago

patriot6061

Listened to the album on loop in my car for 2 days. Didnt know the song titles or lyrics. Seeing the lyrics just makes it even better! Had know idea they were singing Michael Praytor. Ha ha. God bless those goofy bastards. Classic Ben Folds Five.

5 years ago

TyrannosaurusTroy

I'm not going to be able to stop thinking about this song.

5 years ago

exobinary

Looks like they've been listening to ELO, I LIKE IT!

5 years ago

afdsafs sadfsa

MUSIC! Y U SO LOUD!?

5 years ago

Austin Nebbia

Clarification: Just because they're deep and philosophical doesn't mean they're not relatable. I redact my previous "welcome surprise" bit. lol Completely agree with you.

5 years ago

madcaplaughs30

Robert and Darren, how I've missed you.

5 years ago

madcaplaughs30

Interesting you feel that way, and the relatability of lyrics is very subjective, but I feel that I relate to the lyrics of Ben Folds more than any other artist I've come across...from Jackson Cannery to Michael Prayter and everything in between.

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