Saturday, May 02, 2009


Best Imitation of Myself - Ben Folds

Was listening to this on youtube today - just by chance - and the lyric "I juggle one-handed, do some magic tricks, and the best imitation of myself" was for once very clear to me (I'm generally incapable of hearing lyrics to the point of comprehension). I guess i noticed it though because, as it happened i'd just been juggling one-handed (well, and 4 balls in two separate hands). Now on reflection, perhaps what it meant by juggling one-handed was that he couldn't really juggle - i'm not too sure now. However, I have been reigniting my fire for learning slightly ridiculous stuff like juggling and magic recently, and i definitely do the best imitation of myself... ::) *so much more to say about that, but alas, revision calls, perhaps i'll think about it more later. Anwyaz, here, for prosperity's sake, i quote the lyrics to the whole song - meditate upon them :)

I feel like a quote out of context
Withholding the rest
So I can be free what you want to see
I got the gesture and sound
Got the timing down
It's uncanny, yeah, you think it was me
Do you think I should take a class
To lose my southern accent
Did I make me up, or make the face till it stuck
I do the best imitation of myself
The problem with you speech
You gave me was fine
I liked the theories about my little stage
And I swore I was listening
But I started drifting
Around the part about me acting my age
Now if it's all the same
I've people to entertain
I juggle one handed
Do some magic tricks and
The best imitation of myself
Maybe I'm thinking myself in a hole
Wondering, who I am when I ought to know
Straighten up now time to go
Fool somebody else, fool somebody else
Last night I was east with them
And west within
Trying to be for you what you wanna see
But I can't help it with you
The good and bad comes through
Don't want you hanging out with
No one but me
Now if it's all the same
It comes from the same place
And if my mind's somewhere else
You won't be able to tell
I do the best imitation of myself
Yes it's uncanny to see
You'd really think it was me
The best imitation of myself
The best imitation of myself

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