Ben Folds Five:Barrytown Lyrics

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This song is by Ben Folds Five and appears on the movie soundtrack Me, Myself & Irene (2000) and on the expanded edition of the album The Best Imitation of Myself: A Retrospective (2011) by Ben Folds.

This song is a cover of "Barrytown" by Steely Dan.
I'm not one to look behind I know that times must change
But over there in Barrytown they do things very strange
And though you're not my enemy
I like things like they used to be
And though you'd like some company
I'm standing by myself
Go play with someone else

I can see by what you carry that you came from Barrytown

Don't believe I'm taken in by stories I have heard
I just read the Daily News and swear by every word
And don't think that I'm out of line
For speaking out for what is mine
I'd like to see you do just fine
But look at what you wear
And the way you cut your hair

I can see by what you carry that you came from Barrytown

In the beginning we recall that the world was round
Barrytown people got to be from another world

Leave me or I'll be just like the others you will meet
They won't act as kindly if they see you on the street
And don't you scream or make a shout
It's nothing you can do about
It was there where you came out
It's a special lack of grace
I can see it in your face

I can see by what you carry that you came from Barrytown

Written by:

Walter Becker and Donald Fagen

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