Ben Folds - Sentimental Guy Lyrics

There's a moment in my mind
I scribbled and erased a thousand times
Like a letter never written or sent
These conversations with the dead
I used to be a sentimental guy
Now I'm haunted by the left unsaid

I never thought so much could change

Little things you said or did
are part of me, come out from time to time
Probably no one I know now would notice

But I never thought so much could change

You drifted far away
Far away it seems
Time has stopped, the clock keeps going

People talkin' and I'm watching
As flashes of their faces go black and white
And fade to yellow in a box in an attic
But I never thought so much
Could change, now I don't miss anyone
I don't miss anything
What a shame cause I used to be a sentimental guy

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  1. S Felix Andrusyszyn

    Ju know who it is.

  2. Tree for Life 2915

    Hey you with the former blue hair. I like you.

  3. meisterじえろ

    Reminds me when I used to watch mr.Bean for some reason.

  4. Joe Antonelli

    I totally relate to this melancholy

  5. SocialistSteveO

    I love the irony of him being sentimental about being sentimental.

    Caleb VanDyke

    I've never considered that before. It's beautiful


    SocialistSteveO Yes, that’s the point of the song

  6. Highinsight7

    LOVE his Soft side... what a TALENT...!!!!

  7. thelco smith

    Song's been stuck in my head all evening for some reason... I mean, I hadn't heard it lately or anything. I couldn't even remember the name of it until I combed through Ben's YouTube catalog.

  8. JoshDone

    The guy's fucking brilliant. What more can be said?

  9. hippiezaaz

    whats up with this having so little views! =/ Ben folds inspired me to work on piano harder. i started learning his songs at 15 im 22 now. i owe my band to him i owe getting through hard times to this album its so damn serious you can't deny it. whatever stage of life or mood he was in, i hope he gets back to it for real

    Jack Boyd

    To be fair most of the songs on this album aren't exactly happy, so saying you hope he gets back to being that way is basically saying you want him to be unhappy lol

  10. thetimetravler

    This is def me for sure! Use to be a sentimental guy.....

  11. Emma Moon

    I'm Gonna Cry!

  12. Diane T

    Almost scary, how I relate. But how does Ben Folds know these things? He's so much younger that I.


    Diane T It's because it was written in a time when humans took pictures with old things called cameras. Look at this old photo taken through a mirror with a camera. That was probably taken in the '50's. Today we use telephones to capture all of our treasured memories --- they don't end up forgotten in some musty old attic, as Ben Folds sings in this song --- now these Photographs end up on the World Wide Web, where all our loved ones can see them forever and evermore, and the HR department can eliminate us as candidates because of how lewd we are. I like the present, and love this song, but I'm not a Sentimental Guy anymore. I used to be a sentimental guy.


    Is this a joke?

  13. JJthejetplane1231

    Love this song so much!!