Rockin’ the Suburbs (2001)
What a way to begin an album! Too bad this is track number two. Quirky teenagers are a topic that never gets old. You know the kind. Phrases like “Jehovah’s Witness”, “Wicca”, and “marijuana” follow them around, often without credence. These two misfits are spending part of their day in a music store. Ben describes them by subtraction: “Zak without a ‘c'”, “Sara without an ‘h'”. Does this imply that they, as persons, are missing something fundamental that would make them “normal”? Or am I over-thinking it?
There’s no way to know until I can ask Ben Folds, himself, on the 19th.