Day 11: Carrying Cathy

Rockin’ the Suburbs (2001)

As much as Ben Folds loves name-songs, he also loves clever puns. This is a song of pity – about a woman, named Cathy, who has, throughout her life, done very little for herself. Most of her life, she’s been “carried”. There’s the pun. Happy?

He has a great line in this song. I haven’t done “notable lyrics” for these songs mostly because I forgot at first, but this song has a good one.

Notable lyric: woke up sad from this dream I’ve been having / the last couple nights or so / With her father and brothers we’re all at the funeral / carrying a box through the rain / then somebody says that it’s always been this way

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