What does Army mean?

Ben Folds Five: Army Meaning

Album cover for Army album cover

Song Released: 1998

Army Lyrics

Well I thought about the army
Dad said, son you’re fucking high
And I thought, yeah there’s a first for everything
So I took my old man’s advice
Three sad semesters
It was only 15 grand spent in bed
I thought about the army
I dropped out...

  1. anonymous
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    Mar 30th 2007 !⃝

    like the "son you're fucking high" part. I actually like the entire song. I think it's hilarious.
    no more interpretation. It's pretty obvious!


  2. anonymous
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    Oct 16th 2005 !⃝

    When Ben Folds graduated, he told his dad he was thinking about joining the army. His dad's response was "You're fucking high."

    That inspired the idea for the song, although in the song he later goes on to be a politician running for office and haunted by his service-dodging past.

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