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Ben Folds Five: Song for the Dumped Meaning

Song Released: 1998


Song for the Dumped Lyrics

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So you wanted
To take a break
Slow it down some
And have some space
Well fuck you too

Give me my money back
Give me my money back
Give me my money back
You bitch
I want my money back
I want my money back
And don't forget
To give me...

  1.  

    anonymous
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    Oct 6th, 2008 10:00am report


    I like the joke interpretations. People read way too much into their music sometimes.

    This is straightforward: he goes on a date with the chick, and she only tells him AFTER he paid for dinner that she wanted to break up. If she wanted to break up, why didn't she save him the cash and tell him before blowing $5 on some tasty Taco Bell?

    I'd want my money back, too.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 13th, 2007 12:33pm report


    No no silly people,
    its fersure about puppies.
    a girl dumps her puppies on the side of the road, and he goes back to get them.
    its obvious you can find p-u-p-p-i-e-s in the words, in order, check it out (:



  3.  

    anonymous
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    Oct 22nd, 2007 10:59am report


    This song is about the drummer of the band, he took out his girlfriend on one date and they went to taco bell and then she broke up with him on her porch. and then ben folds wrote a song about it.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 10th, 2007 1:23pm report


    This song's about sexual satisfaction...

    He's been eating the sideways sloppy Joe for a looong time and well...its about time he got some hand relief in return



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    anonymous
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    Nov 20th, 2006 11:30pm report


    all wrong. every word of it. The song is clearly about dumplings. It's in the title. "I want my money back" is obviously refering to having gotten a RAW DEAL on some SCRUMPTIOUS DUMPLINGS. get it right! Nifty-swell!

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    anonymous
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    Nov 9th, 2006 11:41am report


    This anti-lovesong is pretty straightforward. It is an expression of the raw emotions one (guy or girl) experiences after being dumped. The chorus--"give me my money back, you bitch"--is not so much the exposure of a shallow, material-based perspective hidden during the relationship, but it is an angry call for a reckoning. It says, "I put so much into this relationship that now I can't get back. I want back what I invested in you."




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