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Ben Folds Five: The Last Polka Meaning

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The Last Polka Lyrics

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Well, she crept back in the house at half past three
Shook her head to see him snoring in his sleep
"If you really loved me" she said
I wouldn't have to be so mean

He's a heap of junk that pours from his top drawer
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    anonymous
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    Oct 14th, 2011 10:39am report


    Wrong! This couple haven't been together for "25 years."

    The lyric is: "How do you think that I survived the other 25 before you?"

    From this, we may deduce that the couple began their relationship when he was 25.

    Clearly, they've been together for some time, as she has done so much for him, and he does spend his time in reflection on his "junk from the top drawer." But they could still be in their twenties.

    An anthem for all failing marriages where the wife thinks that she is something special just because some man is willing to have NSA sexual intercourse with her.



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    ben
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    Apr 20th, 2005 4:03pm report


    This song is about a married couple that have been together for 25 years. They have grown tired of each other and slowly drift apart. He constantly looks at his old memorabilia fantasizes about how much better his life was before marriage, she comes home late, possibly cheating.

    This comes to an abrupt climax one night during an argument, when he lets slip that he could do fine without her.




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