What does The Last Polka mean?

Search Login

Ben Folds Five: The Last Polka Meaning

Tagged: Divorce [suggest]

The Last Polka Lyrics

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
Sometimes likes to...

  1. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Oct 14th 2011 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.

  2. ben
    click a star to vote
    Apr 20th 2005 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.

More Ben Folds Five song meanings ยป


Submit Your Interpretation

[ want a different song? ]

Just Posted

Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground anonymous
Stand anonymous
Immortality anonymous
Caffeine anonymous
Someone Like You anonymous
Devil Town anonymous
Wonderland anonymous
Southern Man anonymous
Golden Years anonymous
This Is Me Trying anonymous
Mad Woman anonymous
Epiphany anonymous
August anonymous
White Wedding anonymous
Walking In The Wind anonymous

Get a weekly email update

(We won't give out your email)

Latest Releases

Not Yet
Brett Young
Fill Them Boots
Chris Lane
Your Man
Josh Turner
Bunch Of Nothing
Eric Church
Country Again
Thomas Rhett
Half Of My Hometown
Kelsea Ballerini
Long Haul
Ian Munsick
Astronaut In The Ocean
Our Last Night