you to thank lyrics – ben folds

by the time the buzz was wearing off
we were standing out on the sidewalk
with our tattoos that looked like rings
in the hot nevada sun

gifts piled high
and our moms and dads shook hands
and our party of polaroid friends
rented a pool and hired a band
maybe they knew more than we knew
‘cuz they danced and drank
while we jumped off the deep end

i’ve got you to thank for this

christmas came around
yeah, and everything was going to cr*p
for moms and dads
not a clue to be had
we put on a pretty good act
and they seemed to all need to believe it
so we danced and smiled
and paddled hard beneath it

oh, i’ve got you to thank for this

you can’t say
you’ve never had
a doubt
you smoked it down
but really wanted out

[interlude]

by the time the buzz was wearing off
we were standing out on the sidewalk
with our tattoos that looked like rings
in the hot nevada sun
and they won’t fade

i’ve got you to thank

/ ben folds lyrics