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"Brick" is a song performed by Ben Folds Five released on their 1997 album Whatever and Ever Amen and later on Ben Folds Live. The verses were written by Ben Folds about his high school girlfriend undergoing an abortion, and the chorus was written by the band's drummer, Darren Jessee. "Brick" was one of Ben Folds Five's biggest hits, gaining much mainstream radio play in the USA, the UK, and Australia in 1998. It has been called the 'saddest song… read more

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Ben Folds Five - Brick Lyrics


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  • Sad, beautiful masterpiece. [2]
  • For some reason 1997 (and bits of 98) was an outstanding year for music. It may have been Pop/Rock/Top 40's last real grown up music for young people year. There were beautifully written songs like this one (along with Closing Time, Bittersweet Symphony, Freshmen, Iris) that tackled your feelings along with its mature theme and others that were party songs (Walking On The Sun, Fly, Semi-Charmed Life, Sex and Candy), not in any particular order but music then was really good and really missed.
  • Amazing song. I absolutely love Ben Folds Five. Can't wait to see them play in LA at the Wiltern!
  • Takes me back to college days in north carolina!
  • let's face it, this song is fantastic
  • This song breaks my heart.
  • I can't imagine any of this happening... I would be a fucking wreck.
  • when my eventual abortion happens, i'm gonna play this song all day.
  • great song...I really like pretty much all of Ben Fold's songs...but irl he's kinda a prick; just in case anyone out there ever thinks he's friendly or cool to his fans...he ain't
  • very sad!!!!!!!!

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