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Featuring Zoë Keating and Ben Folds


blake says no one ever really loved him
they just faked it to get money from the government
and blake thinks angels grow when you plant angel dust
he shakes his head and blinks his pretty eyes but trust me
he’s no valentine though he said he would be mine
his heart is in alaska all the time

blake stays underwater for the most part
he collects loose change for all tomorrows parties
and when blake dates girls with tattoos of the pyramids
he breaks their hearts by saying it’s not permanent
but in his velvet mind he believes with all his might
we’ll all go to alaska when we die...

blake makes friends but only for a minute
he prefers the things he orders from the internet
and blake’s been having trouble with his head again
he takes his pills but never takes his medicine
he tells me that he’s fine
and the sad thing is he’s right
and when its 2 o’clock it feels like 9...

blake says he is sorry he got through to me
if it’s ok he’ll call right back and talk to the machine
blake says it looks like acid rain today
he takes the fish inside, he’s very kind that way
and just like caroline
he doesn’t seem to mind
the globe is getting warmer all the time...

it’s still cold in alaska
it’s still cold in alaska
it’s still cold in alaska


from Who Killed Amanda Palmer, released September 16, 2008
Basic recorded at Chez Ben in Nashville. 
Engineers: Joe Costa and Leslie Richter.

Vox, tack piano: Amanda.
Percussion, Blackberry, Wurlitzer Omni 3000: Ben Folds.
Violin: David Davidson.
Cello: Zoë Keating.
Mixed by Joe Costa at Chez Ben. 
Produced by Ben Folds.


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