Ben Folds - Landed Lyrics




We'd hit the bottom,
I thought it was my fault
And in a way I guess it was
I'm just now finding out
What it was all about

Moved to the west coast away from everyone
She never told me that you called
Back when I was still, I was still in love

Till I opened my eyes and walked out the door
And the clouds came tumbling down
And it's bye-bye, goodbye, I tried
And I twisted it wrong just to make it right
Had to leave myself behind
I've been flying high all night
So come pick me up...I've landed

The daily dramas she made from nothing
So nothing ever made them right
She liked to push me and talk me back down
Until I believed I was the crazy one,
and in a way
I guess I was...

But I opened my eyes and walked out the door
And the clouds came tumbling down
And it's bye-bye, goodbye I tried
Treading a sea of a troubled mind
Had to leave myself behind
Singing bye-bye, goodbye I tried

If you wrote me off I'd understand it
Because I've been on some other planet
So come pick me up...
I've landed

And you will be so
happy to know
I've come alone,
it's over

But I opened my eyes and walked out the door
And the clouds came tumbling down
And it's by my goodbye I tried
Down comes the reign of the telephone czar
It's OK to call
Now I'll answer for myself

Come pick me up,
...I've landed





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  1. Patricia Miller

    Super song!

  2. joshualucas

    bobbity boo whos that over there? its karly pilkboys

  3. C. Rider

    I twisted it wrong just to make it right. Damn. when you just try to keep it all together and it just gets worse in the process

  4. CarbunkleLand

    “Down comes the reign of the telephone czar” damn Ben Folds is something special

  5. DW 001

    *Like where does the hour go! Dam u BF5*

  6. paul fitton

    Happy birthday Ben 👍

  7. Lauren Jean

    Ben Folds will always be my favorite

  8. Rob Longley

    It's ironic how a song can make you feel so somber and so good at the same time. I don't know if it's the anguished lyrics set to a spirited melody or something else entirely but it just goes to show how emotionally powerful music can be.

  9. skillgannon

    is it wierd that on my 60th listen to this song over 10 years this time it made me weep like a school girl?

  10. CAMERON SPEIRS

    Fabulous songwriting.

  11. John Penny

    Fantastic. That's all.

  12. Nelson Teixeira Photography

    I'm from Portugal, I'm watching this in 2019 and this is one of the songs of my life! Thank you, Ben!

  13. SkagSlag

    Any one else from the Ricky gervais show

  14. Botão do Volume oficial

    jesuslanded

  15. michael h

    泣ける、泣けてくる。

  16. Robert M

    Ben Folds is a disturbing guy to watch. He's very odd and awkward and dirty looking.

  17. Tony Valerio

    Just beautiful. Ah.

  18. Robin Benshimol

    Expandables😢😢😶😶😶😶🌏🌏🌏🌏🌏

  19. Alex Y

    Is there a way to blow out my eardrums with this song, because that's how I want to lose my hearing. I want this to be the last song I ever hear.

  20. Will Trade For Fire Water

    Motherfucker is talented. Feel sorry for those who don't get him.

  21. 뀨뀨

    that song reminds me working at gallery. Great souvenirs to me :)
    Thx Ben Folds

  22. Jonathan Bennett

    Thanks Ben Folds for writing another great song that expresses just the thing for these precocious moments in life. I couldn't say it as honestly as you have, and so thank you kindly. Minnie Lou Raper loves you...

  23. Matthew Pilgreen

    I still have the best memories of this song

  24. Lance Carter

    We need a Ben Folds, Billy Joel, and Elton John concert.

  25. KaSwipeSter

    Even though this is sort of a break up song I can listen to it anytime I'm sad and feel better.

  26. Emily Zahora

    Ah, brings back memories of being 12 and thinking I knew what angst was. Lovely.

  27. Naerok Omelas

    south korean news channel jtbc's "newsroom" 2019/02/07 ending credit song brought me here

  28. Spenser Morgan

    Watching this video only because YouTube has recommended it to me for about 9 months.

    Scott Walker

    Thoughts?

  29. Will Trade For Fire Water

    Broad Ripple music.

  30. Graham Vingoe

    Simply, this is my favourite song of all time

    Nelson Teixeira Photography

    Mine too!

  31. Z D

    The Fates decided i would relate;
    The Hubris of Youth
    Meets the understanding of experience, AMEN

  32. TrainInVain

    Very possibly his greatest song

    Tony Valerio

    Possibly

    Errol D'Souza

    Absolutely possible! 😃

  33. radar0412

    Not a big fan. But I do love an Epic song. Cheers All.

  34. chris dillon

    this is one of my favourite Ben Folds songs, i have listened to it countless times, when i listen to my music on random and this song comes on i end up listening to all his albums one after the other.

  35. Hay Stack

    heck ya this is about freedom !!!

  36. Kennedy San

    The repeat button is getting a thumping.

  37. explosion ks

    ベン!日本で待ってます!!

  38. Barry John Rees

    Huge talent. Can't wait to see him over in the UK again. Anyone know when this might be?

  39. David Herzfeld

    What a throwback! The keys in the intro are a fucking classic!

  40. Matthew Johnson

    New Ben Folds song out this week on of all things ... Washington Post. And the subject is even more surprising ... bureaucrat, Rod Rosenstein. Not on YouTube yet, but there's a link to play the song at Rolling Stone. BF fans will like it. DT, not so much.

  41. walmartsuxhard

    I've been lucky enough to be a fan of ben folds since whatever and ever amen. They will always hold a special sway with me.

  42. andrew flasco

    This cat should work with Elvis and Nick......

  43. Lego Crazy

    To the 157 that dont like this song, you are my 157 least favourite people in the world

  44. darkchocolat

    Performing this song later, wish me luck xD

    Gibrin

    How did it go?

    LukaANDkrusty

    Dude, talk.. How did it go?

  45. Andrew Maxwell

    When the girl i liked didnt feel the same I was incredibly sad for a while. Then I played this song and realized life was ok.

  46. Dillon Mcconnell

    Elton John of my generation.

    Holly Odell

    Dillon Mcconnell But he also writes his own lyrics, doesn't he? That would make him slightly more talented, perhaps 🤔

  47. Chris Cain

    Similar piano to Ten Sharp’s You

  48. Baryonyx Fischkralle

    great track

  49. Andrew Bisig

    Go see him live!!! Amazing the way he directs an orchestra

  50. CherryBootielicious

    Guess who's seeing him perform this May? ;P

    CherryBootielicious

    Ah that's sick! Going to the London performance. B) I'm really excited.

  51. Laurie Willey

    i loved bens music for a very long time. heard he was playing somewhere in britain and really wanna see that but i think he might already have performed :( oh well

    David Ramsbottom

    Yeh, he played Manchester Bridgewater Hall not so long ago..I missed it and I hate myself for it!

  52. 유환오

    2018♥

  53. Chris Cain

    What a song, never tire of hearing this.

  54. Chris Cain

    Sounds like Clifford T Ward

  55. Daniel Vondenstein

    he reminds me of Schroeder from peanuts at the beginning of this video. I don't know why!

  56. Miller Moviez

    This is real music. Real talent.

  57. LalaWearsBlack

    I remember watching this video with my sister before school on VH1. Such good memories.

  58. Gabe

    We'd hit the bottom
    I thought it was my fault
    And in a way I guess it was
    I'm just now finding out
    What it was all about
    We moved to the west coast away from everyone
    She never told me that you called
    Back when I was still, I was still in love
    'Til I opened my eyes and walked out the door
    And the clouds came tumbling down
    And it's bye-bye, goodbye, I tried
    And I twisted it wrong just to make it right
    Had to leave myself behind
    And I've been flying high all night
    So come pick me up, I've landed
    The daily dramas she made from nothing
    So nothing ever made them right
    She liked to push me and talk me back down
    'Til I believed I was the crazy one
    And in a way
    I guess I was
    But I opened my eyes and walked out the door
    And the clouds came tumbling down
    And it's bye-bye, goodbye I tried
    Treading the sea of a troubled mind
    Had to leave myself behind
    Singing bye-bye, goodbye I tried
    If you wrote me off I'd understand it
    'Cause I've been on some other planet
    So come pick me up
    I've landed
    And you will be so
    Happy to know
    I've come alone
    It's over
    But I opened my eyes and walked out the door
    And the clouds came tumbling down
    And it's bye-bye, goodbye, I tried
    Down comes the reign of the telephone czar
    It's okay to call
    Now I'll answer for myself
    Come pick me up
    Come pick me up
    I've landed

  59. Ha Okay

    I love this song, this guy has an awesome voice I’ll buy his music! 😃

  60. Zachary Garcia

    When Ben folds can write an Elton song ... haha 😆 he also mentioned he got it done extremely fast and didn’t really even try... that’s awesomeness

  61. Chris Cain

    This sends a shiver down my spine

  62. Chris Cain

    Wow fabulous! I'm sorry to say that I have never heard of you until you were featured on BBC Radio 4 programme FrontvRow! Wow I love your music.

  63. Miller Moviez

    Not many song top this one.

  64. Capt_ SpaceCat

    How exactly does one greg a stop sign?

  65. TheXeroid

    One of the greatest songs ever written

  66. Sarah Tensile

    One of the most profound songs about a needed breakup ever written. Genius. Clear, clear-eyed genius.

  67. Logan Ayliffe

    Rest in peace, Paul Buckmaster.

  68. Philippe Giron

    Fire & Rain intro

    Jim Akalley

    A genius! Landed is so true, words music are so perfect - a true episode in my life word for word

  69. blalo'u

    After being on the recieving end of an abusive relationship for over a year, conditioning myself into thinking constantly that I was the bad guy, this song was what made me realize how much I was deluding myself into happiness and how miserable I really was.

  70. Jonathan Alexander

    I finally reached that point after being dumped where the chemicals start to fade, and holy shit, this song feels good. Finally, I've landed :)
    (Fuck you, Michael).

  71. Greg Kowalski

    WOW this song brings me back to when i was 17 and i felt like shit could never get any better. Not saying this song helped or anything but it certainly made being sad a little easier

  72. James Fox

    Very talented man. Discovered this song while holidaying in scotland, couldn"t get it out of my head . Brill!!!

  73. Lewis Ashton

    His voice sounds like a prepubescent squirrel

  74. Scott Russell

    Ben really has a great talent for making you FEEL something of substance with his music. The opening notes on the piano of this song just grab you and never let go.

  75. Charlotte E

    We'd hit the bottom,
    I thought it was my fault
    And in a way I guess it was
    I'm just now finding out
    What it was all about

    Moved to the west coast away from everyone
    She never told me that you called
    Back when I was still, I was still in love

    Till I opened my eyes and walked out the door
    And the clouds came tumbling down
    And it's bye-bye, goodbye, I tried
    And I twisted it wrong just to make it right
    Had to leave myself behind
    I've been flying high all night
    So come pick me up...I've landed

    The daily dramas she made from nothing
    So nothing ever made them right
    She liked to push me and talk me back down
    Until I believed I was the crazy one, 
    and in a way
    I guess I was...

    But I opened my eyes and walked out the door
    And the clouds came tumbling down
    And it's bye-bye, goodbye I tried
    Treading a sea of a troubled mind
    Had to leave myself behind
    Singing bye-bye, goodbye I tried

    If you wrote me off I'd understand it
    Because I've been on some other planet
    So come pick me up...
    I've landed

    And you will be so
    happy to know
    I've come alone,
    it's over

    But I opened my eyes and walked out the door
    And the clouds came tumbling down
    And it's by my goodbye I tried
    Down comes the reign of the telephone czar
    It's OK to call
    Now I'll answer for myself

    Come pick me up,
    ...I've landed

  76. mistervanderveer

    Landed, by Ben Folds here on XFM one oh four point niiiiiiine.

    Lozz

    mistervanderveer yes yes

  77. Lewk Seiwert

    I met this beautiful woman here in Arizona (my home state) and we had been together for a tumultuous 2 years before she moved to central Massachusetts. I followed her there and we began a life that was pretty good - we owned some pets and held secure jobs. I didn't have a cell phone of my own, but her father paid for hers and we got by with just that (it was agreed that we would share the line in lieu of having to worry about extra costs with phone bills and all that jazz). On many occasions, much to my dismay, I had calls that were for me that were never kept. These were calls from my father and close friends, and they suspiciously never left any voicemails.

    A few months had passed, and even though I felt things were going great she somehow didn't want to keep things going as well as they were. Instead, she just looked me in the eyes one day and told me, "I don't think I love you anymore."

    It came out of left field. Things were going so well I thought we would've been married within a few months.

    But after moving to Massachusetts for her and basically spending everything I had (after selling my entire recording studio to help pay for the move) it just wasn't enough. And the thought of that made me almost go insane. So insane, that I can't even sit down at a piano without sobbing uncontrollably at what I gave up and how much I invested even today. The piano used to give me comfort. But it's been seven years since then, and I've pretty much given up on that.

    How Ben was able to transcend that and write a song that pretty much nailed the feeling of heartbreak in light of sacrifice is just amazing - and how much it applies to me is one thing. But let it be known that there is no sorrow like the pain Ben describes here and the humiliation of calling someone because you've got nothing left afterward.

  78. Thomas Scoville

    I could have heard this song ten years earlier. Songs for Silverman originally came out on a proprietary Sony CD that hijacked your computer and wouldn't let you xfer the songs to an iPod. So infuriating that I ended up just throwing the disk away and quit listening to Ben Folds -- which is saying something, because I really, really liked his music. Just rediscovering it now that it's up on YouTube. Way to go, Sony Records.

    Musically, this piece sounds so much like old Elton. Tumbleweed Connection, Madman Across The Water. Especially the strings. Startlingly similar Paul Buckmaster style.

  79. Rich L

    Ah, so powerful and emotive in a way that still gives me goosebumps all these years after first hearing it.
    Ben Folds, you sir are a genius!

  80. Homero Magalhães

    I'm landed.

  81. JP McGrath

    thank you billions haha

  82. Mr Greves

    Best album of this century?

  83. Charlotte E

    Top song.

  84. Ted Riggs

    Freddie Highmore in 20 years.

  85. Lucas Finzi

    You could make this song into a commercial




    Fruit at the bottom
    I thought it was Yoplait
    And in a way I guess it was
    I'm just now finding out
    What Great Value* is all about

    Moved to the west coast away from H-E-B

    *Great Value is Walmart's brand

  86. n o i d e a

    RIP Amazing song ♥

  87. abuhabib9

    Anyone who found that song from "Billions"?

  88. Wiggysan Wiggysan

    Loved this song years ago ......... Love this song after seeing Ben in Billion's on Showtime.

  89. Liam Tahaney

    I played this song in a restaurant once and got half off my meal. That's my life story

  90. Kunal Sagar

    Here from Billions? :)

  91. Max-Jayde Romero

    Wow, just Wow :)

  92. Anne Dickens

    That song is beyond awesome ....

  93. Isaac Oliva

    woooow su musica es impresionante conjunto de acordes que encantan <3

  94. S T A T I O N W A G O N

    This guy is sol underated

  95. Functionalist

    This song reminds me of Elton John's music more than any other that I've heard from Ben Folds.

    Hunter Poelsma

    Functionalist They used the same guy who does the strings for Elton John, so keen ears :)

  96. Teddy Mbote

    amazing