Ben Folds, Minnesota Orchestra The Ascent of Stan cover

The Ascent of Stan
by & Minnesota Orchestra
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Song Meaning
Verse 1
Pangs of silence
From the room upstairs
How's the view there?
Do you read what
They're saying about you?
That you're no fun
Since the war was won
In fact, you have become
All of the things you've always
Verse 2
Run from
The ascent of Stan
Textbook hippy man
Get rest while you can
So where'd the years go?
All the time we had
Being poor was
Not such a drag in hindsight
And you wondered
Verse 3
Why your father was
So resigned
Now you don't wonder anymore
The ascent of Stan
Textbook hippy man
Textbook hippy man
Get rest while you can
Verse 4
[Stan]
Once you wanted revolution
[Stan]
Now you're the institution
[Stan]
How's it feel to be the man?
[hurts to be the man]
It's no fun to be the man
And I watched it all go down
The ascent of Stan
Textbook hippy man
Verse 5
[Stan]
Textbook hippy man
Get rest while you can
[Stan]
Once you wanted revolution
[Stan]
Now you're the institution
[Stan]
How's it feel to be the man?
[hurts to be the man]
It's no fun to be the man

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