1. Ben Folds Five "Draw A Crowd" 01/30/13

Ben Folds Five "Draw A Crowd" 01/30/13

Ben Folds Five plays a track from their new album The Sound of the Life of the Mind.

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  • Transcript:

    CONAN: Please welcome ben folds five.
    .. I ordered something, it took a   while  This morning something was on my  doorstep  what's this I'm holding? time   capsule order  cause I'm a brand new man and I   don't think I want it  I don't think I want it  A row of flags hangin behind   me  with guarded up mics and   questions and photo flashes   blind me  and I'm so high   I can't recall my statements  I only know I made them because   my face vibrated  is it all in my mind? I could have sworn I saw it  I thought I was fine  just fine is what I call it  oh oh if you're  feeling small and you can't draw  a crowd  draw on a wall  oh oh if you're feeling small   and you can't draw a crowd  draw on a wall  I was puzzled when it was just   feet on gravel   to have come apart I must have   once been raveled  now when pretty phrases it don't  mean nothing   and I wanna sell them I sing the  line again  so smooth you can hear the   beard  so smooth you can hear the   beard, hear the beard  three times is poetry  so smooth you can hear the   beard  oh oh if you're feeling small   and you can't draw a crowd   draw on a wall   oh oh if you're feeling small   and you can't draw a crowd  draw on a wall  if you can't draw a crowd   draw on a wall  And if you can't draw a crowd   settle for what you can draw  I'm just saying   I'm just saying   why did you say it that I'm just  saying  about many wait to what I'm   saying   oh it's come back again, I can't  ignore it  I'm a brand new man but I'm   still payin’ for it  oh oh if you're feeling small   and you can't draw a crowd  draw on a wall  oh oh if you are feeling small   and you can't draw a crowd  if you can't draw a crowd   can't draw a crowd   draw on a wall  I only wanted to be Stevie   I only wanted to be Stevie   wonder, but I don’t want to  settle for this vanilla   thunder  if you can't draw a crowd  oh this vanilla  if you can't draw a crowd  oh this vanilla   [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]
    CONAN: That's great.
    Good to see you again.
    That was fantastic.
    That was great.
    Thank you so much.
    That was amazing.
    Ben folds five, ladies and gentlemen!