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"Best Imitation of Myself" is track #8 on the album Ben Folds Five. It was written by Folds.
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I feel like a quote out of context withholding the rest
So I can be for you what you want to see
I got the gestures and sounds, got the timing down
It's uncanny, yeah, you'd think it was me

Do you think I should take a class
To lose my Southern accent?
Did I make me up or make the face 'til it stuck?
I do the best imitation of myself

The problem with you speech you gave me was fine
I liked the theories about my little stage
And I swore I was listening but I started drifting
Around the part about me acting my age

And now if it's all the same
I've people to entertain
You know I juggle one handed, do some magic tricks and
The best imitation of myself

Maybe I'm thinking myself in a hole
Wondering who I am when I ought to know
Straighten up now, time to go
Fool somebody else, fool somebody else

Last night I was east with them and west within
Trying to be for you what you want to see
But I can't help it with you the good and bad comes through
Hanging out with no one but me

If it's all the same it comes from the same place
And if my mind's somewhere else
You won't be able to tell
I do the best imitation of myself

Yes it's uncanny to see
You'd really think it was me
The best imitation of myself
Do the best imitation of myself

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