“They sound like roughs because they haven’t been worked over and ruined like everything else that gets released these days,” Folds says. “You can just be free to write and let it go.” Some of the session went a little too well, though. Sign up for our newsletter. Accordingly, the online forums became full of debate as to which were real and which were fake until August 12, 2008 when Folds admitted on Triple J radio that many songs in the lea… Use the boards for extended discussion. The self-leak idea came during an early July flight to Europe with drummer Sam Smith and bassist Jared Reynolds (the trio were traveling as part of a year-long tour that includes 15 dates in the fall; Way To Normal hits stores September 30th). That song is about when men and women break up, the girls all have different versions of why the breakup might’ve happened and the guys, you ask them and they go ‘oh, bitch went nuts.’ “, Fake: “That’s one of my favorite songs I’ve written, lyrically and everything. “I may be on crack, but I think if that was half the real record, it’d be good,” he adds. It’s actually sillier than the fake one.”, Fake: “We thought it be funny to think, ‘How would a 13-year-old write that song?’ If you’ve been brainwashed then you’ll know all about how it feels to be messed with until your insides fall out. “They got the making-of camera up their ass the whole time and they’re on the BlackBerry the other half of the time. Jokes are fine, but don't post tactless/inappropriate ones. It all has to have context. My drummer wrote those lyrics. Be respectful! That’s Sam lyric. Like if you go to a spa or a high-end fashion store in one of those malls. The line that I had trouble singing without laughing was ‘All these corporations poisoning our air/the children are angry and hungry and they don’t even care.’ Something like, let’s get this thing together, people, before we don’t have a planet at all or something. And there is no song called "Way To Normal" on the official album. Features Song Lyrics for Ben Folds's Way to Normal (Fake) album. “You see so many rock bands in the studio and it’s serious, serious business,” the 42-year-old singer-pianist tells Rolling Stone. Send us a tip using our anonymous form. If people must scrutinize new Folds files for authenticity, Folds says, “I’d be happy with that. Folds really likes “Bitch Went Nutz” — a song told from the narrative perspective of an ignorant ex-boyfriend — and is now hosting it on his MySpace page. He writes these really earnest lyrics from the point of view of someone who’s really short on brain cells. “Fan sites would delete it,” he says, explaining Webmasters were afraid of being sued. Votes are used to help determine the most interesting content on RYM. I had a part I wanted her to sing it, but she added a lot. He took the political cue of bad ‘Way To Normal.’ We had 45 minutes left, it was eight or nine in the morning.”, “Cologne”Semi-Real: ” ‘Cologne’ is actually on the album, but when you load it up from Ass Pirate or wherever you download it from you hear a piano orchestra with 10 pianos and that’s what I recorded for the DVD. On the other hand, "Bitch Went Nutz… It’s not only not the single, it’s not the right version of the song, so everyone’s confused, including me, because I didn’t plan to do it that way.”, “Hiroshima”Real: “It isn’t even really a single, we’re just calling it a single and putting it out there for a couple days but it’s not really being serviced real heavily.”Fake: None, “You Don’t Know Me” (feat. ]”, “Bitch Went Nutz”Real: “The real ‘Bitch Went Nuts’ is about a girl in college who stabbed my friend’s volleyball. Note: When you embed the widget in your site, it will match your site's styles (CSS). That’s kinda what I wanted. Bizarre cases/stories of pirated album trolling. 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Singer-songwriter Ben Folds responded to the inevitable leak of his forthcoming album Way To Normal in a unique way: he leaked it himself. Folds’ friends leaked the six tracks in late July, bundling them with real singles “Hiroshima,” “You Don’t Know Me” featuring Regina Spektor, and a piano-and-orchestra version of real song “Cologne.” A week went by without a response.