Song of the Day #3,410: ‘Family of Me’ – Ben Folds

I like when animated movies make interesting musical choices. Rufus Wainwright delivered a delightful theme song for Meet the Robinsons, Jack Johnson’s ‘Upside Down’ from Curious George is my favorite song of his. The Shrek films feature a treasure trove of excellent song picks, including Counting Crows’ addictive ‘Accidentally in Love.’

In 2006, Ben Folds got into the game, contributing several songs to the soundtrack of Over the Hedge. It’s a sweet, admittedly forgettable, movie but a great showcase for Folds’ pop chops.

My only complaint about the movie’s main theme, ‘Family of Me,’ is its length. It fits the film’s opening credits perfectly, but I wish Folds had cut a full-length version for the soundtrack.

How great I am
Gotta tell myself
Yeah, I’m the man
Looks grim right now
But pretty soon we’ll be laughing about it
Ooh, and it’s all right
Yeah it is, I swear you’ll see
(It’s not really)
Yeah, and it’s all right
Cause I’ve always got my family of me

It’s not a first
(Might be the last)
Yeah I’m sure I must’ve been through worse, but
Ooh, it’s alright
Got a paddle and a creek
Yeah, and it’s all right
Cause I’ve always got my family of me

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One thought on “Song of the Day #3,410: ‘Family of Me’ – Ben Folds

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    I haven’t heard this since seeing the movie, so the only song that really stuck for me was Folds’ PG version of “Rockin’ the Suburbs.” Boy, did I give my kids an earful when I played them the original version a few years back.😊

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