"Dare To Be Stupid" as written by and Suzanne Vega....
Put down your chainsaw and listen to me
It's time for us to join in the fight
It's time to let your babies grow up to be cowboys
It's time to let the bedbugs bite

You better put all your eggs in one basket
You better count your chickens before they hatch
You better sell some wine before it's time
You better find yourself an itch to scratch

You better squeeze all the Charmin
you can while Mr. Wimpole's not around
Stick your head in the microwave and get yourself a tan

Talk with your mouth full
Bite the hand that feeds you
Bite on more than you chew
What can you do
Dare to be stupid

Take some wooden nickles
Look for Mr. Goodbar
Get your mojo working now
I'll show you how
You can dare to be stupid

You can turn the other cheek
You can just give up the ship
You can eat a bunch of sushi and forget to leave a tip

Dare to be stupid
Come on and dare to be stupid
It's so easy to do
Dare to be stupid
We're all waiting for you
Let's go

It's time to make a mountain out of a molehill
So can I have a volunteer
There's no more time for crying over spilled milk
Now it's time for crying in your beer

Settle down, raise a family, join the P-T-A
Buy some sensible shoes and a Chevrolet
And party 'till you're broke and they drive you away
It's OK, you can dare to be stupid

It's like spitting on a fish
It's like barking up a tree
It's like I said you gotta buy one if you want to get one free

Dare to be stupid (yes)
Why don't you dare to be stupid
It's so easy to do
Dare to be stupid
We're all waiting for you
Dare to be stupid

Burn your candle at both ends
Look a gift horse in the mouth
Mashed potatoes can be your friends

You can be a coffee achiever
You can sit around the house and watch Leave It To Beaver
The future's up to you
So what you gonna do

Dare to be stupid
Dare to be stupid
What did I say
Dare to be stupid
Tell me, what did I say
Dare to be stupid
It's alright
Dare to be stupid
We can be stupid all night
Dare to be stupid
Come on, join the crowd
Dare to be stupid
Shout it out loud
Dare to be stupid
I can't hear you
Dare to be stupid
OK, I can hear you now
Dare to be stupid
Let's go, Dare to be stupid
Dare to be stupid
Dare to be stupid
Dare to be stupid
Dare to be stupid
Dare to be stupid
Dare to be stupid
Dare to be stupid


Lyrics submitted by sawg, edited by muldrake

"Dare to Be Stupid" as written by Al Yankovic

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  • +1
    General Commenti have 4 words: I ALREADY AM STUPID!!
    xXRoCk_QuEeNXxon July 15, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is, without a doubt, my favorite Weird Al song. It's like absurdity given musically form. And is also a great style parody of Devo.
    Bonehead XLon October 02, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI smile every time I hear this.
    Mashed potatoes can be your friends.
    That line is the best.
    JaymeEatWorldon July 12, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentmc chris did a cover of this! HOLY SHIT!

    Anyway, if you heard the band Devo you'd recognize the style immediately. The music video is also a rip off of Devo.
    Philemon_Crowleyon July 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song was an original from Weird Al, it is not a parody of something.
    Mabbleflabon May 01, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's not a parody of a specific song, but he was trying to impersonate the general style of the band Devo.
    RoboLuncheonon December 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree there, but the video for this song is something for the middle of nowhere. It's like an acid trip from the imagination of a science geek. It's also very 1980's.
    OpinionHeadon February 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI cant believe that there arent more comments on this song!!! This is the absolute greatest song ever made that wasnt a spoof! Its pretty obvious what its about but anone out there that has seen the transformers movie can truly appreciate and enjoy this song. fucking awesome how its used in the movie to show the determination that the autobots had and how stupid it seemed to face unicron but they did it anyway. Eric Idle kicks ass!!!
    Dropkick_Roveron May 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow this song rocks.. what movie are you talking about, Dropkick Rover?
    bonky109on December 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI first heard this in the transformers movie, the old one, not the new crappy sorry ass version of a live action movie.
    ardy189on October 06, 2007   Link

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