In the notes accompanying "Alone: the Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo," and [url=http://www.antimusic.com/news/07/dec/26Rivers_Cuomo_Week-_Buddy_Holly.shtml]online[/url] the songwriter says he wrote it while part of the Santa Monica College Choir: ...
What's with these homies, dissin' my girl
Why do they gotta front
What did we ever do to these guys
That made them so violent
Woo-hoo, but you know I'm yours
Woo-hoo, and I know you're mine
Woo-hoo, and that's for all time

Woo-ee-oo I look just like Buddy Holly
Oh-oh, and you're Mary Tyler Moore
I don't care what they say about us anyway
I don't care 'bout that

Don't you ever fear, I'm always there
I know that you need help
Your tongue is twisted, your eyes are slit
You need a guardian

Woo-hoo, but you know I'm yours
Woo-hoo, and I know you're mine
Woo-hoo, and that's for all time

Woo-ee-oo I look just like Buddy Holly
Oh-oh, and you're Mary Tyler Moore
I don't care what they say about us anyway
I don't care 'bout that

Bang! Bang a knock on the door
another big bang and you're down on the floor
Oh no! what do we do?
Don't look now but I lost my shoe
I can't run and I can't kick
What's a matter babe are you feelin' sick?
what's a matter, what's a matter, what's a matter you?
What's a matter babe, are you feelin' blue? oh-oh!

Woo-hoo, and that's for all time
Woo-hoo, and that's for all time

Woo-ee-oo I look just like Buddy Holly
Oh-oh, and you're Mary Tyler Moore
I don't care what they say about us anyway
I don't care 'bout that
I don't care 'bout that
I don't care 'bout that
I don't care 'bout that


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  • +8
    General Commentthis song basically means, oooeeooo im a goofy bastard. oo ur a hot chick, and everybody else is like what the hell
    papawood1on April 18, 2002   Link
  • +4
    General Commentthis song gets stuck in my head so easily. especially the chorus..
    weezerific:cutleryon December 14, 2001   Link
  • +3
    My Interpretation Actually, I never saw this song as 'Happy-Go-Lucky' at all. I always thought of it as having something a little darker and sadder to it. Especially the 'Bang bang' part, I imagine some sort of horrible crime happening to them...and he's trying to help this girl get away. That's just my interpretation.
    Oserinon March 19, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentFab song. Incredible video.
    slave2discoon February 03, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song rocks, I still play it loud in my car. I think this couple is in high school and they're socially rejected by their peers, because of their attire, or appearance maybe they are retarded and always getting beat up, because he dose say "Bang! Bang a knock on the door
    another big bang and your down on the floor." Key there "Another" so we know that this not the first time they get assaulted that's what I think.
    michi_nsxon April 17, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI don't really think this song has any true secret meaning. I think it's about a relationship (platonic or romantic) between a woman and a man, and the man just continues to defend it (and her) no matter what other people say. It's just a fun song. And as for "don't look now, but I lost my shoe", I don't think that's has a meaning, it's just a crazy line.
    iheartnitzon May 18, 2002   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI believe this song could have a much darker/sadder meaning to it. It could very possibly be about a guy who dies protecting his girlfriend/wife from some sort of crime (possibly a hate crime, based off of the "I don't care what they say about us anyway" indicating a form of prejudice). This can be seen in the "Big Bang" scene, where the girl loses her shoe as an accident while they are being assaulted, and cannot run or kick. The man protects his girl until she is able to get away, dying in the process.

    The hate crime situation is further explained in the very first lines: "What with these homies, dissin' my girl? / What did we ever do to these guys, that made them so violent?" They clearly didn't do anything, however the public discourages their relationship because of the girl in a violent way. Maybe the girl has a disability. Maybe the girl is mentally challenged. In the 70s (Mary Tyler Moore / Buddy Holly era), prejudice and hate crimes against autistic/disabled people would have been extreme.

    In short: Girl is autistic, everybody hates the guy for marrying her, they attack their household because of it, girl gets away, guy dies.
    non3xistenton October 17, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcool song
    cheesedoodle1on November 22, 2001   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like it. does any1 understand it ? i think it's like, let's make our own little paradise but i'm not really shure about it so whatever
    barefootacousticon April 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think it's more like not caring about what anyone else thinks of them..just to themselves together.
    weezerific:cutleryon April 12, 2002   Link

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