"Stacy's Mom" as written by Sergio George and Humberto Nieves....
Stacy's mom has got it goin on
Stacy's mom has got it goin on
Stacy's mom has got it goin on
Stacy's mom has got it goin on
Stacy can I come over after school? (after school)
We can hang around by the pool (hang by the pool)
Did your mom get back from her business trip? (business trip)
Is she there or is she tryin to give me the slip? (give me the slip)
You know I'm not the little boy that I used to be
I'm all grown-up now baby can't you see
Stacy's mom has got it goin on
She's all I want, and I've waited for so long
Stacy can't you see, you're just not the girl for me.
I know it might be wrong but I'm in love with Stacy's mom.
Stacy's mom has got it goin on
Stacy's mom has got it goin on
Stacy do you remember when I mowed your lawn? (Mowed your lawn)
Your mom came out with just a towel on. (Towel on)
I could tell she liked me from the way she stared (The way she stared)
And the way she said "You missed a spot over there." (Spot over there)
And I know that you think its just a fantasy
But since your dad walked out your mom could use a guy like me
Stacy's mom has got it goin on
She's all I want, and I've waited for so long
Stacy can't you see, you're just not the girl for me
I know it might be wrong but I'm in love with Stacy's mom
Stacy's mom has got it goin on (Shes got it goin on)
She's all I want, and I've waited for so long (Waitin and waitin)
Stacy can't you see, your just not the girl for me.
I know it might be wrong but I'm in love with Stacy's mom.
I'm in love with Stacy's mom
Wait a minute Stacy can't you see, you're just not the girl for me
I know it might be wrong but I'm in love with Stacy's mom


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  • +6
    Song MeaningDisappointing how little respect this song gets. People reacting to the old pop play it got, and because they take it at face value. Don't take any FoW songs at face value! This is not a "your mom's hot" song; it's a "I've got problems" song.

    It begins like a mantra, obsessively: "Stacy's mom has got it goin' on", over and over.

    In the first verse, the narrator starts off innocuously enough, but his intent (as he soon clumsily betrays) is manipulation. He is forward with Stacy in an attempt to get over to her house, "smoothly" inserting his real intent ("Did your mom get back from her business trip?") before dropping the first, uh, uncomfortable moment: "Is she there or is she trying to give me the slip?" The mom is on a business trip; there's no reason to believe she would be trying to "give the slip" to her teenage beau. (And even if she were, the narrator seems to have no problem disrespect that wish.)

    The pre-chorus "I'm not the little boy I used to be" indicates some background: the narrator likely has a long-term history with Stacy and her family, from when he was a "little boy". Sounds like he's developed some sort of attachment from afar. He uses the childish self-assertion of maturity to assure that he's "grown-up" enough to be a suitable mate for Stacy's mom, even in the face of adversity. (Seeing "adversity" in every aspect of life strikes me, personally, as a very "teenage" and immature mindset. "I know it might be wrong but" would win no points for me.)

    The next verse is really the narrator making a case for why Stacy's mom, in his mind, is mutually returning his interest. He's out there, mowing the lawn, the mom comes out (in admittedly compromising attire) and suddenly he's on cloud 9 because she seems to be really studying him. Then she says, "You missed a spot over there." For any normal person, this would be the realization that they're being silly. She wasn't "staring" at him. She was noticing a patch of grass that he missed and bringing it to his attention. And still, this is the "reason" why he can "tell she liked [him]".

    Finally we get to the big, albeit subtle, reveal: "I know that you think it's just a fantasy / but since your dad walked out your mom could use a guy like me". There we have it! The event! His half-assed acknowledgement that this must appear to other people as a fantasy, but in actuality, he intends to fill the role left empty by the absence of Stacy's father.

    This happened early, it would seem, and likely the impetus for the narrator's obsessive attachment to Stacy's family. He's clearly had an adoring relationship with her family since he was a boy, and I submit that, in the wake of the father's retreat -- he constructed a sexualized, fantasy scenario wherein he saves the family (the mom, specifically) from this betrayal.

    That final reveal builds in a discordant crescendo and ... then silence. It drops flat. The narrator is too far lost in his reverie, however, and, the secret out, he explodes into the final chorus of declarations of his intent; manic, obsessive declaration of his love; and unanswered assertions that, sorry Stacy, even though (as he seems to indicate) you love me, I'm tied inextricably to your mother.

    The narrator is nuts. He's living in a potentially dangerous, neurotic, fantasy world. This song, like the rest of the album, exists within this veil of suburban mundanity and, as such, sounds light-hearted and harmless. The whole thing is much darker than it seems, and you're stunting your appreciation of this art if you don't read between the lines!
    Dabizion April 10, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthaha this song is hilarious...and really catchy too:)
    sweetness855on July 02, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentProbably one of hte most catchy songs I have ever heard. It just has an excellent hook.
    Ramagammaon April 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentagreed. but, did anyoen realize this band has like actually good songs too? not just pop ones? i was thoroughly surprised adn very happy. listen to fire island.
    scarletbegonianbon April 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song might be disturbing if you really think about the lyrics but it's really catchy and you'll always find yourself singing it!
    Angelkelly120190on May 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI AM COMPLETLEY OBSESSED WITH THIS SONG! Somebody dedicated it to me anomonously at the Valentine's Dance. Hmm.
    crashnburn5436on May 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love thissong too the video is good too
    chinchillaon May 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a good song, but not one of their best. It's a shame that people will remember them for this and not Amity Gardens or Fine Day For A Parade.
    folk_foolon June 06, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti haven't heard any other songs from this band but this song is the kind of song that gets stuck in your head for days...this song is pretty pop...which i usually don't like but i liked it when i first heard it cuz was so catchy and had almost creepy (yet original!) lyrics...then they started playing it everywhere and it just got old...
    crimsontear900on June 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is funny... the video is funny... but i like Mexican Wine better... but fountains of wayne is awesome.. i guess no one really has differring opinions about the song haha we all know its about stacy's mom ... all the guys i know think this one kids mom is so hot i think its funny because after i found out about that i heard this song haha... oh man
    Valerizzleon June 28, 2004   Link

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