said the man
who feel him a fool
for he be the wiseman
for the man
who don't think he's a fool he
control his destiny
but he's too cool for himself
for himself
for himself
all i need
is something to keep me movin' on
in a world
where violence reigns
and everybody seems so strange to me
said the man
who feel him a fool
for he be the wise man
for the man
who dont feel him a fool he
control his destiny
yeah he's too cool for himself
for himself
for himself
oh
this weapon of destruction
swallows peoples suffering
and no confusion
you aint winnin' if your losin'
we don't need
said the man
who feel him a fool he
for he be the wiseman
for the man
who don't think he's a fool he
control his destiny
but he's too cool for himself
for himself
for himself
oh


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    General CommentI think the meaning of this song is that the man that thinks hes a fool is wiser than a man who doesn't. The real fool is the one who thinks he controls is destiny. By thinking he is in control he doesn't practice any humility in his life and relies only upon himself. The man that knows he doesn't have all the answers to life is the much wiser person. Knowledge is really knowing that you don't know!!!!!! If you believe you have all the answers like the man who doesn't feel hes a fool you have a big ego and it makes you to cool for yourself. You are unable to admit your mistakes as well as admit you don't know everything. Favorite slightly stoopid song!!!!!!
    otis2010on June 15, 2011   Link
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    General Commenti always took it as that the man who might think he's a fool is the wiseman, even though he may not know it. and the one who is full of himself is just kind of hopeless in that he doesnt realize that he isnt the wiseman he thinks he is. and the one singing about this is just observing this ignorance and violence and such..
    kiersten ohmanon September 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song to me is saying to the man who feels out of place and dislikes these times of craziness in society, destruction, hate and violence. That the one who who will stand on his own and not follow others is the wise man. Why isn't anyone posting or adding new songs to SS? They are phenominal.
    Macboyon January 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song to me is saying to the man who feels out of place and dislikes these times of craziness in society, destruction, hate and violence. That the one who who will stand on his own and not follow others is the wise man. Why isn't anyone posting or adding new songs to SS? They are phenominal.
    Macboyon January 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah its about feeling out of place, but not for the "wise man"... The wise man is a guy who is arrogant and thinks he is a lot cooler than he really is, and the singer is feeling out of place because he is the only one who sees reality.
    chrissy27on April 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is sayin that violence is to prominent in society, and people look at it as a cool thing, but the man who disagrees with violence is the wiseman
    stp1993on December 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI couldnt agree more with you kiersten Ohman. You are right.
    mallorypmmon February 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the first song I've heard from Slightly Stoopid a few years ago and i have been hooked ever since...and kiersten ohman is right about the meaning of this song
    LongIslandSurfon April 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI feel that in this song, the singer is the only one who sees the true arrogance in the wiseman. Although, others look up to him and follow him, the wiseman is not truely wise and possibly represents something larger like the government or just a leader in general that does not see things clearly. "You aint winnin if you loosin"
    emcgodfather87on April 29, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthanks guys. i think im going to sing a cover for it soon... first time performer here.
    one part that confuses me is 'he control his destiny'. but i think it could mean something that i do agree with... the man who thinks so much of himself, he can make things happen the way he wants, but that may not be the most wise choice.
    dont really know, just a thought.
    kiersten ohmanon July 06, 2008   Link

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