city streets at night
can be so intimidating
I'm not the toughest guy
I gotta keep my eyes open
you came out of nowhere

man you really freak me out
I'm so afraid of you
and when I lose my cool
I dont know what to do
I know you dont mean no harm
you're just doing your thing
but man, you really freak me out

did I hurt you
are you ok
can I buy you a drink
ah ah ah ah ah ahhhh
what's the world coming to

man you really freak me out
I'm so afraid of you
and when I lose my cool
I dont know what to do
I know you dont mean no harm
you're just doing your thing
but man, you really freak me out

I'm going to try to improve my manners
everyone, yes everyone is my friend

city streets at night
city streets at night
'till the morning light
city streets at night

man you really freak me out
I'm so afraid of you
and when I lose my cool
I dont know what to do
I know you dont mean no harm
you're just doing your thing
but man, you really freak me out


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  • +1
    General CommentI always figured it was about about a socially-phobic guy being uneasy when meeting strangers.
    peppermintFGon April 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentActually, this song is about a spider. This is a great song, and a new step for weezer. I love the harmonica in the bride.
    jasonporter16on April 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love the way rivers sounds on the chorus

    this is by far one of the top 5 best songs on Mb

    and i can really see how jasonporter16 can infere it's about a spider but is there any concrete evidence to it such as river's quoting or something.

    id love to hear the story behind the song

    i know the album isnt out yet but damn more ppl should on weezer
    fiddyknowsitbeston April 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBrian said it was about a spider in an interview, but I think he was just messing with us. It seems to me that it's just about meeting a sketchy looking person in the city at night and being freaked out, and then later realizing he's actually a nice guy and feeling bad.
    Wrapidon April 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of the better song on MAke Believe, thought MB owned as an album
    Morviton April 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe lyrics aren't great, but the way this song sounds is hypnotic. there's no reason why it should've made me cry but it did.
    mrcleanon April 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is my favorite song on make believe. i have heard it's about a spider also, which i think makes the song hilarious....and it makes sense
    fallonmarie813on May 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSave for the 'can i buy you a drink' line, the spider thing really makes sense. Even if Brian was "jk-ing", I wouldn't put it past Rivers to write a song about a Spider.
    astroboton May 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI may be entirely off-base here, but I think this is a political song. There is nothing in the lyrical content to verify the fact, and I wouldn't expect Rivers to write something so transparent anyhow.
    Regardless, the first time I heard it, it struck me that it was about prejudicial treatment of middle-easterners in North America, and also at the same time about what the U.S. is doing overseas. The following verse stands out:
    "did i hurt you
    are you ok
    can i buy you a drink
    ah ah ah ah ah ahhhh
    whats the world coming to"
    Its just a hunch, however. Don't take it too seriously.
    Th0rnon May 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the line "i know you dont mean no harm" safely excludes this from being about middle easterners.
    Fixxxer169on May 19, 2005   Link

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