whats the deal
with my brain
why am I so obviously insane
in a perfect situation
I led love down the drain

theres the pitch
slow and straight
all i have to do is swing
and i'm a hero
but i'm a zero

hungry nights
once again
now its getting unbelievable

cause I could not have it better
but i just can't get no play
from the girls
all around
as they search the night for someone to hold on to

and just pass through

singin ah-AHHHHHHHHHHH

get your hands
off the girl
can't you see that she belongs to me
and i don't appreciate this
excess company

though i can't satisfy
all the needs she has and so she starts to wander
can you blame her?

singin ah-AHHHHHHHHHHHH

tell me theres a logic out there
leading me to better prepare
for the day that something really special might come

tell me theres some hope for me
i don't want to be lonely

for the rest of my days on the earth

ah-AHHHHHHHHHHh
ah-AHHHHHHHHH
singin AH-AHHHHHHHHHHH



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  • +2
    My Interpretation:This song is obviosly about a guy (like me) who likes a girl and is sure that the girl likes him back however (like me) he instead of makeing a move gets scared and choses to do nothing and is sad about it later that night.
    HopelessBlondeDudeon May 22, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Everyone can (or will someday) relate to this song. While I normally stick to the blue and pinkerton albums, this song is fantastic. they played it at a show in hartford, ct a few weeks ago and it was great.
    Undyon September 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:just started really gettin into this album, but i believe this one, beverly hills and Freak me out are the best on Make Believe. the meaning of the song is pretty obvious though. It's about a guy who can't seem to ever step up, he know's what he has to do, but he doesn't as far as getting the girl goes.
    josephRaymondon April 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:One of the more self explanatory songs on Make Believe.
    A guy likes this girl, and the girl senses that he does ("though I can't satisfy all the needs she has..."), but he fails to make a move, and just let her drift out there. Eventually, she "starts to wander." The dude then feels hopeless etcetera etcetera.

    Damn, I can totally friggen relate. The girl I liked is so hot now! Shoulda made a move when I had the chance.
    BurndtToaston April 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:i think this song's gonna be Make Believe's second single
    Morviton April 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Best song on the album.... hands down....

    The intro rocks nicely.

    Make believe is awesome to the max
    MsTaR1981on May 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Wow this is a great song.. haha its my favorite song on the album. But im not a man! This completes the album of course. And who ever put the lyrics on ruined the song. is it possible to fix it!? The 30 sec. solo rocks then again. I think Rivers wants to be tree hugger.
    WeezerNationon May 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:It's basically what BurndtToast said, and I really like the analogy of baseball in the beginning to get the point across.

    It's really funny that my friend had me listen to this song because this just happened to me and the girl is now with someone else while I'm still alone. Ah well.
    agentdomon May 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I love this song; one of my favourites on the new album.

    The meaning is pretty obvious, I think it's meant to be taken literally: he had his chance with a girl but he didn't make his move, and now he's crushed cause she's with someone else.

    I think most people can relate to this song in some way or another (I know I can).
    Daivdon May 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This was the first song off of Make Believe I listened to (well, there was also BvH, but that really doesn't count) and it was the first song that I really liked as soon as I got all of the songs downloaded. I didn't really think that it was a very good album, but I really liked this one song. It stuck out. Well now I like (almost) all of the songs and this continues to be one of my favorite songs.
    truffleshuffle20on May 25, 2005   Link

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