"Slacker" as written by James Bourne and Michael Raphel....
My friend's a computer hacker
But in school everybody said he was a slacker
He writes science fiction novels
He builds whole towns and villages from cola bottles

He does equations just for fun
Eats low carb ice cream with his Mum
Sews Cub Scout badges on his sweater

He's just a feeling you ignore
A dumb computer hacker
Trash can on the floor
A pitiful disaster
Cried to sleep at night
When he never got it right
'cause he never realized
It doesn't even matter
Later on in life
He's drowning in his laughter
Three kids and a wife
He's happy ever after
Stoked to be alive
With his dream up at NASA
Loving everyday
Well, I guess it really pays to be a slacker

He stays up all night playing Tetris
Asteroids, Pacman written on his 'games to get' list
Wasted nights spent up in his bedroom
Tough times, long nights
Must have been a lot to get through

He's getting sharp pains in his wrist
In his world girlfriend's don't exist
Can't even get an ad on 'My Space'
(poor guy)

He's just a feeling you ignore
A dumb computer hacker
Trash can on the floor
A pitiful disaster
Cried to sleep at night
When he never got it right
'Cause he never realized
It doesn't even matter
Later on in life
He's drowning in his laughter
Three kids and a wife
He's happy ever after
Stoked to be alive
With his dream up at NASA
Loving everyday
Well, I guess it really pays to be a slacker

He's the one all alone in despair
He's the one who thinks life isn't fair
He's the one sitting right over there
He's the lonely guy on the side
Looking kinda shy
You could see him ride
Passing by on a pedal bike
He's the funny type
Kinda like 'Napoleon Dynamite'

He's just a feeling you ignore
A dumb computer hacker
Trash can on the floor
A pitiful disaster
Cried to sleep at night
When he never got it right
'Cause he never realized
It doesn't even matter
Later on in life
He's drowning in his laughter
Three kids and a wife
He's happy ever after
Stoked to be alive
With his dream up at NASA
Loving everyday
Well, I guess it really pays to be a slacker

It pays to be a slacker!
(And that's the truth)


Lyrics submitted by J0K3R

"Slacker" as written by James Elliot Bourne Michael Raphael

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Commenttbh this song is just well funny =]

    but... you know the pain in his wrist thing... is that like hes slit his wrist... cause i thought that this song was just kinda funny... but thats kind adeep and serious... so yeah i wasnt sure =]
    Takemetoneverlandon July 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think the pain in the wrist part is carpal tunnel syndrome or something. :)

    I like this song. ^^
    atomichronon September 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think that it means, as a kid, this kid was considered as being one of those goof off kids, and he never did anything, and no one thought he would ever amount to doing anything anymore than doing what he did in his teenage years, but as he got older, his old ways paid off.. like being on the computer most of the time, he got to be really good at the computer systems, so he amounted to more than anyone would have thought he would have ever done in his entire life as a "slacker".. But, that's really the truth. People who are slackers in high school, usually become geniuses or something of that nature... But, that's just me.. This song is the sex. And it is hilarious too.
    andthescenefades21on September 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIf you remember, James from Son Of Dork is a big fan of the 'Back To The Future' movies. This song is about a character from those movies, George McFly, a geek who is accused of being a 'slacker' by his teachers. The character does many of the the things mentioned in this song in the movie, and he does indeed end up 'drowning in his laughter' with 'three kids and a wife'. They've kinda updated it though, as it was set in the 1950's when MySpace didn't exist.
    rather_shyon January 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWowo i never knew any of that stuff ^. was just always guessing wat the song meant lol.
    hayles89on October 11, 2007   Link

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