Oh you could have been a diamond
A flicker in the campfire
But what shall you do now
Nothing nothing
YOU WILL DO NOTHING

Oh you could've been the 13 of spades
Destroyer of the jerk-off of hearts
Well you know where shall you go
Nowhere nowhere
YOU WON'T BE ANYWHERE ELSE

I am right, vigorous(?)
You are wrong, pigorous(?)
Holy F holy U holy C-K-O-S-H-A-W-A

Oh you could've been a Modoc
The last free Indians in Washington
500 or 600 girls like you
Spilling their Percocet out on the lava flow

White nerd
What have you learned
White nerd
You let us down (x2)

Oh you could've more anti-yourself
So astoundingly un-silent
Put make-up over your pimples
Will blow us fresh away
La la la la la la

I am un-wrong, vigorous(?)
You are un-right, pigorous(?)
Holy F holy U holy C-K-O-S-H-A-W-A

White nerd
What have you learned
White nerd
You let us down
White nerd
What have you learned
Black nerd
We let you down


Lyrics submitted by plzgirlfriendplz, edited by anameforyou

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    General CommentI see it as more directed at someone else. All this money and effort goes into educating white youth and so little for the "black nerd" (hence letting them down). And what is done with this education you receive? What have you learned? You let us down. You didn't do anything but perpetuate the cycle. You will do nothing.
    Coowon July 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is as much as i could get. second favorite off "women as lovers".

    sad song. just a rant, i think.
    plzgirlfriendplzon January 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think it might be "percocet out on the lava flow". its only a guess though.
    kos-moson January 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOshawa is a city near Toronto, fuck Oshawa apparently!
    monogonon January 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentknowing who/what the song is about is terribly fucking creepy
    sithieon January 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^^ this song is about her.. above.. aagirl... ask her about it. oooooooohhhhhhhhh
    Viscontion January 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"oh you could have been a diamond
    a flicker in the campfire
    but what shall you do now
    nothing, nothing, you will do nothing
    or you could've been the 13 of spades
    destroyer of the jerk-off of hearts
    well you know where should you go
    nowhere nowhere, you won't be anywhere else
    i am right, vigorous (oh yeah!!!)
    you are wrong, pig-orous (oh yeah!!!)
    holy F holy U holy CK
    O-S-H-A-W-A
    oh you could've been a Modoc
    the last free indians in washington
    500 or 600 girls like you
    spilling their Percocet out on the lava flow
    white nerd what have you learned?
    white nerd you let us down
    oh you could've more anti-yourself
    so astoundingly unsilent
    but make-up over your pimples
    will blow us freshhhhhh away
    la la la la la la
    i am unwrong, vigorous (meow!!!)
    you are unright, pig-orous (woof!!! woof!!!)
    black nerd we let you down"
    Coowon January 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've always thought it would be amazing to have a song written about me by Xiu Xiu but now I take that back. Pigorous? I'm not sure I know what that means but it sure doesn't sound nice.
    AppleBombJLPon March 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti feel like this is somehow trying to deal with white guilt, or the guilt of social privilege. to me it seems like the "white nerd" is being yelled at by some faceless figure of authority telling them that they can't stand for anything important because of the experience their privilege costs her/him. maybe has to do with JS wanting to be political but feeling disempowered as a representative of change or a political empathizer bc he's male, american, white and well-read? if so, that's pretty terribly honest. :)

    "pigorous" though? really?
    icvicvicvicvion May 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about racism in the 'nerd' community.
    Crane42on August 03, 2014   Link

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