"Something Is Not Right with Me" as written by and Jonathan Russell Matthew Aveiro....
Something is not right with me! [Repeat: x3]
How was I supposed to know?
Something is not right with me! [Repeat: x3]
Trying not to let it show!

I tried to call you collect
You said you would not accept
Your friends are laughing cause
No body uses pay phones

Gave me quarters to select
So I'm on the jukebox again
People dancing
Should of never chose "Girlfriend"


[Repeat: x3]
Crash into the people who're
Sleeping late into the evening
Reach behind they can hardly find their spines

You said you do like because
I try to be the best of
It was smokey but it died in your front yard

You find out who's dating who
But when it comes to you
Hope is pulling punches
With different ways in my mind

Lyrics submitted by cartoon violence, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"Something is Not Right With Me" as written by Matthew Cole Aveiro Jonathan Bo Russell

Lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing

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    General CommentTo patbenatar: Something is not right with you. ;)

    You guys always think a song is either about being gay or about drugs. There's more to life, ya know? I think y'all have been brainwashed by Mom, Dad and the Mass Media.
    That said, this song isn't particularly deep or anything. Still a good song, tho.

    'Girlfriend' is one of the greatest power pop songs of all time. It's the title track of the f'n brilliant 1991 Matthew Sweet album. The real beauty/passion of the song is in the guitars so, if you wanna relate, you should hear it -- not just read the lyrics.
    I want to love somebody
    I hear you need somebody to love
    I want to love somebody
    I hear you're looking for someone to love

    'Cause you need to
    Be back in the arms of a good friend
    And I need to
    Be back in the arms of a girlfriend

    I didn't know nobody
    And then I saw you coming my way
    I didn't know nobody
    And then I saw you coming my way

    Don't you need to
    Be back in the arms of a good friend
    Oh 'cause honey believe me
    I'd sure love to call you my girlfriend


    And I'm never gonna set you free
    No, I'm never gonna set you free

    gave me quarters to select
    a song on the the jukebox that gets
    people dancing, should have never chose "Girlfriend"

    Dude is saying that he played the song "Girlfriend" on the jukebox.
    artmavenon March 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit's like jacobstorm said, the song is about someone who doesn't fit in with the cool kids & hipsters. I think it's a pretty straightforward meaning really. About the superficiality and fickleness of the social scene, people concerned with knowing who's dating whom and following every new fad, everyone afraid to stand out from the crowd (spineless) or have any quirks. This guy is trying to keep up and be accepted by this crowd (maybe a girl in particular) but Doing It Wrong. He chooses a cheesy song on the jukebox, buys a car he thinks will be impressive and retro but just splutters and dies, uses an embarrassingly old skool method of communication (payphone). All his attempts get him ridiculed. I think he recognises the futility of it all & is glad he's not affected by shallow concerns even if that makes him uncool.

    I like how this little song is so uptempo and humorous, it makes me smile. I've always seen CWK as a very down-to-earth band too, quite old fashioned in a way, so maybe it could be applied to them generally favouring substance over style and not trying to be something they're not.
    discomb0bulatedon May 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI couldn't really understand anything after the second chorus. Any help would be appreciated.
    cartoon violenceon July 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDidn't like this song when I first heard it, but's it's really grown on me.

    What's with the beginning though? It sounds like some French techno stuff going on.
    Miraclemanon August 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSurprisingly great song! Can't wait to hear the new album
    Starlight152on August 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song...

    totally remind me of an old friend who always use collect calls :D
    bring back memories...good old days lol

    can't wait for the rest of the album
    indiedianeon August 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti adore this song :))
    drowningxdollieon September 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlisten to the Richard Swift remix of this song... it's so fun!
    endloston September 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment[?]= i thought a bit about that

    great 2nd record
    life_aint_chesson September 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthe third verse is "you said that you liked old cars, i got a beat up ..???"... i assume it's the name of the car, i just can't figure out which one he's saying.
    mattyharmon September 26, 2008   Link

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