"(I'm So) Waldo P. Emerson Jones" as written by Eddie Argos and Dyan Genevra Valdes....
You kids have such short memories
Last year you looked right through me
I was just a little man
But I used a lot of "Yes, I can!"

I used to watch and wonder how
At all the girls you would wow
But when you tried hard, then you find
That it's just a state of mind

Now, I'm so Waldo P. Emerson Jones
While you spent the summer topping up your tan
I was working on my image, now I'm a self made man
I could fill a notebook with all the paths I could have taken

I used to watch and wonder how
At all the girls you would wow
But when you tried hard Then you find
That it's just a state of mind

Now I'm so (Waldo P. Emerson Jones)
Waldo P. Emerson Jones (Waldo P. Emerson Jones)

It's not that drastic, I suppose
Just a hair cut and some different clothes
You don't change much when you change your name
You just feel better about being the same

I used to watch and wonder how
At all the girls you would wow
But when you tried hard, then you find
That it's just a state of mind

Now I'm so (Waldo P. Emerson Jones)
Waldo P. Emerson Jones (Waldo P. Emerson Jones)
Waldo P. Emerson Jones, at your service


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    Song MeaningA response to "Waldo P. Emerson Jones" by the Archies, in which a smooth, popular guy impresses all the girls and makes everybody else look bad. The response comes from Waldo's perspective: he was once the unpopular kid in school, but spent summer redoing his image, changed his name to Waldo P. Emerson Jones and became the smooth talker from the original song.
    Vague Ranton February 20, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningIn Eddie's words:
    The Archies can't figure out Waldo P. Emerson Jones, a new character on the block who impresses all of their girlfriends and generally shows everyone up. The Everybody Was In The French Resistance ... Now! version tells Waldo's side — he was a little-known "nerd" at their school who spent the summer reinventing himself and came back with added confidence, a new haircut and a much cooler name (Waldo P. Emerson Jones is clearly not the name his mother gave him).
    Vague Ranton February 20, 2010   Link

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