All the cool kids keep enthusiasm rationed
Right down to the last explosive ounce,
But I'd rather indulge my many passions
Even if my squaritude's a little too pronounced.

Perhaps I do not strike you as a geek
Without the horn-rimmed glasses and knee-high argyle socks,
But nerdery is more than wardrobe deep
And I'm a nerd down in my heart and that's where nerdhood rocks.

I'm better aquainted than a good girl aught to be
With Aragorn and Yo-Saf-Bridge and Warf and HAL and Han,
But you don't really know me and my culture don't control me
So don't you pigeonhole me 'cause my phaser's set to stun!

I have been a nerd since long before I could have heard
That bookish girls should look and act a certain way,
And I'll still be a geek when I am utterly antique
Because I do not care what normal people say.

My superpower's draining fun from parties,
But if I am a misfit then I'm in good company
With Auden, Austen, Hawking, Galileo, and Van Gogh,
And countless other weirdos whom you really ought to know.

So stow your expectations: no, I won't fix your PC,
And I don't mind being underrated or ignored.
The world is much too interesting to entertain ennui
And I won't ever play it cool so I won't ever once be bored.

Oh, I have been a nerd since before anyone heard
That pale and scrawny was the latest fashion trend,
And I'll still be a geek after nobody thinks it's chic
Because I don't require approval in the end

In aught-four, D-Kwon's Dance Grooves swept the country,
And suddenly old moon boots were Italian haute couture.
TIME magazine reported that our time had finally come.
I guess they didn't know that we already run the world!

I have been a nerd since my first five syllable word,
And no TV series or movie changes that.
And I'll still be a geek now "Vote for Pedro"'s so last week.
I do not care whether Milan endorses plaid.

I have been a nerd since long before anyone heard
That pale and scrawny was the latest fashion trend,
And I'll still be a geek after nobody thinks it's chic
Because I don't require approval in the end.

I have been a nerd since long before anyone heard
That pale and scrawny was the latest fashion trend.
And I'll still be a geek after nobody thinks it's chic.
You will find that I have nothing to defend.

No, I don't require approval in the end…


Lyrics submitted by tannalalynn, edited by whyhat

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