I’m alright, things look good to me
Girls I know still come up to me
Friends of mine always saying that
“Yeah, she’s cool, but I just don’t see you guys together”
But I love you just the way you aren’t
Yeah, I love you just the way you aren’t

Your hair’s red, I like blonde girls
And you’re tall, I like short ones
And you’re quiet, I like girls who shoot their mouth off
And you’re skinny, get fat!
But I love you just the way you aren’t
Yeah, I love you just the way you aren’t

And I long for you like a payday
When I got lots of bills to pay (bills to pay)
And I’ll find ya should you run away
I could try to change you
You could change me to
But how come every time I meet a girl that’s cute
I end up comparing her to you

You like me, that’s okay with me
But I prefer girls who despise me
You’re a vegan, that’s gonna be a problem
See I’m a Ziggen, we only drink shampoo!
But I love you just the way you aren’t
Yeah, I love you just the way you aren’t

And I long for you like a payday
When I got lots of bills to pay (bills to pay)
And I’ll find ya should you run away
I could try to change you
You could change me to
But how come every time I meet a girl that’s cute
I end up with a girl who’s just like you
Yeah, I love you just the way you aren’t
Yeah, I love you just the way you aren’t



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  • +1
    General CommentThis band is one of my current favorites.
    they have lots of surf rock style music together witha few excellent songs like "theres something about a waitress" this one
    DebtServiceron May 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThese funny guys write a lot of tongue-in-cheek songs. This is one. It seems to be about the kind of "love" that renders you completely, tragically, shockproof unrealistic. The kind of love that nice, smart girls who really ought to know better sometimes develop for bad boy losers who end up killing them. But this one is upbeat and silly- like nothing too bad is going to happen to this foolish guy. He'll just pine way too long for the wrong girl- again- while countless better choices pass under his nose daily. Many guys (and girls, for that matter) are like this.

    Surfer Beto
    surferbetoon August 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAccording to the Ziggens' official website, this song is actually called "Just the Way You Aren't."
    JohnnyLurgon October 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe Ziggens kill it on this track! They've always been a fun, funny, and not too serious band, but this was a great parody of pop love songs. The Ziggens are really good, and hardly anyone has listened to their catalog. Needless to say, it's really good for the most part.
    komickazeon June 07, 2017   Link

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