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Leave me alone
I won't pick up the phone
And I won't listen to messages
Sent by someone who calls up and says:
'I don't like how you're living my life
Get yourself a wife
Get yourself a job
You're living a dream
Don't you be a slob
Slob, slob

Leave me again
Don't hang out in my den
Waiting for little proofs to appear
That I drank some of grandaddy's beer
'I don't like how you're living my life
Get yourself a wife
Get yourself a job
You're living a dream
Don't you be a slob
Slob, slob

And I won't listen to messages
Sent by someone who calls up and says:
'I don't like how you're living my life
Get yourself a wife
Get yourself a job
You're living a dream
Don't you be a slob
Slob, slob, slob


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  • +1
    General Commentweezer fans don't tell rivers to get a wife and a job, and that he's living a dream. I don't understand how that conclusion could be reached. It's literal, someone calls him on the phone and tells him these things. Presumably it's someone who's trying to solve his problem with depression. Parents usually think people get depressed because they don't have a wife or a job, and they're just looking out for their children. Children then get extremely upset at the concept that someone thinks what they're doing is somehow wrong, and take extreme offense to the parents. It's a control game.

    The problem is that Rivers really is an extremely immature crybaby. If I were his dad and I didn't give a shit about the fact that he was a successful musician, and just looked at how much of a whining, depressed wreck he is, I'd probably tell him to get a life too.

    This is the best song on this album.
    iceburnon January 18, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOh my god. The guitars, Rivers' voice... I wanna have sex with this song. :)
    As for what it's about, I'm guessing your general 'parents don't want you to be a rock star' thing.
    reiko7176on May 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentuh well me and my brother spent a long time discussing this song and we figured rivers was probably talking about his fans (since he seems to pretty much hate them nowadays i guess)... but then it sounds pretty personal, so maybe he's talking about himself?
    takemyplaceon April 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this is the best song on maladroit. its got an excellent sound to it. i love the chord progression when he's saying, "slob, slob slob". as for it being about his opinion of fans i doubt it. i think its more about someone he knows that its criticizing his life, calling it a joke. its probably some father figure that wants rivers to live out the life that the father never had. living vicariously through rivers.
    kamaswamion May 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'i don't like how you're living my life' is a classic line
    mrcleanon May 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about what Rivers went through in the four years between pinkerton and the green album. everyone must have been on his back to do something with his life. anyways, that's what i think...
    xpankfrisston May 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about what Rivers went through in the four years between pinkerton and the green album. everyone must have been on his back to do something with his life. anyways, that's what i think...
    xpankfrisston May 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmaybe he's pissed...but does he really have to take it out on his fans? he's transformed into this like totally scary lumberjack rivers (note the beard) what happened to the geeky harvard undergrad who shared his sexual frustrations and weird asian girl fetish. any takers?
    like you meant iton May 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmaybe he's pissed...but does he really have to take it out on his fans? he's transformed into this like totally scary lumberjack rivers (note the beard) what happened to the geeky yet friendly harvard undergrad who shared his sexual frustrations and weird asian girl fetish? or was he always such a bitch?
    like you meant iton May 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentto be honest i think he has good reason to be mad at his fans. he writes pinkerton, his most personal stuff ever, and what do the fans do? not buy the album, and the critics maul it. who wouldn't feel slightly hurt by this? and now weezer are back and everyone is saying how wonderful pinkerton was and how the new stuff should be more like it, i can see how that would make him just a little mad. rock on Rivers, don't listen to us mere mortals.
    xpankfrisston May 15, 2002   Link

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