Everytime that I turn around
I just hear the same old thing
Beg to try and bring me back
To the place I couldn't keep

And I'm an asshole, storm the castle
Burn the bridges down to the ground
Take no prisoners, we're just visitors
We don't care about anything

Thats the way these modern dukes will go
It's every man here for himself

Every time that I turn around
I just see the same old crap
Trucks are trying to grease the wheels
So that they can get laid back

But I'm an asshole, storm the castle
Burn the bridges down to the ground
Take no prisoners, we're just visitors
We don't care about anything

That's the way these modern dukes will go
It's every man here for himself

I'm an asshole, storm the castle
Burn the bridges down to the ground
Take no prisoners, we're just visitors
We don't care about anything

I'm an asshole, storm the castle
Burn the bridges down to the ground
Take no prisoners, we're just visitors
We don't care about anything

That's the way these modern dukes will go
It's every man here for himself


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    General Commentdoes no one besides myself just love this song? the chorus alone warrants great praise for its blatant truth. i love this song.
    scheisseon April 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti downloaded a live version of this song, and the quality was really bad. but from what i could hear, it was a pretty cool song! awesome lyrics.
    creedspazzon May 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentit is indeed "a pretty cool song". more than that, even... find a better version! it rocks
    scheisseon June 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI've seen 'em do the song twice live, I think I was the only one who'd heard it last night in SLC. I had to check the lyrics 'cuz all I knew was "Take no prisoners" and "Storm the castle." But I think it's about a lot of these new bands *cough cough* crazytown *cough cough* who have songs that are just "I'm a jerk, but have sex with me anyways 'cuz I'm a rockstar and I don't care." I'm sure Rivers didn't write it about Crazytown 'cuz he plays guitar on one of their new songs, but that's who it made me think of.
    goatboy72on July 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyou heard it live?! i'm so jealous. they've never done it live around here.
    scheisseon July 08, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"Everytime that I turn around
    I just hear the same old thing
    Beg to try and bring me back
    To the place I couldn't keep"

    sounds to me like Rivers is reading all the shit about him on the net or being told to him from his fans, telling him to write more songs like the ones on Blue or Pinkerton. He's saying that they're "begging him to bring it back" To Pinkerton era, when he can't, because he's not feeling the way he did when he wrote that album "To the place I couldn't keep".
    I think people should stop bitching about Green being no good. They say it like the band owes them something, when the band gave them so many good songs i.e. blue and pinkerton. Although I personally think maladroit has some pretty fucking sweet moments (Burnt Jamb). Awesome.
    daveomacon February 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti really don't know why people don't like green or maladroit. they are both awesome. if there is a weezer song that isn't at least great, i haven't heard it, and never will, because its impossible. rivers is a genius. i love this song. there is a different verse and chorus that rivers plays once sometimes. you can get the video of it on weezer.com. it goes something like this, but i'm not positive:

    can we move along to a place where our minds are suited best
    and see whether we'll force our way to the top of all the rest

    give me some room, let me help you, ask the captain, driving the boat
    it's so easy, we can breathe free, strong together, tougher than all
    whybother737on February 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThese lyrics are extremely off. I hear something along the lines of:

    "Every time that I turn around, I just hear the same old thing
    Jerks are trying to ride my back to the place I could be king

    I'm an asshole, storm the castle
    Burn the bridges down to the ground
    Take no prisonders, we're just visitors
    We don't care about anything

    Every time that I turn around I hear the same old crap
    ??? are trying to grease the wheels so that they can get paid back

    I'm an asshole, storm the castle
    Burn the bridges down to the ground
    Take no prisonders, we're just visitors
    We don't care about anything

    That's the way we modern dukes will live
    It's every man here for himself"

    etc,
    IEATFOODOKAYGUYon October 05, 2007   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionI'm not entirely sure what he says in the second half of the first verse, but what is up there is for sure wrong, and given the context of the song, and Rivers' life, this is probably more correct...

    "
    Every time that I turn around I just hear the same old thing
    Jester(s) trying to ride my back to the place I could be king
    "
    themagnetcon August 07, 2010   Link

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