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chess is such a difficult game
so many pieces
so many squares where you can go
so few promises

never you mind all the others
anticipating your next move
i know it's hard, 'cause you got a lot to do

street signs and traffic lights
ever confusin' me sure
stop light go light "no u turn"
where's the goddamn exit?

never you mind all the others
influencing your next move
i know it's hard, but you got a lot to do

la la la la la la la
la la la la la la la
la la la la la la la
la la la la la la la

sex and drugs and rock and roll
pieces lie rockin' for you
this puzzle can't be done wrong
so come along while you can

never you mind all the others
anticipating your next move
never you mind all the others
never you mind what they do
don't let them get you down
'cause if you do, you'll be trapped forever under their shoe
here is a paintbrush of gold
i know it's hard, 'cause you've got a lot to do

la la la la la la la la
la la la la la la
la la la la la la la la
la la la la la la la la
la la la la la la
la la la la la la-ah-ah
la la la la la la la la
la la la la la la


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Chess song meanings
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    General Commentwhat the fuck bubblebug? why are u posting if u think weezer is stupid... you obviously dont know good music or lyrics
    Just a Girlon March 31, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow i've never heard of this song...where is it from?
    SweetSuz00on April 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRivers recorded a bunch of demos of it (~1993), but it was never finished.
    infidelon April 18, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"wow i've never heard of this song!" c'mon weezer is stupid and what non-country song names a song chess?! Geeks return!!!!!!
    Bubblebug26on May 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is obviously about life and you shouldnt care about what people think about you
    manyamoreon June 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a great song...i really like the melody..rivers is a pure genius
    weezingmatton August 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentah, the game of love
    iamsoscrewedon April 30, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAwesome song. Great sound.
    konachromeon April 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe first time i heard this i started cracking up. The beginning is quite hilarious. I wish i knew how to play chess...
    buddishon May 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyou ever notice how it is easier to play chess if you're not actually playing, just watching and yelling advice at the people who are trying to concentrate? i think that that is what this song is saying: you're trying to figure out what to do and everyone else says that they can see the solution, you just have to ignore all this and do what you think is right.
    findsomepeaceon December 13, 2005   Link

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