You'll never be
A better kind
If you don't
Leave the world behind

Waste my days,
Drown aways
It's just the thought of you
In love with someone else
It breaks my heart to see you hangin' from your shelf

You'll never do
The things you want
If you don't move
And get a job

Waste my days
Drown aways
It's just the thought of you
In love with someone else
It breaks my heart
To see you hangin' from a shelf

Oh girl
When I'm in love
With you
Keep fishin'
If you feel it's true
There's nothing much that we can do
To save you from yourself

Waste my days
Drown aways
It's just the thought of you
In love with someone else
It breaks my heart
To see you hangin' from a shelf

Oh girl
When I'm in love with you
Keep Fishin'
If you feel it's true
There's nothing much that we can do to
Save you from Yourself

You'll never be
A better king
You'll never be
A better Kind
whoa ohh...
whoa ohh...
(Waste my days...
Waste my days...)



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    General Comment:I though this was Songmeanings.net not Songilovethissoongsomuch.net
    ArmlessGunslingeron July 27, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:heeyy could someone please answer about the fucking hanging from your shelf part?? at least 2 other people asked about it and everyone passed on that one.. or is it that everyone is so intrested and worried about river beard that they dont even care about understanding the fucking song cause it looks cute anyway? or is it too hard to type weezer rocks (even when u dont seem to know why cause u cant understand the fucking lyrics) and some explanaition too? cut the whole sht of kissing rivers ass hell probably never read this so dont even boughter.. but i rather talk about the song and clear everiones doubts.. this is not a fuckin forum im getting sick of this shit! anyway i thing it might mean getting it metaphoricly ( is it well writen??) something like hidding like a lobster in a shelf.. like covering herself.. it breaks his heart to see her go to the safe no matter what shes loosin (that would be him i guess) so lets try to focus here i think its veru very cool to have this chance of interpretation and sharing.. lets not fuck the whole thing with cheesy corny useless stufs..
    veritoon January 16, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:Hanging from the shelf: Hanging on the edge of life IE near suicide.
    JAStewarton January 17, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:Hey! Just thought I would Share what I thought this song means instead of expressing my love for Rivers, with or without his beard.

    I think this is not a sad song, but just an emotional song that has a tiny bit of desperation. He obviously loves her but probably the relationship needs a little change.
    Who ever it is Rivers is talking about, he can't live without her.

    I am not quite sure what the shelf means, probably like what others have said. He hates to see her in an insecure state.

    Peace Out. Weezer ROCKS!
    Hopeless_SSon February 06, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:kt_sd, Pinkerton has cussing and sex talk galore. One of the many reasons it's my least favorite of the Weezer albums.
    bumpygrimeson July 17, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:I interpret the "hanging from a shelf" line as in it breaks his heart to see her 'up for grabs', so to speak, instead of with him, as in she is on display in a store or something. He can't stand to think of her in love with someone else so obviously he doesn't like the idea of other guys thinking about having a relationship with her. Since she won't go out with him, she is technically 'on disply' or 'back on the market' or whatever the phrase is. It has NOTHING to do with suicide or hanging somebody.
    clockworkon March 11, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:RE the "It breaks my heart to see you hanging from your shelf" - She has a boyfriend, and it breaks his heart that she's been put away on this shelf where he can't get her. Kinda like in Toy Story when Woody's put on the shelf out of the way.

    Incredible lyrics, incredible tune, incredible video, incredibly hot lead man. Not so much now with the beard, though.

    I can so relate -___-"
    starkravingleftyon April 28, 2009   Link
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    General Comment:This is a great singalong song! IMO this is up there with anything off Blue
    infidelon April 18, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:yea, of all weezer's new songs, this one is one of my favorites. =w= rocks!
    creedspazzon May 07, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:i think this song should have been the first single off maladroit, instead of dope nose.
    weezerific:cutleryon May 12, 2002   Link

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