"Yeah, Whatever" as written by and Waymon Boone....
And you're primitive
And you're cynical to me
And I chewed down on the bit
And almost swallowed it

You sit all alone with your color TV
Your hair starts to glisten
In spite of the fleas
We don't have to stay friends
Let's pretend to be enemies

Yeah, whatever makes you happy
Yeah, whatever makes it beautiful
Yeah, whatever leaves you satisfied
'Cause I'm out of time
For now

And you're paranoid
As you look me up and down
And I'm soaked in gasoline
Mud and ice cream

You sit by the phone
With your tongue hanging out
You cradle the flies in the back of your mouth
We don't have to stay friend
Let's pretend to be enemies

Damned if you do
Fucked if you don't
Damned if you do
What if you won't

You must be aware what you're
Doing to me
We sunk like a stone on a rock
In the sea

We don't have to stay friends
(Not for very long)
We don't have to stay friends
(Just because you're gone)

You get what you want 'cause you won't let it die

Yeah, whatever makes you happy
Yeah, whatever leaves you insecure
Yeah, seems to break you down

'Cause I'm out of time
But I'm feeling fine


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"Yeah, Whatever" as written by Waymon Boone

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    My InterpretationMost of the interpretations of this song are related to either a dog or the second half of a bad relationship, but I disagree with both of them. I think this song takes place after a breakup ('you sit all alone with your color TV;' 'just because you're gone'). She said she still wants to be friends, but she's not over him, so she is acting up ('you get what you do 'cuz you won't let it die'). He says "sure, 'we don't have to be friends,' whatever's best for you" because he's trying to act like he's over her ('but I'm feeling fine'). But he's too quick to agree ('we don't have to stay friends'), and he sounds kind of bitter ('yeah, whatever makes you happy;' 'her hair starts to glisten in spite of the fleas'), so we know he's full of it--he's not over her, either. They're both still sort of in love with each other, but they can't act like it after a breakup, so instead they snipe at each other and pick fights ('let's pretend to be enemies'). It's obvious that they can't keep going like this ('we're sunk like a stone on a rock in the sea') and that they ought to cut off all contact. They're miserable now, but they're still afraid that not seeing each other at all might somehow be worse ('damned if you do, fucked if you don't'). So they both stay in this bitter, post-breakup non-friendship that isn't getting any better, because it's not as scary as change.

    And, being human, he blames her for the whole thing ('you must be aware what you're doing to me').
    WriteBrainedJRon July 09, 2016   Link

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