I know I should get next to you
You've got a look that makes me think you're cool
But it's just sexual attraction
Not somethin' real so I'd rather keep wackin'
Why bother? it's gonna hurt me
It's gonna kill when you desert me
This happened to me twice before
It won't happen to me anymore
I've known a lot of girls before
What's the harm in knowin' one more?
Maybe we could even get together
Maybe you could break my heart next summer
It's a crying shame I'm all alone
Not with you, nor her, nor anyone
Won't you knock me on my head
Crack it open let me out of here


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    General CommentWow... I can't believe nobody's commented on this. Haha, I can definitly relate to this song. Except the "rather be whackin'" part. But, yeah, I always see a guy or something that I think is cute and I'm like "whoa, I like him" but then I realize I don't know him. I think in this song Rivers is talking about little crushes that he doesn't wanna have because he knows it won't end well.
    emo_SavestheDayon April 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is my theme song. It seems everytime I get close to a girl I end up getting my heart broken, so, for now I've given up, Why bother its gonna hurt me
    MyNameIsMud84on June 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWow... I can't believe nobody's commented on this. Haha, I can definitly relate to this song. Except the "rather be whackin'" part. But, yeah, I always see a guy or something that I think is cute and I'm like "whoa, I like him" but then I realize I don't know him. I think in this song Rivers is talking about little crushes that he doesn't wanna have because he knows it won't end well.
    emo_SavestheDayon April 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgood call SavestheDay (one of my favorite bands by the way...everyone check them out)
    getchoo uh-huhon April 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe story of my life.... sob
    TheCuomoTheoryon April 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree, this song is easy to relate to. All about crushes based on pure sexual attraction that wont end pretty, so why even try.
    NoOtherOneon May 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about being attracted to someone physcially. Yet, as in real situations, Rivers shows that sometimes you get so wrapped up in the physical attraction that you start attaching real emotions to the desire. Eventually, you may get with the person, but in the long run, there was never anything there, leaving you hurt. But at the time, you're focused on that attraction and dont see the potential hurt!
    **I've known a lot of girls before
    What's the harm in knowin' one more?
    Maybe we could even get together
    Maybe you could break my heart next summer**
    Dade322on May 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAn ode to those little superficial "relationships" that everyone seems to go through, or crushes, or what have you. You're single for a while, meet someone, want to jump their bones, but stop yourself from doing that because you foresee the consequences, and don't feel like dealing with it. So you go home and masturbate. Nothing wrong there, but it is a pain in the bum. Add in some little moral about how easy it is to lump people together, etc. Love this song.
    BondGirl007on June 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti TOTALLY agree with dade322, if only a certain person i know could realize that and not hurt himself..
    weezergirlon June 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfuck relationships
    skennedy97on June 18, 2002   Link

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