Sit down, quiet everybody
Got a long way to go
I told you once before that you
Better not stop the show

Keep on, keep on, keep on, keep on
Keep on, keep on, keep on, yeah

If you want me
You can't have me
'Cause you've got to
Understand me

Back off, baby, I'm a loner
Got a lotta things to see
I told you once before that you
Better not take it from me

Keep on, keep on, keep on, keep on
Keep on, keep on, keep on, yeah

If you hate this
Well, I can't blame you
'Cause I'm hurtin'
So I'll flame you

And I've seen this game before
My love walks right to ya door
There ain't no hope for me anymore
Ha ha ha ha

Yeah

If you hate this
Well, I can't blame you
'Cause I'm hurtin'
So I'll flame you

And I've seen this game before
My love walks right to ya door
There ain't no hope for me anymore
Ha ha ha ha

Yeah
Yeah
Yeah


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American Gigolo song meanings
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  • +2
    General CommentThis song leads off Weezers most underapreciated album. although Pinkerton is most underapreciated in the media I think fan-wise its not underrated. when people say " When will Weezer come out with a 3rd great album" I say "listen to Maladroit". Pure amazing song and it starts off a pure rockin amazin album
    Weezerspideron September 26, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOnly 11 comments?
    HOWWWWWW?
    the best song of maladroit!!!
    Lisieon May 10, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta pretty confidant sounding tune with negative lyrics, in true weezer fashion. obviously about river's recent complecitys and his depression, pretty simply put, he feels a "loner" and hes sick of seeing his love "walk straight to youre door" he wraps this feeling up simply stating "there ain;t no hope for me anymore" poor rivers
    just_a_maladroiton May 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe life of a gigolo is a very sad one.
    like you meant iton May 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta great opening song, preparing the fans (Sit down, quiet everybody, got a long way to go) and the critics alike, framing them before they get started. this track is bursting with the energy, just in time for the next one 'Dope Nose', the rock anthem of 'Maladroit.'
    MrNon May 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah this song is awesome. The drums in the beginning are sweet. keep on.
    holysweeton June 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentheh heh....even though I'm a die-hard, pinkerton loving person, I can't help but belt this one out when in my car (that oh so luxurious 1985 skyhawk that I own). On a deeper note, the lyrics seem to evoke maybe a fantasy life, this elusive, confident alpha male that many people think themselves as, or maybe could just be a negative self reflection wrapped up in a catchy tune. Who knows. But if you find yourself in a 1985 skyhawk, belt it out.
    BondGirl007on June 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is one of my favourites off maladroit because it's a nod to the pinkerton-style of his writing, especially with the incredibly frank lyrics. it's definately a dig at the fans i think, because i mean just think of it from Rivers point of view. he writes pinkerton, which has the most personal songs he's ever written on it, and the fans don't buy it and the critics hate it. now, years later the fans are asking him to write more stuff like from pinkerton and i think this is his way of saying "fuck you". especially the 'if you hate this, i don't blame you" line, which is a sarcastic comment saying that people will hate the new album now, only to sing its praises in a few years time. anyways, that's what i think...
    xpankfrisston June 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is SO about pinkerton! i mean, look at it...

    The first bit "sit down...stop the show" is rivers taking control of the situation and making sure everyone is listening, because he's going to keep going whether they are or not.
    "Yeah If you want me, you can't have me. 'Cause I've heard it, "Please accept me" he's turning down the fans either wanting him as an idol or just generally wanting him, as he's had enough of that sort of thing (also see 'tired of sex')
    "Back off...take it from me" is the gigolo role that Rivers put himself in, in that being with other people will just drag him down and stop him doing what he wants to do, which ultimately is making music.

    "If you hate this, I can't blame you because I'm hurting so I'll flame you" - these are the lyrics in the booklet but they mean pretty much the same as above. it is refering to pinkerton. at the time Rivers got a lot of flack from the fans, as it was nothing like the first album so people didn't buy it. he's saying that this album contains the same raw emotion that pinkerton did, without the light sugarcoating like on the green album, so he is expecting people to hate this too.
    "I've seen this game before my love walks straight to your door there ain't no hope for me anymore" in buying pinkerton people were buying his feelings and emotions (kind of...) so he's saying that he's seen it before. when people buy this album they'll be taking home what he feels, and they'll hate it. so if people hate what he feels, there isn't hope for him.
    Basically this song is a paranoid attack to everyone that didn't buy or like pinkerton at the time, and now praise it, like xpankfrisst says above. but i mean, how better to start the new album? maladroit is amazing. weezer rock and always have.

    If you disagree, please disregard. Mx.
    Jesus_Hates_Loserson June 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell, I find it interesting that nobody's mentioned the title and the fact that 'hash pipe' was about a gigolo. And I really don't think it has that much to do with Pinkerton, but that's really 'cuz I didn't think about it. The "if you hate this" line, I feel, is directed at everybody who liked a previous album. Blue fans didn't like Pinkerton (at first), Pinkerton fans didn't like the Green Album (some), Green & Pinkerton fans (my friend is one) describe Maladroit as "butt rock." Every new =w= album is met with mixed emotions.
    goatboy72on July 06, 2002   Link

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