"Falling For You" as written by Camillo Lombard and Wanda Baloyi....
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    General CommentI think this song is about the same girl as "El Scorcho."
    This is almost a sequel, it's when he finally works up the nerve to talk to her. These are the thoughts going through his head.

    The "Cello in the basement" line I think hints towards El Scorcho's line "Oh, the redhead said you shred the Cello, and I'm jello, baby."
    Also, the "I'm shakin' at your touch" has a general "El Scorcho" feel.

    I love the line where he says "Silly old 3 chord me."
    Brosephinaon November 29, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI can relate to this song a lot. It's just about a guy who is shy, the kind of guy who girls don't really give the time of day to. Then, for some reason, a popular, outgoing, beautiful girl shows him affection, really likes him, and it's confusing to him. As he says, "What could you possibly see in little ol' 3-chord me?" He thinks of himself as inadequate, so for this girl, who can get just about any guy she wants, to like him doesn't make sense.

    This same thing happened to me. I went to a friend's work to say what's up, and her friend was about to leave work. She asked me to come by again the next night. I did, and after talking for a bit she gave me her number. I couldn't believe it. "Holy cow! I think I got one here. Now just what am I supposed to do?"

    The bits about having irrational fears (things like, she's too good for me, she must be wrong about me, I can't POSSIBLY be good enough for her) rings true as well. Is "old goats" correct? I thought it was "a ghost" as in someone who no one pays attention to.

    "'cuz I'm a burning a candle you're a gentle moth
    teaching me to lick a little bit kinder
    And I do like you - you're the lucky one
    No! I'm the lucky one"

    This is about how she's experienced in relationships and love and knows how it goes, whereas he is a complete novice. So he has to learn from her. He starts to gain confidence while in the relationship, saying "You're the lucky one." Then realizes how depressed and lonely he was before this girl, totally out of his league, fell for him, and he concedes that "No, I'm the lucky one."

    God damn, this song resonates a lot with me...
    fearnotofmanon March 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentvery possibly my favourite song on the album. well.. yeah. actually. i think it is. i love this song.
    not_blondeon January 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song and hearing the lyrics just make it all the more cooler. I love Rivers and he is one of the sexiest guys that i have ever seen.
    stellaluna1125on March 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentweezer songs are always cool.
    u_smell_goodon April 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou like Weezer because you think Rivers is sexy? Great reasoning. It couldn't be because they're talented musicians or anything.
    watchthefireworkson April 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song really grabbed me as soon as it atarted playing. Rivers Cuomo is the only man on the planet who can sing the words "holy moly" and make it sound cool. Also, much like all the other songs on Pinkerton, this one doesn't use conventional rock patterns, giving it a desperate and confused feel that compliments its lyrics. A great song
    whataweirdoon April 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentFirst of all i don't like weezer because he is sexy, inever said that, i like the band because they are incredibly talented. All i said is that Rivers is sexy, that has nothing to do wiht their music abilities.
    stellaluna1125on April 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentNo, it doesn't have anything to do with their abilities. That is exactly why I thought it was so lame that you mentioned it.
    watchthefireworkson April 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about marriage. I think it's about Rivers chosing between his woman being his woman forever or his career that he totally loves and has dreamt about his whole life.
    emo_SavestheDayon April 25, 2002   Link

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