(Alone 2 demo alternate lyrics in parentheses)

My brain is working overtime
I need something to ease my mind
'Cause as my thoughts go manic
I reel and start to panic
And there's no place to hide behind
I freak and then hallucinate
I go at lights when I should wait
My parents think I'm lazy
But damn, I'm going crazy
I can't help my mental state

Oh, la la - he's trippin'
La di da - mental slippin'
Take these brains
Out of my way

I work into a frenzied clip
I bite the corners of my lip
I'm losing my appetite
My pants don't even fit right
Take away the month old dip
Give me something for my hair (My hair could start a bowl cut fad)
A fresher pair of underwear (The state of my attire is sad)
'Cause if I was run over
By a brand new Range Rover
Ah, just skip it, I don't care (Hey, I'd actually be glad)

Oh, la la - he's trippin'
La di da - mental slippin'
Take these brains
Out of my way

(Do you really want me down?
Do you really want me?
Do you really want me down?
'Cause I'm waiting to see)

I tell the world to fuck itself
'Cause who decided what's sick or health?
And all the people I see
That's banking lots of Benji's
Make me want to puke myself
Start a brand new fashion trend
For those up on the deeper end
Sedatives and Nodoz
And edible pantyhose
On your plate, so dig right in

Oh, la la - he's trippin'
La di da - mental slippin'
Take these brains
Out of my way

Na na na na....na

Lyrics submitted by tirhascragoo

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    General CommentI don't think the lyrics are 100% correct here. Anyway, I like this song. I think it's pretty self-explanatory.
    MaryLennoxon April 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWoah, I never knew that Rivers said "I tell the world to fuck itself." That's the first time I've heard him say fuck in a song. Weird. Well, swear in a weezer song. There is one Fuzz song I know...whatever. Awesome song, nonetheless.
    konachromeon April 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit's an awesome song...

    i really like it live...it's got a great energy to it.
    LongtimeSunshineon February 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThese are the lyrics for the demo version as stated above. This song is great. The part where River's says "i tell the world too fuck it's self" and down he took that out of the alone II version because river's doesn't like curseing. He has really changed since he wrote the demo. He is into meditateing and such so that is why he didn't use the demo version on this song.
    weeze54on May 01, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthe alone II demo actually came before the weezer demo version and these are the "updated" lyrics. but yea i think it's obvious rivers now prefers the original alone II version.
    bullschmidt61on September 16, 2009   Link

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