"Good for You" as written by and Stephan/cadogan Jenkins....
Hey, will you stay awhile.
My smile will not mislead you,
Cause I've been alone, And my faith turned to stone,
Still there's something in you, I believe in,
Close to the pierce,
I go wild and fierce,
Still I let you be,
I feel you next to me,
Cause outside I feel,
A wind it starts to blow,
I'm taken in your undertow.
Everything is fine But I'm lonely all the time,
All I want to do is be there for the things that you're going through,
Is that good for you,
Is that good for you.
You haunt my nights when I don't know where my life should go,
Is that good for you,
Hey, child please stay awhile.
My smile will not mislead you.
And roll me out.
I go wild with doubt,
I grab at you,
I can't stop grabbing at you,
Cause I feel you cross my mind in disarray, intoxicated ricochet,
There's nothing wrong,
just don't take too long,
All I want to do is be there For the things that you're going through.
Is that good for you,
Is that good for you.
You haunt my nights when I don't know where my life should go,
Is that good for you.

Lyrics submitted by weezerific:cutlery

"Good for You" as written by Kevin Cadogan Arion Salazar

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    General CommentAm I the only one who sees this and thinks of someone talking to their child? I get the feeling that the father doesn't have a good relationship with the son - he keeps messing everything up and his son harbors grudges against him for that, which he feels are justified even if he finds them difficult to live with. The father wants to put himself back together and be there for the son, whose anger is making him into an angry young boy, but his son won't have any of it. So it's about how he hopes he'll come around eventually and understand that his father will always be there, no matter what.
    mightbeafoolon November 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is basically a song about a one sided relationship. He's crazy about her, she gets him through hard nights, but she doesnt feel the same. This leads him to beg the question, is this fucked up set-up "good for you?"
    petey3ebon April 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is completely relatable to me. It's absolutely beautiful. It's like there's this guy that just wants to be there for this girl, but she won't let them in. He cares for her so much but she won't, she can't feel the same way. She is afraid of something. He is constantly thinking of her...she haunts his nights. He acts like nothing is wrong, but inside he is dieing. He can't let go, he never gives up hope that one day this girl will let him be there for her again. This is what i'm feeling right now, exactly except switch the girl and the guy around. This is one of the saddest songs I've heard in quite awhile.
    Sweetygal16on May 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commentit`s not 'intoxicated RICOCHET' it`s 'intoxicated liquor-shade'
    he_called_me_emoon July 04, 2002   Link
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    General Comment.... I've always thought this song was about a stalker. o_o I read about it on a 3EB lyrics message board and I've kind of ascribed to that theory since. Yknow... "my smile will not mislead you"; "I grab at you, I can't stop grabbin at you", etc.

    But I think Sweetygal16's interpretation is a lil more plausible. :-D
    facelessman00on July 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI have an acoustic version of this, and in the beginning Stephen says 'this is a gothic rock song about being a stalker'

    But to me, its definetly about a failed relationship and about a person fighting to rekindle the relationship, I take this song to hear...its amazing

    I feel like it describes a situation I'm in almost perfectly, besides the stalking part=)
    EnergyTrajectoryon August 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti cant believe noy many people have posted on this..the best part of the whole album is during this song. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhh new cd comes out soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    motorcycledrivebyeron April 24, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti really like this song, especially, "Cause I feel you cross my mind In disarray, intoxicated ricochet. There's nothing wrong just don't take too long" Sounds neat and has a good meaning. Don't take too long, please be with me soon.
    annieneedsabandILon November 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnyone else think this song was inspired by Smashing Pumpkins' Zero? It has the same hard edged gothic feel and the song subjects seem similar.
    Pie-Faced-Ghoulon February 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI always use to think it was "Cause you are the nights when I don't know where my life should go" not "Cause you haunt the nights...", I am a tad disappointed now.
    kozworthon October 12, 2005   Link

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