El Scorcho
(Ay caramba! / Woo!)

Well, Goddamn you half-Japanese girls
Do it to me every time
Oh, the redhead said you shred the cello
And I'm jello, baby

But you won't talk, won't look, won't think of me
I'm the epitome of public enemy
Why you wanna go and do me like that?
Come down on the street and dance with me

I'm a lot like you so please
Hello, I'm here, I'm waiting
I think I'd be good for you
And you'd be good for me

I asked you to go to the Green Day concert
You said you never heard of them
How cool is that?
So I went to your room and read your diary:

"Watching Grunge leg-drop New Jack through a press table..."
And then my heart stopped:
"listening to Cio-Cio San fall in love all over again."

I'm a lot like you so please
Hello, I'm here, I'm waiting (Oh, we're crazy now!)
I think I'd be good for you
And you'd be good for me

How stupid is it? I can't talk about it
I gotta sing about it and make a record of my heart
How stupid is it? Won't you gimme a minute
Just come up to me and say "hello" to my heart
How stupid is it? For all I know you want me too
And maybe you just don't know what to do
Or maybe you're scared to say: "I'm falling for you"

I wish I could get my head out of the sand
'Cause I think we'd make a good team
And you would keep my fingernails clean

But that's just a stupid dream that I won't realize
'Cause I can't even look in your eyes without shakin', and I ain't fakin'
I'll bring home the turkey if you bring home the bacon

I'm a lot like you so please
Hello, I'm here, I'm waiting
I think I'd be good for you
And you'd be good for me

Lyrics submitted by oofus, edited by QuiteRad

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  • +10
    General CommentThis is the song of my useless, pathetic teenage life.
    weerezon January 22, 2002   Link
  • +7
    General CommentThis song is about not having the self confidence to tell a person that you love them. He is overwhelmed by her and really wants to tell her, but he can't . "How stupid is it? I cant talk about, I got to sing about it." It just talks about how stupid it is that he cant just go and tell her that he likes her. He goes on to say "for all iknow maybe you want me to." Its pretty self explanatory. Also, "I got to make a record of my heart" goes to show that Rivers put his heart into this album, and that when it didnt do good, he wanted o stop playing these songs off "PInkerton." So for all u asking that question, that is why. After this record was somewhat a downfall, Rivers felt bad, because he basically put his heart into it. Personally, I think it is their best album. This song is great, and I can really relate, as can a lot of people probably. A lot of times you have an obsession with someone, but your so afraid of rejection that you dont say anything. But if you love them then you should just go for it. This song is the best weezer song, and it ends with one of the best lines ever: "Ill bring home the turkey if you bring home the bacon." I mean come on who could of thought of that besides Rivers
    fez5on September 15, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis song is all i have listened to for the past few weeks in the hope that i'd ask this girl i know to a greenday concert or something.. but shit, it wasn't enough, and she went out with someone else.

    and seriously, for all i know she wanted me too. shit, i am such an asshole.

    and by the way..

    "This is the song of my useless, pathetic teenage life."

    .. there is no better way to describe this song. THE best song EVER.
    greenplasticon April 28, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"i'm a lot like you so please, hello, i'm here, and i'm waiting, i think i'd be good for you and you'd be good for me"

    my boyfriend used that line to hit on me. how sweet.
    dragon_eyedon May 02, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentit basically describes that pathetic weak state of love, where basically you can't get yourself to ask or tell said person your in love with. i mean christ, for all you know the person your in love with might like you back, but shit ur too weak....i can relate to this song so much.
    cliffburton7on January 17, 2009   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationEverything about this song points to social anxiety. He sees a girl who's his type and they have interests in common, and so he gets weak ("I'm jello") and doesn't interact with her. He hopes that she'll make the first move, because even though he could see things working out between the two of them, he's too afraid.
    dist0rti0non May 24, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General Commentman, this is such an awesome tune. almost forgot about it. i heard he wrote this song about the lead singer of lush (if anyone remembers them). but anyways, weezer friggin' rocks
    pumpkingirlon April 18, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt means he likes a girl and doesn't know how to say it. Cause and point: "how stupid is it I can't talk about it I gotta sing about it". He is obviously clueless how to tell her. Just like I'm clueless how to tell this guy in my webmastering class that I like him. He's got a girlfriend, but I burned him a copy of Pinkerton and told him track 7 rocks. Hopefully he got the hint. Or reads this whatever. At anyrate he has killer green eyes.
    Stacey1417on May 02, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJohnny Grunge is one half of the tag team Public Enemy, who spent that time period in ECW. Just to confirm that for you.
    AKMooseon July 11, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI LOVE THIS SONG! hehe! it's the cute little puppy dog love! so cute...my boyfriend said it's my theme song because i am that god damn half japanese girl! :-D
    hatsue06on October 14, 2002   Link

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