Thursday, August 7, 2008

i don't give a hoot about what you think

i like the band weezer. i don't ever know exactly what's going on with them, but i love their music. it's weird and alternative and beautiful and hard and funny all at once. it's nerds playing rock and roll. hence, i guess, the name weezer. as in, a nerd, wheezing while he tries to run track or be cool or not freak out if a pretty girl is nearby.

here's the latest song of theirs that i love: "pork and beans." and it says what we say at journey all the time: i ain't gonna do what the world tells me - i'm dandy with the me inside. god loves me. screw you if you can't deal with it. i'm gonna (in this song, spelled "imma") do what god tells me to do. god and my soul know. i ain't got a thing to prove to you.
(this is of course only an affirmation of faith; some days i don't feel like this at all. so i say it, to remember.)

They say i need some rogaine to put in my hair
Work it out at the gym to fit my underwear
Oakley makes the shades to transform a tool
You'd hate for the kids to think that you've lost your cool


Imma do the things that i wanna do
I ain't got a thing to prove to you
I'll eat my candy with the pork and beans
Excuse my manners if i make a scene
I ain't gonna wear the clothes that you like
I'm fine and dandy with the me inside
One look in the mirror and i'm tickled pink
I don't give a hoot about what you think

everyone likes to dance to a happy song
with a catchy chorus and beat so they can sing along

timbaland knows the way to reach the top of the charts
maybe if i work with him i can perfect the art

Imma do the things that i wanna do
I ain't got a thing to prove to you
I'll eat my candy with the pork and beans
Excuse my manners if i make a scene
I ain't gonna wear the clothes that you like
I'm fine and dandy with the me inside
one look in the mirror and i'm tickled pink
I don't give a hoot about what you think

no, i don't care
i don't care
i don't care
i don't care
i don't care
i don't care

Imma do the things that i wanna do
I ain't got a thing to prove to you
I'll eat my candy with the pork and beans

Excuse my manners if i make a scene
I ain't gonna wear the clothes that you like
I'm fine and dandy with the me inside
one look in the mirror and i'm tickled pink
I don't give a hoot about what you think

4 comments:

nonprofitprophet said...

weezer. prelude to "geezer", which we will someday be. ~npp

Chiron' said...

ROCK ON DUDE!

Yeah, I saw the pre-release version of this in acoustic. I loved it!

Kinda reminds me of the song by Devo,

"I'm through....being....cool"

^..^~

KellyLawson22 said...

I love Weezer! I haven't yet heard this newest album, but keep meaning to check it out. You've given me another nudge.

Great post.

gerbmom said...

wow - my sentiments exactly. I'm gonna steal it from you and put it on my blog.....well at least part of the song! thanks!

BTW - I loved your book Wrestling with God, and I am always beyond happy to find other postmodern/emergents in our age group!

And, lastly I'm sad that Mike and Julie Clawson are leaving us and moving to Austin....sad for me, happy for you.

blessings,
karen