There are a lot of threads on this forum about favorite albums. I'd like to know what your favorite lyrics are and why. What sticks out to you? What's your story?

Personal favorites:

"Might have smoked a few in my time, but never thought it was a crime. Knew the day would surely come when I'd chill and settle down." <--That's probably my favorite, not because it's some lyrical masterpiece, but because of how I related to it. I mentioned before a couple times that I grew up strictly Southern Baptist. I was a really good kid, but I got in trouble often, for a lot of innocuous things. It always seemed to me that I should learn from experience, and not conduct my life by some impossible imposed standard of morality.

"Holy sweet G*dd**n! You left your cello in the basement. I admired the glowing stars and tried to play a tune." <--I don't know if it's this line, or if it's because it comes after that cathartic guitar solo (my God, how I love it), or both, but I like it. I like knowing Rivers is some guy that had a crush and got all worked up over this girl leaving her instrument at his place (if that's actually the story.) A boy I liked once left his jacket over, and that was a really big deal to me. It smelled like him, and I used to wear it in my room.

"If you don't like it, you can shove it, but you don't like it; you love it." and "You come like a dog when I ring your bell." <--These are just plain fun. He has a knack for being clever while keeping the lyrics simple. That's a great song, by the way. Probably my favorite off Red (if we're not talking Deluxe.)

I'll probably post on here again, but those are the ones right off the top of my head.

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I probably shouldn't say all this but it seems like here in the Weezervurse we are all one ginormous family, so here it goes, these are my favorite lyrics because the relationship they have to my life and the story why ... "Thought I Knew" (chorus) & "The Good Life" (pretty much the whole damn song) ... 2 songs, 2 different albums, over a decade apart, yet interwoven into the same story of my demise and my triumphant return.

"Thought I knew you better then, thought I knew your intentions, thought I knew, but didn't have a clue, not a single damn thing was true" ... When I hear these lyrics now I still get chills up and down my spine. I met my wife when I was 19 and she was 16. 14 years, 2 sweet, beautiful little girls, 3 dogs, 2 mortgages and 2 cars later she decided that she never got the chance to grow up and figure out who she is and that she doesn't love me anymore. My once sweet and beautiful bride turned into a hurtful and vindictive being. She took the kids with her and left me with massive debt, my house, my car and my ponderings (I am better off, she was a Weezerhater anyways). Of course at the time I was physically and emotionally wrecked, it took everything I had to keep it together. I couldn't eat, watch TV, listen to music (not even =W=), go out, nothing. I could go to work (because I had to) and I could sleep (I assume I could sleep because it didn't hurt when I was asleep, but then I would wake up). It seemed as if the world had turned and left me there, just where I was before my beautiful little family appeared, and in their place an empty space. So one day, I don't know why, I decided I was going to put on my headphones and go to bed with the sweet sounds of Pinkerton in my head. When "The Good Life" started it changed everything, frist it descibed myself to me "When I look in the mirror I can't beleive what see, tell me who's this funky dude that's looking back at me, broken, beat and down, can't even get around ..... shivering in the cold, bitter and alone ... excuse the b******' ... feeling is the pain, everything I need is denying me, everything I want has been taken away from me..." and when the chorus hit, it inspired me and my new attitude and outlook on life ... "I don't wanna be an old man anymore, it's been a year or two since I was out on the floor, shakin' booty makin' sweet love all the night, it's time I got back to the good life". Now I realize, I am not freezing or starving to death and I get to see my kids often, so things are not so bad, I am young, good looking, responsible and have a lot to offer and my whole life ahead of me and this is now my time to shine and my morbid opportunity to live my life for me and do things that make me happy. So I am not sad, depressed, pondering or any of that b*******, I got over it and moved on with my life, I am enjoying myself, meeting new, interesting, wonderful, beautiful people, experiencing new things, enjoying and making the most of my life. If I didn't put on Pinkerton that night, who knows how differently things might have turned out? I might still be bitter and alone. Maybe now I'll meet someone who is just as big a Weezernerd as I am. Now when I listen to the weez I take different things away from the songs than I used to, some about me, some about her, some about us, some about others, some about the past, some about the future. The green album totally has taken on a new meaning to me and I love it now more than I ever did before. I have overcome.

I also like "180 proof vitamin water, energy flavor....." it's fun, I love that song and I love Raditude, that's right.

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