38. Weezer : Troublemaker

Put me in a special school
‘Cause I am such a fool
And I don’t need a single book to teach me how to read
Who needs stupid books?
They are for petty crooks
And I will learn by studying the lessons in my dreams
So turn off the TV
‘Cause that’s what others see
And movies are as bad as eating chocolate ice cream
They only sicken me
Don’t let me play football
I’ll sack the quarterback and jack the brother off the ball

I’m a troublemaker
Never been a faker
Doing things my own way
And never giving up
I’m a troublemaker
Not a double taker
I don’t have the patience
To keep it on the up

I picked up a guitar
What does that signify?
I’m gonna play some heavy metal riffs and you will die
You wanted arts and crafts
How’s this for arts and crafts?

That’s right!
I’m growing out my hair
I’m movin’ out to Cherokee
I’m gonna be a rock star
And you will go to bed with me
‘Cause I can’t work a job,
Like any other slob,
Punchin’ in and punchin’ out and suckin’ up to Bob,
Marrying a bitch
Having seven kids
Giving up and growing old and hoping there’s a God

I’m a troublemaker
Never been a faker
Doing things my own way
And never giving up
I’m a troublemaker
Not a double taker
I don’t have the patience to keep it on the up

I’m gonna be a star
And people will crane necks
To get a glimpse of me and see if I am having sex
And studying and my moves
They try to understand
Why I am so unlike the singers in the other bands
I’m such a mystery as anyone can see
There isn’t anybody else exactly quite like me
And when it’s party time
Like 1999
I’ll party by myself because I’m such a special guy

I’m a troublemaker
Never been a faker
Doing things my own way
And never giving up
I’m a troublemaker
Not a double taker
I don’t have
The patience
To keep it on the up

(Keep it on the up)
I’m a troublemaker
(Keep it on the up)
I’m a troublemaker

Never giving up

Written by : Rivers Cuomo