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Sunday Song Lyric:
Weezer is a quirky band from L.A. with a devoted following. One VC reader wrote to recommend their latest single, "Pork and Beans," for today's song lyric. The Wikipedia page on the song has an interesting tidbit about its inspiration:
This was written by [lead singer Rivers] Cuomo as a reaction to a meeting with Geffen where the band was told it needed to record more-commercial material. Cuomo remarked, "I came out of it pretty angry. But ironically, it inspired me to write another song."
The YouTube-inspired video is available on YouTube (where else) here. The lyrics begin:
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 that transform a tool
You'd hate for the kids to think that you lost your cool

I'mma 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 finally 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
The full lyrics can be found here.
Ari (mail) (www):
I love this song!

The music video goes very, very well with the lyrics; it's all about individualism and adolescent rebellion. Pretty cool stuff.
6.8.2008 10:28am
Ted Frank (www):
Valleywag has a nice guide to all of the allusions in the video.
6.8.2008 10:47am
Cornellian (mail):
Their song "Beverly Hills" is brilliant.
6.8.2008 12:07pm
krs:
It looks as though Weezer found some of the actual people from the YouTube videos. Afro Ninja and the numa numa guy are either very good likenesses or the actual people... or there's some interesting cgi/camera work in there... anyone know anything about that?
6.8.2008 1:33pm
b.:
But for the song Photograph, Weezer has been in a long, slow fade since their late-90s sophomore effort Pinkerton.

The record exec was right.
6.8.2008 1:40pm
SP:
It's a welcome relief after a big drought from them. I for one thought "Beverly Hills" was hideous, and that was one of their better songs since Pinkerton.
6.8.2008 2:27pm
ps (mail):
Of course, this song is now in heavy rotation on alternative rock outlets, so it's precisely the commercial material Geffen wanted. Ironic indeed, Rivers.
6.9.2008 7:24pm