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Weezer Say It Ain't So Lyrics

Last updated: 09/14/2011 11:00:00 AM

Oh yeah.
All right.

Somebody's Heine' is crowdin' my icebox
Somebody's cold one is givin' me chills
Guess I'll just close my eyes

Oh yeah
Alright
Feels good
Inside

Flip on the tele'
Wrestle with Jimmy
Something is bubbling
Behind my back
The bottle is ready to blow

Say it ain't so
Your drug is a heartbreaker
Say it ain't so
My love is a lifetaker

I can't confront you
I never could do
That which might hurt you
So try and be cool
When I say
This way is a waterslide away from me that takes you further every day (hey)
So be cool

Say it ain't so
Your drug is a heartbreaker
Say it ain't so
My love is a lifetaker

Dear Daddy,
I write you in spite of years of silence.
You've cleaned up, found Jesus,
things are good or so I hear.
This bottle of Steven's
awakens ancient feelings.
Like father, stepfather, the son is drowning in the flood

Yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah.

Say it ain't so
Your drug is a heartbreaker
Say it ain't so
My love is a lifetaker




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Hmm | Reviewer: Sean | 9/13/11

In response to Alex's post, I think people write songs about personal things like this so they can move past it by playing it a lot. It's like therapy to them, they can tell the listeners about their problems instead of paying a therapist.



Deep feelings | Reviewer: Alex | 7/5/11

Writing songs about deep feelings like this may not be too cool... because he has to perform this live alot i bet... or used to and every time he sings that song he probably gets sent back to that same place..if i was him i wouldnt wanna get caught sobbing on stage :P



no | Reviewer: Sconnie | 2/3/11

I grew up in Steven's Point. Nobody calls it Steven's- the beer I mean. Its Point. Point Beer, nobody even calls the city of Steven's Point by anything but Point. Don't think Rivers was referring to that beer. It'd be cool if he was.
Good beer though, if you're ever in central Wisconsin. Interesting side note, my older brother graduated high school with one of the writers on That 70's Show which takes place in a fictional town in Wisconsin called Point Place. We never confirmed the connection though.



no | Reviewer: Sconnie | 2/3/11

I grew up in Steven's Point. Nobody calls it Steven's- the beer I mean. Its Point. Point Beer, nobody even calls the city of Steven's Point by anything but Point. Don't think Rivers was referring to that beer.
Good beer though, if you're ever in central Wisconsin. Interesting side note, my older brother graduated high school with one of the writers on That 70's Show which takes place in a fictional town in Wisconsin called Point Place. We never confirmed the connection though.



Why Rivers? | Reviewer: BobBigguns | 12/2/10

Someone asked why parents name their kids weird names. Rivers was named as such because he was born between two in New York, and because as a baby he was apparently very fond of the sound of running water.



AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING SONG | Reviewer: Danny | 5/12/10

I know for a fact from weezerpedia and the rivers edge book it is about when rivers found a beer in th e fridge at his moms and thought that his step farther would go down the same path his farther did and leave his mom thats what is says "Like father, stepfather, the son is drowning in the flood"



finally | Reviewer: reload | 2/4/10

took forever to find a site that actually had the lyrics right..the song is definitely about alcoholism and jimmy is in fact River's brother, that part alluding to his childhood and how things can be happy one moment but knowing that alcohol is in the house (the heinie in the fridge) keeps him aware that it can all go sideways at any time, trust me, i live with an alcoholic, later, the bottle of steven's doesnt belong to his step dad, it is steven's point beer and he is becoming an alcoholic just like his father(s) interesting that we all accept the fact that alcohol is referred to as a drug in this song, which it is, and its a killer, which it is, on all levels, and yet society accepts it while the safest and possibly the most therapeutic substance on the planet, cannabis, remains illegal, our country isnt controlled by bureaucracy at all is it?



thanks Luke | Reviewer: chris | 11/25/09

That makes complete sense.
The drinking was probably caused by the lead up to the divorce, rather than the reverse. Why do parents name their children River, Leaf, Field, etc... I'm gonna call mine Bypass, Junction and Temporary Diversion (in that order).



Say It Ain't So | Reviewer: Luke | 10/15/09

In an interview a couple years back Rivers talked about the meaning of this song. His real dad started drinking more right before he divorced Rivers' mom. A couple years later when Rivers was 16 he got home from school and saw his step-dad's (Steven) Heineken in the fridge and got freaked out because the last time beer was in the fridge his parents got divorced. He is trying to distract himself with TV or wrestling with his brother (Leaves Cuomo went by Jimmy, Rivers went by Peter as in Peter Criss of Kiss) and yet behind his back the problem is still there. The chorus and the next verse are self explanatory, and the bridge is just Rivers reaching out to his father about his anxiety.

Like father, step-father, the son is drowning in the flood

This is just a comparison of his two dads and how he is being suffocated by the alcoholism of those around him. Funny enough, Rivers asked him mom several years later about his biological dad's drinking in relation to the divorce, and it had absolutely nothing to do with it.



roar | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/25/09

i think wrestle with jimmy might literally mean wrestle with jimmy. like play with a kid or something. like hes trying to just relax and watch TV and have fun with his kid but he cant stop thinking about drinking. juuuuuuuuuuuuuust an idea