Dumpweed

Album: Enema Of The State (1999)

Songfacts®:

  • This song was written by both Mark Hoppus and Tom DeLonge, and DeLonge sings the whole song. The song is about a guy saying he has a girlfriend that can be a great girlfriend sometimes, but other times can be very difficult ("She's a dove, she's a f--king nightmare").
  • The lyrics, "Unpredictable it was my mistake to stay here" means he didn't know his girlfriend was like this. At the end of the chorus and during the interlude, Tom sings the line, "I need a girl that I can train." This means he wants his next girlfriend to be someone he can mold. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Doug - Las Vegas, NV, for above 2

Comments: 2

  • John from Chester, VaThe song is based around the hook "I need a girl that I can train," as in dog training. DeLonge, the song's primarily lyricist, explains the song in a 2000 tour booklet: "Girls are so much smarter than guys and can see the future as well as never forget the past. So that leaves the dog as the only thing men are smarter than."
  • Matt from Wilmington, OhThis is a great song i love it the intro riff is so fun to play
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