This song was considered for the movie Shrek 2
, but it was scrapped by the film's producers. Lead singer Rivers Cuomo explained on the band's official website: "Yeah, that song has some weird karma with Shrek
. I remember I originally wrote it about some guy I met, and then [the producers of the Shrek
sequel] asked us if we had a song, and then I thought, oh yeah, I remember that song, let me think about showing it to them, and they actually thought it sounded too much like it was written for Shrek
. 'Cause this guy was kind of ogre-ish, and he made me laugh ... So I had to change the lyrics so it sounded less Shrek
Bass player Brian Bell added: "I think at the moment when the Shrek
people wanted it, it wasn't complete, either. And that would have been the version that would have been the first Weezer song people heard in 3 years, and it wasn't actually finished to the best it could have been, so it's a blessing that we got to work on it a little longer."
Bertrand - Paris, France