Perfect Situation

Album: Make Believe (2005)
Charted: 51
  • What's the deal with my brain?
    Why am I so obviously insane?
    In a perfect situation
    I let love down the drain
    There's the pitch, slow and straight
    All I have to do is swing and I'm a hero
    But I'm a zero

    Hungry nights, once again
    Now it's getting unbelievable
    'Cause I could not have it better
    But I just can't get no play
    From the girls, all around
    As they search the night for someone to hold onto
    I just pass through

    Singing oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh
    Singing oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh

    Get your hands off the girl
    Can't you see that she belongs to me?
    And I don't appreciate this excess company
    Though I can't satisfy
    All the needs she has and so she starts to wander
    Can you blame her?

    Singing oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh
    Singing oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh

    Tell me there's a logic out there
    Leading me to better prepare
    For the day that something really special might come

    Tell me there's some hope for me
    I don't wanna be lonely
    For the rest of my days on the earth, oh!

    Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh
    Singing oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh
    Singing oh-oh, oh-oh
    Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh
    Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh
    Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh
    Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh Writer/s: Rivers Cuomo
    Publisher: E O Smith Music
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 12

  • Raunchy from Tulsa, OkWow! I still love this song & I think it's about the uncertainties of growing up. I think most guys experience the "situation" in this song. By the way, I noticed in Billboard's archives that this song was #1 on the Modern Rock charts, yet Songfacts shows it as #51. It's best to take the ranking from the musical genre chart it comes from. The Billboard Hot 100 is too vague. Try it. Rock on, Weeeeeeeeezzzeerrrr.
  • Rotunda from Tulsa, OkI've loved this song for years. I think it raises a lot of emotions for guys & girls who are struggling to "fit in" or to find someone special when you don't feel special yourself. When I first heard "Perfect Situation" back in 2005, I know I felt so alone and like I'd never find anyone to love me or to love. After all, who wants to love a 400 pound girl! My name is Rotunda and I am pretty rotund. So I went on a radical crash diet and lost all this tonnage! I looked pretty decent then, but it took me five years to do it. So in the past 4 years I still haven't found anyone special. This song has a special place in my heart. Maybe I will find someone to love and someone who loves me.
  • Randy from Fayettevile, ArI related to this song back in 2005 when I got the album "Make Believe" & heard "Perfect Situation" on radio. I wasn't so hot getting any chicks because I was so self-conscious about my enormous nose. I loved Weezer's songs because they seemed to be a nerdy & geeky band who understood guy's trials thru life. I got a nose reduction operation. It didn't help me get any chicks, but I felt a heck of a lot better about myself. At least I looked normal & not like some elephant on steroids! This song was a sort of crutch for me for a while. But anyway, I love a lot of Weezer's songs. Now, I feel good about myself even if I don't look like Brad Pitt.
  • Dennis from Inverness, FlI think this song should be taken as a "don't give up" type of song especially the line "All I have to do is swing, and I'm a hero". He says that he is a zero after this line, however if you would have just taken that "swing" he would have been a hero. I take this as him saying "don't be a zero, take that swing"
  • Nick from Seattle, AlbaniaThis was my anthem freshman year! such a powerfull song.
  • Davis from Belmont, NcElisha Cuthbert was awesome in the video. I think it is a great song and a great video.
  • Jon from Auburn, WaMake Believe's third single, "Perfect Situation", spent four weeks in a row at the #1 spot on the Billboard Modern Rock chart, a personal record for Weezer. The Perfect Situation video starred Elisha Cuthbert and was directed by Marc Webb.
  • Leah from Humboldt, Iai really like this song and i think that the whole weeze thing in the video is reallly cute.
  • Mineyuh from Arima, OtherI never really knew what the song meant and i loved it, now i know what it means i know why i loved it so much. Mineyuh TT
  • Cadon from San Fransico, CaI love weezer. i relate to this song so much. i have plenty of friends (much which are girls) yet i still cant get any woman to like me.
  • Kenan from Anchorage, Akthis song reminds me of my cousin because he matches it so good
  • Laine from Detroit, MiIt's a really good song... especially for a single person who is tired of hearing every detail of their friends' love lives, yet they still say "oh, you'll be happy one day". Yet I "just can't get no play" from the guys "all around as they search the night..." and so on. You get it.
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