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.
    And I just pass through...

    Singing...
    Ooohhhhh oh. ooohhhhh oh. ooohhhhhhhhhh.
    Singing...
    Ooohhhhh oh. ooohhhhh oh. ooohhhhhhhhhh.

    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...
    Ooohhhhh oh. ooohhhhh oh. ooohhhhhhhhhh.
    Singing...
    Ooohhhhh oh. ooohhhhh oh. ooohhhhhhhhhh.

    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.

    [solo]

    Ooohhhhh oh. ooohhhhh oh. ooohhhhhhhhhh.
    Singing...
    Ooohhhhh oh. ooohhhhh oh. ooohhhhhhhhhh.
    Singing...
    Ooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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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