Put me in A special school 'Cause I am such a fool And I don't need A single book To teach me how to read Who needs stupid books? They are for petty crooks And I will learn By studying The lesson in my dreams Turn off the TV 'Cause that's what others see And movies are as bad as Eating chocolate ice cream They only sicken me Don't let me play football I'll sack the quarterback A jack the brother of the ball
[Chorus] I'm a troublemaker Never been a faker Doing things my own way And never giving up I'm a troublemaker Not a double taker I don't have The patience To keep it on the up
I picked up a guitar What does that signify? I'm gonna play Some heavy metal riffs And you will die You wanted arts And crafts How's this for arts And crafts ... That's right I'm growing out my hair I'm movin' out To Cherokee I'm gonna be A rock star And you will go To bed with me 'Cause I can't work a job, Like any other slob, Punch it in And punch it out And suckin' up to Bob, Marrying a bitch Having 7 kids Giving up And growing old And hoping There's a God
I'm gonna be a star And people Will crane necks To get a glimpse of me And see If I am having a sex In studying And my moves They try To understand Why I am so unlike The singers In the other bands
I'm such a mystery As anyone can see There isn't Anybody else Exactly quite Like me'
And when It's party time Like 1999 I party by myself Because I'm such A special guy
(Keep it on the up) I'm a troublemaker (Keep it on the up) I'm a troublemaker (Keep it on the up) I'm a troublemaker Never giving up
Writer/s: RIVERS CUOMO
Publisher: E O Smith Music
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Moanin' Lisa from Chillicothe Mo.I still love dis song & Weezer. I was known as a troublemaker in high school when this song & album came out. I didn't want to be a troublemaker, but it just worked out that way. A talent, I guess. Rock it, weezer !!
Rocky from Tulsa, OkI just heard "Troublemaker" on my fav alt rock radio station request hour tonight. Brought back good memories of high school in 2008. I heard that Rivers was influenced by Eminem's music or lyric-making for writing this song. I still love the Red Album along with most of Weezer's albums & wish they'd release a new album soon.
Rotunda from Tulsa, Ok"Troublemaker" was played yesterday on our local alternative rock radio station & I hadn't heard it for a few years. I've still got The Red Album CD from 2008. I love the whole CD. And I love the music video. Love all the band members of Weezer too. It's interesting that the song is about a guy who's a non-conformist. I understand the lyrics were probably influenced by Weezer's record company pressuring them into recording more "mainstream" music. I don't think that's always a wise move, even if it's for commercial means. Commercialism has some good points, but you also have to have creativity too. All I know is that whatever Weezer records, most of it is great.
Randy from Fayettevile, ArAwesome song! I can remember how great I felt when "The Red Album" was first released & the day I bought it! "Troublemaker" is the first track of the album & was produced by "Jacknife" Lee. Didn't know that Rivers drew inspiration for this song from Eminem. But I think it's one of their best album cuts. Right now it's 2014 & I hear that Weezer is working on a new album. Don't know the estimated release date, but I can hardly wait !!
Don from Sf, Cai know, they did forget the smallest drum set
Ashley from Tonopah, AzThis song is so awesome. I love the music video. Plus, there another record that was broken. Pat Wilson, Weezer's drummer, played on the world's smallest drum kit. The Guinness World Record offical, Stuart Claxton is seen measuring the drum kit after Pat played it.
The lyrics for Lesley Gore's "It's My Party" were based on actual events relating to his daughter Judy's sweet 16 party. The teenager threw a tantrum and burst into tears when her mum and dad insisted that her grandparents had to be invited.