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By A Customer
This review is from: Weezer (The Blue Album) (Audio CD)Some reviewers are right in pointing out how weezer in certain songs such as 'only in dreams' and 'say it aint so' take on a 'darker', more moving aspect.
Completely true for these songs, but also for the others. Song lyrics have being labelled quirky, as well as the songs being called carefree and a breath of fresh air in the atmosphere they were released.
Point is almost none of these songs are competely what they seem. Buddy Holly, when listened in the knowledge that Rivers Cuomo described it a 'sick', takes on a slightly different aspect, when you realise he seems to be mocking a vulnerable girl he has left. All the other songs are personal too, and carefully thought out, as for example 'surf wax', is where the content seems to be about wishing to live an unconventional lifestyle ('of rats that run around and round in the cage'), by using the metaphor for surfing. However the more moving, personal moment is when Rivers sings 'all along the undertow is strengthening its hold, i never though it'd come to this now i can never go home',to represent how he can't escape what he calls in another song as a life with a 'low mileage wife'(lullaby for wayne).
This is all simply to say that Weezer because of 'quirky lyrics', and 'poppy songs', are misinterpreted. They are a far more interesting band than most would give credit. The lyrics (something i despair of in many pop songs becasue their often so pretentious)are worthy of someone who is studying english at harvard. Unlike many pop songs the lyrics really are moving, and they really are well though out.
Of course lyrics are only half the story. The songs are awesome as well. Infact they complement the lyrics very well (especially in 'only in dreams', with the crescendo at the end communicating the emotion of the lyrics almost as if you were experiencing what Rivers sings about). The songs are also however excellent pop songs, a pleasure to listen to.
Buddy Holly may have a darker side, but the song itslef is just so much fun to listen to.