What does Perfect Situation mean?

Weezer: Perfect Situation Meaning

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Song Released: 2006

Perfect Situation Lyrics

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 the hero
But I'm the zero

Hungry nights,once...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Mar 26th 2006 !⃝

    I heard an interview with Rivers on the radio. He said he was at a bar one day and saw a girl he really wanted to approach but was shy or something. He got upset with himself for it, and apparently went home and wrote Perfect Situation.


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Nov 2nd 2007 !⃝

    Arrrghh....again...people thinking a video has to be a direct interpretation of a song.

    By that logic "Keep Fishin" is a song about muppets, and "Buddy Holly" is a song about Happy Days. and "Island in the Sun is about animals or mexican weddings, depending upon wich video you watch.

    Weezer videos typically never have anything to do with the song lyrics...so it's dunny that almost every post above is trying to fit the video to the song.

    One guy above had it right. The song is about wanting to approch someone romantically, but losing the nerve and thus the chance to ever meet that person... Then beating yourself up about it.

  3. anonymous
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    Apr 21st 2011 !⃝

    I always figured this song is about a guy who broke up with a girl or had second thoughts about a supposedly great relationship, and once he either gets the thoughts or breaks up with her he begins to regret it immediately. Now he's single, he also thinks he should be getting them but he's stuck on thoughts of his ex and he feels terrible.

  4. jes_of_art
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    May 18th 2009 !⃝

    Geezze.. The video is not related with what the song means. But it's a good video though. I believe the song is about a man messing up on his relationship. He has everything, he knows how to keep her but it's just that he lacks doing what he is suppose to do resulting for his girl to wander. It's messing up everything.

  5. anonymous
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    Nov 20th 2006 !⃝

    it'd be nifty-swell if they did though!

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  6. anonymous
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    Apr 24th 2006 !⃝

    Those who posted earlier are forgetting that songs aren't usually made while thinking of the music video that will follow, so the music video doesn't have to completely relate to the song, at least no in the way it was originally intended and written.

  7. Buffster123
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    Mar 4th 2006 !⃝

    I will tell you what this song is about. They were talking about it on the radio. All this song is about is abstinence!! It is saying that he had the option to have sex...but he choose not to!

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  8. EYE13
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    Feb 4th 2006 !⃝

    I agree with the other interpretations saying that 'weeze' was ruining the band or throwing rivers off but then once she was gone then he was doing good again. I think he wasn't wearing his glasses because maybe he was wearing contacts? OR because he was showing that he wasn't this big role model guy, he was just a nerd or a regular guy, no gel, no glasses.

  9. sharon_hate
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    Jan 22nd 2006 !⃝

    Now that I read the other interpretation, I think I actually get the video. The girl in "Weeze" is the person in the bad relationship. She's the one messing it everything up. Eventually, the person (Weeze) will find someone else (Rivers). Though, I am still not sure why he is not wearing glasses.

  10. anonymous
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    Dec 28th 2005 !⃝

    I get the song. It is like how the singer really messed up his relationship.
    The part I don't get is how the video goes along with it. I don't get what the girl in Weeze has to do with anything.
    I also don't get why Rivers took off his glasses. He looks so much better with them.
    *Willow Armstrong*

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