May 1994 – Buddy Holly by Weezer – May’s Song of the Month

“Buddy Holly” is a song by the rock band Weezer.  It was written by Weezer’s frontman Rivers Cuomo, and was released as the second single from the band’s debut album Weezer (The Blue Album) in May of 1994.

Buddy Holly by Weezer Video

Buddy Holly Lyrics

What’s with these homies dissin’ my girl?
Why do they gotta front?
What did we ever do to these guys
That made them so violent?

Hoo, hoo
But you know I’m yours
Hoo, hoo
And I know you’re mine
Hoo, hoo
And that’s for all of time

Oh, wee-ooh, I look just like Buddy Holly
Oh, oh, and you’re Mary Tyler Moore
I don’t care what they say about us anyway
I don’t care ’bout that

Don’t you ever fear, I’m always near
I know that you need help
Your tongue is twisted, your eyes are slit
You need a guardian

Hoo, hoo
And you know I’m yours
Hoo, hoo
And I know you’re mine
Hoo, hoo
And that’s for all of time

Oh wee-ooh, I look just like Buddy Holly
Oh, oh, and you’re Mary Tyler Moore
I don’t care what they say about us anyway
I don’t care ’bout that
I don’t care ’bout that

Bang bang, knock on the door
Another big bang, get down on the floor
Oh no, what do we do?
Don’t look now but I lost my shoe

I can’t run and I can’t kick
What’s a matter babe, are you feelin’ sick?
What’s a matter, what’s a matter, what’s a matter you?
What’s a matter babe, are you feelin’ blue?

And that’s for all of time
And that’s for all of time

Oh wee-ooh, I look just like Buddy Holly
Oh, oh, and you’re Mary Tyler Moore
I don’t care what they say about us anyway
I don’t care ’bout that
I don’t care ’bout that
I don’t care ’bout that
I don’t care ’bout that

Glossary

Frontman: is a noun.  A frontman is the leader of a rock group.
Homies: is a noun.  It’s slang for friend.
Dissin’: is the progressive tense of the verb to dis.  To dis is slang for saying the verb disrespect.  To dis means to disrespect.
Front: is a verb and it means to act in a false way. This is also slang.
Buddy Holly: (1936 – 1959) was a famous songwriter and pioneer of rock and roll.  His works and innovations inspired and influenced contemporary and later musicians, notably The Beatles, Elvis Costello, The Rolling Stones, Don McLean, Bob Dylan, Steve Winwood, and Eric Clapton, and exerted a profound influence on popular music.  Famous song: Everyday.  Youtube video of Everyday: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty31QY5ZGHo.
Marry Tyler Moore: (born December 29, 1936) is an American actress, primarily known for her roles in television sitcoms. Her most popular shows was The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970 – 1977).
Twisted: is used here as an adjective, “your tongue is twisted.” This means that the person whom the singer is talking about is a liar.
Slit: is used in the song as an adjective, “your eyes are slit.” This means that the person whom the singer is talking about has their eyes in long or narrow form, he could be alluding to the fact that this person has an angry facial expression.

About the Medellin Buzz

The Medellin Buzz is for English as a Second Language students to practice and learn with.  The Medellin Buzz is written in a way that is easy to understand.  The difficult vocabulary words are in bold, these words are defined in the Glossary.

Buddy Holly by Weezer

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