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fishinBlog, listen up. I was going to read myself to sleep, but I’ve just seen something so upsetting that I had to share it with you immediately.

So, for the past few days, Weezer ballads have been playing on repeat in my head. Specifically, I’ve been replaying “Perfect Situation” and “Keep Fishin’ “ Are you familiar with them? They’re beautiful.

This evening, I was thinking about Keep Fishin’. I realized I don’t really know all the words to the song, so I looked up the lyrics. I googled “Weezer Keep Fishin’ lyrics” and clicked on the first link that came up: http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Keep-Fishin’-lyrics-Weezer/2B9D5E0F0138E37E48256BA0001041B2

So I read the lyrics, said, “Oohhh, that’s what he’s saying. Okay okay. What a great song.” Then I scrolled to the bottom of the page. There’s a section titled Review about Keep Fishin’.

I’m pasting the review here:

😀 | Reviewer: Vex | 7/28/2007

I really love this song. It puts me in a real uplifted mood and like helps cheer me up when im down. The title explains itself: Keep Fishin’. It kinda sybolises with the ending of relationships. It shows that though the fish has gotten away, if you keep fishin’ you’ll find the fish that you can catch.
If you get my dig.

Keep Fishin’ = [LUV]

Blog, you deserve a play-by-play of how I read this:

Reviewer: I really love this song.
Me: ME TOO! IloveitIloveitIloveit!

Reviewer: It puts me in a real uplifted mood and like helps cheer me up when im down.
Me: Well, okay, I can see that, but I prefer listening to it when I’m like down.

Reviewer: The title explains itself: Keep Fishin’.
Me: Yes, a deftly determined title indeed.

Reviewer: It kinda sybolises with the ending of relationships.
Me: Oooh. Sybolises – let’s look that word up…and no, it is apparently not a word.

Reviewer: It shows that though the fish has gotten away, if you keep fishin’ you’ll find the fish that you can catch.
Me: NEIN! That is NOT THE MEANING OF THE SONG, VEX. That is not what it sybolises!

Reviewer: If you get my dig.
Me: Is that even an expression? What does that expression sybolise? Does it sybolise someone digging in the ground, and if you keep digging, you will get the dirt that you can dig?

Reviewer: Keep Fishin’ = [LUV]
Me: Thank you for that final piece of clarification, Vex.

Anyway, after reading the review, I was really devastated, because apparently I had misunderstood the song all along. So I began this blog post. Now, however, as I think about the song more, I realize that like all music, every one gets what they want out of it, even if it’s the same four lines over and over again. Vex, you keep fishin’. I dig.

Weezer’s Keep Fishin’ Music Video

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