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Square (The Nerd Song) [Memphis version]

(the matthew show)
October 18, 2012
written by the matthew show
Do you remember the thing we all did
With the thing and the thing and the stuff all at the same time
No, I don’t
Do you remember the thing we all liked
Because everybody liked it and you could not say no
No, I don’t
But I remember hearing you say
What’s the matter with people who don’t do what I do
Every single day

CHORUS:

But I’m a nerd
I do not give a shit
‘Cause what you’re selling’s not a lifetime membership
You buy cool for a couple of minutes at a time
And when it’s over, you’re just old, confused and tired
But I don’t care
I was square before you got there

Do you remember the thing we all wore
You couldn’t not wear it, ‘cause somebody somewhere said so
No, I don’t
Did you know your parents did the same damn thing
Years before you came around
I didn’t think so
But I remember hearing you say
My generation’s cooler than theirs
And it will always be that way

(CHORUS)

Is it coincidence that these shoes and this band go together
I don’t think so
Is it happenstance that you sound more like everyone else every day
I don’t think so
You’ve been led around by the nose for so long
You have no idea who you are
Now sing along with the lines of this guitar

Now you’re a nerd
And it’s a rotten shame
That you didn’t prepare a single moment for this day
You can keep on talking about these kids today
Turn on that old record, let it play & play
I’ve been hanging around here outside of time
Thinking you might figure out you’ve been blind
But I don’t care
You may never, ever get there

I’m still a nerd
I do not give a shit
What you were selling didn’t pay no dividends
You bought cool for a couple of minutes at a time
Now it’s over and you’re just old, confused and tired
And I don’t care
I was square before you got there