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Special

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"Special"
Special cover
Demo by Weezer
Album Alone X: The Red-Raditude-Hurley Years
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Status Released

This song is part of the "Troublemaker" lineage of songs

Special (also known as "Rock Star") is a song by Rivers Cuomo. It is an early iteration of "Troublemaker," from Weezer's eponymous Red Album from 2008. Cuomo released the song as part of the digital compilation Alone X: The Red-Raditude-Hurley Years in 2020.

Appearances

Overview

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Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
For earlier demos, see "Diamond Rings"
Rivers Cuomo Special special (I-IV).mp3 ? 3:32 Alone X: The Red-Raditude-Hurley Years
Rivers Cuomo Special special (diamond rings, all my life.mp3 ? 3:27 Alone X: The Red-Raditude-Hurley Years
Rivers Cuomo Rock Star rock star.mp3 ? 3:23 Alone X: The Red-Raditude-Hurley Years
For subsequent demos, see "Troublemaker"
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Lyrics

Put me in a special school 'cuz I am such a fool
And I don’t need a single book to teach me how to read
Who needs stupid books? They are for petty crooks
And I will learn by studying the lessons in my dreams
So turn off the TV 'cuz that’s what others see
And movies are as bad as eating chocolate ice cream
They only sicken me. Give me the soccer ball
And I might turn into a quarterback after all

All my life I knew that I was something special
I was waiting for a chance to prove I'm special

I picked up a guitar. What does this signify?
I’m gonna play some heavy metal riffs and you will die.
You wanted arts and crafts. How’s this for arts and crafts?
Wuh-nuh- nuh- nuh- nuh- nuh- nuh- nuh- nuh—that’s right!
I’m growing out my hair. I’m moving out to Cherokee.
I’m gonna be a rock star and you are gonna bear with me
'Cuz I can’t work a job like any normal slob
Punchin’ in and punchin’ out and suckin’ up to Bob

All my life I knew that I was something special
Waiting for a chance to prove that I am special

I’m gonna be a star and people will crane necks
To get a glimpse of me and see if I am having sex
And studying my moves, they try to understand
Why I am so unlike the singers in the other bands
I’m such a mystery as anyone can see
There isn’t anybody else exactly quite like me
And when it’s party time, like 1999
I’ll party by myself because I’m such a special guy

All my life I knew that I was something special
Waiting for a chance to prove that I am special
I could never give up on my crazy visions
I was driven from the start
Nothing ever held me to my low position
I had passion in my heart
And all my life I knew that I was something special
I was waiting just to prove that I am special
All my life I knew that I was something special
Waiting for a chance to prove that I am special
Special, special, special
A star

See also