Stupid Girl

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"Stupid Girl"
Stupid Girl cover
Single by Cold
Album Year of the Spider
Released April 1, 2003
Recorded September - December 2002 at Bay 7, Studio City
Length 3:09
Label Geffen
Producer Cold, Howard Benson
This page is for the song by Cold. For the Rentals song, see Brilliant Boy.

"Stupid Girl" is a song by American alternative metal band Cold and the lead single from their third major label album, Year of the Spider. It was co-written by Rivers Cuomo.

Overview

Frontman Scooter Ward began working on the song in 2002 and, although he liked the guitar riff, considered it too reminiscent of Weezer, whom Cold had toured with earlier and befriended. Ward subsequently asked Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo to lend a hand in the song's development for their first and only collaboration. The verse lyrics and opening/chorus guitar riff were then written by Cuomo. Originally the two singers planned to trade off vocals, but after Cuomo heard Ward's tracks, he decided to limit his own vocal contribution to the pre-chorus. The song blatantly revolves around relationship troubles with bits of tongue-in-cheek phrasing commonly found in Cuomo's writing style.

The song begins with an electric guitar intro followed by an increasingly louder snare beat. This carries into a verse emphasizing vocals of disdain over the subtle guitar and drum beat. The song's bridge halts the established melody for a solo, acoustic chord progression. An anthemic vocal harmony then ensues before returning to the chorus.

The song is generally recognized simply as a Cold song and Rivers Cuomo, who contributed to its development, does not appear in the music video.

Lyrics

Wanna love ya
Wanna bug ya
Wanna squeeze ya
Stupid girl

Wanna touch ya,
Wanna take ya,
Wanna shut ya,
Stupid girl.

I can't take this,
Born to break this.

She's going away,
(She's going away)
What's wrong with my life today?
She's going away,
(She's going away)
What's wrong with my life today?
Stupid girl, stupid girl

I'm a loner,
I'm a loser,
I'm a winner,
In my mind.

I'm a bad one,
I'm a good one,
I'm a sick one,
With a smile.

I can't take this,
Born to break this.

She's going away,
(She's going away)
What's wrong with my life today?
She's going away,
(She's going away)
What's wrong with my life today?
Stupid girl, stupid girl

Stupid girl, stupid girl

She's going away,
(She's going away)
What's wrong with my life today?
She's going away,
(She's going away)
What's wrong with my life today?
Stupid girl, stupid girl

See also