What's the Good of Being Good

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"What's the Good of Being Good"
What's the Good of Being Good cover
Album track by Weezer
Album SZNZ: Summer
Released June 21, 2022
Recorded 2022
Length 3:04
Label Crush Music/Atlantic Records
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Producer(s) Daniel Omelio, Suzy Shinn
Status Officially released
Stream Play on spotify.png Spotify
SZNZ: Summer track listing
"The Opposite of Me"
(4)
"What's the Good of Being Good"
(5)
"Cuomoville"
(6)

"What's the Good of Being Good" is the fifth track from Weezer's 2022 EP, SZNZ: Summer.

Appearances

Overview

The song was first mentioned by Rivers Cuomo on April 13, 2022 via his Discord server, specifically noting he believed the song's bridge would give listeners "major goosebumps".[1] Shortly after, Cuomo uploaded a clip of the song's ending to his TikTok. [2]


A 22-second clip of the song was made available on June 13 as reward for solving the day's Weezle word puzzle.

Audio

Lyrics

Walking in these hallowed hallways
Bearded masters on the wall
Winning one more shiny medal
I can still hear the applause
I won it all many times over
But I'm still not satisfied
Yes, it feels like something's missing
If there's no one by my side

What's the good of being good
When there's no one who will appreciate
And so you might as well accept the fact
You're gonna finish last, you're gonna finish last
(What is the good of being good?)

No loving wife to smile at me
No daughter to dote on with pride
'Til the day I give her away
With a teardrop in my eye
No clever son to learn my teaching
And to try his very best
To be grateful for my solace
When he cannot pass the test

What's the good of being good
When there's no one who will appreciate
And so you might as well accept the fact
You're gonna finish last, you're gonna finish last
(What is the good of being good?)

Tell me what's the good of being good
When your best friend stabs your back
And he lies to the people
And drags your good name through the mud
Could you tell me what's the good of being good
When your best friend steals your woman
And down on the cushion
He drags your good name through the mud

What's the good of being good
When there's no one who will appreciate
And so you might as well accept the fact
You're gonna finish last, you're gonna finish last
(What is the good of being good?)

(What is the good of being good)

References

  1. Cuomo, Rivers. "Calling it now: the bridge for What's the Good Of Being Good will give you major goosebumps." Discord. 13 April 2022. Screenshot: File:Discord-whatsthegoodofbeinggood.png
  2. Rivers Cuomo. TikTok. 20 April 2022. Link: [[1]]