Favorite Metaphors In Song Lyrics: Weezer

Every now and then, you hear a metaphor that really touches your soul. If you are unaware of what a Metaphor means, the definition states that it is a comparison between two things that aren’t alike but have something in common.

“When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie that’s amore.”

While that might be the best example, there a few however that stand out above the rest. One of my all time favorite’s is in the Weezer Song “Run Over By A Truck” off of their 7th studio album “Raditude”.

In this song, Rivers Cuomo the head writer for the band Weezer compares his depressed mental state to the feeling like he’s been run over by a truck. And for anyone who has felt depressed before can attest to, that is a very accurate description for feeling depressed.

Take a listen to the song and read the lyrics below. Do you agree that this is one of the greatest metaphors in song lyrics?

I used to sing songs at the break of the day
Zip a de do da, zip a dee ay
Workin’ myself into a frenzy
But I don’t do that no more no way

I used to likea learn how to speaka Chinese
Oh kudasai means “Baby, would ya please?”
Conjugatin’ verbs with the greatest of ease
But I fell down hard on my bended knees

I feel like I’ve been run over by a truck
I don’t care much about anything
I’m happy to sing
I’m lacking the passion to do anything
I feel like I’ve been run over by a truck
I don’t care much about anything
So give me a ring
And tell me to wake up and do anything

I used to play b-ball down at the park (park)
Running up the sideline until it got dark (dark)
Outside step over with my right foot
Push off with the outside of my left foot

I used to chat up the girls out in the club
Looking for one of ’em to give me some love
The show wasn’t over til the dough boy come home
Young fat dog I love everyone

I feel like I’ve been run over by a truck
I don’t care much about anything
I’m happy to sing
I’m lacking the passion to do anything
I feel like I’ve been run over by a truck
I don’t care much about anything
So give me a ring
Tell me to wake up and do anything

Grandma never was a pushover
Ain’t nobody try to step to her
She could teach a common hustler to dance in France
Til a plane came a crashing down
On the way to see the Cleveland Brown
She was scrambling on fourth down
How I wish that I had been around
Oh
I wish that I had been around

I feel like I’ve been run over by a truck
I don’t care much about anything
I’m happy to sing
I’m lacking the passion to do anything
I feel like I’ve been run over by a truck
I don’t care much about anything
So give me a ring
Tell me to wake up and do anything
I feel like I’ve been run over by a truck