Smart Girls

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"Smart Girls"
Smart Girls cover
Album track by Weezer
Album Hurley
Released September 14, 2010
Length 3:11
Label Epitaph Records
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo, Tony Kanal & Jimmy Harry
Producer Rivers Cuomo & Shawn Everett
Status Officially Released
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Hurley track listing
"Hang On"
(07)
"Smart Girls"
(08)
"Brave New World"
(09)

"Smart Girls" is the eighth track on Hurley. It was originally titled "Hot Girls."

Appearances

Overview

"Smart Girls" was co-written by Rivers Cuomo with musician Tony Kanal (of No Doubt) and musician Jimmy Harry (who contributed additional guitar work to the song). Cuomo stated in multiple interviews that the song was originally called ”Hot Girls." [1]

“Smart Girls” — the song was originally “Hot Girls,” about how frustrating it is to have all these amazingly hot girls tweeting at me and it just felt so frustrating because I’m not in that life stage anymore where I can do anything about it. So I wrote this song “Hot Girls.” It ultimately ended up feeling — I don’t know, too macho or something? So we just changed it to “Smart Girls” and every other lyric stayed the same, like a really cheesy song about girls. But just changing that one word makes it really different and interesting.

In an interview with Huck Magazine, when asked about his Twitter account, Cuomo was quoted as saying:

"Every day, a really weird thought comes to my mind and I just put it out there - and now I have this long list of weird thoughts. I must have been thinking them all along, but there was never any reason to write them down. I actually go back through my tweets to look for lyric ideas. A fair amount of songs in the last couple years started on Twitter. 'Smart Girls' on Hurley was originally called 'Where Did All These Hot Girls Come From'. That was a tweet. I didn't give any context for it, but I was talking about girls tweeting at me - where were they when I was single?"

Personnel

Audio

Lyrics

Where did all these smart girls come from?
I don't think that I could choose just one
Where did all these smart girls come from?
Someone tell me how to get me some

On the floor, in the car
On the seat at the bar
Wherever I go
That's where they are

Smart girls
Never get enough, of those
Smart girls
Smart girls

I want to be a bad boy right now
Real me is dying to hang out
I know you know what I'm talking about
I've got a feeling you could show me how

On a bus, on a train
On a boat, on a plane
I'm falling in love
What was your name?

Smart girls
Never get enough, of those
Smart girls
Sleeping in the buff

Yumi, Sherie, Alison, Mary
Which one do I want to marry?
They’re all smart girls
They’re all smart girls
Sheena, Lola, Fabiola,
Don’t you know you make me lose my mind?

Where did all these smart girls come from?
I don't think that I could choose just one
Where did all these smart girls come from?
Someone tell me how to get me some

Lisa, Brittany, Paula, Whitney
Which one do I want here with me?
They're all smart girls
They're all smart girls

Debbie, Donna, Tatiana
Don't you know you make me lose my mind?

See also