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The Offspring - Self Esteem

I wrote her off for the tenth time today
And practiced all the things I would say
But she came over
I lost my nerve
I took her back and made her dessert
Now I know I m being used
That s okay man cause I like the abuse
I know she s playing with me
That s okay cause I ve got no self esteem
We make plans to go out at night
I wait till 2 then I turn out the light
All this rejection s got me so low
If she keeps it up I just might tell her so
When she s saying that she wants only me
Then I wonder why she sleeps with my friends
When she s saying that I m like a disease
Then I wonder how much more I can spend
Well I guess I should stick up for myself
But I really think it s better this way
The more you suffer
The more it shows you really care Right?
Now I ll relate this a little bit
That happens more than I d like to admit
Late at night she knocks on my door
Drunk again and looking to score
Now I know I should say no
But that s kind of hard when she s ready to go
I may be dumb
But I m not a dweeb
I m just a sucker with no self esteem


"Self Esteem" is a song by the American punk rock group The Offspring. It is the eighth (or seventh, on cassette) track from their third studio album Smash and was released as the second single from the album. The song was a worldwide hit, reaching number one in Latvia, Norway, and Sweden and was one of the most successful singles released by the band. However, frontman Dexter Holland mentioned in the Complete Music Video Collection that this song has not been very popular in Japan. "Self Esteem" was nominated for the 1995 MTV Europe Music Awards for Best Song, but did not win. The song also appears as the third track on their Greatest Hits (2005). Although "Come Out and Play" was more successful in the U.S. and charted higher where it hit #1 on the Modern Rock Tracks, "Self Esteem" hit #4, but was more successful and charted higher than "Come Out and Play" worldwide.

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