Weird Al Yankovic
White and Nerdy
Note: This song is a parody of Ridin' Dirty, by Chamillionaire. Click on underlined words for more information.
Original Explanation of Slang and Cultural References

They see me mowin' my front lawn
I know they're all thinkin' I'm so
White and nerdy

Think I'm just too white and nerdy
Think I'm just too white and nerdy
Can't you see I'm white and nerdy
Look at me, I'm white and nerdy

I wanna roll with the gangstas
But so far they all think I'm too
White and nerdy

Think I'm just too white and nerdy
Think I'm just too white and nerdy
I'm just too white and nerdy
Really, really white and nerdy

They see me mowing my front lawn
I know they're all thinking I'm so
White and great at math and science but socially unskilled and unaccepted

Think I'm just too white and nerdy
Think I'm just too white and nerdy
Can't you see I'm white and nerdy
Look at me, I'm white and nerdy

I want to go places with the gangsters
But so far they all think I'm too
White and nerdy

Think I'm just too white and nerdy
Think I'm just too white and nerdy
I'm just too white and nerdy
Really, really white and nerdy

First in my class here at MIT
Got skills, I'm a champion at D&D
M.C. Escher, that's my favorite M.C.
Keep your 40, I'll just have an Earl Grey tea
My rims never spin, to the contrary
You'll find that they're quite stationary
All of my action figures are cherry
Stephen Hawking's in my library
 

I'm the best student here at MIT
I have got skills, but they are not rapping skills--I'm a champion at Dungeons and Dragons,
a fantasy role playing game favored by nerds
When I think of the term "M.C." I don't think about rappers (the association cool people would make.) Instead, I think of Dutch artist M.C. Escher, whose math related art focused on impossible fantasy worlds
Keep your 40 oz. malt liquor that rappers like, I'll just have an Earl Grey tea
The rims on my car never spin, to the contrary
You'll find that they don't move
All of my action figures are in perfect, original condition because I don't take them out of the box or play with them
I hav
e books by astrophysicist Stephen Hawking in my library

My MySpace page is all totally pimped out
Got people beggin' for my top eight spaces
Yo, I know pi to a thousand places
Ain't got no grills but I still wear braces
I order all of my sandwiches with mayonnaise
I'm a wiz at Minesweeper, I could play for days
Once you've seen my sweet moves, you're gonna stay amazed
My fingers movin' so fast I'll set the place ablaze

My MySpace page is wonderfully designed and decorated
I have got people begging to be one of my favorite friends
And listen to this! I know pi to a thousand places
I don't have dental jewelry, like rappers. Instead, I still wear braces like a teenager
I order all of my sandwiches with mayonnaise
I'm a great at the Minesweeper computer game and I could play for days
Once you've see how good I am, you're going to stay amazed
My fingers are moving so fast my keyboard will catch on fire

There's no killer app I haven't run
At Pascal, well I'm number one (one)
Do vector calculus just for fun
I ain't got a gat, but I got a soldering gun
"Happy Days" is my favorite theme song
I could sure kick your butt in a game of ping pong
I'll ace any trivia quiz you bring on
I'm fluent in JavaScript as well as Klingon
Here's the part I sing on...
 

There's no wonderful computer program I haven't run
I am the best at computer programming in Pascal
I do vector calculus just for fun
I don't have a real gun, but I have got a tool that looks like a gun, which I can use to connect pieces together in electronics projects
"Happy Days" is my favorite theme song
I could sure beat you in a game of ping pong
I'll get a high score in any trivia quiz you bring me
I'm fluent in JavaScript programming language as well as Klingon,
language spoken by the Klingons (an alien race) on the series Star Trek.*
Here's the part I sing on...

*Note: Most speakers of Klingon are nerds. not space aliens.

You see me roll on my Segway
I know in my heart they think I'm
White and nerdy

Think I'm just too white and nerdy
Think I'm just too white and nerdy
Can't you see I'm white and nerdy
Look at me, I'm white and nerdy

I'd like to roll with the gangstas
Although it's apparent I'm too
White and nerdy

Think I'm just too white and nerdy
Think I'm just too white and nerdy
I'm just too white and nerdy
How'd I get so white and nerdy

You see me travel on my Segway
I know in my heart they think I'm
White and nerdy

Think I'm just too white and nerdy
Think I'm just too white and nerdy
Can't you see I'm white and nerdy
Look at me, I'm white and nerdy

I want to go places with the gangsters
But so far they all think I'm too
White and nerdy

Think I'm just too white and nerdy
Think I'm just too white and nerdy
I'm just too white and nerdy
How did I get so white and nerdy?

I been browsin', inspectin' X-Men comics
You know I collect 'em
The pens in my pocket, I must protect them
My ergonomic keyboard never leaves me bored
Shoppin' online for deals on some writable media
I edit Wikipedia
I memorized Holy Grail really well
I can recite it right now and have you R-O-T-F-L-O-L
 

I been browsing and inspecting X-Men comics
You know I collect them
The pens in my pocket, I must protect them with a plastic pocket protector
My ergonomic keyboard never leaves me bored
I shop online to get a discount on something I can use to record my computer work
I edit Wikipedia
I memorized Monty Python and the Holy Grail really well
I can recite it right now and make you roll on the floor laughing out loud

I got a business doing websites
When my friends need some code, who do they call?
I do HTML for 'em all
Even made a homepage for my dog, yo
I got myself a fanny pack
They were havin' a sale down at The Gap
Spend my nights with a roll of bubble wrap
Pop, pop! Hope no one sees me gettin' freaky
 

I have got a business doing websites
When my friends need someone to write computer code, who do they call?
I do HTML for them all
I even made a homepage for my dog
I got myself a fanny pack
They were having a sale down at The Gap
I spend my nights with a roll of bubble wrap
Pop, pop! I hope no one sees how excited I am by popping bubble wrap

I'm nerdy in the extreme
Whiter than sour cream
I was in AV club and glee club
And even the chess team
Only question I ever thought was hard
Was "Do I like Kirk or do I like Picard?"
Spend every weekend at the Renaissance Faire
Got my name on my underwear

I'm nerdy in the extreme
I'm whiter than sour cream
In high school, I was in Audio Visual club and glee club
And even on the chess team, all of which are stereotypically nerdy activities
I am so smart that all questions are easy for me, except
"Who do I like more: Captain Kirk from the original 1960s Star Trek television series or Captain Picard, from the 1980s and 90s series Star Trek: The Next Generation?"
I spend every weekend at the Renaissance Faire
I've got my name written on my underwear

They see me strollin', they're laughin'
And rollin' their eyes cause I'm so
White and nerdy

Just because I'm white and nerdy
Just because I'm white and nerdy
All because I'm white and nerdy
Holy cow, I'm white and nerdy

I wanna bowl with the gangstas
But oh well, it's obvious I'm
White and nerdy

Think I'm just too white and nerdy
Think I'm just too white and nerdy
I'm just too white and nerdy
Look at me, I'm white and nerdy

They see me strolling, they're laughing
And rolling their eyes because I'm so
White and nerdy

Just because I'm white and nerdy
Just because I'm white and nerdy
All because I'm white and nerdy
Wow! I'm white and nerdy

I want to bowl with the gangsters
But oh well, it's obvious I'm
White and nerdy

Think I'm just too white and nerdy
Think I'm just too white and nerdy
I'm just too white and nerdy
Look at me, I'm white and nerdy

nerdy great at math and science but socially unskilled (There's not enought space to write it every time.)

Happy Days A nostalgic American television show broadcast in the 1970s about the supposedly more innocent days of the 1950s.

Segway a very expensive and high tech machine for transportation. It looks like a push lawn mower and people ride it standing up.

fanny pack a belt with an attached pouch for carrying things.

Renaissance Faire A festival in which participants dress in Renaissance costumes. American geeks tend to be anachronistic, enjoying futuristic things like Star Trek and romanticized old fashioned activities like Renaissance Faires and the Society for Creative Anachronism.

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