Celena
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celena looks at me and asks me if i know what's on tv and now she wants to know what's wrong with me and why i allways have to be so mean. celena wants to know, why i never seem to want to go to all the things her friends are going to and why we never do what she wants to. and i can't wait, cause i can't talk to her and make her understand i'm not the boyfriend that she made herself believe i was but celena's brave and celena says, ya celena says i broke her heart she going to think about all the time she wasted with me and with him. celena says she's tired of spending so much of her preacious time watchin me while i watch benny hill and countin every minute that i kill celena says she's young and she deserves to have a little fun but if that's what celena really thinks then i don't understand why she won't leave. i'm getting tired of seeing her drunken body lying on the stairs, i've seen the pictures in the paper, you'll know why i'm here but celena's brave and celena says ya celena says i broke her heart she's going home to see her mom and to think of ways that'll make me misersble. celena's telling me, my future doesn't look to promising she sits there eating ice cream while she pouts and wonders why i sleep out on the couch. celena looks at me and says i'm not the guy i used to be i smoke a cigarette and fall asleep and she continues right on nagging me. i'm getting married at the chappel but, she doesn't seem to care, i've seen the pictures shown on tv, you'll know why i'm here but celena's brave and celena says ya celena says i broke her heart, she's going home to see her mom and to think of ways to make me miserable




Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Screeching Weasel's song Celena paint a bleak picture of a failing relationship. The song is addressed to the titular character, Celena, who is questioning her boyfriend's behavior. She wants to know why he always seems to be mean towards her and why he never wants to accompany her to events. The boyfriend cannot communicate his true feelings to her and is frustrated that she has created an image of him that is untrue. Celena is portrayed as determined to move on from the relationship, telling him that he has broken her heart and that she deserves to have fun. Despite this, she still lingers, pouting and nagging him. The song ends with Celena leaving to see her mother and plan ways to make him miserable.


The song speaks to the difficulties of communication and the damage that can be done when partners are not truthful with each other. It highlights the importance of being open and honest in relationships, and the consequences when one person is unable to express their feelings. The lyrics are a reminder to value oneself and not waste time with someone who does not appreciate or respect you.


Line by Line Meaning

celena looks at me and asks me if i know what's on tv and now she wants to know what's wrong with me and why i allways have to be so mean.
Celena is asking me surface level questions like what's on TV, but she really wants to know what's bothering me and why I'm always a jerk to her.


celena wants to know, why i never seem to want to go to all the things her friends are going to and why we never do what she wants to.
Celena is questioning why I don't join her and her friends in their activities and why we never do what she wants, although the real issue is much deeper than that.


and i can't wait, cause i can't talk to her and make her understand i'm not the boyfriend that she made herself believe i was
I'm looking forward to the moment when I don't have to deal with Celena anymore because I can't communicate to her that I'm not the kind of boyfriend she thought I was.


but celena's brave and celena says, ya celena says i broke her heart
Celena is confident and courageous enough to confront me about how I hurt her emotionally.


she going to think about all the time she wasted with me and with him.
Celena will reflect on all the time she spent with me and the person she was with previously, which she believes to be wasted due to the emotional pain I caused her.


celena says she's tired of spending so much of her preacious time watchin me while i watch benny hill and countin every minute that i kill
Celena is frustrated that she spends a significant amount of her valuable time just watching me sit around and waste time, and she resents counting the minutes she feels I'm wasting.


celena says she's young and she deserves to have a little fun but if that's what celena really thinks then i don't understand why she won't leave.
Celena wants to enjoy life and have fun since she is still young, but I don't understand why she stays with me since her desires and mine don't align.


i'm getting tired of seeing her drunken body lying on the stairs, i've seen the pictures in the paper, you'll know why i'm here
I'm sick and tired of seeing Celena in a drunken state, even to the point of passing out on the stairs. There have been incidents where she's ended up in the news, explaining why I'm there.


but celena's brave and celena says ya celena says i broke her heart
Celena has the courage to communicate to me again that I broke her heart.


she's going home to see her mom and to think of ways that'll make me misersble.
Celena is planning to go back home to her mother's place, where she'll think of ways to get revenge and make me feel as miserable as she does.


celena's telling me, my future doesn't look to promising
Celena is giving me a warning that my future is bleak and doesn't look good.


she sits there eating ice cream while she pouts and wonders why i sleep out on the couch.
Celena is sulking and eating ice cream, wondering why I choose to sleep on the couch instead of in bed with her.


i'm getting married at the chappel but, she doesn't seem to care, i've seen the pictures shown on tv, you'll know why i'm here
Although I'm getting married, Celena doesn't seem to have any reaction, likely because she's heartbroken and hurt by my actions. There are pictures showing my infidelity that explain why she's there.


celena's brave and celena says ya celena says i broke her heart, she's going home to see her mom and to think of ways to make me miserable
Once again, Celena displays bravery by confronting me about breaking her heart, and she's heading home to plan ways to make me feel as unhappy as she does.




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TC

Best Screeching Weasel song ever. Hands down!

Jimbo Thompson

Sounds alot better than the stuff that got famous

Dan Snot

Aaron Cometbus, is that you?

Black Sheep customs pa

This was recorded in a basement in Chicago and then released on this Compilation kill the musicians Which was a gathering of what I believe was the bands and mostly Ben weasel and jug heads(just a thoughtful personal suggestion)favorites that were ever recorded off of numerous different albums the first fe6 songs are off of the punkhouse ep I believe

Sexbasstian Moikano

I love this song.

Cdiggz82

Why isn't this album on spotify ffs!!??

♤SCHWAGBOI♤

Great song...ive been die hard weasel since 1992.

sean

I bought the “kill the musicians” cd direct from Lookout! Mail order. I think it was $12-14 bucks and for some reason it took about four months to arrive. Lol.

Napoleon Bonaparte

took 3 days to find this song- damn the selena gomez search results

smittypunker

oh cause i heard it came out in 1992 but i wasnt sure what release it was on

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