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"What Do You Want From Me?" is the first single off of the EP The Weekend: Friday by American power pop band, Forever The Sickest Kids. It was released on October 30, 2009 as a single in the United States. This song is about living one's own lifestyle and following the "be yourself" motto. It has been featured in numerous Nerf commercials, and in the ending credits of the film Diary of a Wimpy Kid, where it was re-released with a few minor changes to the lyrics.

Song informationEdit

The Weekend: Friday, which featured the song, was released on November 17, 2009. However, the single originally released on October 30, 2009 on the bands MySpace. A music video was soon released in December.

On March 19, 2010, the single was re-released for the film Diary of a Wimpy Kid, entitled "What Do You Want From Me (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Mix)". This version features slight changes in the original version in order to make the song more kid-oriented.

Instead of, "I don't wanna waste my time again/By getting wasted with so-called friends", it was changed to, "I don't wanna waste my time again/By getting crazy with so-called friends" and the verse, "And I've been thinking that we've been drinking in hopes to retain our sanity" was changed to, "And I've been thinking that we've been sinking in hopes to retain our sanity."

Music videoEdit

Forever The Sickest Kids - What Do You Want From Me03:01

Forever The Sickest Kids - What Do You Want From Me

The official music video.

The music video for the song was released on December 14, 2009.

The band's manager (portrayed by Verne Troyer) informs the band that they need a change in their image. The band is skeptical first, but they go along with the idea. They perform their songs in many different fashions, such as hip-hop, goth, and being dressed in neon colors, all of which fail among their audience. The band then decides to perform with their own, original style. When this finally gets their audience's approval, the manager claims to the band, "See? I told you guys. Just be yourself."

LyricsEdit

I don't wanna waste my time again

By getting wasted with so-called friends

'Cause they don't know me

But they pretend to be part of my social scenery

And hey, maybe I'm a critic, a cynic

Or am I jaded? Or am I afraid of it?

'Cause it's dragging me down

It's bumming me out

It's making my head spin round and round


Can you say hey!

Can you say oh!

That's right, what do you want from me?

Can you say hey!

Can you say oh!

That's right what do you want from me?

I get the feeling we're on to something

I say jump and you start jumping

Can you say hey!

Can you say oh!

That's that, now what do you want from me?


Just another day in the life of me

It's 3am and I can't sleep

And I've been thinking that we've been drinking

In hopes to maintain our sanity

And hey, maybe I'm a critic, a cynic

Or am I crazy? Do hey all hate me?

'Cause they pick me up and throw me down

It's making my head spin round and round


Can you say hey!

Can you say oh!

That's right, what do you want from me?

Can you say hey!

Can you say oh!

That's right what do you want from?

I get the feeling we're on to something

I say jump and you start jumping

Can you say hey!

Can you say oh!

That's that, now what do you want from me?


Everything that I do

It's never good enough for you

I do my best

Dress to impress

Wear my heart out of my chest

Going no where fast

I don't know where I'm at

When I say jump and you start jumping

Hey! We're onto something


Can you say hey!

Can you say ho!

That's right, what do you want from me?

Can you say hey!

Can you say oh!

That's right, what do you want from me?

I get the feeling we're on to something

I say jump and you start jumping

Can you say hey!

Can you say oh!

That's that, now what do you want from me?

(repeat)

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