Who Sang Self Esteem? The Offspring

The Offspring Self Esteem cover art

Some other versions of "Self Esteem"
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Carlton Ridenhour, Cornell Haynes, Gary Kooper
release date: 1994
genres: Rock
styles: Alternative Rock/Hard Rock/Punk
length: 4:18
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 because 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 two 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

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Self Esteem
  • 2 Burn It Up
  • 3 Jennifer Lost the War

  • Album Information
    label: Cortex
    country(area): Australia
    format: CD
    barcode: 5021456047802
    script: Latin