Who Sang Self Esteem? The Offspring

The Offspring Smash cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1994-3-22
Genre: Rock
Style: Alternative Rock/Hard Rock/Punk
length: 4:18
producer: Thom Wilson
lead vocals: Dexter Holland
engineer: Thom Wilson
guitar: Noodles
additional engineer: Ken Paulakovich
drums (drum set): Ron Welty
bass guitar: Greg Kriesel
composer: Dexter Holland
lyricist: Dexter Holland
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

Oh yeah yeah yeah
Oh yeah yeah
Oh yeah yeah yeah
Oh yeah yeah

We make plans to go out at night
I wait till two then I turn out the light
This rejection's got me so low
If she keeps it up I just might tell her so

Oh yeah yeah yeah
Oh yeah yeah
Oh yeah yeah yeah
Oh yeah yeah

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, yeah, yeah

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
She's 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

Oh yeah yeah yeah
Oh yeah yeah
Oh yeah yeah yeah
Oh yeah yeah

When she's saying, oh, that she wants only me
Then I wonder why she sleeps with my friends
When she's saying, oh, 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, yeah, yeah, yeah

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Time to Relax
  • 2 Nitro (Youth Energy)
  • 3 Bad Habit
  • 4 Gotta Get Away
  • 5 Genocide
  • 6 Something to Believe In
  • 7 Come Out and Play
  • 8 Self Esteem
  • 9 It’ll Be a Long Time
  • 10 Killboy Powerhead
  • 11 What Happened to You?
  • 12 So Alone
  • 13 Not the One
  • 14 Smash / Come Out and Play (reprise)