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I Could If I Wanted To

I Could If I Wanted To
Performer(s): Greg Serrano — First Appearance: ""Josh's Sister is Getting Married!""
Genre: Alternative Rock


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This song sucks! I could make it good if I wanted to! Yeah! Yeah I could if I wanted to!
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— Greg Serrano


"I Could If I Wanted To" is a song performed by Greg Serrano. In it he declares he could have done better on a test, as well as life in general, if he actually put forth the effort, but chooses not to. The song was first heard in the Season One episode "Josh's Sister is Getting Married!". The song is track number 20 on the Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Original Television Soundtrack (Season 1 - Vol.2).

The song with lyricsEdit

CrazyExGirlfriend I Could If I Wanted To (Ft02:31

CrazyExGirlfriend I Could If I Wanted To (Ft. Santino Fontana)

Lyrics:

Greg Serrano:
Whoop-dee-frickin'-doo, an 'A'.
What's an 'A'?
It's just a letter on the page
meant to distract us from the pain.
But it's not like any 'A'
can make a difference in the day.
Sure I could get an 'A'
if I wanted an 'A'
But who cares about an 'A'?
I don't.
I don't care.
Although I coulda
made that grade
if I did care.
But I don't.

But I could if I wanted to!

Whoop-dee-frickin'-doo!
Look at this guy
With a red and blue striped tie
Makin' millions till' he dies
Sellin' bonds and stocks
to other guys in ties
Who have millions with which to buy
a bunch of bonds and stocks and ties
I'd rather die
Which I will, eventually,
of course.
But in the mean time
I could make millions
selling stocks and bonds and ties
if I tried.
But I don't.
But I could. But I don't!
But I could if I wanted to!
Yeah!
Yeah I could if I wanted to!
Who cares?

Whoop-dee-frickin'-doo!
A happy dad with his big dad calves
and his stupid baseball cap
and his T-ball shirt and
dumbass son throwing a ball
like it's so important
to know how to throw a ball!
Whoop-dee-frickin'-doo!
Who cares about throwing a ball
or having a kid?
It'll get you nowhere in life
Not like getting anywhere matters
Although I guess it does if you care
Which I don't!
But I could! But I don't!
But I could if I wanted to!
Yeah!

Whoop-dee-frickin'-doo!
If I wanted to!
This song sucks!
I could make it good if I wanted to!
Yeah!
Yeah I could if I wanted to!


NotesEdit

ProductionEdit

Actor Santino Fontana tweeted that "I Could if I Wanted To" was shot in one take with a single camera using a long tracking shot without any cuts or edits. He also uploaded a behind the scenes photo of himself during production of the scene. BTS I Could if I Wanted To

RepriseEdit

In Season Two the song was briefly reprised by Greg after he found out that Josh and Rebecca have been having sex and also living together.

Greg learns about Josh and Rebecca "I Could If I Wanted To" Reprise03:07

Greg learns about Josh and Rebecca "I Could If I Wanted To" Reprise

PasticheEdit

"I Could if I Wanted To" is an homage to the anger, nihilism and apathy found in popular 1990's alternative rock songs. Bands from that era like Nirvana , Weezer , Nada Surf and Radiohead all had themes like that running through most of their songs.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Songs
Season 1 Songs

· "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Theme Song"
· "West Covina (song)"
· "The Sexy Getting Ready Song"
· "I'm So Good At Yoga"
· "Feelin' Kinda Naughty"
· "Face Your Fears"
· "I Have Friends"
· "A Boy Band Made Up of Four Joshes"
· "Settle For Me"

· "Sex with a Stranger"
· "I Love My Daughter"
· "I'm a Good Person"
· "I Give Good Parent"
· "What'll It Be"
· "Sexy French Depression"
· "His Status is...Preferred"
· "Where's the Bathroom?"
· "California Christmastime"
· "Women Gotta Stick Together"
· "Dear Joshua Felix Chan"

· "Having a Few People Over"
· "Put Yourself First"
· "Textmergency"
· "Where Is The Rock?"
· "You Stupid Bitch"
· "Group Hang"
· "Romantic Moments"
· "Cold Showers"
· "JAP Battle"
· "Flooded with Justice
· "Gettin' Bi"
· "I'm The Villain In My Own Story"

· "Dream Ghost"
· "I Could If I Wanted To"
· "Clean Up on Aisle 4"
· "Heavy Boobs"
· "I Gave You a UTI"
· "Angry Mad"
· "Oh My God I Think I Like You"
· "After Everything I've Done For You (That You Didn't Ask For)"
· "One Indescribable Instant"

Season 2 Songs

· "Just a Girl in Love"
· "Love Kernels"
· "We Should Definitely Not Have Sex Right Now"
· "Maybe This Dream"
· "Greg's Drinking Song"
· "Ping Pong Girl"
· "The Math of Love Triangles"
· "It Was a S*** Show"

· "We Tapped That Ass"
· "Makey Makeover"
· "Thought Bubbles"
· "Triceratops Ballet"
· "Friendtopia"
· "Stuck in the Bathroom"
· "Research Me Obsessively"
· "You Go First"
· "So Maternal"

· "Duh!"
· "Who's The New Guy?"
· "George's Turn"
· "We'll Never Have Problems Again"
· "Remember That We Suffered"
· "Santa Ana Winds"
· "Let's Have Intercourse"

· "You’re My Best Friend (And I Know I’m Not Yours)"
· "Man Nap"
· "(Tell Me I'm Okay) Patrick"
· "Period Sex"
· "What a Rush to Be a Bride"

Season 3 Songs

· "Where's Rebecca Bunch?"
· "Let's Generalize About Men"
·The Buzzing From the Bathroom
·Head in the Clouds

· TBA

·TBA

· TBA

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Reprises

· "West Covina (I)"
· "West Covina (II)"
· "Settle For Me (I)"
· "Settle For Me (II)"

· "I'm a Good Person (silent)"
· "The Sexy Gonna Do It Song"
· "The Trent Is Getting Ready Song"

· "I Have Friends (reprise)"
· "Flooded with Justice (reprise)

· "I Could If I Wanted To (reprise)"
· "Thought Bubbles (reprise)"
· "The Math of Love Triangles (reprise)"
· "Rebecca's Reprise"

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Album Bonus tracks

· "Sex Toys"

· "It's Not Difficult To Define Miss Douche"

· "Santa Ana Winds 6 A.M." (Demo)

· "I'm Just A Girl In Love" (featuring Adam Schlesinger)
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