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The New Weezer Songs FAQ

Version 1.0.2
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The New Weezer Songs FAQ

Version 1.0.2

Latest revision date:  9/26/2000

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.0  Introduction
    1.0.1  Intent of this document
    1.0.2  Credits
    1.0.3  Contact info
    1.0.4  Distribution
    1.0.5  Version history
2.0  Song list
    2.0.1  Songs that have been played live
    2.0.2  Songs that have not been played live
  2.1  Song details
    2.1.1  Dope Nose
    2.1.2  Hash Pipe
    2.1.3  Mad Kow
    2.1.4  Modern Dukes
    2.1.5  My Brain (Is Workin' Overtime)
    2.1.6  O-Girl
    2.1.7  On The Edge
    2.1.8  Peace And Quiet
    2.1.9  Preacher's Son
    2.1.10 Slob
    2.1.11 Superstar
    2.1.12 Too Late To Try
    2.1.13 Your Sister (The Sister Song)
3.0  Lyrics
    3.0.1  Dope Nose
    3.0.2  Hash Pipe
    3.0.3  Mad Kow
    3.0.4  Modern Dukes
    3.0.5  My Brain (Is Workin' Overtime)
    3.0.6  O-Girl
    3.0.7  On The Edge
    3.0.8  Peace And Quiet
    3.0.9  Preacher's Son
    3.0.10 Slob
    3.0.11 Superstar
    3.0.12 Too Late To Try
    3.0.13 Your Sister (The Sister Song)
4.0  Conclusion

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1.0  Introduction
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1.0.1  Intent of this document
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This document is intended to aid people who are on the hunt for the new Weezer songs that have been played live over the summer of 2000, in preperation for the new album.  It will list all of the new songs, the dates, whether they have been taped and whether or not mp3s of the song have been circulated.

Songs will only be listed as being taped if someone can confirm that they have a recording with the song on it.  However, from what I've heard, the vast majority of these shows have been taped by somebody, so it's a pretty safe bet that recordings of all of these songs exist somewhere.

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1.0.2  Credits
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This document was written by myself, Nathan Scott.  However, it would never have been completed without the significant contributions of Neil Lewis (Blueguy) and David J. McKay.
These guys were invaluable with providing set list and tour date information, and probably did way more acutal research than I did.  I just put all the info together in this text file.

Additional Contributors:
        Anuj Behal  -   Info on the 7/19 Las Vegas show.
        Ranko Yamamoto -   Corrections, and info on the 8/10 Tokyo show.
        Jack Jamieson -   Info on the 8/31 Toronto show.
        "Michael" -   Info on the 9/02 Detroit show.
        "forgotaboutthugh", "Devin", "Prepstar" -   Corrections and additions to lyrics.

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1.0.3  Contact info
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Any corrections, updates, suggestions or free-verse poetry may be sent to nscott@fundy.net.
I am especially in search of new mp3s, confirmed bootlegs and more accurate lyrics.  There is a possibility of adding

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1.0.4  Distribution
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You may distribute this document in any non-commercial form whatsoever, as long as it remains unaltered in any form and clearly and properly credited.  If you are hosting this on a webpage, I'd ask you just to drop me a note and let me know.

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1.0.5  Version history
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        v1.0 -   First version.  Mostly complete "Played" and "MP3s" lists, somewhat  complete lyrics.
        v1.0.1 - Corrected some concert listings, removed duplicate concerts.  Added Chicago MP3s.  Altered lyrics to My Brain, Hash
                      Pipe,  Peace and Quiet.
        v1.0.2 - Added info on Ev'ry Nite.  Added info on Detroit, Las Vegas, and Japan dates.  Changed lots of lyrics.

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2.0  Song List
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This is the listing of all known "new" Weezer songs played on the 2000 summer tour that we may be able to expect to hear studio recordings of at some point.  First is a simple listing of the song titles, and afterward there is a section with details on when and where the songs were played and whether or not they have been recorded.  Note that this list does not include the songs played at the Rivers Cuomo solo shows from 1998, as all reports indicate that those songs were scrapped and will not see further release.

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2.0.1  Songs that have been played live
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1.  Dope Nose
2.  Ev'ry Nite
3.  Hash Pipe
4.  Mad Kow
5.  Modern Dukes
6.  My Brain (Is Workin' Overtime)
7.  O-Girl
8.  On The Edge
9.  Peace And Quiet
10. Preacher's Son
11. Slob
12. Superstar
13. Too Late To Try
14. Your Sister (The Sister Song)

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2.0.2  Songs that have not been played live
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Note:  These are songs whose titles have been learned from Karl or some other source, but have not been confirmed as having been played on any show's set list.  These songs may have been played during sound checks, and have most certainly at least been rehearsed by the band at some point.

1.  Disappointments
2.  My Best Friends
3.  Torture
4.  Yer Fun To Play With

Because of the lack of information on these songs, they will not be included in the details of the rest of the document.

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2.1  Song Details
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This is the meat of the document.  Details are seperated into three sections:  Played, Recordings, MP3s.

Played:  Lists cities and dates that the song has been confirmed to having been played.  Dates surrounded by question marks (?-XXX-?) are dates where it is unsure whether the song was played.  Question marks in place of cities indicate that the location is unknown.

Recordings:  Lists all dates confirmed to have bootleg recordings.

MP3s:  Lists the dates of the shows that have been encoded into MP3 format.  Included is a description of quality, and track length info.

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2.1.1 Dope Nose
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Played:  Santa Barbera, 6/16/2000              Long Beach, 6/21/2000
               L.A., 6/22/2000                                 Pomona, 7/3/2000
               Cleveland, 8/30/2000

Recordings:  6/16/2000 | 8/30/2000

MP3s:  6/16/2000    Track length:  3:47
        -Very poor quality, lots of hiss/pops, lots of crowd noise

       8/30/2000    Track length:  2:40
        -Better quality, much clearer

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2.1.2 Ev'ry Nite
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Played:  Las Vegas, 7/19/2000                  Toronto, 8/31/2000

Recordings:  None known of.

MP3s:  None known of.

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2.1.3 Hash Pipe
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Played:   San Diego, 6/20/2000                 L.A., 6/22/2000
                Pomona, 7/3/2000

Recordings:  6/20/2000

MP3s:  6/20/2000    Track length:  3:48
        -Decent quality.  Very muddy vocals, however.

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2.1.4 Mad Kow
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Played:  ?-San Diego, 7/17/2000-?                     San Diego, 7/18/2000
               Salt Lake City, 7/20/2000                     Portland, 7/22/2000
               Seattle, 7/23/2000                                  San Jose, 7/26/2000
               Providence, 8/27/2000                          Washington, D.C., 8/28/2000
               Cleveland, 8/30/2000                             Toronto, 8/31/2000
               Detroit, 9/02/2000                                 Chicago, 9/03/2000
              Millwakee, 9/05/2000                            Minneapolis(1st Show), 9/06/2000
              Minneapolis(2nd Show), 9/06/2000      Lawrence, 9/08/2000
              Austin, 9/10/2000                                   Houston, 9/11/2000
              Dallas, 9/12/2000                                    Denver, 9/15/2000
              Clovis, 9/17/2000

Recordings:  7/22/2000 | 7/26/2000 | 8/30/2000 | 9/03/2000 | 9/11/2000

MP3s:  7/22/2000    Track length:  4:20
        -Good quality.

       7/26/2000    Track length:  4:05
        -Decent quality, overall a little on the muddy side but quite audible vocals.

       8/30/2000    Track length:  3:49
        -Quality comparable with 7/22.  Slightly different vocals (part of a verse dropped.)

       9/03/2000    Track length:  3:54
        -Good quality

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2.1.5 Modern Dukes
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Played:  Portland, 7/22/2000                   Seattle, 7/23/2000

Recordings:  7/22/2000

MP3s:  7/22/2000     Track length:  2:40
        -Good quality, quite clear.

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2.1.6 My Brain (Is Workin' Overtime)
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Played:  Santa Barbera, 6/16/2000              San Diego, 6/20/2000
                Long Beach, 6/21/2000

Recordings:  6/16/2000 | 6/20/2000

MP3s:  6/16/2000    Track length:  3:50
        -Very poor quality (Same as Dope Nose, 6/16)

       6/20/2000    Track length:  3:19
        -Good quality, fairly clear

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2.1.7 O-Girl
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Played:  Santa Barbera, 6/16/2000              ??? 6/18/2000
               San Diego, 6/20/2000                      Long Beach, 6/21/2000
               Providence, 8/27/2000

Recordings:  6/20/2000

MP3s:  6/20/2000    Track length:  3:07
        -Decent quality.  (Same as Hash Pipe 6/20)

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2.1.8 On The Edge
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Played:  Millwakee, 9/05/2000                  Minneapolis(1st Show), 9/06/2000
                ?-Dallas, 9/12/2000-?

Recordings:  None known of.

MP3s:  None known of.

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2.1.9 Peace and Quiet
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Played:   Buffalo, 9/01/2000                                 Detroit, 9/02/2000
                Chicago, 9/03/2000                                Millwakee, 9/05/2000
                Minneapolis(1st Show), 9/06/2000      Minneapolis(2nd Show), 9/06/2000
                Lawrence, 9/08/2000                             Houston, 9/11/2000
                Dallas, 9/12/2000                                   Denver, 9/15/2000

Recordings:  9/03/2000 | 9/11/2000

MP3s:  9/03/2000    Track length:  3:34
        -Good quality, bit better than 9/11

       9/11/2000    Track length:  3:37
        -Good quality, a bit staticky/fuzzy at points

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2.1.10 Preacher's Son
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Played:  Bakersfield, 6/17/2000                ??? 6/18/2000
               San Diego, 6/20/2000                   Long Beach, 6/21/2000
                L.A., 6/22/2000                             Pomona, 7/3/2000
                Salt Lake City, 7/20/2000

Recordings:  6/20/2000

MP3s:  6/20/2000  Track length:  3:16
        -Decent quality.

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2.1.11 Slob
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Played:  ?-???,6/18/2000-?                     L.A., 6/22/2000
               Pomona, 7/3/2000                      Salt Lake City, 7/20/2000
               Portland, 7/22/2000                  Seattle, 7/23/2000
              San Jose, 7/26/2000                  Sacramento, 7/28/2000
              L.A., 7/29/2000                           L.A., 7/30/2000
              Fujikyu Summersonic Festival (Japan), 8/07/2000
              Tokyo, 8/10/2000                       N.Y.C., 8/23/2000
 
Recordings:  7/22/2000 | 7/23/2000 | 7/28/2000 | 8/23/2000

MP3s:  7/26/2000     Track length:  3:19
        - Decent, but muddy quality (Same as Mad Kow 7/26)

       7/28/2000     Track length:  3:10
        - Great quality, quite clear

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2.1.12 Superstar
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Played:  San Francisco, 7/25/2000                San Jose, 7/26/2000
         L.A., 7/29/2000                                        L.A., 7/30/2000
         Osaka Summersonic Festival (Japan), 8/06/2000
         Fujikyu Summersonic Festival (Japan), 8/07/2000
         Tokyo, 8/10/2000                                    N.Y.C., 8/23/2000
         Providence, 8/27/2000                           Washington, D.C., 8/28/2000
         Cleveland, 8/30/2000                              Toronto, 8/31/2000
         Detroit, 9/02/2000                                  Chicago, 9/03/2000
          Millwakee, 9/05/2000                            Minneapolis(1st Show), 9/06/2000
         Minneapolis(2nd Show), 9/06/2000      Lawrence, 9/08/2000
         Austin, 9/10/2000                                   Houston, 9/11/2000
         Dallas, 9/12/2000                                   Denver, 9/15/2000
         Clovis, 9/17/2000

Recordings:  7/26/2000 | 8/23/2000 | 8/30/2000 | 9/03/2000 | 9/11/2000

MP3s:  7/26/2000      Track length:  3:06
        - Decent, but muddy quality (Same as Mad Kow 7/26)

       8/30/2000
        - Good quality (Same as Mad Kow 8/30)

       9/03/2000    Track length:  2:54
        -Good quality
 

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2.1.13 Too Late To Try
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Played:  Salt Lake City, 7/20/2000             Portland, 7/22/2000
         Seattle, 7/23/2000                                San Jose, 7/26/2000
         Sacramento, 7/28/2000                        L.A., 7/29/2000
         L.A., 7/30/2000
         Osaka Summersonic Festival (Japan), 8/06/2000
         Fujikyu Summersonic Festival (Japan), 8/07/2000
         Tokyo, 8/10/2000                                   N.Y.C., 8/23/2000
         Cleveland, 8/30/2000                             Toronto, 8/31/2000
         Detroit, 9/02/2000                                 Chicago, 9/03/2000
       Minneapolis(2nd Show), 9/06/2000      Lawrence, 9/08/2000
         Austin, 9/10/2000                                  Houston, 9/11/2000
         Dallas, 9/12/2000                                  Denver, 9/15/2000
         Clovis, 9/17/2000
 
Recordings:  7/22/2000 | 7/23/2000 | 7/26/2000 | 8/23/2000 | 8/30/2000 | 9/03/2000
             9/11/2000

MP3s:  7/26/2000     Track length:  2:42
        - Decent, but muddy quality (Same as Mad Kow 7/26)

       7/28/2000     Track length:  2:59
        - Great quality (Same as Slob, 7/28)

       8/30/2000     Track length:  3:03
        - Good quality (Same as Mad Kow 8/30)

       9/03/2000    Track length:  3:15
        -Good quality

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2.1.14 Your Sister (The Sister Song)
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Played:  Sacramento, 7/28/2000         L.A., 7/29/2000
               L.A., 7/30/2000                       Tokyo, 8/10/2000
              N.Y.C., 8/23/2000                    Providence, 8/27/2000

Recordings:  7/28/2000 | 8/23/2000

MP3s:  7/28/2000     Track length:  3:50
        - Great quality (Same as Slob, 7/28)
 

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3.0  Lyrics
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Note:  These lyrics are the efforts of myself and other fans to decipher what Rivers has been singing, often with only a bootleg to listen to.  These are virtually guaranteed to be at least somewhat inaccurate.  Whenever a lyric is utterly indecipherable, *'s are put in its place.  Some lines may contain alternate wording, these will be contained within brackets, with a question mark following.  Any lyrics within brackets that do not have a question mark should be considered background vocals (such as in My Brain).

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3.0.1  Dope Nose
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Dead, on my head
Wasting time on my own
Sleep, rescue me
Take me back to my home

(CHORUS)
For the times that you wanna go and
Bust rhymes real slow
I'll appear, slap you on the face and
Enjoy the show
This dope nose (knows?)

Trees, swing so good
On a vine, piece of land
Phat, or big hair
Who could beat up your man?

[CHORUS]
[SOLO]
[CHORUSX2]

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3.0.2 Ev'ry Nite
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Unknown at this point.

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3.0.3  Hash Pipe
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I can't help the feeling that I'm out of my mind
These thoughts come to get me but *****
**********************
**********************

(CHORUS)
Oh, come on and kiss me
Oh, come on and kiss me
Come on and kiss me
You got your problems
I got my ass wipe
You got your big cheese
I got my hash pipe

I can't help a fucking thing, I'm out of control
I'm no natural toker but I want you to know
********************** favorite treat
**********************

[CHORUS]
[SOLO]

Oh, come on and kick me
Oh, come on and kick me
I got your remedy
You got your problems
I got my ass wipe
You got your big cheese
I got my hash pipe
 

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3.0.4  Mad Kow
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I'm watching
And waiting
I'm disintegrating
I know that
You'd hear me
If you could come near me

(CHORUS)
But no one
Can save me now
I'm lost
Just like a cow
Madness burning inside my brain
My brain

I'm falling
To pieces
I'm breaking my leases
I know that
You'd hear me
If you could come near me

[CHORUS]
[SOLO]
[CHORUSX2]

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3.0.5  Modern Dukes
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Every time that I turn around
I just hear the same old thing
Beg to try and just bring me back
To the place I couldn't keep

(CHORUS)
I'm an asshole
Storm the castle
Burn the bridges
Down to the ground
Take no prisoners
We're just visitors
We don't care about anything
That's the way these modern dukes should play
It's every man here for himself

Every time that I turn around
I just hear the same old crap
Trucks are trying to grease my wheels
So that they can get laid back

[CHORUS]
[SOLO]
[CHORUSX2]

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3.0.6  My Brain (Is Workin' Overtime)
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My brain is workin' overtime
I need something to easy my mind
Cause as my thoughts go manic
I really start to panic
There's no place to hide behind

I'm freakin' and hallucinating
Goin' last when I should wait
My parents think I'm lazy
but damn, I'm goin' crazy
I can't help my mental state

(CHORUS)
You're all alone (he's trippin')
can't keep up (mental slippin')
take me brain out of my way

I work it to a frenzied clip
I bite the corners of my lip
I'm losing my apetite
My pants don't even fit right
Take away the night-glo bib

Give me something for my hair
Fresher pair of underwear
Cause if was hung over
My young friend would reach over
I just grip it, I don't care

[CHORUS]
[SOLO]

I tell the world to fuck itself
Cause who decides what's sick or health?
And the people I see
That's making lots of benji's
Make me want to do myself

Start a brand new fashion trend
Clothes are for the deper end
**** *****  *******
**** you'll fit right in.

[CHORUSX2]

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3.0.7  O-Girl
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Oh girl, you look so sad
Burned out, and I've gone mad
Hell firing up the place
Tears on your face

Freaked out and scared to move
Don't wanna have to prove
That you're among the sane
Falling away

(CHORUS)
Oh girl, I thought you were cool
Until you tried not to get hurt
But now, I see in your eyes
The pain, that can't be denied
You're like me

Oh girl, you're trembling
Blank stare resembling
That you're among the sane
Please go away

[CHORUS]
[SOLO]

Oh girl, you look so sad
Burned out, and I've gone mad
Hell firing up the place
Tears on your face

Freaked out and scared to move
Don't wanna have to prove
That you're among the sane
Falling away

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3.0.8  On The Edge
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Unknown at this point.

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3.0.9  Peace And Quiet
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Can I get some peace and quiet here?
I just want to drink an ice cold beer
Without feeling any kind of fear
Of what you're gonna say
Nestled in my hay
Waiting for someone to trip and fall
Fall

Can I get someone to pay my rent?
Turkey tidbits are just heaven sent
When you're living in an (Alto?) tent
With no sign of hope
Drinking shots of scope
Waiting for someone to trip and fall
Fall

(CHORUS)
Turn the beat up and down (Turn the beat up and down)
Mesmerized to the sound (Mesmerized to sound)
Make nobody believe who you are
Who you are

Can I get someone to pay my rent?
Turkey tidbits are just heaven sent
When you're living in an (Alto?) tent
With no sign of hope
Drinking shots of scope
Waiting for someone to trip and fall
Fall

[CHORUS]
[SOLO]
[CHORUSX2]

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3.0.10  Preacher's Son
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I can't help it girl
I'm a preacher's son
I must live for peace
Until the day is done

(PRE-CHORUS)
But I will never let you go
Once I have got you in my hold
I'm gonna mold you into something that I'd like

I can't change my ways
I'm a puppets fool
If you need a fix
Then I'll be your tool

[PRE-CHORUS]
(CHORUS)
Always take me back
Falling off the track
Always I'm on fire
To be
With you
Tonight
To make your body come

I can't be someone
That you wish I was
Just a tag-along
After you because

[PRE-CHORUS]
[CHORUS]
[SOLO]

I can't be someone
That you wish I was
Just a tag-along
After you because

[PRE-CHORUS]
[CHORUS]

I can't help it girl

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3.0.11 Slob
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Leave me alone
I won't pick up the phone
And I won't listen to messages
Sent by someone who calls up and says

(CHORUS)
I don't like how you're living my life
Get yourself a wife
Get yourself a job
You're living a dream
Don't you be a slob
Slob, slob

Leave me again
Don't hang out in my den
Waiting for little clues to appear
That I drank some of Grandaddy's beer

[CHORUS]
[SOLO]
[CHORUS]
 
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3.0.12 Superstar
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(Note:  CONFIRMED by WFO [www.weezer.net/wfo/index.htm])

There used to be a better kind
of rock and rollin' superstar
They'd strut around and do their thing
all I know how to do is sing

(CHORUS)
And I don't do that so well
I never summon things from hell
I'm just a regular white guy
who's afraid to rock so hard
I'd break my guard
and give myself away

There used to be a better brand
of frontman personality

[CHORUS]
[SOLO]
[CHORUS]

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3.0.13 Too Late To Try
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(Note:  CONFIRMED by WFO [www.weezer.net/wfo/index.htm])

I don't want to die
Even though I have to
I just want to live a long, long time

And I see the gang to which I belong
Time to sing out our happy song
Wouldn't it be a cruel joke
If it's too late to try? Why?

I don't wanna grow
Even if it's good growth
I just wanna stay just like this

And I see the comfortable place to rest
Time to get this shit off my chest
Wouldn't it be a cruel joke
If it's too late to try? Why?

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3.0.14 Your Sister (The Sister Song)
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Leaves, and pain, and nauseating pills
Lies, and nails, and nauseating bills

(CHORUS)
Why am I so hung up on your sister?
Why am I so hung up on your mom?
I thought that I would never even miss her
I thought that I would never use the bong
And I never cry like that
And I never swear like that
And I never lose my mind

Leaves, and pain, and dragon colored tears
Still remain and cover up in years

[CHORUS]
[SOLO]
[CHORUS]

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4.0  Conclusions
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4.1  Help finding MP3s
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As most everyone knows, the best place to find MP3s these days is Napster.  However, Napster is notorious for inaccuracy when it comes to songs and their titles.  Napster simply allows you to download mp3s from any of its users, and there is nothing to stop them from putting up mislabeled or incomplete songs.  Here are some tips for finding the songs you are looking for:

-If you are searching for no song in particular, searching for "new" will display most of the new songs.  Otherwise, it is best to search for the title of the song you are looking for.

-Mislabeled songs:  Just because a song is labeled as Weezer does not make it so.  Many songs have been incorrectly credited to Weezer, such as a cover of "Mrs. Robinson" (actually by the Lemonheads) and "Mary Jane's Last Dance" (by Tom Petty).  Generally, if the song title is not in this file, it is not one of the new songs.  And if the song is not in one of any widely available Weezer discographies, it is not by Weezer at all.

NOTE:  There are many songs circulating labeled as "My Best Friend" or "My Best Friend's Song", similar to one of the titles of the new songs that hasn't been played yet.  This track is actually "Mykel and Carli" a Blue Album era B-side.

-Finding different versions:  As seen in this document, there are several songs that have more than one performance encoded to mp3.  You can try searching for the date in the title, but because many Napster users rename their files the date is often lost.  Your best bet is to list the songs by track length and use the lengths provided here to differentiate between the different versions.

And if anyone finds mp3s of any songs not listed as having mp3s encoded of them, or different versions than what's listed here, please do not hesitate to let me know of them or (even better) inform me of where to get them.

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4.2  Beeswax (Ha ha)
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So, how is the new album looking to shape up?

First off, there are at least 18 new songs written.  Both of Weezer's previous efforts were 10-track affairs, so assuming the trend continues a good portion of these songs won't make it to the new album.  Whether or not the extra songs will be used as B-sides or compilation tracks is impossible to predict.

Looking at the set lists over the summer, we can be fairly sure that Mad Kow, Superstar, and Too Late To Try are sure-things for future recordings.  These songs have been played fairly steadily since their debuts (Mad Kow took a break for a while but came back near the end of the tour.)

Other songs that look good are:  Dope Nose, Preacher's Son, Slob, and Peace and Quiet.  Peace and Quiet was played from its debut pretty much to the end of the tour, it's just that it was introduced relatively late in order to have its numbers up near Too Late To Try or Superstar.

Thematically, many of the songs seem similar in certain respects.  While I don't think that the next album will be another concept album, one can't deny the links between the songs.  Many of the songs seem to deal with madness (My Brain, Mad Kow, Hash Pipe, O-Girl) and isolation (Slob, Too Late To Try).  Altogether they strike a feeling of stir-crazyness, wanting to get out and do something, having everyone tell you you need to get out and do something, but you just sit around going nowhere and going crazy.  Maybe a reflection of the pressures on Rivers during the long wait between Pinkerton and now?  Or maybe that's reading too much into things.

Whether or not the songs that weren't played live will make the album is anyone's guess.  The songs may have been held back because the band didn't feel they were ready, or that they weren't good enough, or because the band just didn't want to give everything away before the album.  It's anybody's guess.

-9/21/2000,  Nathan Scott