Devotion

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"Devotion"
Devotion cover
B-side by Weezer
Album El Scorcho (UK Retail CD #2)
Released September 19, 1996
Format CD
Recorded N/A
Length 3:12
Label DGC Records
Writer Rivers Cuomo
RC# 183
COR# N/A
Producer Weezer
Status officially released
Live debut January 23, 1997
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"Saw You In Your Car
(RC# 182)
"Devotion"
(RC#183)
"Why Bother?"
(RC# 184)
El Scorcho (UK Retail CD #2) track listing
"You Gave Your Love To Me Softly"
(2)
"Devotion"
(3)
Songs from the Black Hole track listing
"No Other One"
(13)
"Devotion"
(14)
"What Is This I Find?"
(15)

"Devotion" is a b-side to El Scorcho.

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Overview

Like other songs recorded for "Pinkerton," "Devotion" was originally intended for "Songs from the Black Hole." When that concept was abandoned in favor of the Puccini-inspired end result, the song was lost in the shuffle and not chosen for inclusion on the album. The band did record it during the album's sessions, however, and issued it as a B-side for retail editions of "El Scorcho."

"Devotion" is one of the slowest songs Weezer recorded in this early 90s period. The lyrics express fondness of a platonic nature giving way to romantic love.

The song was played live for the first time since 1997 during the Memories Tour shows in Japan in 2011.

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Lyrics

Suddenly our shortcomings
Don't seem to matter that much
Your IQ is twenty points low
And I'm no six-foot hot look all-American man

Sad to say
I pushed you away
Waiting for Mrs Right
You never gave up devotion
Waiting for me
You'll always be my girlfriend
I too
Waiting for you
I'll always be your friend

I commend your stubborness
Without it we'd never got this far
I am done with perfection
Chasing her leaves me with nothing but pain

Unlike you
She isn't true
She's got her own concerns
You never gave up devotion
Waiting for me
you'll always be my girlfriend
I too
Waiting for you
I'll always be your friend

Devotion
Waiting for me
You'll always be my girlfriend
I too
Waiting for you
I'll always be your friend...

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