I Need Some of That

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"I Need Some of That"
I Need Some of That cover
Album track by Weezer
Album Van Weezer
Released 2020
Label Crush Music/Atlantic Records
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo/Josh Alexander/Billy Steinberg
Producer Suzy Shinn
"風吹けば"
風吹けば cover
Album track by Scott & Rivers
Album ニマイメ
Released April 12, 2017
Length 3:11
Label SMJ
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo/Scott Murphy/Josh Alexander/Billy Steinberg
Status officially released
ニマイメ track listing
"カリフォルニア サンシャイン"
(4)
"風吹けば"
(5)
"ニューガール"
(6)

"I Need Some of That" is a song written by Rivers Cuomo. It first saw release, under the title "風吹けば" (When the Wind Blows), as the fifth track on the 2017 album ニマイメ (Nimaime) by Scott & Rivers. It was later recorded, under its original English title, for the Weezer album Van Weezer.

Overview

The song was originally co-written by Rivers Cuomo with Josh Alexander and Billy Steinberg in the early 2010s and demoed in English as "I Need Some of That". The song was seen written in Ric Ocasek's notebook in a video posted to Cuomo's Instagram [1] during the making of Everything Will Be Alright in the End, but did not appear on the final album. According to fans who have heard the song, Ric Ocasek provided vocals on the track [2].

The song was later rewritten in Japanese, with additional songwriting assistance from Scott Murphy, and released under the title "風吹けば" on Scott & Rivers' second album.

On April 30, 2020 the June 2020 issue of the magazine Guitar Player appeared online and confirmed "I Need Some of That" as a Van Weezer track:
Similar hard-rock references abound throughout Van Weezer, including the note-for-note cribbing of Randy Rhoads' iconic riff from Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train" in "Blue Dream," the fist-pumping solo that highlights "She Needs Me" and the bombastic drum salvo that opens "I Need Some of That." which is itself a note-perfect re-creation of the beat that kicks off Quiet Riot's 1983 hesher anthem "Metal Health (Bang Your Head)."

Rivers Cuomo previously confirmed in a 2001 interview that seeing friends of his performing "Metal Health" by Quiet Riot during his 8th-grade graduation party inspired him to learn to play guitar [3].

Audio

Lyrics

"I Need Some of That"

I need some of that
She was riding her 10 speed
Need some of that
She’s just what I need
Need some of that
With her long hair flowing and her bronze skin glowing
She is where it's at

"風吹けば"

Japanese

ビキニで自転車乗って
通るあの子が
姿消えるまで
眺めていた

目に焼き付く
小麦色肌
輝くブロンド
そんな子なんだ

風吹けば それだけで
風吹けば 時さらって
風吹けば 髪がなびき
肌をさらし 君がいた

指輪片手に
いつもの場所
通りすがりに
ひざまずくよ

風吹けば そのままで
風吹けば こっち向いて
風吹けば 髪がなびき
肌をさらし 君がいた

どこにいるのか
月夜の下
朝日さしたら
君を待つんだ

English translation

Translation courtesy of AllThingsWeezer user Swede

Riding on a bike in a bikini
There she goes by
I kept gazing until the shape of her disappeared

It scorches the eyes
The light brown skin
That shining blonde hair
That's the kind of girl she is

When the wind blows, just that alone
When the wind blows, time sweeps away
When the wind blows, with your hair waving, with your skin showing you were there

With a ring in on one hand
In the usual place
When you pass by
I'll kneel down

When the wind blows, just that alone
When the wind blows, time sweeps away
When the wind blows, with your hair waving, with your skin showing you were there

Where are you
Under the moonlit sky
When tomorrow breaks through
I'll be waiting for you

See also