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The Black Rider

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"The Black Rider"
The Black Rider cover
Demo by Rivers Cuomo
Album Alone VI: The Black Room
Released 2020
Recorded 1999
Length 3:19
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 337
COR# 34
Status Demo circulating
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"Daddy's Girl"
(RC# 336)
"The Black Rider"
(RC# 337)
"Sumeria"
(RC# 338)

"The Black Rider" (sometimes rendered as "The BlackRider"[1]) is a demo by Rivers Cuomo.

Appearances

Overview

The song was among hundreds of Cuomo's demos leaked online in November of 2020, and was later released as part of the digital compilation Alone VI: The Black Room in 2020.

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo The Black Rider 034 The Black Rider.mp3 1999 3:19 Alone VI: The Black Room
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Lyrics

Lies
Succumb to me
So come and see
What I have found

Ask me why
We have to go
If you have to know
What I have found

Ask me why
We leave tonight
We leave the light
Beneath the ground

Ask me why
We have to go
You have to know
What I have found

Hold the roses
And pray
Hold the roses
And pray

Hold the roses
And pray
Hold the roses
And pray

Lies
Succumb to me
So come and see
What I have found

Ask me why
We have to go
If you have to know
What I have found

Ask me why
We leave tonight
We leave the light
Beneath the ground

Ask me why
We have to go
If you have to know
What I have found

See also

References

  1. Cuomo, Rivers "The Catalog O' Riffs", riverscuomo.com, 2002; archived at Weezerpedia http://weezerpedia.com/catalogofriffs.html