Crab

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"Crab"
Crab cover
Album track by Weezer
Album Weezer (The Green Album)
Released May 15, 2001
Recorded December 2000, Cello Studios, Los Angeles, California
Length 2:35
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 529
COR# 222
Producer(s) Ric Ocasek
Status Officially released
Live debut May 8, 2001 in San Diego, CA (Kearney Mesa Bowl) [1]
Stream Play on spotify.png Spotify
Weezer (The Green Album) track listing
"Island in the Sun"
(4)
"Crab"
(5)
"Knock-down Drag-out"
(6)
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"Happiness Together"
(RC# 528)
"Crab"
(RC# 529)
"Inside A Smile"
(RC# 530)

"Crab" is the fifth song from Weezer (The Green Album).

Appearances

Overview

Gumby Tom, Columbus, Ohio: Is there any meaning at all behind Crab? (If so, what is it?)

Rivers: A heterosexual guys sexual frustration with a particular girl.

2006 fan interview

Rivers Cuomo wrote "Crab" in 2000. Cuomo is not known to have recorded a solo demo. Weezer is first known to have demoed the song as a band at Cuomo's home rehearsal space on October 27,[2] with additional demos recorded throughout the remainder of the year. On February 8, 2001, during the recording sessions for Green, Cuomo purportedly sang the lead vocals for "Crab" 22 times straight before he was satisfied with it.[3] "Crab" was one of fourteen songs from the Green sessions leaked prior to release. This unmastered version is over a half-minute longer than the final album mix.

A live version of the song was released on a French promotional CD ("3 Titres Inédits") alongside the release of the Green Album.

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Weezer Crab October 27, 2000[2] 6145 Rodgerton Dr., Los Angeles, CA DA-88 demo
Weezer Crab October 28, 2000[2] 6145 Rodgerton Dr., Los Angeles, CA DA-88 demo
Weezer Crab October 29, 2000[2] 6145 Rodgerton Dr., Los Angeles, CA DA-88 demo
Weezer Crab October 30, 2000[2] 6145 Rodgerton Dr., Los Angeles, CA DA-88 demo
Weezer Crab December 7, 2000[2] 6145 Rodgerton Dr., Los Angeles, CA DA-88 demo
Weezer Crab December 2000—February 2001 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:10 Leaked online Unmastered leak
Weezer Crab December 2000—February 2001 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA 2:35 Weezer (The Green Album)
Weezer Crab WEEZER-2001-12-02-Madison04_Crab_222.mp3 December 2, 2001 Veterans Memorial Coliseum at Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI 2:35 Released on weezer.com Live performance
Weezer The Crab December 5, 2001 Value City Arena, Columbus, OH 3:02 3 Titres Inédits Live performance
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Personnel

Audio

Lyrics

Crab if you want her
She won't be coming down
Down, down, down
Crab if you want her
She won't be coming down

Crab if you need it
She put her knickers on
On, on, on
Crab if you need it
She put her knickers on

She said she's feeling lonely
And I say that's okay
She won't be coming back 'round here, no way

She said she's feeling lonely
And I say that's okay
She won't be coming back 'round here, no way

Crab at the booty
T'ain't gonna do no good
Good, good, good
Crab at the booty
T'ain't gonna do no good
No, crab at the booty
T'ain't gonna do no good

See also