Al's Bar

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"Al's Bar"
Album Alone XII: The White Year
Released 2020
Recorded 2015
Status demo circulating

"Al's Bar" is a song by Brian Bell and Rivers Cuomo. It appeared on the compilation Alone XII: The White Year before it was quickly removed due to the song featuring Bell alongside Cuomo.

Appearances

Overview

"Al's Bar" was written in 2015 about the venue at which Bell performed his first show with Weezer. The song was first mentioned in an interview with Bell in which he erroneously stated that it was a song on 2019's Weezer (The Black Album).[1]

Audio

Lyrics

They say it's all cleaned up you know (downtown)
No point in worryin' about Skid Row
Downtown
Way past Bonnie Brae
Where the vagrants used to stay
Where the punk rock bands would play
All day

I wanna go back to Al's Bar again
I wanna go back and see all my friends
I wanna go back to Al's Bar again and say
It's gonna be okay

That's where the riot grrrls would go (downtown)
Now it's a yoga studio
Downtown
With the cool kids in the know
Where Bell played his first show
Cuz the last guy had to go
Oh no

I wanna go back to Al's Bar again
I wanna go back and see all my friends
I wanna go back to Al's Bar again and say
It's gonna be okay

Hey ??? watch your back
I'm escaping a heart attack
Said watch out for that Rivers cat
Turns out it was just a lie
Just a lie

It's alright
All work out

Solo

Downtown
Was the real L.A.
Where the vagrants used to stay
Where the punk rock bands would play
All day

I wanna go back to Al's Bar again
I wanna go back and see all my friends
I wanna go back to Al's Bar again and say
It's gonna be okay
A-hey-hey-hey
It's gonna be okay

I wanna go back to Al's Bar again
I wanna go back to Al's Bar again
I wanna go back to Al's Bar again
I wanna go back to Al's Bar again

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