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Automatic cover
Album track by Weezer
Album Weezer (The Red Album)
Released June 3, 2008
Recorded July-October 2007
Length 3:07
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Patrick Wilson
Producer(s) Weezer
Status Officially released
Live debut September 9, 2008
Stream Spotify
Apple Music
Weezer (The Red Album) track listing
"Cold Dark World"
"The Angel and the One"

"Automatic" is the ninth track off of The Red Album. It features drummer Pat Wilson on lead guitar and vocals, with Rivers Cuomo on drums.



Weezer drummer Patrick Wilson originally wrote, and may have even recorded, "Automatic" for his project The Special Goodness. According to Wilson, the song is about the tremendous love he feels for his family. The song was remixed by the group LA Riots for use in the Playstation 3 video game Gran Turismo 5 Prologue. A clip of this remix was used in promotional videos for the game that first appeared in late March of 2008[1], making it one of the first Red Album tracks to be heard by fans. This remix featured a much faster beat, causing some fans to be surprised by the pace of the album version when it was first heard months later.

A new recording of the song, with an accompanying video, was broadcast on MTV Live in early June of 2008. The video was directed by Brennan Stasiewicz and edited by Tim Kafalas.

Liner notes

Rivers: Pat Wilson wrote that song. Scott: He said it's about his family. His family inspired it. I loved it because it had a big heavy rock guitar riff. Which I'm always a sucker for. So I really dug it and wanted it to be on the record. Pat is an awesome song writer. It's inspired by positivity and his family. Rivers: So he played all he guitar on that song. It's really ironic that most of the ripping guitar on this album is played by the drummer. He's just such a great guitar player. Pat: I've rewritten that song a couple of times and I stumbled on that riff and the chorus and I realized now I'm gonna have a chorus. This song is interesting it's a big rock tune but its kinda got a vibe to it and the lyrics are just about me wanting to give as much love as I can to my family and so its kinda like family rock and it feels a little corny to say it but that what it is Scott: It doesn't sound corny. It's a big rocking song and I really excited about it being on the record. Pat: The heaviness of love meets the heaviness of rock. It's love rock. But somehow Love Rock is the opposite of Rock of Love.

Weezer (The Red Album) liner notes



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How am I going to
Deliver you a mountain size of love?
How do oceans connected by a straw
Get something through?

I might need some time to remember
Need some time to remember

Hey! It's automatic when you know it
Hey! It's automatic when you feel it

When do I lay down
And get to see the world inside your eyes?
How can I reach out
And hold on to the joy you've got inside?

Hey! It's automatic when you know it
Hey! It's automatic when you feel it

Got some
I wanna feel it every hour
Cuz I want to give it to you

Hey! It's automatic when you know it
Hey! It's automatic when you feel it

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