Back to the Shack

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"Back to the Shack"
Back to the Shack cover
Single by Weezer
Album Everything Will Be Alright in the End
Released July 22, 2014
Recorded 2014, The Village, Los Angeles, CA
Length 3:06
Label Republic Records
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo & Jacob Kasher Hindlin
Producer Ric Ocasek
Status Officially released
Live debut February 14, 2014
Stream Play on spotify.png Spotify
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Weezer singles chronology
"Hang On"
"Back to the Shack"
"Da Vinci"
Everything Will Be Alright in the End track listing
"Ain't Got Nobody"
"Back to the Shack"
"Eulogy for a Rock Band"

"Back to the Shack" is the lead single from Weezer's ninth studio album Everything Will Be Alright in the End.


"Back to the Shack" is the comeback single for the band after a few years of radio silence post-Hurley. The song's lyrics are self-referential, pertaining to returning to the core fanbase after alienation in the late 2000s. The song was released as a limited edition 7 inch record in the UK with no b-side. In December 2017, an early version of the song was leaked, along with the rest of the album.


  1. Side A: "Back to the Shack" - 3:06

Music video

Official music video

The video for the song was directed by Warren Fu. It premiered on September 29, 2014 on

Audio video



Sorry guys, I didn't realize that I needed you so much
I thought I'd get a new audience, I forgot that disco sucks
I ended up with nobody and I started feeling dumb
Maybe I should play the lead guitar and Pat should play the drums

Take me back, back to the shack
Back to the strat with the lightning strap
Kick in the door, more hardcore
Rocking out like it's '94
Let's turn up the radio
Turn off those stupid singing shows
I know where we need to go
Back to the shack

I finally settled down with my girl and I made up with my dad
Had to go and make a few mistakes so I could find out who I am
I'm letting all of these feelings out even if it means I fail
'Cause this is what I was meant to do and you can't put that on sale

We belong in the rock world
There is so much left to do
If we die in obscurity, oh well
At least we raised some hell

See also