Bad Girl

From Weezerpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
"Bad Girl"
Demo by Weezer
Recorded 2006
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Status Demo circulating
This song is part of the "The Angel and the One" lineage of songs

"Bad Girl" (also known as "You Think You're Bad") is a demo by Rivers Cuomo. The song was eventually reworked into the song "The Angel and the One" from The Red Album.

Overview

"The Angel and the One" was, according to Rivers Cuomo, reworked from a song titled "Bad Girl". Said Cuomo in the album's liner notes:


Linernotesw.png
Rivers: That song it started out as a really standard pop song called bad girl and had a verse and a chorus and a bridge and all that stuff. And I just wasn't satisfied with it. It wasn't moving me spiritually enough. It was too normal. So one day I sat down with my acoustic guitar and I just played that song over and over on basically looping it. My fingers hurt so much, but I just kept playing it. And over the hour that I was playing it, the song slowly evolved and it smoothed over and the sections blurred into each other. And it turned into this spiritual reverie that is really just one long development with out any distinctions between sections. Every line in this rhymes and the melody just gradually gets higher and higher and the music gets louder and more powerful... There isn't any study of music in that song. It was just the desire to breakaway and not write a standard three minute pop song.

The spreadsheet "The 4 and 5 Star Demos of Rivers Cuomo" originally listed the song as a potential inclusion on Alone II: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo, but the song did not appear on the final album.

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo You Think You're Bad you think you're bad 2.mp3 2006 4:18 Alone X: The Red-Raditude-Hurley Years
Rivers Cuomo Bad Girl bad girl.mp3 2006 4:14 Alone X: The Red-Raditude-Hurley Years
Rivers Cuomo Bad Girl bad girl (with overdubs).mp3 2006 4:19 Alone X: The Red-Raditude-Hurley Years
Rivers Cuomo Bad Girl Bad Girl (2008 edit).mp3 2008 3:33 Alone X: The Red-Raditude-Hurley Years
Rivers Cuomo Come to Stay Come to Stay aka Angel and the One.mp3 ? 3:50 Alone X: The Red-Raditude-Hurley Years
Weezer The Angel and the One 2008 6:46 Weezer (The Red Album)

Lyrics

I've heard all about you
You've got quite a reputation
So many men chewed up
Let's see if you can take on me
Take on me

You think you're bad, girl?
You think you're bad, girl?
But I can mess you up
You think you're bad, girl?
You think you're bad, girl?
But you ain't see the real me

I read you like a book
Those games ain't gonna work on me
Work on me
I am in control
I dare you to let go and love me
And love me

You think you're bad, girl?
You think you're bad, girl?
But I can mess you up
You think you're bad, girl?
You think you're bad, girl?
But you ain't see the real me

Blonde hair and blue eyes
Make you look like a queen
I've seen your face so many times
On the cover of a magazine

Heavy metal bracelet
Dangling from your wrist
You are still the prettiest girl
That I ever kissed

Let me see you dance again
Just the way I like
When I watch you do that thing
I know that it is right

I can smell your makeup
When you stand so close
Tell me how am I suppose
To let your lovin' go?

You think you're bad, girl?
You think you're bad, girl?
But I can mess you up
You think you're bad, girl?
You think you're bad, girl?
But you ain't see the real me

You think you're bad, girl?
You think you're bad, girl?
But I can mess you up
You think you're bad, girl?
You think you're bad, girl?
But you ain't see the real me

See also