Basketball

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"Basketball"
Album track by Weezer
Recorded 2022
Label Crush Music/Atlantic Records
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Status Release forthcoming
Live debut September 19, 2022 in West Hollywood, CA
This song is part of the "Basketball" lineage of songs

"Basketball" is a song from Weezer's forthcoming EP, SZNZ: Winter.

Appearances

Overview

Rivers Cuomo stated in 2021 that musical elements from the verses of his unrecorded 1995 demo "Hello, Concubine" would be used for the verses in "Basketball."[1]

Weezer (under the Goat Punishment moniker) performed SZNZ: Winter in its entirety (including "Basketball") at a secret show in West Hollywood on September 19, 2022, months ahead of the EP's release.

Personnel

Audio

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Lyrics

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Under the bleachers hiding for an hour
Coach is looking for me 'cuz his job is to empower
I don’t want to go and I won't make a difference
I don’t need a stupid award

I’m still in my parka watching condensation
I’d be glad to stay here 'til the end of all creation
I wish you will cue me, give a little whistle
Maybe just a wink of your eye

I can’t throw this basketball into my own arms
Could you be there for me
And tell me that you want me on the team
I can’t throw this basketball into my own arms
Basketball
Basketball

I was counting on you, you’re the one who gets me
When I try my best, you shoot a cannon of confetti
I’ve been growing older
You’ve been getting colder
But I believe we still have a shot

I can’t throw this basketball into my own arms
Could you be there for me
And tell me that you want me on the team
I can’t throw this basketball into my own arms
Basketball
Basketball

Ooo alley-oop
Don’t make me go alone
Ooo alley-ooop
Don’t make me go alone

Down to the buzzer
I’m going for the jumper
And ooo alley-oop
Don’t make me go alone

Ohh, ohh
Over and over and over, and over, and over
I can’t throw this basketball into my own arms
Could you be there for me
And tell me that you want me on the team
I can’t throw this basketball into my own arms
Basketball
Basketball

See also

References

  1. Cuomo, Rivers. (October 31, 2021). Riverpedia. Archive of the original entry, Riverpedia archive - 10/31/2021