Bender

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"Bender"
Bender cover
Demo by Rivers Cuomo
Album Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Years
Released October 18, 2021
Recorded 2016-2017
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Status Released

"Bender" is a song written by Rivers Cuomo and demoed by Weezer in contention for the band's 2017 album, Pacific Daydream. Demos of the song were released in 2021 as part of the digital demo compilation Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Years.

Appearances

Overview

"Bender" is first known to have been demoed in 2016 or 2017 for the project that would eventually become Pacific Daydream (itself a divergence from the band's planned eventual Black Album). The song remained in consideration for subsequent albums after the release of Pacific Daydream. Regarding the song's consideration for Black, Cuomo mentioned on his official Discord server that Black Album producer Dave Sitek "wasn't a fan."[1] The song is known to have most recently been demoed in consideration for the Winter release from the band's forthcoming 2022 series of season-themed albums, SZNS.[2][3]

Several demos for "Bender" were released on the digital compilation Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Years on October 18, 2021. One demo, possibly a full-band pre-production demo (based on the filename), was among the demos initially included before being quickly removed.

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo Bender Bender   1 @79.mp3 20162017 3:08 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Years
Rivers Cuomo Bender Bender   2 @79.mp3.mp3 20162017 3:08 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Years
Rivers Cuomo Bender Bender   3 Dream House @86.mp3 20162017 2:19 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Years Removed from Alone XIII bundle on November 2, 2021
Rivers Cuomo Bender Bender   4 Dream House edit @86.mp3 20162017 2:25 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Years Removed from Alone XIII bundle on November 2, 2021
Rivers Cuomo Bender Bender   5 more melody @86 @79.mp3 20162017 2:44 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Years Removed from Alone XIII bundle on November 2, 2021
Rivers Cuomo Bender Bender   6 pre extension @86 @79.mp3 20162017 3:44 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Years Removed from Alone XIII bundle on November 2, 2021
Rivers Cuomo Bender Bender   8 tell me what you want bridge @86.mp3 20162017 3:41 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Years Removed from Alone XIII bundle on November 2, 2021
Rivers Cuomo Bender Bender   9 tweaks.guitar.chorusvox @86 to 81.mp3 20162017 3:40 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Years Removed from Alone XIII bundle on November 2, 2021
Weezer(?) Bender Bender_10_weezer_pre_pro_86.mp3 20162017 3:31 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Years Removed from Alone XIII bundle on October 18, 2021
Rivers Cuomo Bender Bender   15 summer memories  @79 -1.mp3 20162017 3:38 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Years
Rivers Cuomo Bender Bender   16 refined  @79 -1.mp3 20162017 3:32 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Years
Rivers Cuomo Bender Bender   17 drop  @79 -1.mp3 20162017 3:38 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Years
Rivers Cuomo Bender Bender   18 verse lyrics  @80 -1.mp3 20162017 3:42 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Years
Rivers Cuomo Bender Bender   21 piano verse  @95 +1.mp3[4] ?
Rivers Cuomo Bender Bender_post_2018_5_30_10_39_44.mp3[4] May 30, 2018
Rivers Cuomo Bender Bender   29 no drums @92…[2]

Audio

Lyrics

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Bender (ver. 10, Weezer pre-production)

C'mon, c'mon

Welcome to happiness lane
Don't just assume it's okay
Where the fuck you been all day?
What's in the back of that little-kid mind of yours?
What do you want me to do?
You have more rules in the fucking army

Dreamhouse, quiet as a mouse
Dreamhouse, quiet as a mouse
Kick me, what is wrong with me?
Kiss me, what is wrong with me?

One night in December we went on a bender
Why won't you surrender? I can still remember
West coast does it better, set a new world record
I can still remember: we went, we went on a
Bender, la da da la da da
Bender

C'mon, c'mon

Meet me in front of the plane
Castin' my pearls before swine
Mama, you ain't gonna die
Why do we fight all the time like mafia?
I need to be understood
Up to the top of the very last drop

Dreamhouse, quiet as a mouse
Dreamhouse, quiet as a mouse
Kick me, what is wrong with me?
Kiss me, what is wrong with me?

One night in December we went on a bender
Why won't you surrender? I can still remember
West coast does it better, set a new world record
I can still remember: we went, we went on a
Bender, la da da la da da
Bender

Come to my sick bed, baby, sing me a song
This is our last chance, honey, tell me what you want
Remember the white picket fence, front of the house
Put on your old pajamas, tell me what you want

One night in December we went on a bender
Why won't you surrender? I can still remember
West coast does it better, set a new world record
I can still remember: we went, we went on a
Bender, la da da la da da
Bender

Ohh

Bender (ver. 18)

I can't remember who I am
But I'm sure that I can fly
From the top of this skyscraper
I'm on the way to paradise
I can sleep the day I die
Sun and moon and tree vibrations

One night in December we went on a bender
Why won't you surrender? I can still remember
West coast does it better, set a new world record
I can still remember: we went, we went on a bender
We went on a bender
We went on a

We slid across a sea of whipped cream
As we split open our minds
And they took us to the hospital
Things seem much better than they are
'Til you wake up the next day
Twenty stitches and a headache

One night in December we went on a bender
Why won't you surrender? I can still remember
West coast does it better, set a new world record
I can still remember: we went, we went on a bender
We went on a bender
We went on a

We ate our breakfasts for lunch
You and me knew how to have fun
C'mon, c'mon, c'mon, through the summer memories
We sat and drank with the sun
You and me knew how to have fun
C'mon, c'mon, c'mon, through the summer memories

One night in December we went on a bender
Why won't you surrender? I can still remember
West coast does it better, set a new world record
I can still remember: we went, we went on a bender
We went on a bender
We went on a

See also

References

  1. "Rivers Cuomo" Discord. 18 October 2021. File:Riverchat-sitek-10-18-2021.png
  2. 2.0 2.1 Cuomo, Rivers. Rivers' Database. 9 March 2021. File:Rivers_SZNS_Database_1.jpg. Screenshot by KingTom.
  3. "Rivers Cuomo" Discord. 19 October 2021. File:Riverscuomodiscord-bender-10-19-2021.png
  4. 4.0 4.1 List of files listed on riverscuomo.com