Better You

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"Better You"
Better You cover
Demo by Weezer
Recorded 2003
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
COR# ?
Status Released

"Better You" is a demo by Rivers Cuomo. The song was released on Alone IX: The Make Believe Years.

Appearances

Overview

An acoustic demo of "Better You" was recorded at Weezer's rented office space in 2003. The song was not listed in any public versions of the Catalog O' Riffs or in the Recording History and, as such, was unknown to fans prior to 2020. The song was among of hundreds of demos leaked through the demo storefront on riverscuomo.com on November 7, 2020, and was made available for purchase a few weeks later, on November 22, when it was released as part of the digital compilation Alone IX: The Make Believe Years.

Lyrics

I'm stepping down
Down to the ground
Where I belong

Everyone look
I'm just a fool
No better than you

'Cause I have to eat
And I have to cry
I have to sleep
And I have to die
Let me be with you tonight

(?)

No one was fooled
Only I could believe the lies
It must have seemed
Like a desperate pantomime

'Cause I have to love
And I need to hate
And I need to fear
And try to escape
Let me be with you tonight

I won't try to bury you
I won't try to end
I won't try to (?)

Let me be with you tonight

I won't try to bury you
I won't try to end
I won't try to (?)

I won't try to bury you

See also