Blue Dream

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"Blue Dream"
Blue Dream cover
Album track by Weezer
Album Van Weezer
Released May 7, 2021
Recorded 2020
Label Crush Music/Atlantic Records
Writer(s) Bob Daisley, Ozzy Osbourne, Randy Rhoads, Rivers Cuomo
Producer Suzy Shinn
Status Released
Stream Play on spotify.png Spotify
Van Weezer track listing
"Beginning of the End"
(5)
"Blue Dream"
(6)
"1 More Hit"
(7)
Promotional cover art
Promotional cover art
This song is part of the "Blue Dream" lineage of songs

"Blue Dream" is the sixth track from Van Weezer.

Overview

"Blue Dream" is a reworking of the 2010 Rivers Cuomo demo "Ballad of the Briny", a conceptual reworking of the previous demos "Now or Later" and "Stronger." Cuomo first teased a short clip of "Ballad of the Briny" in a video on his YouTube channel on January 18, 2011.[1] The song title "Blue Dream" was first revealed to be a track for Van Weezer in an article from the June 2020 issue of the magazine Guitar Player.[2] The article confirmed that the song featured a 'note-for-note cribbing of Randy Rhoads' iconic riff from Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train."' According to Cuomo, Crush Management founder and manager Jonathan Daniel suggested that the sampling of "Crazy Train."[3]On August 21, 2020, Cuomo confirmed "Blue Dream" to be a reworking of the 2011 demo "Ballad of the Briny."[4]

On May 7, 2020, a press release announced that Weezer would be guest-starring in an episode of the animated sitcom The Simpsons airing on May 10 and that the debut of "Blue Dream" would be featured.[5] In the episode, a segment of the song's guitar solo can be heard during a chase sequence.[6]

Audio

Lyrics

The fishes are my friends
Underneath the sea
Swimming all around
They want to be with me
The octopus says hi
I say, "How do you do?"
He's quite the gentleman to give me eight salutes

I'm at home here, in this blue dream
Since I found out you don't want me

Everyone gets lei'd
When they get to the beach
I bet you really wish
You were here with me
I jumped off the deep end
And left it all ashore
What'd I have to lose?
I've been through this before

I'm at home here, in this blue dream
Since I found out you don't want me

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References

  1. Cuomo, Rivers. "2011-01-18" Originally uploaded to YouTube, 18 January 2011. Reuploaded by Weezer B-Sides, 4 April 2019. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dh5TwLwJUQw
  2. Bienstock, Richard. "Unchained: Rivers Cuomo Let's the Shred-Obsessed Kid Inside Him Break Free on Van Weezer, a Record That's Half Blue Album, Half '80s Metal." Guitar Player. June 2020
  3. Guitar World. July 2021.
  4. Cuomo, Rivers. Mister Rivers' Neighborhood. 21 August 2020. https://www.weezerpedia.com/wiki/File:Riverchat_botb.jpg
  5. Strauss, Matthew. Pitchfork. 7 May 2020. https://pitchfork.com/news/weezer-to-appear-on-new-episode-of-the-simpsons-play-theme-song-watch/
  6. YouTube. 17 May 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaGAhwLX9Jk