Booby Trap

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"Booby Trap"
Booby Trap cover
Demo by Weezer
Album Alone VIII: The Maladroit Years
Released 2002 (Weezer demo)
2020 (Rivers Cuomo demo)
Format MP3
Recorded 2002
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 725
COR# 373
Status Demo circulating
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"Mo' Beats"
(RC# 724)
"Booby Trap"
(RC# 725)
"Buttafuoco"
(RC# 726)

"Booby Trap" is a song demoed by Weezer.

Appearances

Overview

"Booby Trap" was written by Rivers Cuomo in March of 2002. The song was worked on by Weezer throughout the spring and summer of 2002 during sessions for the band's planned fifth album. Karl Koch first mentioned the song on a Karl's Corner update on April 6. The song is known to have been recorded at least three times that month. The song was worked on further on June 23 and again on July 2. The version from July 2 was released for free to fans online on weezer.com. Cuomo's solo demo appeared on the digital compilation Alone VIII: The Maladroit Years in November of 2020.

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo Booby Trap 373 Booby Trap.mp3 2002 2:43 Alone VIII: The Maladroit Years
Weezer Booby Trap April 5, 2002[1] Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Weezer Booby Trap April 10, 2002[2] Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Weezer Booby Trap April 13, 2002[3] Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Weezer Booby Trap June 25, 2002[4] Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Weezer Booby Trap weezer-2002-07-02_booby_trap_373.mp3 July 2, 2002 Sunset Sound Recorders, Los Angeles, CA 2:51 Released on weezer.com

Audio

Lyrics

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Perfect beauty from Toronto
New attraction, poison heart, though
Was it all just a death trap?
Pulled me in and then shut-snapped stupid

Did it make you come to get me?
Or am I just going mental?
I am not a pushover
How did I get one over stupid?

Played like a ???
??? every toy
Oh, it’s just a matter time
'Til the day I’m gonna get mine

I am not a pushover
How did I get one over stupid?

Played like a ???
??? every toy
Only just a matter of time
'Til the day I’m gonna get mine

Did it make you come to get me?
Or am I just going mental? (Going mental)
Or am I just (Or am I just)
Going mental? (Going mental)

I am not a pushover
How did I get one over stupid?

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