Brightening Day

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"Brightening Day"
Brightening Day cover
B-side by Weezer
Album Island in the Sun (UK Retail CD #2)
Released May 15, 2001
Format CD
Recorded December 2000, Cello Studios, Los Angeles, California
Length 2:11
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 474
COR# 167
Producer Ric Ocasek
Status Officially released
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"You're Fun To Play With"
(RC# 473)
"My Best Friends Are Gone"
(RC# 474)
"You Stupid Piece Of Shit"
(RC# 475)
Island in the Sun (UK Retail CD #2) track listing
"Sugar Booger"
(2)
"Brightening Day"
(3)

"Brightening Day" is a b-side to "Island in the Sun."

Appearances

Overview

Producer Ric Ocasek was said to have been a fan of "Brightening Day," saying he thought it would make a great single. The song, which was originally known as "My Best Friends Are Gone," has a somewhat dryer sound than most of the rest of the songs from the sessions, and is also notable for having a somewhat varied guitar solo - rather than the usual Green-era mirroring of a vocal melody.

Personnel

Audio

Lyrics

My best friends are gone
Far and way beyond
And they left me here with no one by my side

How can I get by
With no one to try
And pick me back up when I fall down?

My support has left
Me and I'm bereft
Of the things I need to help me make it on through

Now what can I do
With no cheering crew
There to make me feel like I don't suck?

Oh-whoa
There was a brightening day

My whole scene has split
They don't give a spit
About anybody else on Earth but themselves

So we'll burn in hell
And think that it's swell
Just as long as we get our own rooms

See also