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(s) Ric Ocasek
Status Officially released
Island in the Sun (UK Retail CD #2) track listing
"Sugar Booger"
(2)
"Brightening Day"
(3)
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)

"Brightening Day" (originally known as "My Best Friends Are Gone") 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 is also notable for having a somewhat varied guitar solo, rather than the usual Green-era mirroring of a vocal melody.

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo My Best Friends Are Gone 167 My Best Friends Are Gone.mp3 January–March 2000 ? 3:02 Alone VII: The Green Years
Weezer My Best Friends Are Gone May 3, 2000 Cole Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA DA-88 recording
Weezer My Best Friends Are Gone July 2000 Tour demo
Weezer My Best Friends Are Gone September 2000 Tour demo
Weezer Brightening Day December 29, 2000 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA 2:09 "Island in the Sun" (UK Retail CD #2) Mixed by Jack Joseph Puig

Personnel

Audio

Lyrics

B-side

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

Demo

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

To console my tears
And assuage my fears
And pick me back up when I fall down

On the bedroom floor
Of some hipster bore
Who is celebrating just how cool he can be

They watched over me
And believed in me
When nobody else could give a damn

What can I do?
What can I do?
I cannot make a move

On the bedroom floor
Of some hipster bore
Who is celebrating just how cool he can be

They watched over me
And believed in me
When nobody else could give a damn

What can I do?
What can I do?
I cannot make a move

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

To console my tears
And assuage my fears
And pick me back up when I fall down

To console my tears
And assuage my fears
And pick me back up when I fall down

See also