Burning Sun

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"Burning Sun"
Demo by Weezer
Recorded November 2000
Length 2:29
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 570
COR# 258
Status Demo clip circulating
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"A-G-D-C"
(RC# 569)
"Burning Sun"
(RC# 570)
"Knock-down Drag-out"
(RC# 571)

Burning Sun is a Green Album-era track.

Overview

The Catalog of Riffs lists "Burning Sun" as being written or recorded on November 19, 2000. The recording history states a full-band recording was done two days later, on November 21, of the same year. It's unknown if the surfaced version is this full-band demo or a Rivers demo.

A fifty-six-second clip of the track circulated among fans for several years. It was initially posted by Rivers himself on riverscuomo.com as "las_dos.mp3", with clips of him performing Skeeter Davis' "The End of the World" inserted throughout. Fans edited both clips to create a composite of both "Burning Sun" and "The End of the World".

The track remained highly sought after for years, with fans uncertain if the song even continued past the length of the posted clip. However, on July 4, 2014, the entire track was leaked on the 4chan /mu/ board, with the leaker stating they'd been sent the track around 2002.

Later, the melody was reused for the verses of the Pacific Daydream track, "Weekend Woman".

Lyrics

I'd die for you
Why can't you be the one
To set my mind at ease?

I'd try for you
But now the burning sun
Is setting on the seas

Ain't nothing we can do
I gave my strength to you
But if my dream came true
I'd hold you every night

I'd fall for you
And get down on my knees
If that would make you smile

Ain't nothing we can do
I gave my strength to you
But if my dream came true
I'd hold you every night

I'd fall for you
And get down on my knees
If that would make you smile

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