Cold Dark World

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"Cold Dark World"
Cold Dark World cover
Album track by Weezer
Album Weezer (The Red Album)
Released June 3, 2008
Recorded July-October 2007
Length 3:51
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo/Scott Shriner
Producer Weezer
Status Officially released
Stream Play on spotify.png Spotify
Play on Apple Music.png Apple Music
Weezer (The Red Album) track listing
"Thought I Knew"
(7)
"Cold Dark World"
(8)
"Automatic"
(9)

"Cold Dark World" is the eighth track off of The Red Album.

Appearances

Overview

"Cold Dark World" originated from a bass riff written by Scott Shriner, originally used as a warm-up exercise. The riff was expanded upon during sessions for the band's 2008 self-titled "Red Album". Rivers Cuomo expanded upon the song and arrangement. Cuomo's lyrics were originally written to sound more "upbeat", but combined with the music of the song, the end result came out more "sinister" feeling.

The lead vocal on the song is handled by Shriner, marking his lead vocal debut on a Weezer album. Cuomo has attempted the lead vocal as well, a fact which was not known until a mix of the song with Cuomo's lead vocals was released in October 2009 thru iTunes as part of the "Raditude Club".

Personnel

Lyrics

I've been watchin' you, girl, from the back of my car
I see you unsure of the place that you are
Groceries spillin' up out of your bag
Thinkin' you’ll end up a penniless hag

But I see the girl that you are deep inside
Won't you allow me to give you a ride
I can console you and give you kiss
Show you that you can do better than this

Angel girl
In a cold dark world
I'm gonna be your man
Angel girl
In a cold dark world
I'll make you understand

I know that you're thinkin' I'm trying to score
But deep in your heart you know that I'm more
Than a cad or a scoundrel
Now that I've found you, I don't want to lose you
How can I prove, you know that I am sincere
You don't need to fear
I'm not like the others; I'll be like a brother
I will protect you, never disrespect you
But if you need love then I'll be here to sex you

Angel girl
In a cold dark world
I'm gonna be your man (I'm gonna be there)
Angel girl
In a cold dark world
I'll make you understand

It might take awhile to get with the style
Of life at the end of the miracle mile
But you're gonna love the rising above
All the trash that is sweeping you under the rug

I'm gonna be there

Angel girl
In a cold dark world
I'm gonna be your man (I'm gonna be there)
Angel girl
In a cold dark world
I'll make you understand

See also