Do You Wanna Get High?

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"Do You Wanna Get High?"
Do You Wanna Get High? cover
Single by Weezer
Album Weezer (The White Album)
Released November 3, 2015
Recorded 2015
Length 3:29
Label Crush Music/Atlantic Records
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Producer Jake Sinclair
Status Officially released
Live debut December 8, 2015
Stream Play on spotify.png Spotify
Play on Apple Music.png Apple Music
Weezer singles chronology
"Thank God for Girls"
(2015)
"Do You Wanna Get High?"
(2015)
"King of the World"
(2016)
Weezer (The White Album) track listing
"(Girl We Got a) Good Thing"
(4)
"Do You Wanna Get High?"
(5)
"King of the World"
(6)

"Do You Wanna Get High?" is a single released by Weezer on November 3, 2015. It is the fifth track from The White Album, although the album was still unannounced upon the song's release.

Overview

Release

"Do You Wanna Get High?" was released digitally a week after a previous single, "Thank God for Girls." In contrast to the latter song, which was seen as a departure from the style the band is known for, "Do You Wanna Get High?" was noted by fans as having something closer to the "classic Weezer sound." It was debuted on November 2, 2015 on Beats 1 radio during a band interview with Zane Lowe.

The song's chorus contains a reference to composer and songwriter Burt Bacharach.

Origin and Rivers' annotations

It was initially thought by some fans that the song may have originated in 2001. A song or idea is listed in the Catalog of Riffs from October 4 of 2001 as "D'ya Wanna Get High?" with a COR# of 351. Additionally, on Rivers' genius.com annotation of the song (http://genius.com/Weezer-do-you-wanna-get-high-lyrics), he notes that the song is "about me and my darling girlfriend in 2000/2001".

Rivers also notes that the same girlfriend was the subject of the songs "O Girlfriend" and "O Girl," noting that the former song contains a similar lyrical theme in one section ("Taking pills and mellowing out"). Additional annotations explain the inspiration of other lines within the song.

Rivers made the following comment on the song's origins in the Fan Club Facebook group: "DYWGH verse/chorus is from 2014. Bridge is from 2015. (chords taken from a j-rock song called shangri-la i heard while on a japan tour with Scott & Rivers)."

The lyrics to a prominent backing vocal near the end of the song are not listed in Rivers' annotations.

Music video

Personnel

Lyrics

Crush up the blue
And inhale through your nose
Scrape every quark
From the wood in the floor

She said:
Do you wanna get high?
Don’t eat no dinner tonight
I took a road trip to Mexico
And scored a hundred count
Do you wanna get high?
It’s like we’re falling in love
We can listen to Bacharach
And stop at any point

Now our bones start to ache
As we cramp on the pot
And we fall to the floor
With our face in a knot

She said:
Do you wanna get high?
Don’t eat no dinner tonight
I took a road trip to Mexico
And scored a hundred count
Do you wanna get high?
It’s like we’re falling in love
We can listen to Bacharach
And stop at any point

Keep on doing what you do
‘Cuz I’ll never get tired of you
Don’t need booze
‘Cuz I’ll never get tired of you
Stop the tape, kill the lights, close the drapes
And keep doing what you do
‘Cuz I’ll never get tired of you

She said:
Do you wanna get high?
Don’t eat no dinner tonight
I took a road trip to Mexico
And scored a hundred count
Do you wanna get high?
It’s like we’re falling in love
We can listen to Bacharach
And stop at any point

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See also