Everybody Needs Salvation

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"Everybody Needs Salvation"
Everybody Needs Salvation cover
Single by Weezer
Album Everybody Needs Salvation
Released April 19, 2015
Recorded February, 2015
Length 3:17
Label Weezer
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Producer Shawn Everett
Status Officially released
Weezer singles chronology
"Da Vinci"
(2015)
"Everybody Needs Salvation"
(2015)
"Thank God for Girls"
(2015)
Back Cover
Back Cover

"Everybody Needs Salvation" is a single released by Weezer directly and exclusively to the members of the Weezer Fan Club.

Overview

The song was only released on 7" one-sided red vinyl, with a digital MP3 download of the track for members of the fan club. The 7" features no B-side, meaning this side of the single is smooth. The song was recorded in February 2015, several months after the sessions for their most recent album Everything Will Be Alright in the End, but a version of the song was written prior to and considered for the album at one point. A portion of the bridge lyrics appear in the album liner notes after the lyrics for The British Are Coming.

At a Nerd Night in 2015 Rivers told a fan that the song was picked for the fan club single because it was "something different." Rivers also said that he personally chose the cover.

The cover is a painting by Antonello da Messina called Ecce Homo, painted in 1475. The symbol on the shoulder of Christ is the Om in Devanagari[1].

Tracklist

  1. Side A: "Everybody Needs Salvation" - 3:17

Personnel

Lyrics

Meet me in the dark
My heart shrivels when the light is shining
I can't get back home alone
I need someone here to guide me
Praise for the awakened one
He truly saved my life
But after all his truth is small
And I love the lie

Everybody needs salvation
And if it doesn't come we make some
Some people can get by on nothing
But I still need to know I'm something

Just like in a dream I scream
But no one hears a word I'm saying
Have I lost my mind this time
Or have I won the game we're playing
That's all I really care about (care about)
It's kind of wonderful
Kiss me while we both are still intangible

Everybody needs salvation
And if it doesn't come we make some
Some people can get by on nothing
But I still need to know I'm something
Yes I still need to know I'm something

I'm ready to love you
I'm ready to give my heart
I'm ready to trust you
Cause I ain't afraid of the dark

I'm ready to love you
I'm ready to give my heart
I'm ready to trust you
Cause I ain't afraid (I ain't afraid)
I ain't afraid of the dark

Everybody needs salvation
And if it doesn't come we make some
Some people can get by on nothing
But I still need to know I'm something

See also