Hang On

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"Hang On"
Hang On cover
Single by Weezer
Album Hurley
Released September 14, 2010 (album)
February 2011 (single)
Length 3:33
Label Epitaph Records
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo, Rick Nowels
Producer(s) Rivers Cuomo, Shawn Everett
Status Officially released
Live debut October 29, 2010 in New Orleans, LA
Last played October 30, 2010 in Atlanta, GA
Stream Spotify
Apple Music
Weezer singles chronology
"Memories"
(2010)
"Hang On"
(2010)
"Back to the Shack"
(2014)
Hurley track listing
"Run Away"
(06)
"Hang On"
(07)
"Smart Girls"
(08)

"Hang On" is the seventh track and second single from Hurley.

Appearances

Overview

Actor Michael Cera plays mandolin and provides backing vocals on "Hang On." In an interview, Cuomo stated that the songwriting collaboration was the result of co-writer Rick Nowels playing the song's chord progression, with Cuomo following up with the song's melody and lyrics.[citation needed]

To date, "Hang On" has been performed live only twice, during the last two tour dates on Weezer's 2010 Tour.

A new radio mix of the song was recorded in 2010 and debuted in early February of 2011, omitting the album version's mandolin instrumentation in favor of electric guitar. This mix features a guitar solo and a lyric not present in the original song ("We'll be so happy we waited, hang on").

Weezer performed the song in the episode "You, Me, and Weezer" of the TV series The Hard Times of RJ Berger.

Music video

Footage of the band was filmed in front of a green screen for a music video that was never officially released, though footage has been released on YouTube in various states.[1][2][3]

Live performances

Personnel

Audio

Lyrics

Someday I'll be coming for you
You'll know what I'm wanting to do
I'll know the words to say
To draw you in so close to me

Over and over
We swore it was over
But just like wild clover
Love grows at light speed

Hang on 'til I see you again
I'm going to be more than a friend
You know that this isn't the end
So hang on (hang on, hang on, hang on)

This was just a very first start
There's more that I hold in my heart
I'm waiting for a chance
To show you how I long to be

Over and over
We swore it was over
But just like I'm solar
You warm up to me

Hang on 'til I see you again
I'm going to be more than a friend
You know that this isn't the end
So hang on (hang on, hang on, hang on)
Hang on 'til the break of the day
We'll cast all our troubles away
You know that this isn't the end
So hang on (hang on, hang on, hang on)

Sweet thing
As long as I'm breathing
And my heart is still beating
I'm gonna be coming for you

Hang on, hang on, hang on
Hang on, hang on, hang on

Hang on 'til I see you again
I'm going to be more than a friend
You know that this isn't the end
So hang on (hang on, hang on, hang on)
Hang on 'til the break of the day
We'll cast all our troubles away
You know that this isn't the end
So hang on (hang on, hang on, hang on)

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo Hang On Rivers Cuomo _ Rick Nowels - Hang On acoustic mix 013.mp3 ?
Weezer Hang On Weezer - HANG ON DR28 new voc.mp3 2010 ? 3:22 Leaked online
Weezer Hang On 2010
  • Zeitgeist Studios, Los Angeles, CA
  • Red Bull Studios, Santa Monica, CA
  • The Village, Los Angeles, CA
  • Threshold Sound & Vision, Santa Monica, CA
  • Hurley Studios, Costa Mesa, CA
3:33 Hurley
Weezer Hang On 2010 ? 3:33 Single mix
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See also

References

  1. Jeff Richardson "Weezer "Hang On"" YouTube. 11 November 2013. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuTF5wcOdlM
  2. weezer "Weezer Webisode 49: Hang On - Poquito mas Bokkus Edit.avi" YouTube 10 May 2011. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbsD-AzTB6w
  3. weezer "Weezer Webisode 50: Hang On - Balsamic Reduction Edit" YouTube 7 May 2011. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mEugBvN4zI