Happy Hour

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"Happy Hour"
Happy Hour cover
Single by Weezer
Album Pacific Daydream
Released October 18, 2017
Length 2:57
Label Crush Music/Atlantic Records
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo/Chris Sernel/Sean Bowe
Producer Butch Walker
Status Official released
Live debut October 18, 2017
Stream Play on spotify.png Spotify
Play on Apple Music.png Apple Music
Weezer singles chronology
"Feels Like Summer"
(2017)
"Happy Hour"
(2017)
Pacific Daydream track listing
"Feels Like Summer"
(3)
"Happy Hour"
(4)
"Weekend Woman"
(5)

"Happy Hour" is the second single, and the fourth track from Pacific Daydream. The song was released on October 18th.

Overview

It was announced on the Weezer twitter page that Happy Hour would be the fifth and final song released before the release of Pacific Daydream. It was also pushed to radio as the album's second single. When debuted live, it was ended with an instrumental known as "I'll Love You Everyday".

In an October 2017 NPR interview Rivers said that the verse lyrics were written using "free-association." He knew that the chorus was going to be about wanting a "happy hour" and that the verses were to depict the narrator's bleak life. The "20-ton weight" was described by Rivers as the "ultimate buzzkill" that first came to mind when writing the verse lyrics.

Lyrics

I’m like Stevie Ray Vaughn on the stage
High on music
Teeth grinding
Sweating under the lights
But then my boss calls and she’s crushing me with a 20-ton weight
Just like in Monty Python
Somebody left on the sink, it’s still running
My eyes are gonna overflow

I need happy hour on sad days
I need happy hour I can’t wait

I’m like Ponce de Leon Sailing on a ship for the new world
Checking out the birds and flowers
Let’s chill out on this island I’ve been, sucking on a lime and coconut.
I think I could stay here for the rest of my life
Please don’t ever make me go home

I need happy hour on sad days
It’s my happy hour I can’t wait

Maybe I'll meet a scientist In sweatpants and a hair tie
We’ll conversate about ghetto birds and midi keyboards
Then we’ll slow dance
Head on my shoulder
Swaying back and forth
and My friends look on and smile
Everything gonna be alright

It’s my happy hour on sad days
I need happy hour, I can’t wait
I need happy hour to save me
 I need happy hour, I can’t wait

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