Happy Together

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"Happy Together"
Happy Together cover
Album track by Weezer
Album Weezer (The Teal Album)
Released January 24, 2019
Format Digital
Length 2:26
Writer(s) Alan Gordon & Garry Bonner
Producer Patrick Wilson
Status Officially released
Weezer (The Teal Album) track listing
"Take on Me"
(4)
"Happy Together"
(5)
"Paranoid"
(6)
Not to be confused with "Happiness Together".

"Happy Together" is a the sixth track from the 1967 album of the same name by The Turtles. The song was covered by Weezer at various points in the band's career.

Overview

When Spike Jonze was finishing his film Adaptation in early 2002, he asked Weezer to record "Happy Together" for inclusion in the film. The band learned to play the song during soundcheck before a show in Barcelona and demoed the song a few weeks later during the the early sessions for the band's planned fifth album. Ultimately, Jonze decided to use The Turtles' original recording in the final cut. Said Jonze:

"With every little piece in the film, we experimented endlessy to find the balance, and that is why we were in the editing room for 13 months. So thank you again for participating in our search. I still listen to the acoustic version you did in the hotel. It’s really sad and pretty." [1]

Weezer's studio version from that period remains unreleased, though a live soundboard recording was released on the official site, and is frequently traded digitally online. The date of the recording is unknown.

In 2018, Rivers Cuomo added the song to the setlist of his solo acoustic shows with a snippet of Green Day's "Longview" in the bridge. Later the same year, on the 2018 Weezer and Pixies Summer Tour, the band started covering the song with the Green Day snippet. The song finally appeared as an official studio recording on The Teal Album in 2019.

Videos

2002 Soundboard recording

2018 Rivers Cuomo performance

The Teal Album version

Lyrics

Imagine me and you
I do
I think about you day and night
It's only right
To think about the girl you love
And hold her tight
So happy together

If I should call you up
Invest a dime
And you say you belong to me
And ease my mind
Imagine how the world would be
So very fine
So happy together

I can't see me loving nobody but you
For all my life
When you're with me
Maybe the skies'll be blue
For all my life

Me and you, and you and me
No matter how they toss the dice
It has to be
The only one for me is you
And you for me
So happy together

I can't see me loving nobody but you
For all my life
When you're with me
Maybe the skies'll be blue
For all my life

Happy together
Happy together
How is the weather?
So happy together
We're happy together

See also