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Hello Men and Boys

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"Hello Men and Boys"
Hello Men and Boys cover
Alone V cover art
Demo by Rivers Cuomo
Album Alone V: Before Weezer
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 83
Producer(s) Weezer
Status unreleased
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"English-Sonia and Takashi"
(RC# 82)
"Hello Men and Boys"
(RC# 83)
(RC# 84)

"Hello Men and Boys" (also known as "Fighting Shoes")[1] is a song written by Rivers Cuomo in 1991.



Rivers Cuomo recorded "Hello Men and Boys" to 8-track in the early summer of 1991.[1] Cuomo uploaded a scan of his handwritten lyrics for "Hello Men and Boys" to riverscuomo.com in the early 2000s. A one-minute clip of "Hello Men and Boys" was released as part of the digital compilation Alone IV: Before Weezer in 2020.

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo Hello Men and Boys 01 Hello Men And Boys.mp3 Summer 1991[1] 2914 Urban Ave., Los Angeles, CA 1:01 Alone V: Before Weezer
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Lyrics for "Hello Men and Boys"

Hello, men and boys
What's with all this noise?
It's so damn early to be woken
And what's this on the news
Where are my fighting shoes?
Where is that lonely word we've spoken?

And how come it seems to be
That only a casualty
Can open my eyes to what I'm doing
A lover, no fighter of course
But what is this love but divorce?
The battle is lost as the child is born
I can't recall the day we met

See also