I Swear It's True

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"I Swear It's True"
I Swear It's True cover
Album track by Weezer
Album Weezer (Deluxe Edition) (Disc 2)
Released March 23, 2004
Recorded August 11, 2003 at S.I.R. Studios, Manhattan, NY
Length 2:57
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Cuomo
RC# 169
COR# N/A
Producer Ric Ocasek
Status Officially released, demo circulating
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"In the Garage"
(RC# 168)
"I Swear It's True"
(RC# 169)
"Getting Up and Leaving"
(RC# 170)
Weezer (Deluxe Edition) (Disc 2) track listing
"Lullaby for Wayne
(12)
"I Swear It's True"
(13)
"Say It Ain't So (Original Mix)"
(14)

"I Swear It's True" is the thirteenth track from the deluxe edition of Weezer's self-titled debut.

Appearances

Overview

"I Swear It's True" was written and demoed by Rivers in August of 1993, and first recorded by the band with Ric Ocasek during the early demo/rehearsal sessions for The Blue Album. The song would eventually be cut from any potential lineup for the album.

When Pinkerton sessions began, "I Swear It's True" was reconsidered for the album. Despite being fully recorded in the studio, the song again failed to make the cut. Months later, it was resurrected when it was decided that it, along with another Pinkerton outtake, "Getting Up and Leaving", would appear on the "Pink Triangle" retail CD single.

These recordings, along with "Pink Triangle", were remixed and given new basslines by Scott Riebling, who filled in for Matt Sharp, who was away working on his new Rentals album. However, with the promotional single for "Pink Triangle" not doing well at radio, and Pinkerton slowly proving a disappointment, the label decided that Pink Triangle's CD single would not see commercial release.

"I Swear It's True" can be heard on the Blue Album Deluxe Edition, as well as Rivers' original home demo, which is circulating online. The Pinkerton sessions version was released on November 2, 2010 on the deluxe edition of Pinkerton and was once considered by many fans to be one of the most desired recordings for release.

A tracking rough version of the song (dubbed by fans as the "Crushing Version") from the Pinkerton sessions was leaked online April 11, 2011.

Personnel

Lyrics

It's been two and a half years now
That we've been apart
I've been kinda spaced out lately
Can't seem to get you out
Of my mind

I really miss you girl
I really do
You think I'm crazy but
I swear it's true

You'd think I'd have given up
Found somebody new
But no girl's got what you got
I belong to you

I really miss you girl
I really do
You think I'm crazy but
I swear it's true

oh oh oh

I really miss you girl
I really do
You think I'm crazy but
I swear it's true

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