I Want a Dog
|"I Want a Dog"|
|Single by Weezer|
|Released||December 9, 2022|
|Label||Crush Music/Atlantic Records|
|Live debut||September 19, 2022 in West Hollywood, CA|
|Weezer singles chronology|
|SZNZ: Winter track listing|
|This song is part of the "I Want a Dog" lineage of songs
"I Want a Dog" is the lead single and first track on SZNZ: Winter.
- SZNZ: Winter (2022)
Songwriter Rivers Cuomo's family adopted two cats (Jiji and Ginchan) in September of 2021.
Cuomo mentioned the song title "I Want a Dog" to users of the website Riverchat on April 15, 2021, indicating that it was planned for the winter-themed segment of Weezer's forthcoming 2022 album project, SZNZ. Cuomo asked users, "I've release[sic] piece of the pie, right? Does the verse melody and chords exist on any later weezer album? I want to use it for winter's i want a dog." The final song, however, bears no apparent similarities to "Piece of the Pie." The song's bridge does, however, appropriate a melody previously used in the song "Still Dreaming," from the film The Space Between.
"I Want a Dog" was originally demoed with lyrics excised from the final mix. These lyrics were still present when Weezer (under the Goat Punishment moniker) debuted the song (as well as all of SZNZ: Winter) at a secret show in West Hollywood on September 19, 2022, months ahead of the EP's release, as well as the band's performance of the song the song for Jimmy Kimmel Live! two days later.
|Performer(s)||Title||Filename||Date of recording||Recording location||Length||Appeared on||Notes|
|Rivers Cuomo||beautiful triplet melody on the pian.mp3||2011—2014(?)||1:03||Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years||Bridge melody for "I Want a Dog."|
|Rivers Cuomo||beautiful triplets.mp3||2011—2014(?)||1:21||Bridge melody for "I Want a Dog." Removed from Alone XI on November 25, 2020|
|Rivers Cuomo||I Want a Dog||I Want A Dog 2021-06-22 15.30-2.mp3||June 22, 2021||3:08||Leaked online|
|Weezer||I Want a Dog||2022||
Jimmy Kimmel Live! performance
I want a dog
I want a dog
- ↑ Riverpedia. "Pets" https://books-r-fun.herokuapp.com/wiki/Pets Archived by Wayback Machine: https://web.archive.org/web/20221209181253/https://books-r-fun.herokuapp.com/wiki/Pets
- ↑ Cuomo, Rivers. Mister Rivers' Neighborhood. 15 April 2021. https://www.weezerpedia.com/wiki/File:Riverchat-iwantadog.jpg