I Want to Be Something

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"I Want to Be Something"
I Want to Be Something cover
Album track by Weezer
Album Hurley (Deluxe Edition)
Released September 14, 2010
Length 2:54
Label Epitaph Records
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Producer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Status Officially released
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Hurley (Deluxe Edition) track listing
"Viva la Vida"
(12)
"I Want to Be Something"
(13)
"Represent (Rocked Out Mix)"
(14)

"I Want to Be Something" is the thirteenth track on the deluxe edition of Hurley. The song was recorded by Rivers Cuomo in 2008.[1]

Appearances

Overview

"I Want To Be Something", despite being credited to Weezer, is actually a solo Rivers Cuomo acoustic demo from 2008.[1] A song by the same title, recorded in 1998, is listed in the Catalog O' Riffs, though it is unknown if the two are the same song. The version of Hurley that leaked prior to its official release in 2010 included a version of "I Want to Be Something" approximately two seconds longer than that of the final release, opening with Cuomo saying "three-nine-four."

In 2020, another version of "I Want to Be Something" was released as part of the digital compilation Alone X: The Red-Raditude-Hurley Years. This version is largely identical to the version on Hurley except for the presence of electric guitar layered over the recording.

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo I Want to Be Something 2008 2:56 Hurley (leak)
Rivers Cuomo I Want to Be Something 2008 2:54 Hurley (Deluxe)
Rivers Cuomo I Want to Be Something I Want To Be Something.mp3 2008 2:50 Alone X: The Red-Raditude-Hurley Years
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Lyrics

Four in the morning, and my roommate still is snoring
So I take a walk out on the boulevard
The wind above me, seems to push and pull and shove me
But it shows me all the places I could fly

I want to be something before I die
I feel it burning me inside
I want to be something, I don't know why
I want to know that at least I tried

I see so clearly that the odds are stacked against me
And that nobody else believes in me at all
I'm all alone here, and I have to face my own fear
I have no choice but to keep on keeping on

I want to be something before I die
I feel it burning me inside
I want to be something, I don't know why
I want to know that at least I tried

And if my dreams all come true some day, true some day
I won't forget how I feel today, I feel today
I'm blown away

I want to be something, I want to be something
I want to be something, I want to be something
I want to be something, I want to be something
I want to be something, Here I am, here I am

I want to be something before I die
I feel it burning me inside
I want to be something, I want to feel something
I want to know that at least I tried

See also