La Mancha Screwjob

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"La Mancha Screwjob"
La Mancha Screwjob cover
Album track by Weezer
Album Pacific Daydream
Released October 27, 2017
Length 3:28
Label Crush Music/Atlantic Records
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo/Josh Alexander
Producer(s) Butch Walker
Status Officially released
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Pacific Daydream track listing
"Get Right"
"La Mancha Screwjob"
"Any Friend of Diane's"

"La Mancha Screwjob" is the ninth track from Pacific Daydream, released on October 27th, 2017.


La Mancha is a region of Spain, and La Mancha Screwjob is the name of a 2015 episode of RadioLab.

"La Mancha Screwjob" was co-written by Rivers Cuomo and Josh Alexander. The song may have originally been titled "Summer Night", based on an entry in the ASCAP database credited to Cuomo and Alexander.

In an October 2017 interview for Upset magazine, Rivers Cuomo explained that the song is about someone he worked with, specifically “having mixed feelings about them as a collaborator, but ultimately realising we’re much better than anything I can do on my own. Owning up to the mistakes I made in that relationship and reaffirming the value I see in that relationship." In an interview for NPR the same month, Rivers explained that "La Mancha Screwjob" was originally written for 2014's Everything Will Be Alright in the End, but that it didn't fit the theme of the album. He added that the current version was largely unchanged from the one in contention for that album aside from having a newly written bridge and a very different production style. Rivers also noted that the vocal screeches which open and close the track are his voice manipulated in Pro Tools by Butch Walker.



Been alone so many times before
Time's a-wastin', time's a-waistin'
Singing songs behind a bolted door
Time's a-wastin', time's a-waistin'

And now the clock keeps ticking on
It's like my own private time bomb
But then you came along
And now we're famous

You and I, we do it right
Hanging out on a summer night
We've come so far, we'll shine so bright
Hanging out on a summer night
We're getting stronger, stronger
Going faster, faster, woah, woah
You and I, we do it right
Hanging out on a summer night, again

I screwed it up so many times before
I'm like a hoodlum, like a hoodlum
But when you're near I wanna stop the war
And be a porch bum, be a porch bum

I guess I want to apologize
As I look you in the eyes
We'll break through to the other side
And that's a promise

I love life with you, with you
I love life with you, with you
I'm an early riser
Since the day I met you
And I love life with you, with you, with


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