Listen Up

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"Listen Up"
Demo by Weezer
Recorded May 27, 2001
June 13, 2001
December 18, 2001
December 21, 2001
December 22, 2001
December 31, 2001
January 7, 2002
Length May 27 - 4:19
June 13 - 4:09
December 18 - 3:41
December 21 - 4:01
December 22 - 3:45
December 31 - 3:41
January 7 - 3:47
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 591
COR# 273
Status Circulating
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"P'bell in D"
(RC# 590)
"Listen Up"
(RC# 591)
"White Disease"
(RC# 592)

"Listen Up" is an unreleased Weezer songs.

Overview

"Listen Up" was initially recorded by Rivers Cuomo in February of 2001, and later recorded by the band during the DC Demos, BBC Sessions, and multiple times during the recording sessions for Maladroit. The song was recorded at Sunset Sound for the sessions for the band's planned fifth album, but said recordings are not presently in circulation. The song was performed live during the Euro Freak Out Tour in June and July of 2001.

Known recordings

Rivers Cuomo February 24, 2001 LoConto Studios, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Weezer May 27, 2001 4:19 Monster Island Studios, Washington, DC
Weezer June 6, 2001 4:09 BBC Studios, London, UK
Weezer December 18, 2001 3:42 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Weezer December 21, 2001 4:01 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Weezer December 22, 2001 3:46 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Weezer December 31, 2001 3:42 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Weezer January 7, 2002 3:48 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA

Live performances

Audio

Lyrics

Listen
Pretty mama
I won’t be with you tonight
I know
You hear me, yeah
I won’t be with you tonight

Listen up, for goodness sakes
Me, I never had much breaks
Opened up my heart and then they all just let me down
Whoa down

Listen
Sweet baby, yeah
I won’t be with you tonight
Somewhere
You hear me, yeah
I won’t be with you tonight

And the love you gave to me
Will increase my will to be, be
Down

December 18-22, 2001 demos

Listen
Pretty mama
I won't be with you tonight
Because (I know)
You left me
For someone younger than I

[...]

Listen
I know it's
Too late for me to tell
Why I can't please you
Like I did when I was well
[...]

December 31, 2001-January 7, 2002 demos

[...]
Listen
Sweet baby
I know it's too late to explain
Why I can't please you
Like I did when I was sane
[...]

See also