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 a song demoed multiple times in 2001 and early 2002. It 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.

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
[...]

Known recordings

Song Artist Recording Date Release Date Released On Time Location Additional Info
Listen Up Rivers Cuomo February 24, 2001 LoConto Studios, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Listen Up Weezer May 27, 2001 DC Demos via weezer.com 4:19 Monster Island Studios, Washington, DC
Listen Up Weezer June 6, 2001 BBC Sessions via weezer.com 4:09 BBC Studios, London, UK
Listen Up Weezer July 1, 2001 live bootleg 4:27 Werchter Festival, Brussels, BE First available live recording
Listen Up Weezer July 4, 2001 live bootleg 4:57 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, UK
Listen Up Weezer December 18, 2001 December 18, 2001 Maladroit Sessions via weezer.com 3:42 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Listen Up Weezer December 21, 2001 December 18, 2001 Maladroit Sessions via weezer.com 4:01 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Listen Up Weezer December 22, 2001 December 18, 2001 Maladroit Sessions via weezer.com 3:46 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Listen Up Weezer December 31, 2001 December 18, 2001 Maladroit Sessions via weezer.com 3:42 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Listen Up Weezer January 7, 2002 December 18, 2001 Maladroit Sessions via weezer.com 3:48 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA

See also