Living Without You

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"Living Without You"
Living Without You cover
Album track by Weezer
Album Maladroit (Japan/UK Version)
Released May 26, 2002
Recorded January 2002/April 2002
Length 2:40
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 632
COR# 310
Producer Weezer
Status Released
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"Somewhere"
(RC# 631)
"Living Without You"
(RC# 632)
"You Can't Cope"
(RC# 633)
Maladroit (Japan/UK Version) track listing
"Island in the Sun"
(14)
"Living Without You"
(15)

"Living Without You" is a Maladroit outtake that was released as a bonus track for international editions of the album.

Appearances

Overview

"Living Without You" was apparently written in 2001, and was first recorded by the band during the late summer SnS Demos. The song was performed live at many shows during the Midget Tour series, as well as at several Goat Punishment shows later in 2001.

The song was one of many that Weezer demoed and worked on during the Maladroit sessions, and is in fact the only completed non-LP song from the album's recording sessions that has been released.

The 'in progress' versions of the song released on the official site during the late 2001 / early 2002 sessions had slightly different lyrics. Originally, the line was, "I'll be your bestest friend", but was changed to "I'll be your best of friends" for the final mix.

Personnel

Audio

Official release

Maladroit sessions

Live

Lyrics

I wanna go
To see your house,
To see how you're living.
(Living without you)

And if you care,
I'm wanting you
From such a distance.
(Living without you)

And if you want to try
To speak to me again
I'll be your best of friends.
Whoa, ohhh, ohhh.
And I want you.
Ohhh, ohhh, oohh.

The things you wrote
To cut me off
When I was trying.
(Living without you)

To get with you,
To be your friend,
Made me feel so bad.
(Living without you)

Yeah, sweet girl
I need you.
Yeah, I think it could be so good.

Alternate lyrics (Live shows, 2001)

I wanna know
I wanna go
Living without you

And if you do
I'll be your friend
Living without you

And if you want to stay
These stupid games you play
Are not enough to stay
On, on, on and on now

I'll never like the things you like
Living without you
Because it hurts so very much
Living without you

And if you want to stay
These stupid games you play
Are not enough to stay
On, on, on and on now

Oh, good friend, I need you
Oh, you got a lot to say now

Known recordings

Song Artist Recording Date Release Date Released On Time Location Additional Info
Living Without You Weezer September, 2001 Sage and Sound Studios, Hollywood, CA
Living Without You Weezer October 21, 2001 Steakhouse Studio, North Hollywood, CA instrumental; take 3
Living Without You Weezer October 23, 2001 Steakhouse Studio, North Hollywood, CA take 2
Living Without You Weezer October 23, 2001 Steakhouse Studio, North Hollywood, CA take 10
Living Without You Weezer October 23, 2001 Steakhouse Studio, North Hollywood, CA
Living Without You Weezer October 23, 2001 Steakhouse Studio, North Hollywood, CA
Living Without You Weezer October 23, 2001 Steakhouse Studio, North Hollywood, CA
Living Without You Weezer October 24, 2001 Steakhouse Studio, North Hollywood, CA "round 2"
Living Without You Weezer October 24, 2001 Steakhouse Studio, North Hollywood, CA "round 3"
Living Without You Weezer October 25, 2001 Steakhouse Studio, North Hollywood, CA
Living Without You Weezer October 26, 2001 Steakhouse Studio, North Hollywood, CA
Living Without You Weezer October 27, 2001 Steakhouse Studio, North Hollywood, CA
Living Without You Weezer November 3, 2001 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Living Without You Weezer November 10, 2001 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Living Without You Weezer December 2, 2001 live bootleg 3:03 Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI
Living Without You Weezer December 6, 2001 live bootleg, released via weezer.com 2:40 Wings Stadium, Kalamazoo, MI Soundboard recording
Living Without You Weezer January 7, 2002 Maladroit Sessions via weezer.com 2:48 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Living Without You Weezer January 8, 2002 Maladroit Sessions via weezer.com 2:41 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Living Without You Weezer January 10, 2002 Maladroit Sessions via weezer.com 2:48 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Living Without You Weezer January 12, 2002 Maladroit Sessions via weezer.com 2:47 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Living Without You Weezer May 14, 2002 Maladroit (UK/Japan) 2:40 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA

See also

List of Weezer songs