Lonely Girl

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"Lonely Girl"
Lonely Girl cover
Album track by Weezer
Album Everything Will Be Alright in the End
Released September 15, 2014
Recorded 2014, The Village, Los Angeles, CA
Length 2:49
Label Republic Records
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo, Josh Alexander
Producer(s) Ric Ocasek
Status Officially released
Live debut October 7, 2014
Stream Play on spotify.png Spotify
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Everything Will Be Alright in the End track listing
"Eulogy for a Rock Band"
(3)
"Lonely Girl"
(4)
"I've Had It Up to Here"
(5)

This song is part of the "Lonely Girl" lineage of songs

"Lonely Girl" is the fourth track on Everything Will Be Alright in the End and the third that was officially released prior to the album's release.

Appearances

Overview

"Lonely Girl" is a reworking of a song written by Rivers Cuomo in 2000, titled "Homely." It is not known how significantly different "Lonely Girl" is from "Homely." Following the release of "Lonely Girl" in 2014, fans speculated that the song originated during the Green Album-era based on its song structure. It's possible that Ric Ocasek (who previously produced The Green Album) suggested revisiting "Homely." The provenance of "Lonely Girl" was confirmed in 2020 when a demo titled "Follow" was released as part of Cuomo's digital demo compilation Alone VIII: The Maladroit Years in 2020, wherein an extremely brief snippet of the end of "Homely" can be heard.

The liner notes for Everything Will Be Alright in the End groups songs by one of three themes. "Lonely Girl" is grouped under the category "Belladonna" (songs about Cuomo's relationships with women). Shortly after the released of the album, an instrumental-only version of "Lonely Girl" was leaked online. In December 2017, an early studio mix of the song was leaked (along with the rest of the album).

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
For earlier recordings, see "Homely"
Weezer Lonely Girl 03 Lonely Girl.mp3 2014 The Village, Los Angeles, CA 2:55 Leaked online Early mix
Weezer Lonely Girl 2014 The Village, Los Angeles, CA 2:49 Leaked online Instrumental track
Weezer Lonely Girl 2014 The Village, Los Angeles, CA 2:49 Everything Will Be Alright in the End
Weezer Lonely Girl October 3, 2014 Red Bull Sound Space at KROQ, Los Angeles, CA 2:55 Live at KROQ Red Bull Sound Space (video)
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Audio

Lyrics

My lonely girl, my lonely girl
My lonely girl, my lonely girl

So baby, c'mon
I know how to dance
And I am the only one
Who ever takes a chance
Give it a try
You're not gonna die
Unless you refuse to live
And hide away tonight

I'm lonely, so homely
Can't you relate?

So open your arms
And let me come in
I'd never hurt you, girl
'Cause that would be a sin

I'm lonely, so homely
Can't you relate?

I'm blurry, unworthy
Can't you relate?

I know you're scared
I know you're sad
I'm here to help you
Realize it's not so bad
So open your arms
And let me come in
I'd never hurt you, girl
'Cause that would be a sin

My lonely girl, my lonely girl
My lonely girl, my lonely girl

See also