Lullaby for Wayne

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"Lullaby For Wayne"
Lullaby For Wayne cover
Album track by Weezer
Album Weezer (Deluxe Edition) (Disc 2)
Released March 23, 2004
Recorded August 11, 1993 at S.I.R. Studios
Length 3:36
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Cuomo, Wilson
RC# 148
Producer Ric Ocasek
Status Officially released
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"Punk Rock Snippet"
(RC# 147)
"Lullabye For Wayne"
(RC# 148)
"I've Thrown It All Away"
(RC# 149)
Weezer (Deluxe Edition) (Disc 2) track listing
"Only in Dreams (Demo)
(11)
"Lullaby For Wayne"
(12)
"I Swear It's True"
(13)

"Lullaby for Wayne" is the twelth track from the deluxe edition of Weezer's self-titled debut.

Appearances

Overview

"Lullaby for Wayne" was one of fifteen tracks considered for the band's 1994 debut, The Blue Album, but the song would not make it to the proper recording sessions. A pre-production recording, done with Ric Ocasek, from August 11, 1993 exists and eventually surfaced on the 2004 deluxe edition of The Blue Album. Fans generally theorize that the reason the song was cut was due to its similarity to "Surf Wax America".

Other versions

A February 1993 home demo by Rivers exists, but does not circulate among fans. Another full-band take also exists, recorded April 27, 1993, which was recorded at the Loyola Marymount University by Dale Johnson. The same engineer and studio were used about two weeks prior on the released version of "Jamie".

A live version, recorded on April 29, 1993, appears on Video Capture Device as "Lullabye for Pat Finn," and has the title lyric changed for the occasion of Weezer's old friend Pat Finn leaving Los Angeles.

Personnel

Lyrics

Class of 1988
Never thought you'd graduate
Playin' with your guns all day

If only they could see you now
And how you've learned to shoot so well
They wouldn't laugh that way.

Wayne, you know it's true,
There's nothing you can do,
So put them guns away.

All of your friends are through;
They've given up what they tried to do.
See now how happy they are?

Each with a new lease on life
A brand new car, a low-mileage wife.
Put down them guns and fall into line

Wayne, you know it's true
There's nothing you can do
So put them guns away
Who cares what's wrong or right?
So please give up the fight
And put them guns away

All your friends have proved
There's nothing you can do
So put them guns away

Do do do do do do do do...

Wayne, you know you're in too deep
All your friends have gone to sleep
Wayne, you know you're in too deep
Wayne, you know you're in too deep
All your friends have gone to sleep
Wayne, you know you're in too deep

All your friends have proved
There's nothing you can do
So put them guns away

Wayne, you know it's true
There's nothing you can do
So put them guns away
Who cares what's wrong or right?
So please give up the fight
And put them guns away

See also