Midnight

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"Midnight"
Song by Weezer
Recorded 2018
Length 3:22
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo, Willie Clarke, Jonny Coffer, Blowfly, Rami
Status Leaked online
Live debut May 9, 2018 in San Francisco, CA
This song is part of the "Midnight" lineage of songs

"Midnight" (previously titled and/or possibly subtitled "Cardigan Disaster") is an unreleased song by Weezer.

Overview

Rivers Cuomo confirmed in a 2020 Riverpedia entry that the title "Cardigan Disaster" came to him in a dream.

According to an e-mail sent out on October 14, 2018 to members of the Weezer Fan Club, the music video starring Pete Wentz for "Can't Knock The Hustle" was originally intended for "Midnight" (and Cuomo later confirmed in an interview that it had been intended for the 2017 Pacific Daydream song "Happy Hour" before that). The e-mail stated that "Midnight" was planned to be the debut single for the band's then-upcoming Black Album, before the unexpected success of "Rosanna" and "Africa" caused the single's release to be delayed, with the song eventually being scrapped entirely.

"Cardigan Disaster" was first premiered live acoustically by Rivers Cuomo at a solo show at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco on May 9, 2018. Cuomo performed the song one additional time at another concert on May 30.

On April 13, 2020, a 24-second clip of the full song was uploaded by a user named Alek to the leak-sharing internet forum LEAKTHIS. On April 13, Alek is understood to have sold the song to an unknown buyer. The song was uploaded and shared on various Weezer fan outlets shortly thereafter.

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo(?) Midnight Midnight 2[Coffer 1_8_18].mp3 January 8 (or August 1), 2018
Rivers Cuomo Midnight Midnight   1 cows come home @100.mp3 2018(?)
Rivers Cuomo Midnight Midnight   2 cows come home @100.mp3 2018(?)
Rivers Cuomo Midnight Midnight   4 sometimes i wake up cows come home AG @105.mp3 2018(?)
Rivers Cuomo Midnight Midnight   7 Rope a dope verse chords @ 120 -4.mp3 2018(?)
Rivers Cuomo Midnight Midnight   8 verse melody @ 120 -4.mp3 2018(?)
Rivers Cuomo Midnight Midnight   10 fire verse @ 120 -4.mp3 2018(?)
Rivers Cuomo Midnight Midnight   11 pre and post @ 120 -4.mp3 2018(?)
Rivers Cuomo Midnight Midnight   14 @ 120 -4.mp3 2018(?)
Rivers Cuomo Midnight Midnight   16 double bananas @120 -4.mp 2018(?)
Rivers Cuomo Midnight Midnight   21 tweaks @122 -4.mp3 2018(?)
Rivers Cuomo Midnight Midnight   23 rami chorus @122 -4.mp3 2018(?)
Rivers Cuomo Midnight Midnight   26 lookin pretty @122 -4.mp3 2018(?)
Rivers Cuomo Midnight Midnight   37 stayin a @122 -4.mp3 2018(?)
Rivers Cuomo(?) Midnight Midnight - Main (Update1wStringTuck) (DK).mp3 2018(?)
Weezer Midnight W-MIDNIGHT-Update.1.w string tuck.MAIN.wav 2018 3:22
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Audio

Studio version

Live

Lyrics

It's midnight
Time to get up, time to get up
Time to get up, up, up

Saw your picture in the paper
All I know is I fucked it up
Yeah, I guess I'm kinda famous
But I don't feel the slightest buzz

It's enough to make you go bananas
It's enough to make you go bananas
Got a party in your silk pajamas, pajamas, pajamas

It's midnight in the city
Time to get up, time to get up
Time to get up, up, up
It's midnight, lookin' pretty
Time to get up, time to get up
Time to get up, up, up

Every night is Halloween
Normal people are so fuckin' boring
It's midnight
Time to get up, time to get up
Time to get up, up, up

Keep on rockin' in the free world
Ain't nobody gon' lend a hand
I'm a cardigan disaster
So, put your money down on demand

It's enough to make you go bananas
It's enough to make you go bananas
Start a party in your silk pajamas, pajamas, pajamas

It's midnight in the city
Time to get up, time to get up
Time to get up, up, up
It's midnight, lookin' pretty
Time to get up, time to get up
Time to get up, up, up

Every night is Halloween
Normal people are so fuckin' boring
It's midnight
Time to get up, time to get up
Time to get up, up, up

Jimi Hendrix burning his guitar
Burning his guitar, burning his guitar
We come together, then we come apart
Like Jimi Hendrix burning his guitar

It's midnight in the city
Time to get up, time to get up
Time to get up, up, up
It's midnight, lookin' pretty
Time to get up, time to get up
Time to get up, up, up

Every night is Halloween
Normal people are so fuckin' boring
It's midnight
Time to get up, time to get up
Time to get up, up, up

See also