Midnight

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"Midnight"
Song by Weezer
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo, Willie Clarke, Jonny Coffer, Blowfly, Rami
Status Circulating
Live debut May 9, 2018

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

Overview

"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.

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.

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.

Audio

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
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

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