Modern Dukes

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"Modern Dukes"
Demo by Weezer
Released Via Weezer.com
Format MP3
Recorded 2000
March 8, 2002
July 2, 2002
Length 1:53 (2000 official edit)
2:32 (2000 demo)
2:15 (03/02/02 recording)
2:22 (07/02/02 recording)
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 497
COR# 190
Status Demo circulating
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"I Screwed My Best Friend"
(RC# 496)
"Modern Dukes"
(RC# 497)
"My Bones Are Always Break"
(RC# 498)

Modern Dukes is a song by Weezer.

Overview

"Modern Dukes" was one of the Summer Songs of 2000. The song did not make the cut for Weezer's third album, and was later attempted again during the sessions for Weezer's intended fifth album. The song appeared on the semi-"official" Summer Songs 2000 album, but has not appeared on a proper album release.

Audio

SS2K

Album 5 demos

Lyrics

2000 demo:

Everytime that I turn around
I just hear the same old thing
Jerks are tryin' to ride my back/Fakes are tryin' to break my back
To the place I could be king

I'm an asshole, storm the castle
Burn the bridges down to the ground
Take no prisoners, we're just visitors
We don't care about anything

And that's the way we modern dukes will things
It's every man here for himself

Everytime that I turn around
I just hear the same old crap
Chicks are dyin' to grease the wheels
So that they can get paid back

I'm an asshole, storm the castle
Burn the bridges down to the ground
Take no prisoners, we're just visitors
We don't care about anything

That's the way we modern dukes will things
It's every man here for himself

July 2, 2002 demo:

[...]

Can we move along to the place
Where our minds are suited best?
[???] rather than force our way
To the top of all the rest

Give me some room, let me help you
That's the captain drinking the blood
It's so easy, we can breathe free
Strung together, tougher than all

That's the way we modern dukes will things
It's every man here for himself
For himself

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