My Day Is Coming

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"My Day Is Coming"
My Day Is Coming cover
Album track by Weezer
Album Alone II: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo
Released November 25, 2008
Recorded 2006
Length 4:23
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# N/A
COR# N/A
Producer Rivers Cuomo
Status Officially released
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
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Alone II: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo track listing
"I Admire You So Much"
(16)
"My Day Is Coming"
(17)
"Cold and Damp"
(18)
Deliverance at Hand! track listing
"My Bark is Worse Than My Bite"
(9)
"My Day Is Coming"
(10)
"Piece of the Pie"
(11)

"My Day Is Coming," previously titled "Our Time Will Come," is the 17th track on "Alone II: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo."

Overview

"My Day Is Coming" was written by Weezer lead singer Rivers Cuomo in 2006. The song was demoed, along with "Heart Songs", in a Japanese mega-mall recording studio while Cuomo was on honeymoon in Japan. It is an ode to the U.S. men's soccer team. Cuomo had wanted to go to the 2006 FIFA World Cup, and called the U.S. Soccer Federation to ask them for tickets. They gave him the tickets but asked him to write an anthem for the U.S. men's national team. Cuomo didn't have time to follow through with the request until after the team had lost in the first round. Depressed after the team's poor performance in the World Cup, Cuomo ended up writing a song filled more with despair than triumph.

Cuomo would later write "Represent," another ode to the U.S. men's national soccer team, in 2010.

Liner notes

On June 19, the day after I got married, my wife and I flew to Germany to see one of the United States' soccer matches in the World Cup finals as part of our honeymoon. I had long been asking the U.S. Soccer Federation for tickets to the U.S. matches, hoping that they would hook me up, I being a celebrity and all. But they had responded to my request, after long delays, with a list of counter-requests, one of which was to write a theme song for the team. Normally, I would be excited and honored to take on such a challenge, but in the months leading up to the Cup Finals, I was so busy with my last semester of college and with preparing for the wedding that I had no chance to write at all. Thankfully, some friends gave us the tickets for a wedding gift and I was able to set the songwriting challenge aside. Later that year, my creative mind turned back to the challenge and I started writing, but now my mood was far different from before the Cub. Now I had just come out of the abysmal experience of the team getting eliminated in the first round, of scoring only one goal in the competition, of losing two games and tying one. So I wrote the anthem, called "My Day Is Coming" (Track 17), but it turned out to be more sad than rousing, more bitter than confident.

Audio

Lyrics

Sometimes I lose my pride
And leave my best behind
And everybody has a good laugh
But still I understand
The chance is in my hand
Someday I'm going to make 'em believe

So people all around
Let me hear you lay it down
This is all the hope I have

My day is coming
My day is coming
My day is coming, it's coming up someday

It ain't too far from now
I'm gonna work it out
Today is better than yesterday
My shining star will rise
And lead me to the prize
The best of times are on the way

So people all around
Let me hear you lay it down
This is all the hope I have

My day is coming, it's coming someday
My day is coming, it might be today
My day is coming, it's coming up someday

And when I get the things I want to have
Will I look back on the critics
Will I say that they were stupid
That they underestimated me all along

Landon Donovan
DaMarcus Beasley
Freddy Adu
Clint Dempsey
Oguchi Onyewu
Bobby Convey
Eddie Johnson
Steve Cherundolo
Brian Ching
Carlos Bocanegra
Jimmy Conrad
Pat Noonan
Let me hear you say

My day is coming, it's coming someday
My day is coming, it might be today
My day is coming, it's coming up someday

My day is coming, it's coming up someday

See also