"Oh Jonas" (also known as "Maria's Theme") is the eight track on Alone II: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo and the third track on both track listings of Songs from the Black Hole.
"Oh Jonas" was written by Rivers Cuomo
while at Harvard
and was intended to be on Songs from the Black Hole
. The demo that was released on Alone II
is likely from the second SFTBH
soundtrack, which can be inferred by the fact that it segways into "Please Remember
". Prior to its release, the song was covered numerous times by fans using only the sheet music that Cuomo published online.
In "Oh Jonas", Maria
sings of her affection for Jonas
in this short interlude. However, Cuomo provides all vocals for the song, as this SFTBH
project was never realized. To simulate a female voice, Cuomo pitch-shifted his vocals up several keys. Joan Wasser was the singer that Cuomo intended to use for the character of Maria.
As is typical for most SFTBH songs, "Oh Jonas" is viewed positively by many Weezer fans. Although it is a bare, short song, the melody is praised by fans. The pitch-shift that Cuomo used is often spoken of humorously by fans, as seen in the positive review it received from Teenage Victory Songs.
- Rivers Cuomo - guitar, synthesizer, vocals
Oh Jonas, I miss you
Nobody else loves you like I do
Oh Jonas, I need you
Nobody else, nobody else, loves me, loves me, like you do