Pick U Up

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"Pick U Up"
Pick U Up cover
Album track by Adam Lambert
Album For Your Entertainment
Released 2009
Length 4:00
Label RCA, 19
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo, Greg Wells, Adam Lambert
Producer RUMORS
Status Officially released
"君と二人で"
君と二人で cover
Album track by Scott & Rivers
Album スコット と リバース (Scott & Rivers)
Released 2013
Length 3:57
Label Delicious Deli Records
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo, Scott Murphy, Greg Wells, Adam Lambert
Producer Greg Wells
Status Officially released

"Pick U Up" is a song by Adam Lambert from his debut album For Your Entertainment. The song was co-written by Lambert with Rivers Cuomo and Greg Wells. The song was also reworked into Japanese with Scott Murphy as the song "君と二人で" (Kimi to futari de, "Alone with You") for the eponymous debut album by Scott & Rivers in 2013.

Overview

In a video for MTV, Cuomo discussed the song, saying "It's one of my favorite songs I ever wrote." He went on to explain that he originally wrote the song for Weezer's 2009 album Raditude [1], adding "For some reason, Weezer didn't want to record it for Raditude. I was scratching my head, but I figured, 'Oh, maybe it'll end up on the next record.'" Cuomo then described meeting with Adam Lambert, who liked the song and wanted to sing it. Said Cuomo, "He came up with a few ideas for it for himself, took the melody in a different place, suggested some lyric changes, and before you knew it, I was writing a song with Adam Lambert!" Cuomo said of Lambert's voice, "It's exactly the kind of voice that I convince myself I have, on my best day, but of course I'm nowhere near that amazing,"

Musician and songwriter Greg Wells is also a credited writer on the song. Wells would go on to collaborate with Cuomo on the 2010 Weezer song "Where's My Sex?.

Cuomo, with the aid of musician Scott Murphy, rewrote the song in Japanese, and performed it for the duo's eponymous debut album in 2013. The pair performed the song at multiple shows in Japan, as well as during the second Weezer Cruise.

Audio

Lyrics

Pick U Up

Jumpin' out the window
Movin' on, groovin' on
Which way will the wind blow?
We can't be wrong, so say "So long"
Imma pick you up, Imma pick you up
Whatcha tryin' to say to me?
Catch the train at two, what you try'na do?
Are you gonna play with me?

All my life, I've been waiting
Pass my time, procrastinating now
It's a trip, Imma flip
And flash right through the scene
Can't you see what I mean?

Breaking through the boundaries
Rollin' on, strollin' on
They won't ever find me
After all, we'll have a ball
Imma pick you up, Imma pick u up
We're gonna see where we can go
This is how I live, this is what I give
And you're the one I want to know

All my life, I've been waiting
Pass my time, procrastinating now
It's a trip, Imma flip
And flash right through the scene
Can't you see what I mean?

Tiny minded two-toned suckers
Same old faces make me shudder
Countless times I've screamed oh brother!
Where are you? I need someone to be my lover!

All my life, I've been waiting
Pass my time, procrastinating now
It's a trip, Imma flip
And flash right through the scene
Can't you see what I mean?

It's a trip, Imma flip
And flash right through the scene
Can't you see what I mean?

君と二人で (English translation)

Open up the window, jump out to the limit
The wind tells us which way to go

Come with me, take my hand, what should we talk about
If we get on the train at 2 we can go anywhere

All my life I'd been waiting
Pass my time without doing anything
We're starting our trip now, in a flash, could you see it?

Break down the walls, let's get over the hill
Nobody will come to our world

Come with me, take my hand, how far should we go?
There's only one person for you, give in to fate

All my life I'd been waiting
Pass my time without doing anything
We're starting our trip now, in a flash, could you see it?

From a small place covered in darkness
I found it, the light that is you

All my life I'd been waiting
Pass my time without doing anything
We're starting our trip now, in a flash, could you see it?

All my life
All my life
We're starting our trip now, in a flash, could you see it?

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