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Piece of the Pie

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"Piece of the Pie"
Piece of the Pie cover
Demo by Rivers Cuomo
Album Deliverance at Hand!
Released November 22, 2020
Recorded 2007
Length 3:27
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Status Demo released
Deliverance at Hand! track listing
"My Day is Coming"
(10)
"Piece of the Pie"
(11)
"Pig"
(12)

"Piece of the Pie" is a song by Rivers Cuomo.

Appearances

Background

"Piece of the Pie" was recorded by Cuomo for Deliverance at Hand!, a compilation of demos written in contention for what would eventually become The Red Album. The song was first mentioned by Cuomo to fans in 2005 at a Weezer concert, saying they'd play the song but it would be heavily passed around online before it was released [citation needed]. The song was also later mentioned by Cuomo in December of that year during a Q&A session in Japan, wherein a Japanese fan asked each band member what their favorite Weezer song was, to which Cuomo replied, "I like a new song called 'Piece of the Pie'." The Q&A was filmed for the live concert/documentary Across the Sea: Live in Japan.

The song was partially heard by fans for the first time as a partial, impromptu acoustic rendition in a Ustream broadcast on August 27, 2011 before a show in Indio, California. Cuomo's original demo was played by Karl Koch to fans at a fan meetup in June 2018, from which a partial, secondhand recording was made and later shared among fans. That same year, the full lyrics for Deliverance at Hand! were obtained at a fan meetup and subsequently uploaded to Weezerpedia by user Okaybrazilian. Cuomo's full demo would be released on November 22, 2020 as part of the digital compilation Alone X: The Red-Raditude-Hurley Years.

On April 15, 2021, Cuomo asked users of his web chatroom, Riverchat, "I've release[sic] piece of the pie, right? Does the verse melody and chords exist on any later weezer album? I want to use it for winter's i want a dog."[1] The final song, however, bears no apparent similarities to "Piece of the Pie."

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo Piece of the Pie 11 Piece of the Pie.mp3
Rivers Cuomo Piece of the Pie 11 Piece of the Pie 2.mp3 2007 3:27 Alone X: The Red-Raditude-Hurley Years Deliverance at Hand! demo
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Lyrics

Lyric sheet from the Deliverance at Hand! booklet.
Lyric sheet from the Deliverance at Hand! booklet.

Everybody wants to get a piece of the pie
Everybody needs to get a piece of the pie
So I be workin' and a-slavin'
Until the day I die

High-tech innovations make me feel excited.
Gorgeous fashion models need to be invited.
Flying back in coach class doesn't really work.
I might get strapped down right next to a jerk.

Everybody wants to get a piece of the pie
Everybody needs to get a piece of the pie
So I be workin' and a-slavin'
Until the day I die

Next-day delivery isn't fast enough.
I want things today. Tell me, is that too much?
I may pass on many of the finest luxuries
But I've got to have the latest Mercedes

Everybody wants to get a piece of the pie
Everybody needs to get a piece of the pie
So I be workin' and a-slavin'
Until the day I die

And I don't want to die a lonely old man.
And I don't want to die with nothing in my hand.
And I don't want to never know who I am.
And I don't want to keep locked up my heart's demand.

Everybody wants to get a piece of the pie
Everybody needs to get a piece of the pie
So I be workin' and a-slavin' until the day I
Until the day I, until the day I die

See also

  1. Cuomo, Rivers. Mister Rivers' Neighborhood. 15 April 2021. File:Riverchat-iwantadog.jpg