Portia

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"Portia"
Portia cover
Album track by Weezer
Album SZNZ: Summer
Recorded 2022
Label Atlantic, Crush
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Producer(s) Daniel Omelio, Suzy Shinn
Status Officially released
SZNZ: Summer track listing
"Cuomoville"
(6)
"Portia"
(7)
(vinyl-only)
"Thank You and Good Night"
(8)

"Portia" (formerly titled "Dorothy") is the seventh track on vinyl releases of the EP SZNZ: Winter. It is the vinyl-exclusive bonus track for that album.

Appearances

Overview

Cuomo mentioned the song title "Dorothy" in an edit on his wiki, Riverpedia, on February 16, 2021, indicating that it was planned for the summer-themed segment of Weezer's forthcoming 2022 album project, SZNZ. Said Cuomo, "Aww yeah jake loves dorothy from summer"[1]

Rivers Cuomo first confirmed the song title "Portia" on his Discord server on June 13, 2022 after a clip of the song was discovered by fans in the source code for Cuomo's web game Weezle, as one of several planned teasers for SZNZ: Summer.[2] "Portia" was confirmed to be a reworking of "Dorothy" when a demo of the latter was leaked online on December 25, 2022. Weeks before the song officially released, a snippet of the song leaked online featuring alternate chorus lyrics (“Down, down, down with the Father on high”) from the final version.

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo Dorothy Dorothy 2021-02-04 16.07-2.mp3 February 4, 2021 3:23 Leaked online
Weezer Portia 2022 4th Street Recording, Santa Monica, CA 3:25 SZNZ: Summer (vinyl only)
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Lyrics

"Portia"

Portia, put your dog into your basket
Deep down, we all have fear; we learn to mask it
Any way the wind will blow
There is no place like a home
Click your heels and we'll ride on this tornado

Portia, tell me what has made you so scared?
Who came to hurt the little girl in there?
If you didn't know it then
Well, you gotta know it now
No one can be holier than thou

Down, down, down with the wizard
Down, down, down with the wizard
Down, down, down, tear his crown to the ground
He's the emperor
Without a single shred of clothes

Any way the wind will blow
There is no place like a home
Click your heels
And we'll ride on this tornado

Down, down, down with the wizard
Down, down, down with the wizard
Down, down, down, tear his crown to the ground
He's the emperor
Without a single shred of clothes

Portia, Portia
Sometimes we have to hurt
The very one we love
Portia

Portia, wrap your body in a cilice
We are strong, even if it's gonna kill us
With a thunderbolt of Jove
Staying true to what we know
Click your heels
And we'll ride on this tornado

"Dorothy"

Dorothy, put your dog into your basket
Deep down, we all have fear; we learn to mask it
Any way the wind will blow
There is no place like a home
Click your heels and we'll ride on this tornado

Dorothy, tell me what has made you so scared?
Who came and hurt the little girl in there?
If you didn't know it then
Well, you gotta know it now
You're special, you're the kitty cat's meow

Down, down, down with the wizard
Down, down, down with the wizard
Let us down all these years, turning gears
But we know he's the emperor
Without a single shred of clothes

If you didn't know it then
Well, you gotta know it now
You're special, you're the kitty cat's meow

Down, down, down with the wizard
Down, down, down with the wizard
Let us down all these years, turning gears
But we know he's the emperor
Without a single shred of clothes

See also

  1. Cuomo, Rivers. Mister Rivers' Neighborhood. 17 February 2021. https://www.riverscuomo.com/wiki/Future%20Projects
  2. Screenshot: File:Sznz-portia-citation.png