Private Message

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"Private Message"
Demo by Weezer
Format MP3
Length 2:48
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 642
COR# 317
Status Circulating
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"???"
(RC# 709)
"Private Message"
(RC# 710)
"This Bulging River"
(RC# 711)

Private Message is an unreleased Weezer song.

Overview

"Private Message" is one of the Album 5 Demos, one of many songs originally in contention for Weezer's fifth album, before ultimately being scrapped. Weezer guitarist Brian Bell would later rework the song into a demo for his band The Relationship titled Hand to Hold. "Private Message" was one of the first post-Maladroit Weezer songs to be uploaded to fans, released before Maladroit was even in stores. Already, the band was showing a clear departure from the Maladroit sound.

Later the song was practiced acoustically at S.I.R. Studios in late 2002. It was performed at a secret show at The Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles, CA.

Fans have speculated that the opening lines are taken from the much older Weezer demo "You Won't Get With Me Tonight."

Audio

Lyrics

I want you
So badly
Too bad that
You slam me

And when you
Are reading
The words I write
You think that
I'm just some
Dumb, horny guy

I'm trying
To show you
A hint of
My coolness

But I can't
Give up on
The secret deed
This love is
So empty
When you can't cheat

Hold my hand
Tell me that you love me
For who I am

But I can't
Give up on
The secret deed
Cause love is
So empty
When you can cheat

Hold my hand
Tell me that you love me
For who I am

I'm trying
To show you
A hint of
My coolness

See Also

External Links

Teenage Victory Songs entry for "Private Message"