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" (also briefly retitled "Love Me for Who I Am") is an unreleased Weezer song.

Overview

"Private Message" was worked on extensively throughout the sessions for the band's planned fifth album in 2002. It was recorded at various studios beginning as early as February of 2002. "Private Message" was one of the first post-Maladroit Weezer songs to be uploaded to fans, released before Maladroit was even in stores. 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. The song was worked on again beginning in November of 2003, though it did not appear on the resulting album, Make Believe. Weezer guitarist Brian Bell later reworked the song into a demo for his band The Relationship titled Hand to Hold, released on MySpace in April of 2007.

Known recordings

Weezer Private Message February 2002 Unknown studio [1]
Weezer Private Message April 5, 2002 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA [2]
Weezer Private Message April 9, 2002 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA [3]
Weezer Private Message April 10, 2002 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA [4]
Weezer Private Message April 21, 2002 2:49 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Weezer Private Message July 2, 2002 2:44 Sunset Sound Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Weezer Private Message July 16, 2002 2:25 The Lodge Recording Studios, Indianapolis, IN
Rivers Cuomo Private Message October 8, 2002 S.I.R. Rehearsal studios, Los Angeles, CA [5]
Weezer (?) Private Message October 22, 2002 2:52 Unknown venue [6]
Weezer Private Message November 1, 2002 S.I.R. Rehearsal studios, Los Angeles, CA [7]
Weezer Private Message November 2, 2002 S.I.R. Rehearsal studios, Los Angeles, CA [8]
Weezer Private Message November 3, 2002 The Hotel Café, Los Angeles [9]
Weezer Private Message November 6, 2003 Swing House Studios, Los Angeles [10] (take #1)
Weezer Private Message November 6, 2003 Swing House Studios, Los Angeles (take #2)
Weezer Love Me for Who I Am November 25, 2003 Swing House Studios, Los Angeles [11]
Weezer Love Me for Who I Am November 28, 2003 Swing House Studios, Los Angeles [12]
Weezer Private Message December 2003 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA [13] (alt. chorus)
Weezer Private Message December 2003 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA [14] (alt. verse)
The Relationship Hand to Hold April? 2007 [15] 2:30
The Relationship Hand to Hold ? 2:30

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"