Prom Night

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"Prom Night"
Prom Night cover
Album track by Weezer
Album Weezer (The White Album) (Japanese Version)
Released April 1, 2016
Recorded 2015
Length 3:34
Label Warner Music (Japan)
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Producer Jake Sinclair
Status officially released
Weezer (The White Album) (Japanese Version) track listing
"Endless Bummer"
(10)
"Prom Night"
(11)
The White Album (Deluxe) (Japanese Version) track listing
"Fake Smiles and Nervous Laughter"
(14)
"Prom Night"
(15)
The Last Days of Summer track listing
"The Last Days of Summer"
(A)
"Prom Night"
(B)

"Prom Night" (formerly titled "80s Prom Night") is a bonus track on the Japanese release of Weezer (The White Album). According to Rivers Cuomo on a Fanclub Facebook post, the song was originally written in 2010 following the first Weezer Cruise, the verse chords and melody were written in 2004, and the verse and bridge lyrics were written in 2015.

Overview

"Prom Night," previously a song exclusive to Japanese copies of the White Album, received a vinyl release as the b-side to "The Last Days of Summer."

Fans on allthingsweezer.com matched some of the lyrics with a post titled "Weird And Cool" from Rivers' now defunct tumblr page [1]:


That was a thrill having you gun me around in your Chevelle

After a few PBRs

Poor girl didn’t have a seat belt

The Amazonian Queens

Bodies like storks, blonde flamingos

Blasting the Scorpions

You said they’re playing the Forum soon

Do I want to go?

I said I saw them on my 14th birthday

You said, “You are so lucky

You got to see them when they were weird and cool.”


Lyrics

Almost saw her heartbeat
Under the necklaces
Caked-on concealer
Sorry 'bout the zit
She's a fan of 5SOS
But only 'cause they're so hot
Sippin' drinks at Starbucks
Didn't know what else to say

Except "Hey, little girl,
Would you rock my world?"
Cause I love who you are
You look like a lucky star
With that makeup on
Just like a young Madonna
Hey, I'm in love again
Do you remember prom night?

Your brother loves his country
Dad loves Ballroom Blitz
Mommy closed your Instagram
It was inappropriate
Maybe I'll go with you
Driving up Mulholland
On a teenage quest for a future husband

Gun me around in your sweet Chevelle
We don't need any safety belts
Blast the Scorpions, yeah
Weird and cool
They're gonna play the forum soon
Do you want to go?

But somehow we got separated
And I went back home all alone

Except "Hey, little girl,
Would you rock my world?"
Cause I love who you are
You look like a lucky star
With that makeup on
Just like a young Madonna
Hey, I'm in love again
Do you remember prom night?
Remember prom night?
Remember prom night?
Oo-oo-hoo-hoo

See also