Represent

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"Represent"
Represent cover
Single by Weezer
Album Hurley (Deluxe Edition)
Released June 11, 2010
Format digital
Recorded June 2010
Length 4:14
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo & Rick Nowels
Producer Weezer
Status Officially Released
Stream Play on spotify.png Spotify
Play on Apple Music.png Apple Music
Weezer singles chronology
"I'm Your Daddy"
(2010)
"Represent"
(2010)
"Memories"
(2010)
Hurley (Deluxe Edition) track listing
"I Want To Be Something"
(13)
"Represent"
(14)

Represent is a digital single released by Weezer.

Appearances

Overview

"Represent," released in June 2010, was written as the unofficial theme for the US Men's Soccer team. However, it was not the first song that Weezer lead singer Rivers Cuomo has written about US soccer. "My Day Is Coming," released on Alone II, was about similar subject matter.

Release

On June 7, 2010, Weezer lead singer Rivers Cuomo tweeted "Weezer is recording a new song this week for the U.S. soccer team...hopefully to be released before Saturday's game. It's called Reprazent!"

On June 11, the song was released on iTunes as a free download for 7 days. It is still available for purchase through the popular digital music store.

Music video

The US Men's team uploaded a video for the song on June 23, along with a phone interview with Cuomo. The video features game footage from the team, live performances by Weezer, and shots of Cuomo singing the song in a studio.

Lyrics

US Soccer 2010! Represent

I'm sick and tired of everybody trying to tell me what to do
If I'm in need of your advice then surely I would come to you
I didn't get in this position just by happenstance
I work my bones beyond my limit just to have half a chance

It matters how you play the game
It matters that you can take the pain
You don't want to lie, steal, or cheat your way to the top

It matters what your people think
You represent your family
But that's just one more reason to see
That it matters
Whether you win or lose

Why don't we see who is the wizard and play some one on one
I think you'll find me sympathetic to ya when I've won
It's seems you've got the brawn to beat me
If beef was all it takes
But I've got skills to pay the bills and punish each of your mistakes

It matters how you play the game
It matters that you can take the pain
You don't want to lie, steal, or cheat your way to the top

It matters what your people think
You represent your family
But that's just one more reason to see
That it matters
Whether you win or lose

One hundred years from now
They'll look back on this day
Where are you going to be
And what are they going to say
I see my name in lights
The people call my name
It's all up to you
Will you find your way?

It matters how you play the game
It matters that you can take the pain
You don't want to lie, steal, or cheat your way to the top

It matters what your people think
You represent your family
But that's just one more reason to see
That it matters
(Whether you win or lose)

It matters what your mama thinks
You represent your family
But that's just one more reason to see
That it matters
Whether you win or lose