Simple Fisherman

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"Simple Fisherman"
Simple Fisherman cover
Demo by Rivers Cuomo
Recorded 2004
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
COR# 588[a]
Status Demos circulating

This song is part of the "Time Is Running Out" lineage of songs

"Simple Fisherman" is a song by Rivers Cuomo, originally demoed in 2004 during pre-production on Weezer's fifth album, Make Believe.

Appearances

Overview

Rivers Cuomo first demoed "Simple Fisherman" at his home in January of 2004.[1] Cuomo continued working on demos of the song at S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios in Los Angeles during pre-production on Weezer's fifth album, Make Believe. The song was later reworked with new lyrics under the title "Time Is Running Out."

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo Simple Fisherman 03 370 Simple Fisherman.mp3 January 9, 2004 3:48 Alone IX: The Make Believe Years
Rivers Cuomo Simple Fisherman 15 588 Simple Fisherman (bgv in brid.mp3 February 13, 2004 S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:36 Alone IX: The Make Believe Years
Rivers Cuomo Simple Fisherman 16 588 Simple Fisherman (Original De.mp3 February 13, 2004 S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:27 Alone IX: The Make Believe Years
Rivers Cuomo Simple Fisherman 15 588 Simple Fisherman.mp3 February 20, 2004 S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:36 Alone IX: The Make Believe Years
Rivers Cuomo Simple Fisherman 02 588 Simple Fisherman (no bgv in b.mp3 April 23, 2004 S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:35 Alone IX: The Make Believe Years
Rivers Cuomo Simple Fisherman 07 Simple Fisherman.mp3 May 3, 2004[1] S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:52 Alone IX: The Make Believe Years Unchained Melody demo
Rivers Cuomo Simple Fisherman 07 588 Simple Fisherman (8va solo_ d.mp3 May 18, 2004 S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:50 Alone IX: The Make Believe Years
For additional demos, see "Time Is Running Out"
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Lyrics

Late one summer afternoon
I left the world behind
Nevermore to care about
The worries on my mind

(Listen to me)
I'm a simple fisherman
That lives beside the sea
(Listen to me)
I'm a simple fisherman
That lives beside the sea

Things were getting out of hand
And I was stressing out
That is why I came out here
Where no one needs to shout

(Listen to me)
I'm a simple fisherman
That lives beside the sea
(Listen to me)
I'm a simple fisherman
That lives beside the sea

If you want
I will show
More than words can say
If you want
I will love
More and more each day

(Listen to me)
I'm a simple fisherman
That lives beside the sea
(Listen to me)
I'm a simple fisherman
That lives beside the sea

See also

Footnotes

  1. Also erroneously listed as 370