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Softies

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"Softies"
Softies cover
Demo by Weezer
Album Alone X: The Red-Raditude-Hurley Years
Recorded 20072008
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Status Demo circulating

"Softies" is a song written by Rivers Cuomo in 2007 and demoed in contention for Weezer's then-planned sixth album (The Red Album). It was later released in 2020 as part of the digital demo compilation Alone X: The Red-Raditude-Hurley Years.

Appearances

Overview

"Softies" was written by Rivers Cuomo in the summer of 2007 and demoed for consideration for Weezer's then-planned sixth album. The song, ultimately, did not make the cut for the Red Album. The song's title is visible in the liner notes for the deluxe version of Red, though it is not known if the song was demoed as a full band.

In July of 2008—one month after the release of Red—Cuomo uploaded a spreadsheet to his personal website, dubbed "The 4 and 5 Star Demos of Rivers Cuomo," listing dozens of Cuomo's demos from 1991 onward, with songs given the designation "Alone" (included on the 2007 compilation Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo) and the then-forthcoming Alone II. "Softies" was initially listed for inclusion on Alone II, though it once again failed to make the cut for the final album.

"Softies" was finally released in 2020, when it was leaked online through the then-unfinished demo storefront on riverscuomo.com. The song was formally made available for purchase a few weeks later, as part of the digital demo compilation Alone X: The Red-Raditude-Hurley Years.

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo Softies Softies.mp3 Summer 2007 4:40 Alone X: The Red-Raditude-Hurley Years
Rivers Cuomo Softies Softies (2008 edit).mp3 20072008 4:00 Alone X: The Red-Raditude-Hurley Years Shortened edit of "Softies.mp3"
Rivers Cuomo Softies Softies.2009.mp3 2009
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Lyrics

border-left: 1px solid #aaa The lyrics for this song are incomplete or missing. Can you help us fill them in? If so, we encourage you to make a move!

My girl would never cheat on me
She could never stand to see me leave
Nor I, 'cause I've got to have her
The years are going by each day
And still we're hurting, yeah yeah
We're undeserving of the sun that lights the way
I've got to get some space
You hate to see my face
We never learned to share the feelings deep inside
We hide and we're lashing out
I don't think I could live without your love
I'm overboard and I can't take this anymore

Ahh

They say that fate will have its way
There's nothing we can do or say
You move on and you try to grow up
I'm so afraid to make a move
And I know that it's the same with you
We need help and we need some tender care
We both are softies in our core
But we don't want to try anymore
It's gone bad and we'll never get it back
It's just a matter of time
It's just a matter of finding how to drop the axe
Now my people want to dance, and move on

Ahh

There is no other emcee like me
I come from a distinguished family
And they're all hanging out with me
And if you look hard you'll be able to see
That I'm down, I'm like a French pomade
In your hair, you'll be able to get laid
I'm so bad, a fad is what I am not
I cling to your ears like your nose has got socks
And your (What?)
Can I get some help from the fellas (No!)
Can I get some help from the ladies (No!)
Can I get some (No!)
Can I get some (No!)
Can I get some help with my ??? (No!)
Gimme money, oh, gimme money, money
Gimme money, oh, gimme money, money
Gimme money, ah, gimme money, money
Gimme money, ah, gimme money, money

Ahh

See also