Summer Elaine and Drunk Dori

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"Summer Elaine and Drunk Dori"
Summer Elaine and Drunk Dori cover
Album track by Weezer
Album Weezer (The White Album)
Released April 1, 2016
Recorded 2015
Length 3:25
Label Crush Music/Atlantic Records
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Producer Jake Sinclair
Status Officially released
Live debut December 3, 2016
Stream Play on spotify.png Spotify
Play on Apple Music.png Apple Music
Weezer (The White Album) track listing
"King of the World"
(6)
"Summer Elaine and Drunk Dori"
(7)
"L.A. Girlz"
(8)

"Summer Elaine and Drunk Dori" is the seventh track from The White Album.

Overview

Rivers has stated that "Summer Elaine and Drunk Dori" is his favorite song from The White Album. He expanded on the song's development, both lyrically and sonically, on the SongExploder podcast.

The song was written about an overheard conversation from Rivers' daughter's school. One said that their husband called her "Summer Elaine" after the school year had ended, and the other said that she was known as "Drunk Dori" when drunk. They were both thanked in the liner notes for The White Album.

The bridge melody was taken from an unnamed, unreleased song from 2011. You can see it being played in the first 15 seconds of this video:

Music video

Personnel

Lyrics

Oh, she left me there
She left me all alone
Oh, but I don't care
No I don't mind at all
What really happened?
I got distracted
I suck at getting off the phone
Boy in the bubble
Saying "I love ya"
I should have written her a note

Summer Elaine and Drunk Dori
When I'm feeling lonely
I don't want to go
Summer Elaine and Drunk Dori
Wish that they would show me
I can't let them go

Oh, she swam away
And flexed her mermaid tail
She was out too deep
When lightning struck the bay
Good witch of bad witch
God is a woman
I wish I hadn't played the prude
She touched my ankle
Paranoid Android
I felt it in my molecules

Slender and tall
They whisk my worries away
Sweet piano melodies play
Feet crushing Sauvignon grapes
I hear them whispering, whispering out at the pool
Remember when we were only sixteen
You made me believe in God
But when I finally wake
Both girls are gone

See also