Superstar

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"Superstar"
Demo by Weezer
Released Via Weezer.com
Format MP3
Recorded 2000
July 2, 2002
July 16, 2002
Length 2000 - 2:40
July 2 - 3:11
July 16 - 3:07
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 504
COR# 197
Status Demo circulating
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"On the Edge"
(RC# 503)
"Superstar"
(RC# 504)
"The Sister Song"
(RC# 505)

Superstar is a demo from the Summer Songs of 2000. It was demoed again for Album 5.

Overview

Like many other reused Weezer demos, "Superstar" has seen many lyrical rewrites. There are versions that contain different lyrics in the verses from those that appear below. In this case, the lyrics were changed when the band brought the song back during the early Album 5 demo sessions.

Audio

SS2K

Album 5 demos

Lyrics

Live ("Official" SS2K)

There used to be a better kind
Of rock-and-rollin' superstar
They'd strut around and do their thing
All I know how to do is sing

And I don't do that so well
I never summon things from hell
I'm just a regular white guy
Who's afraid to rock so hard
I break my guard
And give myself away
Away

There used to be a better brand
of frontman personality
They'd strut around and do their thing
All I know how to do is sing

But I don't do that so well
I never summon things from hell
I'm just a regular white guy
Who's afraid to rock so hard
I break my guard
And give myself away
Away

But I don't do that so well
I never summon things from hell
I'm just a regular white guy
Who's afraid to rocket to the sky
Who's afraid to rocket to the sky
Who's afraid to rock so hard
I break my guard
and give myself away
Away

Live (Summer 2000) Ending

[...]
But I don't do that so well
I never summon things from hell
I'm just a regular white guy
Who's afraid to rock so hard
I break my guard
And give myself
And kick myself
And kill myself
Away

Live (Spring 2002)

[...]
There used to be a better brand
Of frontman personality
They knew how to provoke the crowd
And [???]

[...]

Album 5 demos (July 2, 2002; July 16, 2002)

There used to be a better kind
Of rock-and-rolling superstar
They'd strut around and do their thing
All I know how to do is sing

And I don't do that so well
I never summon things from hell
I'm just a regular white guy who's afraid to

I guess that I could drink a beer
And smoke a doobie to get loose
But that depletes my energy
And screws up all my business moves

Gotta make it stone-cold-straight
Without a dreadlock to my name
I'm just a regular white guy who's afraid to rock so hard
I break my guard
And give myself away

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