Tell Me What You Want

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"Tell Me What You Want"
Tell Me What You Want cover
7"-vinyl cover
Single by Weezer
Released June 11, 2021
Format vinyl, digital
Recorded The Village Studios, West Los Angeles
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Producer Suzy Shinn
Status Released
Weezer singles chronology
"All My Favorite Songs (feat. AJR)"
(2021)
"Tell Me What You Want"
(2021)
Streaming services cover art
Streaming services cover art
This song is part of the "Tell Me What You Want" lineage of songs

"Tell Me What You Want" is a single by Weezer. The song was recorded in consideration for Van Weezer, though was ultimately excluded from the album. It was instead released as a featured song for the the 2021 video game Wave Break by Funktronic Labs.

Appearances

  • Wave Break (video game, 2021)
  • "Tell Me What You Want" (7"-vinyl, 2021)

Overview

The song's bridge is a re-appropriation of the Maladroit-era demo "Zep Jamb," written in 2001. On May 3, 2021, Rivers Cuomo mentioned to Riverchat users that the verses for "Tell Me What You Want" were originally written from the perspective of the character Sebastian from Everything Will Be Alright in the End.[1] Cuomo first unveiled the song during a video chat with fans on his mobile app on April 30, 2021. When asked why the song was not included on the album, Cuomo stated that "1 More Hit" was "kind of like the same genre, but better." Brian Bell uploaded a video of himself playing guitar over the song to his Instagram account on May 3, 2021 [2][3]. Weezer performed the song to accompany the unveiling of the video game Wave Break at the video game industry event Summer Game Fest on June 10, 2021. The song's June 11 release date was also announced alongside a 7"-vinyl single published by iam8bit and slated for release in the fourth quarter of 2021.

Audio

Personnel

Lyrics

This is a message that manager wouldn't approve
After this song, he'll have a lot of cleaning up to do
Don't be influenced by an office full of dorks
I won't mention any names...
[coughing] Pitchfork

Tell me what you want
I'm gonna get right on it
Tell me what you want
I'll write it down in my notebook
Duly noted

Tell me what you want
If it's gonna make you happy
I'll give you my guitar
Show me all your hot licks
Damn, that's cool

I need a taste-maker to tell me which way to go
So I can play the halftime show at the Super Bowl
Everyone's entitled to their own opinions
Here's your big chance, yeah
You got the next three seconds

Tell me what you want
I'm gonna get right on it
Tell me what you want
I'll write it down in my notebook
Duly noted

Tell me what you want
If it's gonna make you happy
I'll give you my guitar
Show me all your hot licks
Damn, that's cool

Say baby
Tell me
Are we almost there?
Say baby
Should I bleach my hair?

Tell me what you want
I'm gonna get right on it
Tell me what you want
I'll write it down in my notebook
Duly noted

Tell me what you want
If it's gonna make you happy
I'll give you my guitar
Show me all your hot licks
Damn, that's cool

See also

References

  1. Cuomo, Rivers. Mister Rivers' Neighborhood. 3 May 2021. https://www.weezerpedia.com/wiki/File:Rivers-TellMeWhatYouWant.png
  2. trelationship Instagram 3 May 2021, https://www.instagram.com/tv/COboutBp1OKgIC-02fHIg1BL3ORNXvky6M6Jzk0/
  3. granola granola "Brian Bell practicing Tell Me What You Want? (Unreleased Weezer song)" YouTube 3 May 2021, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBnvNoM1Vgo