Thank You and Good Night

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"Thank You and Good Night"
Thank You and Good Night cover
Album track by Weezer
Album SZNZ: Summer
Released June 21, 2022
Recorded 2022
Length 4:05
Label Crush Music/Atlantic Records
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Producer(s) Daniel Omelio, Suzy Shinn
Status Officially released
Stream Play on spotify.png Spotify
SZNZ: Summer track listing
"Portia"
(7)
(vinyl-only)
"Thank You and Good Night
(8)

This song is part of the "Thank You and Good Night" lineage of songs

"Thank You and Good Night" (formerly titled "Monday Night Football," sometimes rendered as "Thank You and Goodnight") is the seventh (or eighth, on vinyl releases) and final track from Weezer's 2022 EP, SZNZ: Summer.

Appearances

Overview

"Monday Night Football" was first alluded to by Rivers Cuomo in a Riverpedia entry for SZNZ as being a song about the pilot of the Goodyear Blimp. At this time, however, it had yet to be placed in any of the seasons. The page song was later confirmed to be the last song on SZNZ: Summer. Cuomo attempted to persuade his management to allow Weezer to perform the song at the NFL draft performance, but Crush rejected the idea for being too on-the-nose.[1] Cuomo first mentioned the song under the title "Thank You and Good Night" as an acronym on his Discord server on June 6, 2022, after being asked what his favorite song from SZNZ: Summer was.[2] On June 11, Cuomo shared a voice note clip of the song to fans, revealing the title to be "Thank You and Good Night". [3]

The intro to "Thank You and Good Night" is repurposed from a song Rivers Cuomo first wrote as a teenager in 1988, "Never Forget," for his band Avant Garde. The bridge melody to "Thank You and Good Night" also resembles that of a previous Weezer song, "Beginning of the End" (itself lifted the chorus of the solo Cuomo demo "Volunteers"). It is unknown if this similarity was an accident (ala the reuse of "You and Me Together" for "Iambic Pentameter" on SZNZ: Winter) or a deliberate allusion.

Two demos of "Monday Night Football" were leaked online in December of 2022.

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo Monday Night Football Monday Night Football tweaks 2021-06-18 14.50.mp3 June 18, 2021 2:55 Leaked online
Rivers Cuomo Monday Night Football Monday Night Football code 2 2021-07-02 15.15.mp3 July 2, 2021 1:10 Leaked online
Weezer Thank You and Good Night 2022 4th Street Recording, Santa Monica, CA 4:05 SZNZ: Summer
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Audio

Lyrics

"Thank You and Good Night"

In the first game of my rookie season
I was way out of my league
Mollycoddled in a coliseum
Falling apart at the seams

Everybody laughed at me
Like I was a chimpanzee
Shouting at the sky
I swore I'd learn to fly
Now look at me

Thank you and good night
I'll be seeing you when I'll be seeing you

Sorry I never did get the memo
My drummer is playing off-beat
Marching off in a unique direction
While you're all stuck on repeat
They say to each his own, that's true
Some will cheer for red and some blue
While I'm up in the sky waving my goodbye
Toodle-oo, toodle-oo

Thank you and good night
I'll be seeing you when I'll be seeing you
Thank you and good night
I'll be seeing you when I'll be seeing you
Ain't no kid on crutches, ain't no kid on crutches
Let's see where the love is when I'm buzzing
Thank you and good night
I'll be seeing you when I'll be seeing you

Strap in, put a headset on
Inject the helium
My joystick in my hand
We yaw from side to side
Toggle to give it thrust
Keep focused on the task
Up, up, and up we go
We're gaining forward speed

Thank you and good night
I'll be seeing you when I'll be seeing you
Thank you and good night
I'll be seeing you when I'll be seeing you
Ain't no kid on crutches, ain't no kid on crutches
Let's see where the love is when I'm buzzing

From this vantage I can see
Everybody looking up at me
And I know how it will be
It will be, it will be
I gotta keep flying, flying
From this vantage I can see
Everybody looking up at me
And I know how it will be
It will be, it will be
I gotta keep flying, flying
I gotta keep flying, flying

Thank you
Thank you and good night
Good night

I'll be seeing you
I'll be seeing you

"Monday Night Football"

In the first game of my rookie season
I was way out of my league
Mollycoddled in the coliseum
Running to hide-and-go-seek

Everybody laughed and jeered
It was hard for me to hear
I looked to the sky
I swear I learned to fly

And now I'm on Monday Night Football
In the blimp I'm looking down upon you all

Sorry I never did get the memo
My drummer is playing off-beat
Marching off in a unique direction
Why're y'all still on the teat?
They say to each their own; that's true
Some will cheer for red, and some blue
While I'm up in the sky with the butterflies
Where are you, where are you?

Monday Night Football
In the blimp I'm looking down upon you all
Monday Night Football
From this height I answer to a higher calling
Ain't no kid on crutches, ain't no kid on crutches
Let's see where the love is when I'm up in
Monday Night Football
In the blimp I'm looking down upon you all

Strap in, put a headset on
Going to change the thrust
This joystick in my hand
We yaw from side to side
Keep focused on the task
Inject the helium
Up, up, and up we go
We're gaining forward speed

On Monday Night Football
In the blimp I'm looking down upon you all
Monday Night Football
From this height I answer to a higher call
Ain't no kid on crutches, ain't no kid on crutches
Let's see where the love is when I'm up in
Monday Night Football
In the blimp I'm looking down upon you all

See also

References

  1. Mister Rivers' Neighborhood. 7 July 2022. Archived on Weezerpedia. File:MNF.png
  2. Mister Rivers' Neighborhood. 6 June 2022. Archived on Weezerpedia. File:Tygn.png
  3. Mister Rivers' Neighborhood. 11 June 2022. Archived on Weezerpedia. File:Tygn2.png