The Odd Couple

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"The Odd Couple"
The Odd Couple cover
Album track by Weezer
Album Death to False Metal
Released November 2, 2010
Format CD
Recorded 2007, 2010
Length 3:07
Label DGC Records
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Producer Rick Rubin
Status officially released
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Death to False Metal track listing
"Trampoline"
(07)
"The Odd Couple"
(08)
"Autopilot"
(09)
Deliverance at Hand! track listing
"Why Can't You Shut Your Mouth?"
(15)
"The Odd Couple"
(16)
"These Things That You Do"
(17)

"The Odd Couple" is the eighth track on Death to False Metal.

Overview

Deliverance at Hand!

In a 2009 interview, Karl Koch described "The Odd Couple" as: "I liked this song a good deal. It was a clever, apparently autobiographical song, which I assumed was about him and his wife. It was funny. Again, piano based, not 'rock.'" This description doesn't seem to fit the released version of the song. A 2007 Rivers demo of the song, part of his Deliverance at Hand! demo, is known to exist, thus Koch's description may be of this version, or it may describe a studio version that does not circulate among fans.

Consideration for The Red Album and later release

The song was worked on with Rick Rubin for the band's 2008 album Weezer, aka The Red Album, but was not included on any version of the album. The same recording recieved further overdubs in 2009 or 2010 with producer Shawn Everett, with this version seeing release on 2010's Death to False Metal. This version does not contain piano, and is more "rock" than Karl Koch had described years prior.

Lyrics

I got a PC, you got a Mac
I'm givin' you flak for your AirPort
I read books and you watch TV
You wanna be free to relax more

But when I think about the other people I could see
Nobody else out there could ever make me happy
I wonder how we came to be

The odd couple is what we are in reality
But we are so happy in everything we do
The odd couple is what they're saying of you and me
But we know the feeling that we share is true

Sometimes I want to strangle your neck
Or write you a check to get goin'
There's only so much more I can take
I made a mistake without knowin'

But when I think about the way your little heart beats
When I am holdin' you and you are holdin' onto me
I wonder how we came to be

The odd couple is what we are in reality
But we are so happy in everything we do
The odd couple is what they're saying of you and me
But we know the feeling that we share is true

I hope you know that I don't mean you disrespect
I'm just pointing out all of the facts I double-checked
Everyone can see that we ain't two peas in a pod
But maybe that's our chemistry that takes us to the top

I think it's workin' baby, that's the point I'm tryin' to make
If I said something else to you then I would be a fake
I wonder how we came to be
I wonder how we came to be
I wonder how we came to be

The odd couple is what we are in reality
But we are so happy in everything we do
The odd couple is what they're saying of you and me
But we know the feeling that we share is true
The odd couple
The odd couple
The odd couple
The odd couple

Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah

See also