The Purification of Water

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"The Purification of Water"
The Purification of Water cover
Demo by Rivers Cuomo
Album Alone II
Released November 25, 2008
Recorded July 1993
Length 3:55
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 133
COR# N/A
Producer Rivers Cuomo
Status Released
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"Simply State (And the Girl Will Follow)"
(RC# 132)
"The Purification of Water"
(RC# 133)
"The Bottle of Wine Song"
(RC# 134)
Alone II track listing
"I Want to Take You Home Tonight
(2)
"The Purification of Water"
(3)
"I Was Scared"
(4)

"The Purification of Water" is a track from Alone II.

Overview

The song was originally recorded on January 2, 1993, but the only circulating version was recorded in July of that year. Karl has said the song was possibly never intended for Weezer, and that it seemed Rivers never quite felt satisfied with the song. The song was circulating years before its release on Alone II, but was in mono and of very poor quality when compared to the master recording due to the tape being generated and the file being transcoded.

Personnel

  • Rivers Cuomo – lead guitar, lead vocals, percussion, rhythm guitar, bass guitar, keyboard

Lyrics

Everybody told me
And I knew it myself
Don't drink the water
It's bad for your health

But god, it's hot I had no choice
The sun it burned down on me
Even though they told me so
I drank it deep, drank it deep

Even though, we both know
What we know, we can't say no
The world is blind to what it finds
The world is blind though the sun shines

Now I kneel
Before the sacred basin
And offer up
The sweetest of all sin

But god, it's hot I had no choice
The sun it burned down on me
Even though they told me so
I drank it deep, drank it deep

Even though, we both know
What we know, we can't say no
The world is blind to what it finds
The world is blind though it shines

See also