The Spider

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"The Spider"
The Spider cover
Album track by Weezer
Album Weezer (The Red Album) (Deluxe Edition)
Released June 11, 2008
Recorded July—October 2007
Length 4:43
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Producer(s) Weezer
Status Officially released
Stream Spotify
Apple Music
Weezer (The Red Album) (Deluxe Edition) track listing
"The Spider"

"The Spider" is the thirteenth track off of The Red Album (Deluxe Edition).



Rivers Cuomo recorded a demo of "The Spider" in June of 2007 in contention for Weezer's then-planned sixth album (The Red Album). This demo went unheard by fans until it was leaked online in November 2020 and subsequently released as part of the digital demo compilation Alone X: The Red-Raditude-Hurley Years. Weezer recorded the song during sessions for The Red Album but ultimately wasn't used on the album. Instead, it was released on the deluxe edition of Red.

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo The Spider The Spider.mp3 June 21, 2007[1] 4:43 Initially leaked online
Weezer The Spider July—August 2007
  • Shangri La Studios, Malibu, CA
  • Malibu Performing Arts Center, Malibu, CA
  • Threshold Studios, Santa Monica, CA
4:43 Weezer (The Red Album) (Deluxe)
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There's a spider in the drain and he's feeling pain
And he doesn't want to die any more than you or I
He's struggling to live but he doesn't have much time
Any more than you or I, you or I

We've got to die, we've got to live
We got to take what we can get
We sell ourselves for petty change
And when we die we rearrange
It's time to take it back again
It's time to take it back again
I want you to love me like I love you

There's nothing more for me to say
I spoke my piece I'll go on my way
And fare thee well where'er you go
You might need help but I won't know
Cuz I'm up in here in my own cell
It could be heaven it could be hell
We'll never know just who we are
Cuz when we die we become a star
And stars can't talk because they have
No mouth to speak about their past
They simply shine up in the sky
And give their light to you and I
And where would we be without their light
We'd call out names and then start a fight
But then again that's what we do
I hate me and I hate you too
Cuz I'm in pain just like the spider
In the drain, I am a fighter
But I can't win I've got to lose
Give me strength to see me through
And ease the pain that I must feel
As my bones break and I taste the steel
As I go down ...the drain...
I'm insane

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