Volunteers

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"Volunteers"
Demo by Rivers Cuomo
Album Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
Released 2020
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Status Released
This song is part of the "Beginning of the End" lineage of songs

"Volunteers" is a demo by Rivers Cuomo. The demo was released in 2020 as part of the digital compilation Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years.

Appearences

Overview

"Volunteers" was one of many songs demoed in contention for what would eventually become Weezer's ninth album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End. The chorus from "Volunteers" was later reworked into the bridge for the Van Weezer song "Beginning of the End".

Lyrics

Volunteers #10

My devices are buzzing
Everyone seems to me love me, love me
Just like it's my birthday
Later on I'll go hiking
My friends will be right beside me
We're flying over the mountain

Sixteen-hundred volunteers
Wouldn't be enough to dry these tears
Still I'll be here hanging on
And on, and on
Things will never be the same
Save the pieces of your brain

Scratching and scavenging down in the dirt
Better enjoy what you got

Today I snoozed my alarm clock
Fell back asleep and the day wore on and on
Into oblivion
Was staring down at the paper
Oh well, I guess I'll try again later
What am I saying?

Sixteen-hundred volunteers
Wouldn't be enough to dry these tears
Still I'll be here hanging on
And on, and on
Things will never be the same
Save the pieces of your brain

See also