Weekend Woman

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"Weekend Woman"
Weekend Woman cover
Album track by Weezer
Album Pacific Daydream
Released October 5, 2017
Length 4:05
Label Crush Music/Atlantic Records
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Producer Butch Walker
Status Officially released
Live debut October 7, 2017 (partial)
October 15, 2017 (full)
Stream Play on spotify.png Spotify
Play on Apple Music.png Apple Music
Pacific Daydream track listing
"Happy Hour"
(4)
"Weekend Woman"
(5)
"QB Blitz"
(6)

"Weekend Woman" is the fifth track from Pacific Daydream and the fourth track released before the album came out. The song was released on October 5, 2017.

Overview

A song called "Weekend Girl" was demoed for Everything Will Be Alright in the End but went unused. In interviews leading up to the release of Pacific Daydream, Rivers stated he was trying to not use the word "girl" as much in his songs, presumably the reason for the change from "Weekend Girl" to "Weekend Woman."

The verses use the same melody as the Green Album outtake "Burning Sun." Rumor has it, during the Everything Will Be Alright in the End sessions, Ric Ocasek asked Rivers to revisit some of his favorite unused Green Album compositions from the last time he worked with the band. One of these was "Burning Sun," which was reworked into "Weekend Woman," and another was an unknown song which was reworked into "Lonely Girl."

In an October 2017 NPR interview Rivers said that the lyrics are not about anyone in particular. They are lines from different sources that were connected in a way that suggests a story about a single relationship.

Personnel

Lyrics

Hey look who's here
This place is not my home
A change has got to come
Face hot with tears
How was I supposed to know
The ABC’s of love
Salvation lies within
Don't ask me what I did
When God made her he threw away the formula

We fell in love on a Sunday
By Monday morning I drifted away
All I want is to see her
All I want is to reach my weekend woman
Just can't seem to get back there
I'm getting stuck in the weekday traffic
All I want is to see her
All I want is to reach my weekend woman

Get in get out
No time for poetry
You can't change people's minds
I'll meet you there
Your walls are painted green
Our vines have intertwined
Was this your parting gift
Black eye and bloody lip
Ten years from now I'll still remember every word

I still believe your beautiful lies
You don't have to die to go to heaven
I still believe your beautiful lies
It almost makes me feel young again

See also