Weezerpedia:Featured song February 2023
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Featured song: "Getting Up and Leaving"
"Getting Up and Leaving" is a Weezer song written in 1993 by Rivers Cuomo and Patrick Wilson.
"Getting Up and Leaving" was one of fifteen songs considered for the band's debut album. A pre-production version done with Ric Ocasek was recorded on November 8, 1993 at S.I.R. Studios, but the song would not make it to the formal album sessions. This version, unlike later recordings, was said to have a "classic Weezer breakdown" similar to those of "Surf Wax America" or "Holiday". Unfortunately, this version has yet to surface, as it was not released on the deluxe edition of The Blue Album or as a b-side.
In the spring of 1997, plans were made for a retail single for the song "Pink Triangle", with Geffen insisting on the song being "cleaned up" for radio with a new mix. The band took the opportunity to further work on "Getting Up and Leaving" and "I Swear It's True" for inclusion on a "Pink Triangle" retail single. At the time, Matt Sharp was at work on The Rentals' Seven More Minutes album and was unable to attend the sessions, scheduled for Rivers' spring break from Harvard.
In 2010, the "Pink Triangle" single sessions version of the song was set to be released on the deluxe edition of Pinkerton. Prior to release, it's known the song received overdubs in 2009. It's thought that the majority of the vocals were re-cut given Rivers' favoring of the song's earlier lyrics, which feature on the released version. A non-overdubbed mix of the song was slated to also appear on the album, but remains unreleased.