Weezerpedia:Today's featured article/September 9, 2008

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"Say It Ain't So," written by Rivers Cuomo is the third single from The Blue Album. It was also released on July 13, 1995 as a radio single. "Say It Ain't So" was one of the earliest Weezer songs to be written. Originally, Rivers had written all of the music and had only the line "Say it ain't so". Rivers made the connection between the line and an experience he had in high school where he came home to find a bottle of alcohol (belonging to his stepfather) in the refrigerator. Rivers recalled that around the time his first father left, he started drinking. He began to fear that Steven, his step father, would soon leave his mother much the way his father did. In the song, Rivers draws parallels between his family and a bottle of alcohol.