Yahoo

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"Yahoo"
Yahoo cover
Demo by Rivers Cuomo
Album Alone IX: The Make Believe Years
Recorded 2002-2004
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
COR# 387
Status Demo circulating

"Yahoo" (formerly titled "Give Me an Answer" and, possibly, "I Don't Want You") is a song demoed by Weezer in 2002 in contention for the band's planned fifth album. Rivers Cuomo continued recording demos of the song through 2004, some of which were released in 2020.

Appearances

Overview

Rivers Cuomo first demoed "Yahoo" in 2002. The song is first known to have been demoed by Weezer on September 22, 2002 under the title "Give Me an Answer" at S.I.R. Rehearsals in Los Angeles.[1] The song continued to be demoed throughout the year. Rivers Cuomo continued demoing the song in 2004 during pre-production on Make Believe, though the song did not make the cut.

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo Yahoo 387 Yahoo.mp3 2002 4:03 Alone VIII: The Maladroit Years
Weezer Give Me an Answer September 22, 2002 S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA Josh Freese on drums
Weezer Give Me an Answer September 23, 2002 S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA Josh Freese on drums
Rivers Cuomo(?) Give Me an Answer September 27, 2002 S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA Take 1. Personnel unknown; possibly solo Cuomo
Rivers Cuomo(?) Give Me an Answer September 27, 2002 S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA Take 2. Personnel unknown; possibly solo Cuomo
Rivers Cuomo Give Me an Answer October 2, 2002 S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Weezer Gimmie an Answer October 18, 2002 S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Weezer Yahoo October 21, 2002 S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Weezer Yahoo November 1, 2002 S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Weezer Yahoo November 3, 2002 The Hotel Café, Los Angeles, CA Acoustic, live secret show
Weezer Yahoo November 29, 2002 S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Rivers Cuomo Yahoo December 19, 2003 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Rivers Cuomo Yahoo 21 387 Yahoo 2004-02-05.mp3 February 5, 2004 S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:28 Alone IX: The Make Believe Years
Rivers Cuomo Yahoo 19 387 Yahoo (No Drums).mp3 February 20, 2004 S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:28 Alone IX: The Make Believe Years No drums
Rivers Cuomo Yahoo 17 387 Yahoo 2004-02-27.mp3 February 27, 2004 S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:30 Alone IX: The Make Believe Years

Lyrics

Give me an answer
Give me a sign
I know that you're in there
I know that you're mine

So, baby, let's roll
Let's roll, let's get up and go
I don't believe you wanted to know me
I don't believe you wanted to show me
Now

Hoo-hoo-hoo, yahoo-hoo-hoo
Yahoo-hoo-hoo, yahoo-hoo-hoo
Yahoo

Don't be afraid, girl
To show your true self
No matter how ugly
It's got to come out

And when you express
The things you feel deep inside
Ain't nobody here will try and defeat you
Everybody here is dying to meet you
Girl

Hoo-hoo-hoo, yahoo-hoo-hoo
Yahoo-hoo-hoo, yahoo-hoo-hoo
Yahoo

And when you express
The things you feel deep inside
Ain't nobody here will try and defeat you
Everybody here is dying to meet you
Girl

Hoo-hoo-hoo, yahoo-hoo-hoo
Yahoo-hoo-hoo, yahoo-hoo-hoo
Yahoo, yahoo
Yahoo, yahoo
Yahoo

I'm dying to meet you
Dying to meet you
Dying to meet you
Dying to meet you

See also

References