Yellow Camaro

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"Yellow Camaro"
Yellow Camaro cover
Album track by Space Twins
Albums The End of Imagining
Death to False Metal
Released November 4, 2003
Recorded Space Twins Version - Unknown
Weezer Versions - March 8, 2002
April 21, 2002
Length Space Twins Version - 2:19
Weezer Version 08/03 2:07
Weezer Version 21/04 2:00
Label Raga Drop Records
Writer(s) Brian Bell
Status Officially released
The End of Imagining track listing
"There's Always Tomorrow"
(3)
"Yellow Camaro"
(4)
"Nothing for Love"
(5)
Death to False Metal (International version) track listing
"Unbreak My Heart"
(10)
"Yellow Camaro"
(11)
"Outta Here"
(12)
Alternate cover
Cover of Death to False Metal
Cover of Death to False Metal

"Yellow Camaro" is the fourth track on The End of Imagining, the debut album by Brian Bell's side project the Space Twins. It was previously recorded by Weezer, but not released until 2010 as a bonus track on the Japanese version of Death to False Metal.

Overview

Bell originally wrote "Yellow Camaro", with the intention of it being recorded by Weezer, in early 2002. Just after the recording of Maladroit, Weezer began to record new songs at a feverish pace, with sights set on recording another album very quickly. These recordings are known as the early album 5 demos, and many new approaches were taken, with one of them being opening up the songwriting to include contributions from members other than Rivers Cuomo. This song was Brian's first effort. The song was performed live a handful of times during the Spring of 2002.

The song was ultimately not used by Weezer, but appeared in a somewhat altered arrangement on The Space Twins' The End of Imagining in 2003.

After a Space Twins show at the El Rey in Los Angeles in early 2003, a fan asked Brian whether Weezer would ever properly record "Yellow Camaro", in the wake of the song appearing on a Space Twins release. His reply was, "Not likely." Despite this, the 2002 take of the song appeared as Japanese a bonus track to Weezer's 2010 album Death To False Metal, something Bell was unaware of until a fan mentioned it to him at a show in 2011. This version contains a few minor overdubs not present on the previously heard mixes from 2002, including a short synth part before the chorus.

Live appearances

Audio

Weezer

Space Twins

Lyrics

Weezer demo (March 8, 2002)

With freedom of eagles you soar high
God bless, you're a mess, suck the moon dry
It’s a shame that you’ve done such a dumb thing
That’s the pace of the race you're following

Ride on
Yellow
Camaro

Space Twins version/ Weezer demo (April 21, 2002)

And the wheels of motion will move fine
God bless the U.S. assembly line
It's a game when you play with high octane
It's the pace of the race you were following

Ride on
Yellow camaro

With freedom of eagles you soar high
God bless you're a mess, suck the moon dry
It's a shame that you done such a dumb thing
That's the pace of the race you were following

Death to False Metal bonus track

When the wheels are in motion for good times
God bless the U.S. assembly line
It’s a game when you play with high octane
That’s the pace of the race we’re following

Ride on
Yellow
Camaro

With freedom of eagles you soar high
God bless, what a mess, yet still we fly
It’s a shame that we’ve done such a dumb thing
That’s the pace of the race we’re following

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