Any Friend of Diane's

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"Any Friend of Diane's"
Any Friend of Diane's cover
Album track by Weezer
Album Pacific Daydream
Released October 27, 2017
Length 3:35
Label Crush Music/Atlantic Records
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Producer(s) Butch Walker
Status Officially released
Stream Play on spotify.png Spotify
Play on Apple Music.png Apple Music
Pacific Daydream track listing
"La Mancha Screwjob"
(9)
"Any Friend of Diane's"
(10)

This song is part of the "Any Friend of Diane's" lineage of songs

"Any Friend of Diane's" is the tenth and final track from Pacific Daydream, released on October 27th, 2017.

Appearances

Overview

"Any Friend of Diane's" is the name of the 6th episode of the 1st season of the TV show "Cheers." It is unknown whether this is a coincidence or the origin of the song's title.

In an October 2017 interview, Rivers Cuomo indicated that the lyric about a "20 dollar tip" was based on a real event: "I delivered pizza for Domino's and on New Year's Eve I got a $20 tip. I've never forgotten that, it's just made my life."[1] In an NPR interview from the same month, Cuomo said that the song is not about a single woman, but rather many women who were very supportive and helpful during the early stages of his musical career. He gave the example of his former boss at Domino's Pizza who "painted [his] band's logo on the back of [his] jean jacket."[2]

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo Any Friend of Diane's Any Friend Of Diane's   1 bong AJ @92.mp3 20162017 1:02 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Years
Rivers Cuomo Any Friend of Diane's Any Friend Of Diane's   2 AJ @89.mp3 20162017 1:20 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Years
Rivers Cuomo Any Friend of Diane's Any Friend of Diane's   3 angela verse @90.mp3 20162017 2:34 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Years
Rivers Cuomo Any Friend of Diane's Any Friend of Diane's   4 angela verse @90.mp3 20162017 0:42 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Years
Rivers Cuomo Any Friend of Diane's Any Friend of Diane's   6 three verses @88.mp3 20162017 3:27 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Years
Rivers Cuomo Any Friend of Diane's Any Friend of Diane's   7 og melody @88.mp3 20162017 0:49 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Years
Rivers Cuomo Any Friend of Diane's Any Friend of Diane's   8 welcome verse @89.mp3 20162017 1:04 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Years
Rivers Cuomo Any Friend of Diane's Any Friend of Diane's   9 dominos verse @89.mp3 20162017 1:04 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Years
Rivers Cuomo Any Friend of Diane's Any Friend of Diane's   10 verse tweaks @88.mp3 20162017 2:10 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Years
Rivers Cuomo Any Friend of Diane's Any Friend of Diane's   12 short verse dirty hands @90.mp3 20162017 2:29 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Years
Weezer Any Friend of Diane's 2017 Ruby Red Productions, Santa Monica, CA 3:35 Pacific Daydream
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Personnel

Audio

Lyrics

Any friend of Diane's is a friend of mine
Any friend of Diane's is a friend of mine
Home is where the heart is
Any friend of Diane's is a friend of mine

Working at Papa John's, I was making good bread
Got a 20 dollar tip on New Year's
And I moved out to LA
She drew me up a map with a fountain pen
She took me to Hermosa
With the boys from 'round the way

Any friend of Diane's is a friend of mine
Any friend of Diane's is a friend of mine
Home is where the heart is
Any friend of Diane's is a friend of mine

Headbang in the crowd, dive from the stage
With black hair and a Smiths shirt
Meat is Murder
I asked her if she had a boyfriend, she said no
I asked her if she had a girlfriend
She said "Hell, I wouldn't know."

Any friend of Diane's is a friend of mine
Any friend of Diane's is a friend of mine
Home is where the heart is
Any friend of Diane's is a friend of mine

We went down to the bank of the river
And she washed my dirty hands
I'd been hanging around in a cloud of shame
'Til she led me to taste the cold water

Diane would help me pass out all the fliers
I became a big shot and she got sick one day
I still have the map she drew for me
I'd be lost without it, there's so much I want to say

Any friend of Diane's is a friend of mine
Any friend of Diane's is a friend of mine
Home is where the heart is
Any friend of Diane's is a friend of mine

See also

  1. Hershman, Hayley. "Weezer wants to be the first band on Mars" Marketplace. 27 October 2017. https://www.marketplace.org/2017/10/27/weezer-wants-be-first-band-mars/
  2. Hilton, Robin. "How Weezer Traded Power Chords For Pop: A Conversation With Rivers Cuomo" NPR. 27 October 2017. https://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2017/10/27/560044425/how-weezer-traded-power-chords-for-pop