Bless the Whole Wide World

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"Bless the Whole Wide World"
Bless the Whole Wide World cover
Demo by Rivers Cuomo
Album Ecce Homo
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Status Released
Ecce Homo track listing
"The Waste Land"
(11)
"Bless the Whole Wide World"
(12)
"Everybody Needs Salvation"
(13)

"Bless the Whole Wide World" (sometimes rendered as "Bless the Whole World" or "The Whole Wide World") is a demo by Rivers Cuomo. The song was originally demoed in consideration for what would eventually become Weezer's ninth album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End. The demo was released as part of the digital compilation Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years on November 20, 2020.

Appearances

Overview

Rivers Cuomo likely wrote "Bless the Whole Wide World" in 2011 or 2012. The song appeared in early drafts of Ecce Homo, the title given to early demo iterations of the album that would eventually become Everything Will Be Alright in the End. On Riverschat, Cuomo revealed that "Bless the Whole Wide World" was one of his favorite songs that he had ever written, but "no one else liked it".[citation needed] Cuomo's demos of the song were released to fans as part of the digital compilation Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years in 2020. The metadata for version 13 of the song lists an "album" parameter of "4. Winter--90's singer songwriter elliott smith," suggesting that the song may have, at one point, been in consideration for Weezer's 2022 EP, SZNZ: Winter.

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo Bless the Whole World Bless The Whole World.mp3 2011 3:50 Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
Rivers Cuomo Bless the Whole World Bless The World 2.mp3 2011 3:26 Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
Rivers Cuomo Bless the Whole World Bless The World 3.mp3 2011 3:28 Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
Rivers Cuomo Bless the Whole World Bless The Whole World         4.mp3 2011 3:37 Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
Rivers Cuomo Bless the Whole World bless the whole World    5.mp3 2011 3:39 Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
Rivers Cuomo Bless the Whole World Bless The Whole World    7.mp3 December 31, 2011 3:47 Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
Rivers Cuomo Bless the Whole World Bless The Whole Wide World       8.mp3 December 31, 2011[1] 3:40 Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
Rivers Cuomo Bless the Whole World Bless The Whole Wide World      9.mp3 January 1, 2012 3:41 Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
Rivers Cuomo Bless the Whole World Bless The Whole Wide World      10.mp3 January 18, 2012 3:41 Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
Rivers Cuomo Bless the Whole World Bless The Whole Wide World      11.mp3 February 11, 2012 3:40 Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
Rivers Cuomo Bless the Whole World Bless The Whole Wide World      12.mp3 February 24, 2012 3:36 Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
Rivers Cuomo Bless the Whole World Bless The Whole Wide World      12 2.mp3 February 24, 2012 3:36 Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
Rivers Cuomo Bless the Whole World Bless The Whole Wide World 13 aku @107.mp3 2012 3:47 Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
For the Ableton sessions, see Master Session.
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Lyrics

Demo (ver. 13)

So freaking paranoid from guilt
From hate, from murderous intent
It pays the rent
There ain’t no peace when you’ve killed your father
Usurped the throne in time for Lent
Is this all we get?

Tell me why we want to be kings
Tell me why we want to be queens
There's never any peace
From the moment that you seize the throne

People are killing, people are dying
People need something to ease the pain
So if you ask God to bless the nation
Why not ask Him to bless the whole wide world?

It was eighteen days since the attack
So many died, we had to pay them back
We couldn’t slack
So we called on someone we could trust
How were we to know it would all go bust
And turn to dust?

Tell me why we want to be kings
Tell me why we want to be queens
There's never any peace
From the moment that you seize the throne

People are killing, people are dying
People need something to ease the pain
So if you ask God to bless the nation
Why not ask Him to bless the whole wide world?

Whole wide world
Who the fuck am I to say dick?
Whole wide world
Who the fuck am I to say dick?

People are killing, people are dying
People need something to ease the pain
So if you ask God to bless the nation
Why not ask Him?
Why not ask Him?
Why not ask Him to bless the whole wide world?

See also

  1. Master Session: Bless the Whole Wide World