Burning Sun

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"Burning Sun"
Demo by Weezer
Recorded November 2000
Length 2:29
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 570
COR# 258
Status Demo clip circulating
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"A-G-D-C"
(RC# 569)
"Burning Sun"
(RC# 570)
"Knock-down Drag-out"
(RC# 571)
This song is part of the "Weekend Woman" lineage of songs

Burning Sun is a Green Album-era demo.

Overview

The Catalog O' Riffs lists "Burning Sun" as having been written or recorded on November 19, 2000. The Recording History states that a full-band recording was done two days later, on November 21. A 56-second clip of the track circulated among fans for several years when it was posted by Cuomo on riverscuomo.com as "las_dos.mp3", a sound clip of him performing the Skeeter Davis song "The End of the World" with segments of "Burning Sun" interspersed throughout. Fans edited both clips to create separate clips "Burning Sun" and "The End of the World". It is unknown if this recording is a full-band demo or a Rivers Cuomo demo.

The full version of the recording remained highly sought-after for years. It wouldn't be until July 4th, 2014, however, that the entire track was leaked on the "/mu/" section of the imageboard 4chan. In the post, the anonymous user stated that they'd been sent the track by Cuomo around 2002.


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The melody from "Burning Sun" was later reused for the Pacific Daydream track, "Weekend Woman", and was considered for the 2014 album Everything Will Be Alright in the End under the title "Weekend Girl". It is believed that Ric Ocasek, who produced both The Green Album and EWBAITE, asked Cuomo to revisit some of his Green-era compositions for inclusion on EWBAITE, and that "Burning Sun" was one such song (the song "Lonely Girl" from EWBAITE also originated during the Green sessions, possibly under the title "Homely").

Audio

Lyrics

I'd die for you
Why can't you be the one
To set my mind at ease?

I'd try for you
But now the burning sun
Is setting on the seas

Ain't nothing we can do
I gave my strength to you
But if my dream came true
I'd hold you every night

I'd fall for you
And get down on my knees
If that would make you smile

Ain't nothing we can do
I gave my strength to you
But if my dream came true
I'd hold you every night

I'd fall for you
And get down on my knees
If that would make you smile

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