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Change the World

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"Change The World"
Change The World cover
Demo by Weezer
Album Alone VIII: The Maladroit Years
Recorded 20012002
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 640
COR# 316
Producer(s) Weezer
Status Demos circulating
Live debut October 24, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA[1]
Last played December 6, 2001 at Wings Stadium
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"Beg and Cry" (RC# 639) "Change the World" (RC# 640)
"Until You're Blue" (RC# 641)

"Change The World" is an unreleased Weezer song demoed during the Maladroit recording sessions.



"Change the World" is first known to have been demoed by Rivers Cuomo in 2001 to a handheld recorder. Weezer first recorded the song at Sage & Sound Studios in Hollywood, between August 29 and September 8, 2001. Though some songs from these sessions were released to fans online, "Change the World" was not among them. The song was worked on at Steakhouse Studios in late October of that year, and continued to be worked on at Cello Studios in November. The song made its live debut when the band performed as Goat Punishment at The Knitting Factory for the HBO show Reverb on October 24, 2001. It was performed live throughout November and into early December during the Extended Midget Tour, and was demoed at least twice in early January of 2002 during the studio sessions for Maladroit, though the song did not appear on the album.

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo Change the World 316 Change The World.mp3 2001 2:42 Alone VIII: The Maladroit Years
Weezer Change the World August 29September 6, 2001 Sage and Sound Recording, Los Angeles, CA
Weezer Change the World October 24, 2001 The Knitting Factory, Los Angeles, CA 1:49 Reverb (TV show) Televised appearance
Weezer Change the World WEEZER-2001-12-05-Columbus07_Change_The_World_316.mp3 December 5, 2001 Value City Arena, Columbus, OH 2:10 Released on weezer.com Live soundboard recording
Weezer Change the World WEEZER-2002-01-08_01Change_The_World_316.mp3 January 8, 2002 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA 2:04 Released on weezer.com
Weezer Change the World WEEZER-2002-01-11_04Change_The_World_316.mp3 January 11, 2002 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA 2:03 Released on weezer.com
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Live performances



Cello Studios demos

You want it
You got it
You flaunt it and get your feet on the ground
And love me right now

You like it
You hate it
You bought it and glued your butt to the sound
And love me right now

You couldn't change the world
To fit your little thing

See also