Comin' Home (Left My Broken Heart in Carolina)

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"Comin' Home (Left My Broken Heart in Carolina)"
Demo by Rivers Cuomo
Released unreleased
Recorded February, 1993
Length 2:40
Label none
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 151
Producer Rivers Cuomo
Status Demo Circulating
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"I Need Some Touch"
(RC# 150)
"Comin' Home (Left My Broken Heart in Carolina)"
(RC# 151)
"When You're Near Me"
(RC# 152)

Comin' Home (Left My Broken Heart in Carolina) is a pre-Blue demo by Rivers Cuomo.

Overview

"Comin' Home" was recorded to 8-track by Cuomo in February of 1993, according to the Weezer Recording History. Cuomo sings in a twangy, southern voice and plays a banjo throughout the song, in a style Karl Koch described as "goofy, country-folk". It was most likely never seriously considered for release on an album. Rivers Cuomo shared the song with fans online in the early 2000s. The demo includes the opening three seconds of Cuomo's next song, "When You're Near Me", appended to the end.

The song is, most likely, unrelated to another Cuomo song, titled simply "Comin' Home", written in 2000.

Personnel

Rivers Cuomo - lead vocals, guitar, banjo, percussion, bass

Audio

Lyrics

I met a girl in Kalamazoo
She was doin' what you know she was doin'
She's got hair on her toes, hair in her nose
She's the one for me
Can't you see?
But when we walk away
She's got more games to play

Left my broken heart in Carolina
Forgot my broken toe in Alamo
Put the turkey in the oven, please dear
Now I won't be long, I'm comin' home

Oh my God, I've got my britches on backwards (I met a girl in Kalamazow, she's got more toes than a cow)
I don't know what to do with the rod on the reel (She’s got hair on her toes, hair in the nose.)
How does it feel with the cockroach on your back, son? (Eggs in a basket, 20 cents a dozen)
But when we get home, all my little brothers they moan and moan

Left my broken heart in Carolina
Forgot my broken toe in Alamo
Put the turkey in the oven please, dear
Now it won't be long, I'm comin' home

Now it won't be long, I'm comin' home

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