Expatriates in Paris

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"Expatriates in Paris"
Demo by Weezer
Album Weezma: Daniel, Ryen & Rivers
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo, Daniel Brummel, Ryen Slegr
Status Released
This song is part of the "Expatriates in Paris" lineage of songs

"Expatriates in Paris" is a song written by Rivers Cuomo in collaboration with musicians Daniel Brummel and Ryen Slegr (of the band Ozma).

Appearances

Background

"Expatriates in Paris" was written in contention for the album that would ultimately become 2014's Everything Will Be Alright in the End. The song did not appear on any Weezer albums, but demos were played at listening parties in the years prior to the album's release, and the melody was subsequently re-created from memory by fans. During a Zoom webinar with fans on May 1, 2020, Cuomo confirmed that the song was co-written with Daniel Brummel and Ryen Slegr. A piano sketch of the song's melody, recorded by Cuomo, was released on November 20, 2020 as part of the digital compilation Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years. Several full demos of the song were released on December 11 of that year as part of the compilation Weezma: Daniel, Ryen & Rivers.

Lyrics

Expatriates in Paris 11

The end of the day, they gather together
In a little café on the bank of the Seine
Miller had June, Fitzgerald had Zelda
And they traded their tales of the work from that day

A special kind of animal, so witty (?)
Human encyclopedias, so petty

Expatriates in Paris
Hanging out in a café
Talking 'bout the day's events
Why can't we be that way?

I exiled myself from a homeland that hurt me
And didn't believe in the things that I made
I came to a place where I could be a hero
And my soul could be saved, in a loving embrace

A special kind of animal, so witty (?)
Human encyclopedias, so petty

Expatriates in Paris
Hanging out in a café
Talking 'bout the day's events
Why can't we be that way?

Justin et Adam sont en train de disparaître

Expatriates in Paris
Hanging out in a café
Talking 'bout the day's events
Why can't we be that way?

Why can't we be that way?

See also