Garbage Can

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"Garbage Can"
Garbage Can cover
Demo by Weezer
Album Alone VIII: The Maladroit Years
Released 2020
Format MP3
Recorded 2002
Length 2:06
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 713
COR# 363
Status Demo circulating
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"Queen of Earth"
(RC# 712)
"Garbage Can"
(RC# 713)
"Wool Cap"
(RC# 714)

"Garbage Can" is a song written by Rivers Cuomo and demoed by Weezer.



Rivers Cuomo first demoed "Garbage Can" in early 2002 on a digital handheld recorder. This demo was released in 2020 as part of the digital compilation Alone VIII: The Maladroit Years. Weezer demoed the song throughout 2002 during early sessions for the band's planned fifth album, but no demos from these sessions were released to fans.


I can't believe what just happened to me
She didn't see all that I am and so
I'll be lonely tonight
She couldn't provide, did all that I had to do
And I'd win her from that man
Scraping pennies from the garbage can

Isn't fa-ir
When I write
I just say, yeah

I can't believe what just happened to me
What just happened to me
What just happened to me

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo Garbage Can 363 Garbage Can.mp3 2002 1:15 Alone VIII: The Maladroit Years
Weezer Garbage Can March 7, 2002[1] ?
Weezer Garbage Can June 25, 2002[2] Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, CA
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See also


  1. Koch, Karl. Karl's Corner, 7 March 2002. Karl's Corner - 03/07/2002
  2. Koch, Karl. Karl's Corner, 27 June 2002. Karl's Corner - 06/27/2002