Getting Up and Leaving

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"Getting Up and Leaving"
Getting Up and Leaving cover
Album track by Weezer
Album Pinkerton (Deluxe Edition)
Released November 2, 2010
Recorded Spring 1997 at Fort Apache Studios
Length 3:45
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo, Patrick Wilson
RC# 170
COR# N/A
Producer(s) Weezer
Status officially released
Pinkerton (Deluxe Edition) track listing
"Long Time Sunshine"
(12)
"Getting Up and Leaving"
(13)
"Tired Of Sex (Tracking Rough)"
(14)
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"I Swear It's True"
(RC# 169)
"Getting Up and Leaving"
(RC# 170)
"Longtime Sunshine"
(RC# 171)

"Getting Up and Leaving" is a Weezer song written in 1993 by Rivers Cuomo and Patrick Wilson. Initially considered for Weezer's eponymous debut, the song would only receive a studio recording during the sessionf for the band's sophomore album, Pinkerton. The song remained unreleased albeit highly-desired by fans for several years, until it was released on the Deluxe Edition of Pinkerton in 2010.

Appearances

Overview

"Getting Up and Leaving" was written by Rivers Cuomo and Patrick Wilson and demoed to 8-track in August of 1993.[1] The song was rehearsed by Weezer and was one of fifteen songs considered for the band's debut album. The song was recorded during pre-production with Ric Ocasek on November 8, 1993 at S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, but the song would ultimately not make the cut. The song was never performed live, though may have been played at soundchecks.[2]

"Getting Up and Leaving" (as well as another Blue-era track, "I Swear It's True") was recorded (sans final mix) by Weezer in the summer of 1996 during the Pinkerton sessions at Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, Los Angeles for inclusion on a "Pink Triangle" B-side.[2] In the spring of 1997, when plans were made for the aforesaid "Pink Triangle" single, the band took the opportunity to finish the theretofore incomplete "Getting Up and Leaving" and "I Swear It's True." At the time, Matt Sharp was at work on the Rentals' sophomore album, Seven More Minutes, and was unable to attend the sessions on short notice. After several levels of auditions for a bass player, Scott Riebling, who formerly played with Letters To Cleo, was chosen as a stand-in bass player. According to Riebling, future Weezer bassist Mikey Welsh may have been the runner-up in the final audition.[citation needed] In 2005, Riebling claimed that the 1997 versions of "Getting Up and Leaving" and "I Swear It's True" were completely re-cut and that the earlier Pinkerton sessions versions had been abandoned,[citation needed] although it is unknown if this is true. Ultimately, due to the single remix not gaining momentum on radio, the "Pink Triangle" retail single would not materialize, with "Getting Up and Leaving" and "I Swear It's True" remaining unreleased until 2010.

According to the Weezer Recording History, the lyrics were re-written for the 1997 version of "Getting Up and Leaving". Rivers later expressed regret in revising the lyrics, preferring the song's original lyrics.[citation needed]

"Getting Up and Leaving" was among the most desired unreleased tracks by Weezer's fanbase for a number of years. The 1993 pre-production recording from the Blue Album sessions was excluded from the Deluxe Edition release of that album. In response to demand for unreleased songs, Rivers began posting sheet music to several unreleased songs on his MySpace account in 2006, including "Getting Up and Leaving", leading to several fan-recorded interpretations of the song. On November 25, 2008, at a hootenanny with Cuomo at Fingerprints Music in Long Beach on the eve of the release of the compilation Alone II: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo, the song was included in the setlist at the request of fans. Cuomo attempted to perform the song a capella.

"Getting Up and Leaving" and "I Swear It's True" received overdubbing in 2009 for inclusion on the Deluxe Edition release of Pinkerton in 2010. A non-overdubbed mix of the song was slated to also appear on the album, but remains unreleased.[citation needed]

In anticipation of the release of the deluxe edition of Pinkerton, the song was given out by Rivers for free on weezer.com on October 19, 2010,[3] ahead of the November 2 release of Pinkerton: Deluxe Edition. Patrick Wilson was accidentally not credited as co-writing the track on initial copies of the album.[citation needed]

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo Getting Up and Leaving August(?) 1993 8-track demo. Master is missing
Weezer Getting Up and Leaving August 6, 1993 Cole Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA Portable DAT recording, rehearsal
Weezer Getting Up and Leaving August 11, 1993 S.I.R., New York City, NY Practice demo with Ric Ocasek with Haig and Chris Shaw.
Weezer Getting Up and Leaving April 1997 Fort Apache Studios, Boston, MA 3:45 Pinkerton (Deluxe Edition) "Pink Triangle" single sessions. Scott Riebling on bass.
Rivers Cuomo Getting Up and Leaving November 25, 2008 Fingerprints, Long Beach CA 4:26 Not Alone: Rivers Cuomo & Friends Live at Fingerprints
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Sheet music

Personnel

1993 Ric Ocasek pre-production version

1997 "Pink Triangle" single sessions version

Audio

Lyrics

My life is changing
And I'm feeling blue
The things I wished for
Have come true

Stop!
I really really wanna go back
Back to where I came from
Stop!
I really really wanna go back
Back to where I belong

Now I'm getting up and leaving
I'm leaving home
Now I'm getting up and leaving
I wanna go home

Don't write no music
Don't read no books
Don't call my baby
On the phone

Stop!
I really really wanna go back
Back to where I came from
Stop!
I really really wanna go back
Back to where I belong

Now I'm getting up and leaving
I'm leaving home
Now I'm getting up and leaving
I wanna go home

Now I'm getting up, now I'm getting up
Now I'm getting up and leaving
(Now I'm getting up, now I'm getting up)
Now, now I'm leaving

See also