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Dude, We're Finally Landing

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"Dude, We're Finally Landing"
Dude, We're Finally Landing cover
Demo by Rivers Cuomo
Album Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo
Released December 18, 2007
Recorded February 1995 in Hamburg Germany
Length 0:51
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 207
Producer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Status Released
Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo track listing
"Wanda (You're My Only Love)"
(10)
"Dude, We're Finally Landing"
(11)
"Superfriend"
(12)
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"She's Had a Girl"
(RC# 206)
"Good News! (Dude We're Finally Landing)"
(RC# 207)
"Now I Finally See"
(RC# 208)
Songs from the Black Hole cover
Cover for SFTBH demo
Cover for SFTBH demo

"Dude, We're Finally Landing" (also known as "Good News!") is the eleventh track from Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo. The track was originally conceived for the aborted rock opera concept album, Songs from the Black Hole.

Appearences

Overview


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"Dude, We're Finally Landing" was to be sung by the three male leads in Songs from the Black Hole. Wuan and Dondó are excited because they are about to achieve their mission's objective after a long, excruciating haul through space [they represented the part of me that was excited about becoming a rock star] and Jonas is disillusioned as usual [he represented the part of me that wasn't satisfied with my life even as I was achieving such a momentous goal].

A few of the lyrics on the demo were just nonsense, placeholder lyrics. Below are the proper, final lyrics, from my notebook.
- Rivers Cuomo, Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo, liner notes

"Dude, We're Finally Landing" takes place in Act II.[1] In the song, the three main male characters, Jonas, Wuan and Dondó sing about how the ship is finally landing after 327 days in space. The demo is mainly a cappella, with the three characters all singing their points of view over each other. Some acoustic guitar appears near the end of the song.

This song was released on Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo. The demo version features "scratch" lyrics, as they were unfinished at the time it was recorded.

Personnel

Audio

Lyrics

[WUAN:]
Dude

[DONDO:]
Dude

[WUAN:]
Dude

[JONAS:]
What?

[WUAN and DONDO:]
Good news, good news, good news
Now we're finally landing
M1's started scanning
For a possible source
Of the distress call we received

[JONAS:]
What's so damn important
That you feel that it's necessary
To interrupt me
In my pod

[WUAN, DONDO, and JONAS:]
Now we're finally landing
Now we're finally landing
Get your stuff together
'Cause now we're finally gonna land

[WUAN and DONDO:]
Good news, good news, good news
Good news, good news, good news
Good news, good news, good news
Good news, good news, good news

[JONAS:]
So who gives a damn?

See also

  1. Cuomo, Rivers. The Pinkerton Diaries. 2011. Self-published