How Long?

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"How Long?"
How Long? cover
Demo by Weezer
Album Alone VIII: The Maladroit Years
Format MP3
Recorded 20012002
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 616, 617
COR# 296
Status Demo circulating
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"Mansion of Cardboard"
(RC# 615)
"How Long?"
(RC# 616, 617)
"Broken Arrows"
(RC# 618)

"How Long?" is a song by Weezer. It was demoed in contention for the band's fourth album Maladroit, though it did not make the cut.

Appearances

Overview

"How Long?" was written by Rivers Cuomo in 2001 and later demoed by Weezer, first at Sage and Sound Recording in Los Angeles in August/September of that year, and later at Cello Studios during the studio sessions for Maladroit beginning in December. The band uploaded in-progress studio recordings while the band was in the studio, though the song did not ultimately appear on Maladroit. Cuomo released solo demos of "How Long?" as part of the digital compilation Alone VIII: The Maladroit Years in 2020.

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo How Long? 296.1 How Long.mp3 2001 3:19 Alone VIII: The Maladroit Years
Rivers Cuomo How Long? 296.2 How Long.mp3 August 29September 6, 2001 0:32 Alone VIII: The Maladroit Years
Weezer How Long? 2001 Sage and Sound Recording, Los Angeles, CA
Weezer How Long? WEEZER-2001-12-22_04How_Long_296.mp3 December 22, 2001 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA 2:21 Released on weezer.com
Weezer How Long? WEEZER-2001-12-30_07How_Long_296.mp3 December 30, 2001 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA 2:33 Released on weezer.com
Weezer How Long? WEEZER-2001-12-21_04How_Long_296.mp3 December 21, 2001 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA 2:23 Released on weezer.com
Weezer How Long? WEEZER-2001-12-29_03How_Long_296.mp3 December 29, 2001 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA 2:39 Released on weezer.com
Weezer How Long? WEEZER-2001-12-19_04How_Long_296.mp3 December 19, 2001 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA 2:23 Released on weezer.com
Weezer How Long? WEEZER-2002-01-05_06How_Long_296.mp3 January 5, 2002 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA 2:34 Released on weezer.com
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Lyrics

January 5, 2002

Two plus two, me and you
Strolling down the avenue
I never knew that this was meant to be
And all the times we looked into each other’s eyes
I did it again, I did it again
I did it for you

Holding on to a song
I guess it’s time we passed it on
‘Cause one of us keeps changing every day
And all the times we told each other little lies
I did it again, I did it again
I did it for you

How long before we turn to let love fly away?
How long before we turn to live another day?
(Me and you and me)

And all the times we broke our hearts to spite ourselves
I did it again, I did it again
I did it for you

How long before we turn to let love fly away?
How long before we turn to live another day?
(Me and you and me and you and)
(Me and you and me)

See also