I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams

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"I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams"
I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams cover
B-side by Weezer
Released 1996
Recorded 1996
Length 2:38
Label DGC Records
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 209
Producer(s) Weezer
Status officially released
Live debut January 21, 2011 in Las Vegas, NV
Last played February 16, 2014 on the Weezer Cruise 2
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"Now I Finally See"
(RC# 208)
"I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams"
(RC# 209)
"What Is This I Find?"
(RC# 210)
The Good Life (UK, Europe and Japan retail CD) track listing
"Waiting on You"
(2)
"I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams"
(3)
The Good Life (Australian "OZ EP") track listing
"Waiting on You"
(2)
"I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams"
(3)
"The Good Life (Live, acoustic)"
(4)
Songs from the Black Hole (Tracklist 1) track listing
"Gitchoo"
(11)
"I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams"
(12)
"No Other One"
(13)
Songs from the Black Hole (Tracklist 2) track listing
"Now I Finally See"
(10)
"I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams"
(11)
"What Is This I Find?"
(12)
Pinkerton (Deluxe edition) track listing
"Waiting On You"
(14)
"I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams"
(15)
"The Good Life (live acoustic)"
(16)

"I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams" is a b-side recorded by Weezer during sessions for the band's sophomore album, Pinkerton. It was originally released on the single/EP releases of "The Good Life," and later appeared as the fifteenth track on Pinkerton's Deluxe Edition. On the song's handwritten lyric sheet, the song is titled simply "Love of my Dreams."

Appearances

Overview

According to The Pinkerton Diaries, "I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams" was originally written as a musical sketch titled "My Dream Love" by Rivers Cuomo on January 13, 1995.[1] According to the Recording History, the song was recorded (sans female vocals) during the first Pinkerton sessions in September of that year, with the final version being recorded in the Summer of 1996. According to Karl Koch, Rachel Haden came in one night at Sunset Sound Recorders and nailed "I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams" on her first take. In a Facebook post in December of 2016, Haden remarked that she was not paid for her work on the song.[2]

The song is unique as the only song originally conceived for the aborted Songs from the Black Hole concept album to receive a full-band studio recording. In the narrative of the story, point-of-view character Laurel (Rachel Haden), sings about rejecting her shipmate, Jonas (Cuomo), despite being in love with him. The original demo, featuring vocals by Cuomo, leaked online through Cuomo's website in early November 2020, before being sold as part of the demo compilation Alone IV: The Blue-Pinkerton Years on November 22.

Haden with Weezer in 2011

Live performances

"I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams" was performed at a soundcheck while Weezer toured with That Dog. During the soundcheck, Rachel Haden sang lead vocals. Additionally, Haden sang lead vocals on Superfriend at a soundcheck in 1995.[3]

When the Rentals re-formed in 2006 with Rachel Haden as a touring member of the band, the band performed the song live with Haden on lead vocals several times on their tour throughout 2006 and 2007.

During the Memories Tour at a concert in Las Vegas, NV on January 21, 2011, Weezer invited Haden to perform the song as an encore. The song continued to be performed sporadically over the next few years with Cuomo on lead vocals.

Performances by Weezer

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams 11 I Just Threw Out The Love of My D.mp3 1995 2:48 Alone IV: The Blue-Pinkerton Years
Weezer I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams September 2, 1995 Electric Lady Studios, New York City, NY No female vocals yet.
Weezer I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams January (?) 1996 Sound City Studios, Van Nuys, CA Video Capture Device Videotaped performance (possible rehearsal).
Weezer I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams Summer 1996 (multiple studios; incl. Sunset Sound Recorders, Lon Angeles, CA) 2:38 "The Good Life" (single, EP)
Pinkerton (Deluxe Edition)
Weezer I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams January 21, 2011 The Joint, Las Vegas, NV 4:03 Live in Las Vegas, Nevada (Blue & Pinkerton) Live official "bootleg". Rachel Haden on vocals.
Weezer I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams June 6, 2011 Stubb's BBQ, Austin, TX 3:33 Live in Austin, Texas (The Blue Album) Live official "bootleg".
Weezer I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams October 9, 2011 The Congress Theater, Chicago, IL (Riot Fest) 2:39 Live in Chicago, Illinois (The Blue Album) Live official "bootleg".
Weezer I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams January 20, 2012 Palladium Lounge, Carnival Destiny (The Weezer Cruise) 2:46 Live on the Weezer Cruise - Palladium Lounge (The Blue Album) Live official "bootleg".

Personnel

Audio

Lyrics

I'm so tall, can't get over me
I'm so low, can't get under me
I must be all these things
For I just threw out the love of my dreams

He's in my eyes, he is in my ears
He's in my blood, he is in my tears
I breathe love and see him every day
Even though my love is a world away

Oh, he's got me wondering
My righteousness is crumbling

Never before have I felt this way
I know what is right, but want for him to stay
I must be made of steel
For I just threw out the love of my dreams

He's in my eyes, he is in my ears
He's in my blood, he is in my tears
I breathe love and see him every day
Even though my love is a world away

Oh, he's got me wondering
My righteousness is crumbling

Oh, he's got me wondering
My righteousness is crumbling
And I see him everyday
Even though my love is a world away

He's in my eyes, he is in my ears
He's in my blood, he is my tears
I must be made of steel
For I just threw out the love of my dreams

See also

References