Living Without You

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"Living Without You"
Living Without You cover
Album track by Weezer
Album Maladroit (Japan/UK Version)
Released May 26, 2002
Recorded January 2002/April 2002
Length 2:40
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 632
COR# 310
Producer(s) Weezer
Status Released
Live debut October 24, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA[1]
Last played December 13, 2001 at the Kool Haus
Maladroit (Japan/UK Version) track listing
"Island in the Sun"
(14)
"Living Without You"
(15)
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"Somewhere"
(RC# 631)
"Living Without You"
(RC# 632)
"You Can't Cope"
(RC# 633)

"Living Without You" is a bonus track on certain international releases of Maladroit.

Appearances

Overview

"Living Without You" was written by Rivers Cuomo in 2001. Cuomo recorded the initial demo to an Olympus handheld digital recorder.[2][3] The song was first recorded by Weezer during late summer sessions at Sage and Sound Recording in Los Angeles (the first studio sessions to feature bassist Scott Shriner). The song was also demoed at Steakhouse Studios and Cello Studios in the following months. The band performed "Living Without You" live at various shows on the Midget Tour, as well as at several Goat Punishment shows later in 2001.

Various demos and soundboard recordings of "Living Without You" were distributed freely on weezer.com throughout 2001 and 2002. Earlier iterations of the song featured the line "I'll be your bestest friend," but this was changed to "I'll be your best of friends" for the final mix.

Weezer worked on "Living Without You" throughout January of 2001 during the studio sessions for Maladroit at Cello Studios, though it did not make the cut for the record. Recording on Maladroit concluded in February of that year and within the month the band began demoing songs for a fifth album. The band returned for one additional session in April to finish recording "Living Without You," which appears as a bonus track on certain releases of Maladroit in the United Kingdom and Japan.

Personnel

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo Living Without You 310 Living Without You.mp3 2001 3:42 Alone VIII: The Maladroit Years
Weezer Living Without You August 29September 6, 2001 Sage and Sound Recording, Los Angeles, CA
Weezer Living Without You October 21, 2001 Steakhouse Studios, Los Angeles, CA Instrumental (Take 3)
Weezer Living Without You October 23, 2001 Steakhouse Studios, Los Angeles, CA Take 2
Weezer Living Without You October 23, 2001 Steakhouse Studios, Los Angeles, CA Take 10
Weezer Living Without You October 23, 2001 Steakhouse Studios, Los Angeles, CA Rough mix
Weezer Living Without You October 23, 2001 Steakhouse Studios, Los Angeles, CA Rough mix
Weezer Living Without You October 24, 2001 Steakhouse Studios, Los Angeles, CA "Very" rough mix (Round 2)
Weezer Living Without You October 24, 2001 Steakhouse Studios, Los Angeles, CA "Very" rough mix (Round 3)
Weezer Living Without You October 24, 2001 The Knitting Factory, Los Angeles, CA Filmed for HBO's Reverb. Did not air.
Weezer Living Without You October 25, 2001 Steakhouse Studios, Los Angeles, CA Rough mix
Weezer Living Without You October 26, 2001 Steakhouse Studios, Los Angeles, CA Rough mix
Weezer Living Without You October 27(?), 2001 Steakhouse Studios, Los Angeles, CA "Final CD" rough mix
Weezer Living Without You November 3, 2001 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Weezer Living Without You November 10, 2001 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Weezer Living Without You WEEZER-2001-11-20-San-Diego11-Living_Without_You_310.mp3 November 20, 2001 Cox Arena, San Diego, CA 2:54 Released on weezer.com
Weezer Living Without You WEEZER-2001-11-24-LongBeach11-Living_Without_You_310.mp3 November 23, 2001 Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA 2:53 Released on weezer.com
Weezer Living Without You November 29, 2001 Family Arena, St. Charles, MO 3:16 Released on weezer.com
Weezer Living Without You December 5, 2001 Value City Arena, Columbus, OH 2:50 Released on weezer.com
Weezer Living Without You December 6, 2001 Wings Stadium, Kalamazoo, MI 2:40 Released on weezer.com
Weezer Living Without You WEEZER-2002-01-07_03Living_Without_You_310.mp3 January 7, 2002 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA 2:48 Released on weezer.com
Weezer Living Without You WEEZER-2002-01-08_07Living_Without_You_310.mp3 January 8, 2002 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA 2:41 Released on weezer.com
Weezer Living Without You WEEZER-2002-01-10_07Living_Without_You_310.mp3 January 10, 2002 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA 2:48 Released on weezer.com
Weezer Living Without You WEEZER-2002-01-12_11Living_Without_You_310.mp3 January 12, 2002 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA 2:47 Released on weezer.com
Weezer Living Without You weezer-2002-04-02_living_without_you_310.mp3 April 2, 2002 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA 2:40 Maladroit (UK/Japan)
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Lyrics

I wanna go
To see your house
And see how you're living
(Living without you)

And if you care
I'm warning you
From such a distance
(Living without you)

And if you want to try
To speak to me again
I'll be your best of friends
Oh, and I want you, oh

The things you wrote
To cut me off
When I was trying
(Living without you)

To get with you
And be your friend
Made me feel so bad
(Living without you)

And if you want to try
To speak to me again
I'll be your best of friends
Oh, and I want you, oh

Yeah, sweet girl, I need you
Yeah, I think it could be so good

(Living without you)

And if you want to try
To speak to me again
I'll be your best of friends
Oh, and I want you, oh

Yeah, sweet girl, I need you
Yeah, I think it could be so good

See also