Mansion of Cardboard

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"Mansion of Cardboard"
Demo by Weezer
Released 2002
Format MP3
Recorded 2002
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 615
COR# 295
Status Demos circulating
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"Faith in the Light"
(RC# 614)
"Mansion of Cardboard"
(RC# 615)
"How Long?"
(RC# 616)
This song is part of the "Mansion of Cardboard" (COR# 295) lineage of songs

"Mansion of Cardboard" is a song demoed by Weezer in 2002 in early contention for the band's planned fifth album.

Appearances

Overview

Following completion on the band's fourth album, Maladroit, Weezer immediately began work on a planned fifth album, recording new demos throughout the spring and summer of 2002. Three demos of "Mansion of Cardboard" were shared with fans on the band's official website. Ultimately, all of the demos from the aforementioned sessions were scrapped, and the band's fifth album would not see release until 2005.

"Mansion of Cardboard" is a lyrical reworking of the song "So Low," which was performed live by the band several times in 2001 and demoed in consideration for Maladroit.

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
For previous demos, see "So Low"
Rivers Cuomo mansion of cardboard strum.mp3 2001(?) 0:29 Alone VIII: The Maladroit Years
Weezer Mansion of Cardboard weezer-2002-06-29_mansion_of_cardboard_295.mp3 June 29, 2002 Sunset Sound Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:37 Released on weezer.com
Weezer Mansion of Cardboard weezer-2002-07-02_mansion_of_cardboard_295.mp3 July 2, 2002 Sunset Sound Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:31 Released on weezer.com
Weezer Mansion of Cardboard weezer-2002-07-16_mansion_of_cardboard_295.mp3 July 16, 2002 The Lodge Recording Studios, Indianapolis, IN 3:30 Released on weezer.com
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Personnel

Audio

Lyrics

Overcoat
Old wool cap
Leather gloves
Hide the fat

In a world made of tears
He is safe from his fears
On his own
He's on his own
And he likes it that way

Thoughts arise
Theories gel
Bearing fruit
Giving smell

It's the happiest day
When he moves far away
From the crowd
The curious crowd
And he wants them to

Stand back, the old man's snoring heavy
Down underneath the bridge, he's got his
Mansion of cardboard slats
And it's enough

It's the happiest day
When he moves far away
From the crowd
The curious crowd
And he wants them to

Stand back, the old man's snoring heavy
Down underneath the bridge, he's got his
Mansion of cardboard slats
And it's enough
Stand back, the old man's snoring heavy
Down underneath the bridge, he's got his
Mansion of cardboard slats
And it's enough

See also