New Joint

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"New Joint"
Demo by Weezer
Length 2:29
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 376
COR# 73
Status Circulating
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"Sepultura"
(RC# 375)
"New Joint"
(RC# 376)
"Kilimanjaro"
(RC# 377)

"New Joint" (previously "Roomate") is an unreleased song by Weezer.

Overview

"New Joint was first demoed by Rivers Cuomo at some point in 1999. Two of Cuomo's demos from 1999 were released in 2020 as part of the Alone VI: The Black Room bundle.

The song was later demoed twice by Weezer at Cuomo's home studio in October of 2000. The song was likely attempted again in November (although the Recording History erroneously lists the song's alternate title as "Hammer Time"), before the song was abandoned by the band. The track was never officially released, but a recording circulates online among fans.

Another demo was recorded by Cuomo, likely in November of 2008. This version features new lyrics and a new chorus. Two different mixes of this version were temporarily released on the 2020 Alone VII: The Green Years bundle, one with vocals (noted as being recorded on November 15) and one without. Despite being released in the bundle on December 15 of 2020, both of these files were removed a day later, likely due to producer and songwriter Mike Elizondo's writing credit in the file's tags.

Audio

Lyrics (1999 and 2000)

Hey, get off my back
What’s up with you
Riding my crack
Like such an egomaniac?
To the point
I got a new joint

Hey, try calming down
Get both your feet
Back on the ground
Maybe you need
Another town
And viewpoint
I got a new joint

Now, yeah
Now, yeah
Goodbye

Lose the attitude
You think it’s tough
I think it’s rude
I caught you snacking on my food
To the point
I got a new joint

Personnel

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