O Girl

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"O Girl"
Demo by Weezer
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 477
COR# 170
Status Circulating
Live debut June 16, 2000
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"I Underestimated You"
(RC# 476)
"O-Girl"
(RC# 477)
"Nobody's Calling Me"
(RC# 478)
Not to be confused with "O Girlfriend"

"O Girl" (also rendered as "O-Girl") is a Weezer song demoed and performed live during the summer of 2000.

Appearances

Overview

"O Girl" was written by Rivers Cuomo in 2000. In 2015, Cuomo provided his own annotation for the song "Do You Wanna Get High?" on the website Genius.com, wherein he revealed that the real life girl alluded to in the song's lyrics was the same girlfriend from the songs "O Girlfriend" and "O Girl".

The song is not known to have been recorded as a solo demo by Cuomo, as no such recording is listed in the Recording History and the song was absent from the digital compilation Alone VII: The Green Years, released in 2020. "O Girl" is first known to have been demoed as a band at Cole Rehearsal Studios on May 3, 2000. The band performed the song several times over the summer, and some bootlegs and soundboard recordings have circulated online since. In November of 2001, Rivers Cuomo released a semi-official "album" comprised of soundboard recordings from the band's summer 2000 tour, edited down to be what Cuomo felt, at the time, better song structures. The "official" edit of "O Girl" omits the third verse ("O girl, you're trembling...") and a chorus section.

In 2011, during a fan interview on Ustream, Brian Bell named "O Girl" as one of his favorite unreleased Weezer tracks.[citation needed]In 2011, on the fan forum All Things Weezer, Pat Wilson joked that the song was scrapped "because [he] liked it!" [1]

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Weezer O Girl May 3, 2000[2] Cole Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA Band rehearsal.
Weezer O Girl ? ? ? 2:44 Circulated online. Location unknown.
Weezer O Girl July 2000[3] ? "Tour demo" soundboard from show or soundcheck. Show unknown.
Weezer O Girl September 2000[3] ? "Tour demo" soundboard from show or soundcheck. Show unknown.
Weezer O Girl WEEZER-2000-summer-02_O_Girl_170.mp3 August 27, 2000 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence, RI 1:57 Summer Songs 2000 ("album") Shortened version of live recording.

Live performances

Audio

Personnel

Lyrics

O girl, you look sad
Burnt out and half gone mad
Filth crowding up the place
Tears on your face

O girl, you're scared to move
You don't wanna have to prove
That you're among the sane
Hiding away

O girl, I thought you a flirt
And too shallow to get hurt
But now I see in your eyes
The pain that can't be just lies
You're like me

O girl, you're trembling
Blank stare, dissembling
That you're among the sane
Hiding away

O girl, I thought you a flirt
And too shallow to get hurt
But now I see in your eyes
The pain that can't be just lies
You're like me

O girl

See Also

References

  1. Wilson, Patrick (thefranklinmint) "How did "O Girl" ever slip through?" All Things Weezer. 12 September 2011. https://allthingsweezer.com/index.php?threads/how-did-quot-o-girl-quot-ever-slip-through.25509/page-2#post-703478 Screenshot archived on Weezerpedia https://www.weezerpedia.com/wiki/File:Atw-thefranklinmint-ogirl.png
  2. Koch, Karl. Weezer Recording History - Page 12
  3. 3.0 3.1 Koch, Karl. Weezer Recording History - Page 12