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Old Man

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"Old Man"
Old Man cover
Demo by Rivers Cuomo
Album Alone V: Before Weezer
Released 2020
Recorded August 1991
Length 3:25
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo, Patrick Wilson(?)
RC# 105
Status Demo circulating
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"Oh Geez"
(RC# 104)
"Old Man"
(RC# 105)
"The World Has Turned and Left Me Here"
(RC# 106)

"Old Man" is a song demoed by Rivers Cuomo and Patrick Wilson in 1991. The song appeared on the digital compilation Alone V: Before Weezer in 2020.

Appearances

Overview

"Old Man" was demoed by Cuomo and Wilson in August of 1991. Cuomo uploaded a scan of the song's lyrics to his website in the early 2000s. The demo was released as part of the digital compilation Alone IV: Before Weezer in 2020. The song's inclusion on Alone V is an apparent error, due to the presence of Wilson on the recording. The extent of Wilson's contribution to the songwriting is unknown.

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Old Man 13 Old Man.mp3 August 1991[1] 2:37 Alone V: Before Weezer
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Lyrics

Lyrics for "Old Man"

She waits patiently for the RTD
Sporting a fine blue wig
The bus comes and she gets herself on
Rolling down boulevard

We have no goals
And we have no point of view
Or reference
We have no place
But the space that we are given
So take

He walks down to the edge of the creek bed
It's gone dry this year
He sold his land to the man with the biggest hand
Left his leash without a dog on the end

So here we stand wondering what to say to you

We have no goals
And we have no point of view
Or reference
We have no place
But the space that we are given
So take

I'm gonna try
Do it for my grandma
And I'm gonna try
Do it for my mother
And I'm gonna try

See also