Please Pick Up the Phone

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"Please Pick Up the Phone"
Please Pick Up the Phone cover
Demo by Rivers Cuomo
Album Monterey Jack
Recorded February 1993
Length 3:23
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 144
Status Released
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"Say It Ain't So"
(RC# 143)
"Please Pick Up the Phone"
(RC# 144)
"Ooh"
(RC# 145)

"Please Pick Up the Phone" is a demo by Rivers Cuomo. The song was later reworked into the Weezer b-side "Mykel and Carli".

Appearances

Overview

According to the Weezer Recording History, "Please Pick Up the Phone" was recorded in February of 1993. A photo of Cuomo's handwritten lyrics were posted to riverscuomo.com in 2002. The song later formed the basis for the Weezer b-side "Mykel and Carli". The demo was first heard by fans on November 7, 2020, when it was leaked online through the demo storefront on riverscuomo.com. The song was sold to a single fan a few days later upon the storefront's launch on November 11, and was made available to all users on November 22, when it was included as part of the digital compilation Alone IV: The Blue-Pinkerton Years.

Audio

Lyrics

Handwritten lyrics

Handwritten lyrics for "Please Pick Up the Phone"

Please pick up the phone
Let me know you're home
Let me know you care
Let me know you're there
I heard something today
That blew my mind away
Please pick up the phone right now
And make me feel O.K.

Johnny heard from Marge
Marge, she heard from Kate
If you got something to say
Go ahead, make my day
I just hate to have to find out this way

Oh, oh, my darling
Take me as I am (Oh, darling)

Johnny heard from Marge
Marge, she heard from Kate
If you got something to say
Go ahead; make my day
I just hate to have to find out this way

Oh, oh, my darling
Take me as I am

See also