QB Blitz

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"QB Blitz"
QB Blitz cover
Album track by Weezer
Album Pacific Daydream
Released October 27, 2017
Length 3:17
Label Crush Music/Atlantic Records
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Producer(s) Butch Walker
Status Officially released
Stream Play on spotify.png Spotify
Play on Apple Music.png Apple Music
Pacific Daydream track listing
"Weekend Woman"
(5)
"QB Blitz"
(6)
"Sweet Mary"
(7)

"QB Blitz" is the sixth track from Pacific Daydream

Appearances

Overview


Rivers Cuomo head.png
"QB Blitz" is about another person in my creative life, a collaborator. That one’s ultimately about disappointment with decisions that had been made, and that feeling of, "Why did I trust other people when I should have just been going with my own creative instincts?" I just need to get back in touch with my instincts and go for it, rather than relying on the advice of the experts.


- Rivers Cuomo, Upset interview, November 2017[1]

"QB Blitz" was inspired by the lack of commercial breakthrough with Weezer's previous album (the self-titled White Album) following the band's signing to Crush Management[2] (ironically, Pacific Daydream would perform even more poorly than The White Album, having the lowest peak position on the Billboard 200 of the band's career, at the time of release[3]). Cuomo said of the song's title, "The phrase...just came to me while writing stream of consciousness. Maybe it means I have to resort to drastic measures after being frustrated with more conservative play." "QB Blitz" references the ice planet of Hoth from the Star Wars film The Empire Strikes Back. According to Cuomo, the "algebra" lyric was inspired by his inability to get his wife to take a Khan Academy algebra course with him.[4] Cuomo's interest in algebra later led to his interest in computer programming.

Demos of "QB Blitz" were released as part of the digital demo compilation Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Years in 2021.

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo QB Blitz QB Blitz   1 @100.mp3 20162017 0:28 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Years
Rivers Cuomo QB Blitz QB Blitz   3 drums @99.mp3 20162017 0:38 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Years
Rivers Cuomo QB Blitz QB Blitz   4 verse @98.mp3 20162017 3:01 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Years
Rivers Cuomo QB Blitz QB Blitz   5 lyric tweaks @98.mp3 20162017 2:17 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Years
Rivers Cuomo QB Blitz QB Blitz   6 soft @98.mp3 20162017 2:12 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Years
Rivers Cuomo QB Blitz QB Blitz   8 weezer @101.mp3 20162017 2:13 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Years
Rivers Cuomo QB Blitz QB Blitz   9 qb bridge @101.mp3 20162017 3:24 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Years Bridge from "Any Friend of Diane's"
Rivers Cuomo QB Blitz QB Blitz   11 music box @102.mp3 20162017 2:10 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Years
Rivers Cuomo QB Blitz QB Blitz   13 @102.mp3 20162017 3:22 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Years "Gonna hang out with Miley" bridge
Weezer(?) QB Blitz QB BLITZ 6.9.17.mp3 June 9, 2017
Weezer(?) QB Blitz QB BLITZ 7.19.17_01.mp3 July 19, 2017
Weezer(?) QB Blitz QB BLITZ.ld.2ndpass.mp3 2017(?)
Weezer QB Blitz 2017 Ruby Red Productions, Santa Monica, CA 3:17 Pacific Daydream
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Lyrics

Album Version

All of my conversations die a painful death, you see
I can't get anyone to do algebra with me
It's hard to make real friends
My friends have lots of friends
I don't hang out enough
Take drugs and learn to love

This intercom is broken into pieces
I gotta call my QB blitz, B blitz
Out on the ice fields of Hoth
I'll be, I'll be missing you like oxygen, xygen
Whoa oh, whoa oh, whoa oh
I'll be missing you like oxygen

I want to have the feeling someone's in love with me
You gotta choose between the internet and me
People don't bring me joy
I think you get the point
I'm on an epic quest
Pursuit of happiness

This intercom is broken into pieces
I gotta call my QB blitz, B blitz
Out on the ice fields of Hoth
I'll be, I'll be missing you like oxygen, xygen
Whoa oh, whoa oh, whoa oh
I'll be missing you like oxygen

Sing for the moment
Little place on the ocean
In the middle of a snowdrift
We're alone in the universe
Sing for the moment
Put a paper lantern over the light
Sing for the moment

This intercom is broken into pieces
I gotta call my QB blitz, B blitz
Out on the ice fields of Hoth
I'll be, I'll be missing you like oxygen, xygen
Whoa oh, whoa oh, whoa oh
I'll be missing you like oxygen

QB Blitz (ver. 9)

All of my conversations die a painful death, you see
I can't get anyone to do algebra with me
It's hard to make real friends
Kanye has lots of friends
I don't hang out enough
Take drugs and learn to love

This intercom is broken into pieces
I gotta call my QB blitz, B blitz
Out on the ice fields of Hoth
I'll be, I'll be missing you like oxygen
Whoa oh, whoa oh, whoa oh
I'll be missing you like oxygen

I want to have a feeling someone's in love with me
You gotta choose between the Internet and me
People don't bring me joy
I gotta get out of this joint
I should have stayed in Detroit
I think you get the point

This intercom is broken into pieces
I gotta call my QB blitz, B blitz
Out on the ice fields of Hoth
I'll be, I'll be missing you like oxygen
Whoa oh, whoa oh, whoa oh
I'll be missing you like oxygen

We'll go down to the bank of the river
And we'll wash our dirty hands
Been hanging around in a cloud of shame
But it's time for us to taste the cold water
We'll go down to the bank of the river
And we'll wash our dirty hands
Been hanging around in a cloud of shame
But it's time for us to taste the cold water

This intercom is broken into pieces
I gotta call my QB blitz, B blitz
Out on the ice fields of Hoth
I'll be, I'll be missing you like oxygen
Whoa oh, whoa oh, whoa oh
I'll be missing you like oxygen

QB Blitz (ver. 13)

All of my conversations die a painful death, you see
I can't get anyone to do algebra with me
It's hard to make real friends
Kanye has lots of friends
I don't hang out enough
Take drugs and learn to love

This intercom is broken into pieces
I gotta call my QB blitz, B blitz
Out on the ice fields of Hoth
I'll be, I'll be missing you like oxygen
Whoa oh, whoa oh, whoa oh
I'll be missing you like oxygen

I want to have a feeling someone's in love with me
You got to choose between the Internet and me
People don't bring me joy
I gotta get out of this joint
I should have stayed in Detroit
I think you get the point

This intercom is broken into pieces
I gotta call my QB blitz, B blitz
Out on the ice fields of Hoth
I'll be, I'll be missing you like oxygen
Whoa oh, whoa oh, whoa oh
I'll be missing you like oxygen

Gonna hang out with Miley
She's so freaking style-y
I swear you will find me
Tripping down to the candy store
Gonna hang out with Miley
Jesus will protect me
Put a paper lantern over the light
Gonna hang out with Miley

This intercom is broken into pieces
I gotta call my QB blitz, B blitz
Out on the ice fields of Hoth
I'll be, I'll be missing you like oxygen
Whoa oh, whoa oh, whoa oh
I'll be missing you like oxygen

See also

  1. Shutler, Ali. "Only in Dreams" Upset Magazine, November 2017. pg. 24. https://issuu.com/upsetmag/docs/upset__november_2017
  2. Riverpedia. https://books-r-fun.herokuapp.com/wiki/QB%20Blitz
  3. "Weezer Album & Song Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. https://www.billboard.com/artist/weezer/chart-history/tlp/
  4. Hilton, Robin. "How Weezer Traded Power Chords For Pop: A Conversation With Rivers Cuomo" NPR. 27 October 2017. https://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2017/10/27/560044425/how-weezer-traded-power-chords-for-pop