The Formula
"The Formula" | ||
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Demo by Rivers Cuomo | ||
Album | Alone IX: The Make Believe Years | |
Recorded | 2003 | |
Length | 4:41 | |
Writer(s) | Rivers Cuomo | |
COR# | 433 | |
Status | Released |
"The Formula" is a song demoed by Weezer in contention for the band's fifth album, Make Believe.
Appearances
Overview
"The Formula" was demoed several times by Weezer from 2003 through 2004.^{[1]} An acoustic demo by Rivers Cuomo was released as part of the demo compilation Alone IX: The Make Believe Years in 2020. The song shares a Catalog O' Riffs number with a song titled "Let Me Go."^{[1]}
Known recordings
Performer(s) | Title | Filename | Date of recording | Recording location | Length | Appeared on | Notes |
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Rivers Cuomo | The Formula | 05 The formula.mp3 | 2003 | 4:41 | Alone IX: The Make Believe Years | ||
Rivers Cuomo, Scott Shriner, Luke Adams, Jimmy Messner | The Formula | March 21, 2003^{[1]} | S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA | ||||
Rivers Cuomo, ? | The Formula | March 25, 2003^{[1]} | S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA | ||||
Rivers Cuomo, Andrew Scott, Patrick Pentland, Chris Murphy | The Formula | March 26, 2003^{[1]} | S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA | ||||
Rivers Cuomo, Brian Bell, Scott Shriner, Jerome(?) | The Formula | April 2, 2003^{[1]} | S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA | ||||
Weezer | The Formula | April 6, 2003^{[1]} | S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA | ||||
Weezer | The Formula | May 21, 2003^{[1]} | S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA | ||||
Weezer | The Formula | June 21, 2003^{[1]} | Rod Cervera's studio | ||||
Weezer(?) | The Formula | August 3, 2003^{[1]} | Rod Cervera's studio | "Click version"; acoustic | |||
Weezer(?) | The Formula | August 3, 2003^{[1]} | Rod Cervera's studio | "No click version"; acoustic | |||
Weezer | The Formula | November 11, 2003^{[1]} | Swing House Studios, Los Angeles, CA | ||||
Weezer | The Formula | November 28, 2003^{[1]} | Swing House Studios, Los Angeles, CA | ||||
Weezer | The Formula | 2003—2004^{[2]} | Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA |
Lyrics
2003 demo
I've got to ease this mental suffering
I've got to end this state of mind
I've got to stop this self-abusing
I'm getting harsher all the time
'Cause I'm waiting for the answer to come along
Waiting for the answer to soothe me like a song
Waiting for the answer, I just can't get it wrong
Somebody break my heart
Somebody break my heart
Somebody burn the formula
Somebody burn the formula
I've calculated all the fractals
I've factored in the formula
I've figured out the final lesson
The lesson is I'm giving up
'Cause I'm waiting for the answer to come along
Waiting for the answer to soothe me like a song
Waiting for the answer, just can't do it wrong
Somebody break my heart
Somebody break my heart
Somebody burn the formula
Somebody burn the formula
'Cause I'm waiting for the answer to come along
Waiting for the answer to soothe me like a song
Waiting for the answer, just can't get it wrong
Get it wrong
Somebody break my heart
Somebody break my heart
Somebody burn the formula
Somebody burn the formula
Somebody warn me what could be
If I let[...]
Oh, oh
Somebody burn the formula
See also
Weezerpedia's Tablature Project has material related to "The Formula". |
- S.I.R. Demos
- The Catalog O' Riffs
- Office demos
- riverscuomo.com demos
- Alone IX: The Make Believe Years
References
- ↑ ^{1.00} ^{1.01} ^{1.02} ^{1.03} ^{1.04} ^{1.05} ^{1.06} ^{1.07} ^{1.08} ^{1.09} ^{1.10} ^{1.11} ^{1.12} Weezer Recording History - Page 14
- ↑ Weezer Recording History - Page 15