The Futurescope Trilogy
The Futurescope Trilogy is a three-part suite of songs from Weezer's 2014 album Everything Will Be Alright in the End. It is found on tracks 11, 12, and 13. An early version of the album, leaked in 2017, features the three songs as one track, titled "Wasteland / My Mystery / Resurrection". The name "Futurescope" refers to an oscilloscope-like device seen in the YouTube teasers for the album. According to the script for the videos, the Futurescope was created by character Joe Laffoley, and shows him images from the future, which he studies in hopes of answering his three burning questions: How to find a girl, how to find fame, and how to find his father.
|The Futurescope Trilogy|
|11.||"I. The Waste Land"||Cuomo||1:56|
|13.||"III. Return to Ithaka"||Cuomo||2:17|
Part I: The Waste Land
This part is instrumental. However, in the album's fold-out lyric booklet, the track is listed with the phrase "Lasciate ogne Speranza, voi ch'intrate". This translates from Italian as "Abandon all hope, ye who enter here." This is a reference to the inscription on the Gates of Hell in Dante's Inferno.
Part II: Anonymous
I don't even know your name
No, I don't know the words to say
So I call you Anonymous
So I look at my life
Look at my friends
Look in the eyes of my enemy
It's all just a gift that I am going to give to you
Now I know, know what to call you
What to call you
Part III: Return to Ithaka
This part, like "The Waste Land", is an instrumental. Instead of lyrics, the liner notes for the album feature a short passage, rendered in ancient Greek, from Homer's Odyssey.