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Underground cover
Cover art for Alone V
Demo by Rivers Cuomo
Album Alone V: Before Weezer
Recorded 1991
Length 2:28
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 103
Status Demo Circulating
Live debut April 7, 1992 in Los Angeles, CA
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"Crazy rock and rollers"
(RC# 101)
(RC# 103)
"Oh Geez!"
(RC# 104)

"Underground" (also known as "Sing to Me Slow"[1] and "The Hermit Song"[2]) is a song written by Rivers Cuomo in 1991.



Rivers reacts to the advent of "grunge" music. Song is deemed too.... something... for 60WS.
Karl Koch's description of "Underground," Weezer Recording History

Cuomo recorded a song fragment titled "Sing to Me Slow" to his 8-track while living at 2914 Urban Ave. in West Los Angeles during the summer of 1991, and demoed it again under the title "Underground" in late summer or fall of that same year.[1]

The band that would later become known as Weezer formed on February 15, 1992. During one of the band's earliest practice sessions, "Underground" was rehearsed.[3] According to Karl Koch, "Underground" was never quite a Sixty Wrong Sausages song and "never settled in" as a Weezer track.[3] The song is known to have been performed live once, acoustically, at Weezer's third-ever show, on April 7, 1992 at 8121 Club in Los Angeles.

Cuomo uploaded hand-typed lyrics for "Underground" to his website in the early 2000s. The song would not be heard by fans until it was leaked online in early November of 2020, a few weeks before it was made available for purchase as part of the digital demo compilation Alone V: Before Weezer.

Live performances


Lyrics for "Underground"

Once upon a time, in rock and roll history

Hold me like the water
And throw me like the sun
Run from me as the wind blows
And take me underground
I want to be with you
I want to be with you
I want to hide with you
Deep inside the earth

I've got all the food to eat
And I've got all the air to breathe
You've got everything else I need
So take me underground with you

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo Sing to Me Slow Summer 1991[1] 2914 Urban Ave., Santa Monica, CA
Rivers Cuomo Underground 11 Underground.mp3 Fall 1991[1] 2:28 Alone V: Before Weezer
Weezer Underground February 16, 1992 T.K. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA Rehearsal
Weezer Underground April 7, 1992 8121 Club, Los Angeles, CA Live performance, taped by Karl Koch
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