Unspoken

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"Unspoken"
Unspoken cover
Album track by Weezer
Album Hurley
Released September 14, 2010
Length 3:01
Label Epitaph Records
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Producer(s) Rivers Cuomo, Shawn Everett
Status Officially released
Live debut October 1, 2010
Stream Play on spotify.png Spotify
Play on Apple Music.png Apple Music
Hurley track listing
"Trainwrecks"
(3)
"Unspoken"
(4)
"Where's My Sex?"
(5)

"Unspoken" is the fourth track on Hurley.

Appearances

Overview


Rivers Cuomo head.png
"Unspoken" was written right after I got married and after living alone for so many years, having everything exactly how I wanted it, suddenly I'm living with somebody else and I have to start making compromises in my lifestyle and boy, part of my mind was really unhappy about having to compromise. It was just a real adjustment coming from my previous lifestyle.


- Rivers Cuomo, Spin Q&A, 2010[1]

Contemporary jazz musician Greg Vail plays flute on this song. A remix of the song by musician Sam Farrar appeared on the Japanese CD release of Hurley.

"Unspoken" has been performed in concert only twice, to date. The song has been performed multiple times for other outlets, however. The band performed the song for Guitar Center[2] as well as for AOL subsidiary Cambio Music,[3] and Cuomo performed the song solo for Rolling Stone.[4]

Live performances

Personnel

Audio/Video

Lyrics

Every morning, every day
I am hopin' for a chance to get away
In the evening, every night
I am dreamin' of a chance to make it right
Every chance that I get
I am placin' a bet
On the sun in the sky

And if you take this away from me
I'll never forgive you, can't you see
Our life will be broken
Our hate will be unspoken

I can feel those metal chains
And they're holding back the hope that keeps me sane
I can fight back, yes I can
'Cause I'm strong enough to show you I'm a man
And I hate what you do
When your poison seeps through
And you're laughin' at me

And if you take this away from me
I'll never forgive you, can't you see
Our life will be broken
Our hate will be unspoken

Every chance that I get
I am placin' a bet
On the sun in the sky
As it sets out of sight
And I hate what you do
When your poison seeps through
And you're laughing at me

And if you take this away from me
I'll never forgive you, can't you see
Our life will be broken
Our hate will be unspoken

See also

  1. Gaston, Peter. 10 August 2010https://www.spin.com/2010/08/qa-rivers-cuomo-weezer/
  2. Guitar Center "Weezer "Unspoken" on Guitar Center Sessions" YouTube. 21 January 2011. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=durb6fvg5CY
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fggZlKIIzns
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUqBSnHt26c