Why Can't You Be There?

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"Why Can't You Be There?"
Why Can't You Be There? cover
Demo by Rivers Cuomo
Album Patrick & Rivers
Recorded 1992
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo, Patrick Wilson
RC# 135
Status Released
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"The Bottle of Wine Song"
(RC# 134)
"Why Can't You Be There?"
(RC# 135)
"Why Do We Hurt Each Other?"
(RC# 135)

"Why Can't You Be There?" is a song written by Rivers Cuomo and Pat Wilson in 1992. Demos of the song were released as part of the Patrick & Rivers demo compilation on December 9, 2020.

Appearances

Overview

Weezer demoed the song (without lyrics) at an early rehearsal in April of 1992[1]. Cuomo and Wilson recorded demos of the song the following month. The song was first heard when it was released as part of the digital compilation Patrick & Rivers on December 9, 2020.

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Weezer Why Can't You Be There? April(?) 1992 2226 Amherst Avenue, Los Angeles, CA Take 1. No vocals. Take breaks down.
Weezer Why Can't You Be There? April(?) 1992 2226 Amherst Avenue, Los Angeles, CA Take 2. No vocals.
Rivers Cuomo, Pat Wilson Why Can't You Be There? 04 Why Can't You Be There.mp3 March—May 1992 2226 Amherst Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 1:53 Monterey Jack
Patrick & Rivers
Shorter version. Ends with joke lyrics by Pat Wilson.
Rivers Cuomo, Pat Wilson Why Can't You Be There? why can't you be there     3.mp3 March—May 1992 2226 Amherst Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 2:33 Monterey Jack
Patrick & Rivers

Lyrics

Why can't you be there
So you can help her?
The bees are out again
One year in every ten

Why can't you be there
So you can hold her?
Way back in Boston town (way back in Wellesley)
Where she is hurting so

(Why can't you be there?)
Why can't you be there?

Why don't you go there
So you can soothe her?
The bees are stinging her
But you don't go home (I want to know her ?)

Why can't you be there (Why can't you be there?)
So you can save her?
The bees are killing her
Way back in Boston town

(Why can't you be there?)
Why can't you be there?

Why can't you be there
So you can help her?
The bees are out again
One year in every ten

Why can't you be there (Why can't you be there?)
So you can hold her?
Way back in Boston town (Why can't you be there?)
Why can't you be there?

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