Why Can't You Shut Your Mouth?

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"Why Can't You Shut Your Mouth?"
Demo by Rivers Cuomo
Album Deliverance at Hand!
Recorded 2007
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Producer Rivers Cuomo
Status unreleased
Deliverance at Hand! track listing
"Run Over By a Truck"
(14)
"Why Can't You Shut Your Mouth?"
(15)
"The Odd Couple"
(16)

"Why Can't You Shut Your Mouth?" (also known as "Shut Your Mouth") is a demo recorded by Rivers Cuomo in 2007 as a potential song for Weezer's then-planned sixth album (what would eventually be released as The Red Album).

Background

"Why Can't You Shut Your Mouth?" was demoed as the 15th track on Deliverance at Hand!, a collection of demos of potential Red Album songs. A booklet of the lyrics for Deliverance at Hand! were obtained and shared online by user okaybrazilian in 2018. A 2007 demo of the song (compiled June 21, 2007, according to the file's metadata) was leaked online on November 7, 2020.

Lyrics

You tell me everything
At night my ears still ring
I hear you when I sleep
You drive yourself in deep

Why can't you shut your mouth?
Pack up and fly down south
I want to be alone
And you're always in my home
Why can't you go your way
Pack up and leave today
I want to do my thing
But you always go to sing

All of your inner pain
Is driving me insane
I want to block it out
Cuz I can't help you out

Why can't you shut your mouth?
Pack up and fly down south
I want to be alone
And you're always in my home
Why can't you take a rest
Leave something on your chest
There will be another day
And you're gonna have your say

Everyone comes and everyone goes
Everyone comes and everyone goes
Why do you think we already know?
Why do you think we already know?
Everyone comes and everyone goes
Everyone comes and everyone goes

Why can't you shut your mouth?
Pack up and fly down south
I want to be alone
And you're always in my home
Why can't you shut your mouth?
Why can't you shut your mouth?
Why can't you shut your mouth?
I want to be alone

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