|Album track by Weezer|
|Album||Everything Will Be Alright in the End|
|Released||October 7, 2014|
|Recorded||2014, The Village, Los Angeles, CA|
|Live debut||October 16, 2014|
|Everything Will Be Alright in the End track listing|
"Anonymous" (formerly "My Mystery") is the twelfth track on Everything Will Be Alright in the End. It is the second of a three-part suite, "The Futurescope Trilogy," which concludes the album.
"Anonymous" is the final song in the "Patriarchia" thematic grouping alluded to in the album's liner notes and supplemental materials (alongside "Eulogy for a Rock Band," "The British Are Coming," and "Foolish Father"), comprising songs about fathers (both literal and metaphorical).
"Anonymous" was written by Rivers Cuomo at some point between 2011 and 2014, and underwent dozens of demo iterations. These original demos featured verse lyrics eventually excised from the final release of the song. While Weezer were in the studio, the song was briefly re-titled "My Mystery," and the song was initially previewed as such in a pre-release teaser video on the band's YouTube account. This version was part of an early mix of the album leaked online in December of 2017. Cuomo's demos of the song were released as part of the digital compilation Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years in 2020.
- Rivers Cuomo – guitar, lead vocals
- Patrick Wilson – drums
- Brian Bell – guitar, backing vocals
- Scott Shriner – bass guitar, backing vocals
- Ric Ocasek - producer
I don't even know your name
Demo (ver. 7)
I approach you most humbly
- ↑ Weezer "EWBAITE 11 "My Mystery"" YouTube. 2 July 2014. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0H2puQ-5OQ