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Autopilot

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"Autopilot"
Autopilot cover
Album track by Weezer
Album Death to False Metal
Released November 2, 2010
Format CD, digital
Recorded 2007, additional recording 2010
Length 2:57
Label DGC Records
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Producer(s) Rick Rubin & Shawn Everett
Status officially released
Stream Play on spotify.png Spotify
Play on Apple Music.png Apple Music
Death to False Metal track listing
"The Odd Couple"
(08)
"Autopilot"
(09)
"Unbreak My Heart"
(10)
Deliverance at Hand! track listing
"Autopilot"
(1)
"Heart Songs"
(2)

"Autopilot" is the ninth track from the compilation Death to False Metal. The song was previously written in consideration for The Red Album.

Appearances

Overview

"Autopilot" was originally written by Rivers Cuomo for the 2007 demo compilation Deliverance at Hand!. The song features a bridge written to resemble a form of the BASIC programming language.

The song was recorded with Rick Rubin during the sessions for the band's eponymous 2008 album (The Red Album). The song's title first became known to fans upon that album's release via the deluxe edition's liner note booklet, which features scans of handwritten notes made during the album's recording sessions, including "Autopilot", accompanied by the note: "Love it!!!"

The song received further work in 2009 or 2010 with producer Shawn Everett. This version was later released on 2010's Death to False Metal. Cuomo's original demo appeared on the digital compilation Alone X: The Red-Raditude-Hurley Years, released on November 22, 2020.

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo Autopilot autopilot.mp3 2005 3:24 Alone X: The Red-Raditude-Hurley Years
Rivers Cuomo Autopilot 01 Autopilot 2.mp3 2007 3:45 Alone X: The Red-Raditude-Hurley Years Deliverance at Hand! demo
Rivers Cuomo Autopilot Autopilot (sped up).mp3 2007 3:31 Alone X: The Red-Raditude-Hurley Years Sped-up version of 01 Autopilot 2.mp3
Weezer Autopilot April—October 2007, January—Feburary 2008, 2010
  • Morning View, Malibu, CA
  • Zeitgeist Studios, Los Angeles, CA
2:57 Death to False Metal Recorded by Rick Rubin, received additional mixing and overdubs by Shawn Everett in 2010
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Audio

Lyrics

Death to False Metal liner notes lyric sheet

When I wake at the break of the morning
I ingest my two fried eggs
If a grain of the salt is missing
Then I go to the store and beg

Autopilot, whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh, yeah-yeah
I've got to get off the autopilot
Whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh, yeah-yeah
It's pissin' me off

When I walk to the park with my doggies
I collect all the things they leave
Then I put them up under the microscope
And I'm so impressed by what I see

Autopilot, whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh, yeah-yeah
I've got to get off the autopilot
Whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh, yeah-yeah
It's pissin' me off

There is passion in my heartache
Though I'm trained to stay in this state, this state
Ain't no matter how hard I try, I try
I will be here until I die, I die

10 INPUT "What is your name?"
20 PRINT "Hello"
30 REM
40 INPUT "How much cash do you want?"
50 FOR I = 1 TO N
60 PRINT S$ & REM
70 INPUT "go to the end"
80 IF (A$ = "be my friend") THEN PRINT
"Bad Command"

Autopilot, whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh, yeah-yeah
I've got to get off the autopilot
Whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh, yeah-yeah
It's pissin' me off
The autopilot
The autopilot
The autopilot
The autopilot

See also