Beautiful Lies

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"Beautiful Lies"
Beautiful Lies cover
Demo by Rivers Cuomo
Albums Alone XII: The White Year
Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Years
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Status released

This song is part of the "Weekend Woman" lineage of songs

"Beautiful Lies" is a song written by Rivers Cuomo. The demo was released as part of the digital compilation Alone XII: The White Year.

Appearances

Overview

On April 14, 2016, a Weezer Fan Club user made a post on the official Facebook group asking Cuomo if he would post more lyric annotations on the website Genius.com[1]. In the thread, Cuomo replied "i'd have to go back and look at my notes. i kinda forget everything i work on after a few days. I could tell you tons about BEAUTIFUL LIES or GUN IT!"[2]

This song's chorus was later appropriated as the bridge of the 2017 Pacific Daydream song "Weekend Woman". Cuomo's original demos were released in 2020 and 2021, as part of the digital compilations Alone XII: The White Year and Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Years, respectively.

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo Beautiful Lies Beautiful Lies   2 @126.mp3 2015 2:20 Alone XII: The White Year
Rivers Cuomo Beautiful Lies Beautiful Lies   3 tweaked chorus melody  @128.mp3 20162017 2:18 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Years
Rivers Cuomo Beautiful Lies Beautiful Lies   4 no drums @64.mp3 20162017 2:18 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Years Vocals and keyboard track
Rivers Cuomo Beautiful Lies Beautiful Lies   4 INST @64.mp3 20162017 2:18 Alone XIII: The Pacific Daydream Years Instrumental track
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Lyrics

Beautiful Lies (ver. 2)

I came to New York for rock and roll
Trying to save the white man's soul
There's something that you should probably know
Whoa, whoa
I don't mean to cross you up
My whole being cries out for love
Sometimes a man can't help what he does
Whoa, whoa

I won't believe your beautiful lies
You don't have to die to go to heaven
I won't believe your beautiful lies
It almost makes me feel young again

Your father used to go on trips
As Santa Claus with a bag of gifts
It's so hard not to fall for this
Whoa, whoa
Curled up like a little girl
Your white shoes are so beautiful
But some things are not forgivable
Whoa, whoa

I won't believe your beautiful lies
You don't have to die to go to heaven
I won't believe your beautiful lies
It almost makes me feel young again

See also