Blowin' My Stack

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"Blowin' My Stack"
Blowin' My Stack cover
Album track by Weezer
Album Death to False Metal
Released November 2, 2010
Format CD
Recorded 2003
additional recordings 2010
Length 3:44
Label DGC Records
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo[a]
COR# 506
Producer(s) Chad Bamford
Status officially released
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Professional reviews
Death to False Metal track listing
"I Don't Want Your Lovin'"
(02)
"Blowin' My Stack"
(03)
"Losing My Mind"
(04)

"Blowin' My Stack" is the third track on Death to False Metal.

Appearances

Overview

"Blowin' My Stack" is first known to have been rehearsed at S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios in Los Angeles, CA sometime in May of 2003.[1] The song continued to be rehearsed throughout 2003 and 2004, including as an acoustic office demo, and was worked on as a possible track for the band's fifth album, Make Believe. Although it did not appear on that album, it was brought back and reworked for the compilation album Death to False Metal in 2010. According to an interview with Karl Koch in 2017, the original version of the song was darker, "mean", and possibly in a minor-key. Koch likened hearing the newer version to hearing a song played back at the wrong speed, and expressed a preference for the original version.[2]

Reception

The song received a positive review from Teenage Victory Songs, representing the positive reception that the band's more diehard fan base has shown the song. TVS included the song in "The Very Best."

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Weezer Blowin' My Stack May 2003[1] S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA Rehearsal
Weezer Blowin' My Stack May 20, 2003[1] S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA Rehearsal
Weezer Blowin' My Stack May 21, 2003[1] S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA Rehearsal
Weezer Blowin' My Stack August 3, 2003[1] Rod Cervera's studio, Los Angeles, CA Acoustic session
Weezer Blowin' My Stack August 3, 2003[1] Rod Cervera's studio, Los Angeles, CA Acoustic session
Weezer Blowin' My Stack November 4, 2003[1] 8295 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA Acoustic demo, rejected take
Weezer Blowin' My Stack November 4, 2003[1] 8295 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA Acoustic demo, rejected take 2
Weezer Blowin' My Stack November 4, 2003[1] 8295 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA Acoustic demo, best take
Weezer Blowin' My Stack November 5, 2003[1] Swing House Studios, Los Angeles, CA Electric demo, with Rick Rubin
Weezer Blowin' My Stack November 5, 2003[1] Swing House Studios, Los Angeles, CA Electric demo, with Rick Rubin, best take
Weezer Blowin' My Stack November 7, 2003[1] Swing House Studios, Los Angeles, CA Electric demo, with Rick Rubin
Weezer Blowin' My Stack November 7, 2003[1] Swing House Studios, Los Angeles, CA Electric demo, with Rick Rubin
Weezer Blowin' My Stack November 7, 2003[1] Swing House Studios, Los Angeles, CA Electric demo, with Rick Rubin, best take
Weezer Blowin' My Stack November 13, 2003[1] Swing House Studios, Los Angeles, CA With Rick Rubin
Weezer Blowin' My Stack December 19, 2003January 30, 2004[3] Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Weezer Blowin' My Stack 2003/2004(?), 2010 ? 3:44 Death to False Metal
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Audio

Lyrics

Death to False Metal liner notes lyric sheet

Woe is me, I’m standing in line
For the first time in a mighty long time
But it feels good to be a jerk
I’m just a loser on his way to work
Cause I need cash to pay my bills
And buy some groceries to eat my fill
But I’m pissed off 'cause no one cares
They walk on by me like I ain’t even there

So I’m blowin’ my stack
Blowin’ my stack
It makes me feel good
Blowin' my stack
Blowin’ my stack
It makes me feel good

So easy to roll through life
You know the answers but you don’t know why
You just stand tall and move ahead
Your heart is beating but you wind up dead
'Cause you can’t feel any love inside
It tries to find you but you run and hide
'Cause you're so scared, so scared
And I’m scared too

So I’m blowin’ my stack
Blowin’ my stack
It makes me feel good
Blowin' my stack
Blowin’ my stack
It makes me feel good

I’m too tired to fight
I’m too tired to fight
I’m too tired to fight
I’m too tired to fight
Fight, fight

I’m blowin’ my stack
Blowin’ my stack
Blowin’ my stack
It makes me feel good
Blowin' my stack
Blowin’ my stack
It makes me feel good

See also

Footnotes

  1. The liner notes for Death to False Metal erroneously credit Brian Bell and Scott Shriner as co-writers on "Blowin' My Stack." The two actually co-wrote "I Don't Want Your Loving."