California Snow

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"California Snow"
California Snow cover
Album track by Weezer
Album Weezer (The Black Album)
Released September 19, 2018
Recorded 2018
Length 3:32
Label Crush Music/Atlantic Records
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Producer Dave Sitek
Status officially released
Weezer singles chronology
"Africa"
(2018)
"California Snow"
(2018)
"Can't Knock the Hustle"
(2018)
Weezer (The Black Album) track listing
"Byzantine"
(9)
"California Snow"
(10)

"California Snow" is a song by Weezer. Originally released on September 19, 2018 as a single to accompany the film SPELL. The song appears over the film's credits and in its trailer. The song appeared again in 2019 as the final track on The Black Album.

Background

Rivers Cuomo first alluded to the song's existence with a tweet on March 11, 2017, in which he simply stated "California Snow verse was cool" [1]. On the 24th of that month he tweeted again: "Got a producer for California Snow" [2]. Sometime around September of 2018, a cryptic billboard appeared on Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles featuring Cuomo as the character Rivers Haskell from what would eventually be revealed to be the film SPELL, which premiered later that month. The billboard (and accompanying fliers) list the character of Haskell as "qualified to prescribe CALIFORNIA SNOW".

The song is rumored to have been considered for an unreleased self-titled album.

Audio/Video

A music video for the song was released on November 11, 2019, more than a year after the song's original release (to coincide with the video on-demand release of SPELL on November 19). The video, directed by SPELL director Brendan Walter, features SPELL star Barak Hardley as well as actor Adam DeVine.

Lyrics

Walk soft with a big stick
When I play guitar it’s sick
This is the definition of flow
Nobody cold as this

California snow
Never let me go
'Cuz I’m down
Yes, I’m down if you’re down
California snow
Never let me go

Back in 30 minutes
High as I can get it
Give me everything you got
I can move a mountain
Solve a thorny problem
Lava's gonna flow so hot
Never worry 'bout tomorrow
'Cuz I’m Living for today
If you see a tear fall
Don’t worry bout me, ya’ll
This is what it’s like on top

Never go against the family
All I ever had to do is sing
Never go against the family
When the root is strong the fruit is sweet
Did you ever get to be a child?
Shake it up until it hurts
Panic attack, stay the hell back
It's me and you against the world

C’mon, Judas, give me a kiss
I can’t take no more of this
Don’t nobody look at me
Just nail me up by the wrists

See also