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Caveman

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"Caveman"
Demo by Rivers Cuomo
Format MP3
Recorded Summer 2012 (?)
Length 4:04
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo, Tom Morello
Status Demo circulating

"Caveman" is a song written by Rivers Cuomo with Tom Morello of the band Rage Against the Machine.[1] A demo leaked in 2017.

Overview

"Caveman" was leaked mysteriously on October 20, 2017, when a Reddit user under the name "ubetterstartpackin" posted a link purporting to be the song "QB Blitz" that was, in fact, the song "Caveman".[2] The user later posted a link claiming it to be the unreleased Rivers Cuomo demo "I've Thrown It All Away," actually simply a joke remix of "I'm Your Daddy." A month later, three demos (purportedly also recorded around 2012) were leaked: "Call the Police," "El Presidente," and "East Coast vs. West Coast."

On December 9, 2020, Cuomo mentioned on his chatroom, Riverchat, that musician Tom Morello co-wrote the song. Morello corroborated this in 2022.[1][3]

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo Caveman Caveman     1.m4a 2012(?)
Rivers Cuomo Caveman Caveman     2      no drums.m4a 2012(?)
Rivers Cuomo Caveman Caveman     3.m4a 2012(?)
Rivers Cuomo Caveman Caveman        4.mp3 2012(?)
Rivers Cuomo Caveman Caveman        5.m4a 2012(?)
Pat Wilson(?) Caveman caveman pat drums.wav 2012(?)
Rivers Cuomo Caveman 2012 4:04
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Lyrics

Who needs another Lou Ferrigno
Splitting his shirt when things slip out of his control
Wise men do say that honey gets more bees than vinegar
I'm not sure, so I guess I'll try and let a tantrum out

Right now, got to be a caveman, wow
Right now, got to be a caveman

I'd like to be a soft and cuddly guy
Sing songs, tell jokes, and while away the evening time
But they won't take me seriously, they'll think that I'm a puff
No drugs, I'll have to show 'em what I am made of

Right now, got to be a caveman, wow
Right now, got to be a caveman

Kicking, screaming, bitching, yelling, and hitting
This is the way we get to munch a carcass
Kicking, screaming, bitching, yelling, and stomping
Just like our friend, the mighty brontosaurus

Aaaaahhhhh

Right now, got to be a caveman, wow
Right now, got to be a caveman

Kicking, screaming, bitching, yelling, and hitting
This is the way we get to munch a carcass
Kicking, screaming, bitching, yelling, and stomping
Just like our friend, the mighty brontosaurus

See also

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Unreleased song I did with ⁦@Weezer about 10 years ago. Two ⁦@Harvard⁩ dudes playing at rock. #Caveman" Twitter. 20 October 2022. https://twitter.com/tmorello/status/1583197135603802113?s=20&t=X_t1APsrKKofcQCwmEUAQQ
  2. ""QB Blitz" mp3" Reddit.com. 20 October 2017. https://www.reddit.com/r/weezer/comments/77om8v/qb_blitz_mp3/
  3. Revolver Staff. "Hear Tom Morello Rock With Weezer on Unreleased Song "Caveman"" Revolver. 20 October 2022. https://www.revolvermag.com/music/hear-tom-morello-rock-weezer-unreleased-song-caveman