Crab

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"Crab"
Crab cover
Album track by Weezer
Album Weezer (The Green Album)
Released May 15, 2001
Recorded December 2000, Cello Studios, Los Angeles, California
Length 2:35
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 529
COR# 222
Producer(s) Ric Ocasek
Status Officially released
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"Happiness Together"
(RC# 528)
"Crab"
(RC# 529)
"Inside A Smile"
(RC# 530)
Weezer (The Green Album) track listing
"Island in the Sun"
(4)
"Crab"
(5)
"Knock-down Drag-out"
(6)

"Crab" is the fifth song from The Green Album.

Appearances

Overview

Gumby Tom, Columbus, Ohio: Is there any meaning at all behind Crab? (If so, what is it?)

Rivers: A heterosexual guys sexual frustration with a particular girl.

2006 fan interview

Rivers Cuomo likely wrote "Crab" in October of 2000, with the Catalog O' Riffs listing the song around that period, and the Weezer Recording History indicating that it was first recorded on October 27, with additional demos recorded throughout the remainder of the year. According to an update by Karl Koch from February 8, 2001, during the recording sessions for Green, Cuomo sang the lead vocals for the song 22 times straight before he was satisfied with it. "Crab" was one of fourteen songs from the Green sessions leaked prior to release. This unmastered version is over a half-minute longer than the final album mix.

A live version of the song was released on a French promotional CD ("3 Titres Inédits") alongside the release of the Green Album.

Personnel

Audio


Lyrics

Crab if you want her
She won't be coming down
Crab if you want her
She won't be coming down

Crab if you need it
She put her knickers on
Crab if you need it
She put her knickers on

She said she's feeling lonely
And I say that's Ok
She won't be coming back 'round here, no way

She said she's feeling lonely
And I say that's Ok
She won't be coming back 'round here, no way

Crab at the booty
T'aint gonna do no good
Crab at the booty
T'aint gonna do no good

No, crab at the booty
T'aint gonna do no good

See also