Da Vinci

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"Da Vinci"
Da Vinci cover
Single by Weezer
Album Everything Will Be Alright in the End
Released October 7, 2014 (album)
November 18, 2014 (single)
Recorded 2014, The Village, Los Angeles, CA
Length 4:06 (album)
3:31 (radio edit)
Label Republic Records
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo/Josh Alexander
Producer(s) Ric Ocasek
Status Officially released
Live debut October 7, 2014 in Los Angeles, CA
Last played January 17, 2015 in Seattle, WA
Stream Play on spotify.png Spotify
Play on Apple Music.png Apple Music
Weezer singles chronology
"Back to the Shack"
(2014)
"Da Vinci"
(2014)
"Everybody Needs Salvation"
(2015)
Everything Will Be Alright in the End track listing
"The British Are Coming"
(6)
"Da Vinci"
(7)
"Go Away"
(8)

"Da Vinci" is the seventh track and second single from Everything Will Be Alright in the End.

Overview

"Da Vinci" was written by Rivers Cuomo in collaboration with songwriter Josh Alexander, who also co-wrote "Lonely Girl" from the same album (and who has since co-written several other Weezer songs). A clip from "Da Vinci" was first previewed on July 16, 2014 in a teaser video uploaded to the band's YouTube account.[1]

Cuomo posted a request for single cover artwork (for use by radio stations) on the Weezer Fan Club Facebook group on October 28, 2014. The final chosen artwork was created by Lauren Burton.[2] "Da Vinci" was released as a radio single on November 18, 2014. The radio edit is shortened (3:31 compared to the album's 4:06), and features additional whistling during the song's outro.

"Da Vinci" was debuted live during a concert at El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood for Jimmy Kimmel Live.

In December of 2017, an early version of the song was leaked, along with the rest of the tracks from the album. This version is mostly identical to the final mix.

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo Da Vinci Da Vinci   2.m4a
Rivers Cuomo Da Vinci Da Vinci     5 alt chorus.mp3
Rivers Cuomo Da Vinci Da Vinci    6.mp3
Rivers Cuomo Da Vinci Da Vinci    7.mp3
Rivers Cuomo Da Vinci Da Vinci    8.mp3
Rivers Cuomo Da Vinci Da Vinci    9    og rhythm.mp3
Rivers Cuomo Da Vinci Da Vinci    10.mp3
Weezer Da Vinci Work 11-19-2013 13h34m17s.mp3 November 19, 2013 2:24 Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years Story notes on "Da Vinci"
Weezer Da Vinci 05 Da Vinci.mp3 2014 The Village, Los Angeles, CA 4:04 Early mix. Leaked online in 2017.
Weezer Da Vinci 2014 The Village, Los Angeles, CA 4:05 Instrumental version of final mix. Leaked online in 2014.
Weezer Da Vinci 2014 The Village, Los Angeles, CA 4:05 Everything Will Be Alright in the End
Weezer Da Vinci 2014 The Village, Los Angeles, CA 3:31 Radio edit

Personnel

Audio

Album release

Alternate mixes

Lyrics

I tried taking a picture of you
When I look at it nothing comes through
Sometimes I wonder if you're just a ghost
Then I wonder who's haunting who most
I tried describing you to all my friends
But they just told me to polish my lens
You're sui generis, my sweetheart
I don't even know where to start

Even Da Vinci couldn't paint you
And Stephen Hawking can't explain you
Rosetta Stone could not translate you
I'm at a loss for words
I'm at a loss for words
I couldn't put it in a novel
I wrote a page but it was awful
Now I just want to sing your gospel
I'm at a loss for words
I'm at a loss for words

I looked you up on ancestry.com
There was no record of dad or of mom
It's like you fell straight out of the sky
And left the scholars to figure out why
I like to think that I know quite a lot
But with you it feels like I forgot
I wish that I could explain who you are
But when I try to I never get far

We've come so far
Now here we are
We made it through the night
I know we will be stronger still
Everything will be alright

See also

References

  1. weezer "ewbaite 13 "Da Vinci"" YouTube. 16 July 2014. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgtJeqAqrTk
  2. Cuomo, Rivers. "Can anyone whip up some artwork for the DA VINCI single? This won't be commercially available--it's just for the radio stations." Facebook. 28 October 2014. https://www.facebook.com/groups/weezerfanclub/posts/399135896902269/