Death and Destruction

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"Death and Destruction"
Death and Destruction cover
Album track by Weezer
Album Maladroit
Released May 14, 2002
Recorded January 2002
Length 2:39
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 626
COR# 305
Producer(s) Weezer, Rod Cervera, Chad Bamford
Status Released
Live debut November 19, 2001 in San Jose, CA
Last played November 11, 2012 in Orlando, FL
Maladroit track listing
"Take Control"
(4)
"Death and Destruction"
(5)
"Slob"
(6)
The Lion and the Witch track listing
"Falling for You (Live)"
(3)
"Death and Destruction (Live)"
(4)
"El Scorcho (Live)"
(5)
Keep Fishin' (UK Retail CD #1) track listing
"Photograph (Live)"
(2)
"Death and Destruction (Live)"
(3)
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"Your Room"
(RC# 625)
"Death and Destruction"
(RC# 626)
"Farmer John"
(RC# 627)

"Death and Destruction" (sometimes rendered with an ampersand: "Death & Destruction") is the fifth track on Maladroit.

Appearances

Overview

"Death and Destruction" was written by Rivers Cuomo in 2001 and initially demoed to Cuomo's handheld digital recorder. It was first recorded as a band during a recording session at Sage and Sound Recording in September of 2001 as an instrumental. This demo was released on weezer.com shortly thereafter. Weezer performed the song live in concert throughout November and December before the band entered Cello Studios to record Maladroit. The first known version of the song to include vocals was recorded on January 6, 2002, and featured an unused third verse which would be replaced with a guitar solo in later versions.

A live performance of the song recorded at a concert in Japan in May of 2002 was included on the live EP The Lion and the Witch, as well as on a "Keep Fishin'" single release in the UK. Weezer continued to play the song throughout 2005, only bringing it back as an instrumental on two occasions in 2012.

Personnel

Lyrics

I can't say
That you love me
So I cry
And I'm hurting

Every time
That I call you
You find some
Way to ditch me

So I learned to turn and look the other way

I L-O-V-E Y-O-U

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo Death and Destruction 305 Death and Destruction.mp3 2001 3:51 Alone VIII: The Maladroit Years
Weezer Death and Destruction WEEZER-2001-9-6-SnSDemos_Death_And_Destruction_305.mp3 September 6, 2001 Sage and Sound Recording, Los Angeles, CA 2:40 Released on weezer.com
Weezer Death and Destruction WEEZER-2001-11-20-San-Diego01-Death_And_Destruction_305.mp3 November 20, 2001 Cox Arena, San Diego, CA 2:36 Released on weezer.com Live soundboard recording
Weezer Death and Destruction WEEZER-2001-12-09-Baltimore01_Death_And_Destruction_305.mp3 November 20, 2001 Baltimore Arena, Baltimore, MD 2:16 Released on weezer.com Live soundboard recording
Weezer Death and Destruction WEEZER-2002-01-05_03Death_And_Destruction_305.mp3 January 5, 2002 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA 2:39 Released on weezer.com
Weezer Death and Destruction WEEZER-2002-01-06_02Death_And_Destruction_305.mp3 January 6, 2002 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA 2:42 Released on weezer.com
Weezer Death and Destruction WEEZER-2002-01-07_06Death_And_Destruction_305.mp3 January 7, 2002 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA 2:45 Released on weezer.com
Weezer Death and Destruction WEEZER-2002-01-11_03Death_And_Destruction_305.mp3 January 11, 2002 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA 2:49 Released on weezer.com
Weezer Death and Destruction WEEZER-2002-01-12_13Death_And_Destruction_305.mp3 January 12, 2002 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA 2:55 Released on weezer.com
Weezer Death and Destruction January—February 2002 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA 2:40 Songs from the Forthcoming "Maladroit" CD matrix/runout: BJM #11946
Weezer Death and Destruction January—February 2002 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA 2:40 Songs from the Forthcoming "Maladroit" CD matrix/runout: LIGHTING HILL/11982
Weezer Death and Destruction January—February 2002 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA 2:39 Songs from the Forthcoming "Maladroit" CD matrix/runout: LIGHTNING HILL 12020
Weezer Death and Destruction January—February 2002 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA 2:40 Maladroit Unmastered German promo
Weezer Death and Destruction January—February 2002 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA 2:39 Maladroit
Weezer Death and Destruction May 20, 2002 Club Quattro, Hiroshima, Japan 4:18
Weezer Death and Destruction November 9, 2012 Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg, FL 1:31 Live in St. Petersburg, Florida
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