Everyone

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"Everyone"
Everyone cover
Album track by Weezer
Album Death to False Metal
Released November 2, 2010
Recorded August 1998, 2010
Length 2:49
Label DGC Records
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 276
Producer(s) Rich Mouser, Weezer, Shawn Everett
Status officially released
Stream Play on spotify.png Spotify
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Death to False Metal track listing
"Losing My Mind"
(4)
"Everyone"
(5)
"I'm a Robot"
(6)
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"No You Don't"
(RC# 275)
"Everyone"
(RC# 276)
"Bang You"
(RC# 277)

"Everyone" is the fifth track on Weezer's 2010 compilation album, Death to False Metal. The song was originally recorded in 1998.

Appearances

Overview

Mikey Welsh: Everyone is on an album?

Tom Faix: Yeah.

Mikey: (Laughs)

—2011 interview with Mikey Welsh[1]

"Everyone" was written by Rivers Cuomo in the summer of 1998 during Weezer's 1997-2000 hiatus. The song was recorded by Weezer with then-new bassist Mikey Welsh in August of 1998 at Mouse House Studios in Los Angeles, engineered by Rich Mouser (The same session that yielded the band's cover of "Velouria" by the Pixies, released in 1999).

"Everyone" went unreleased until it was reworked for the compilation album Death to False Metal, released in 2010. "[...]it was just too hardcore, heavy-metal to be on a Weezer record at the time." Cuomo told The A.V. Club in 2010,[2] "That’s why we set it aside. So I worked on that some more recently in the studio, and put some crazy vocal moments on it." Scott Shriner expressed a fondness of the track via Facebook comments upon the album's release.[citation needed] Karl Koch noted in a 2011 interview that Welsh was “partly responsible for the ultra heavy “Everyone”" and other 'Fu Manchu-like' songs of this period.” Welsh first learned of the release of "Everyone" in a July 2011 interview with the blog Square Cotton Candy.[1]

The Death to False Metal version of the song received additional overdubs, with a new guitar solo section as well as additional vocals. The bass track was redone by current Weezer bassist Scott Shriner to reflect the revised song structure. Cuomo released demos of the song as part of the digital compilation Alone VI: The Black Room in 2010.

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo Everyone TKX-40 Everyone.mp3 Summer 1998 TK Productions & Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA 1:38
Rivers Cuomo Everyone TKX-40.2 Everyone.mp3 Summer 1998 TK Productions & Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA 1:08 Alone VI: The Black Room
Weezer Everyone August 1998, 2010
  • Mouse House Studio, Los Angeles, CA
  • The Lair Recording Studio, Los Angeles, CA
2:49 Death to False Metal New bass track by Scott Shriner in 2010, with additional overdubs
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Personnel

Audio

Lyrics

Death to False Metal liner notes lyric sheet

Everyone, everyone, everyone, everyone, yeah
Everyone, everyone, everyone, everyone, yeah
Suck a thumb, suck a thumb, suck a thumb, suck a thumb, yeah
Everyone, everyone, everyone, everyone, yeah

I want to take you somewhere
I really want to take you
I want to take you somewhere
I really wanna

Everyone, everyone, everyone, everyone, yeah
Everyone, everyone, everyone, everyone, yeah
Kick a bum, kick a bum, kick a bum, kick that bum, yeah
Everyone, everyone, everyone, everyone, yeah

I want to take you somewhere
I really want to take you
I want to take you somewhere
I really wanna

I can't see straight I can't see straight
I can't see straight I can't see straight

See also

  1. 1.0 1.1 Faix, Tom. "Interview: Outsider Artist/Ex-Weezer Bassist Mikey Welsh" Square Cotton Candy. 4 July 2011. http://squarecottoncandy.blogspot.com/2011/07/interview-outsider-artistex-weezer.html
  2. Adams, Erik "Rivers Cuomo" The A.V. Club. 14 September 2010. https://www.avclub.com/rivers-cuomo-1798221611