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Francesca

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"Francesca"
Francesca cover
Album track by Weezer
Album SZNZ: Autumn
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Producer(s) Tyler Cole, Suzy Shinn
Status Released
Stream Play on spotify.png Spotify
SZNZ: Autumn track listing
"What Happens After You"
(3)
"Francesca"
(4)
"Should She Stay or Should She Go"
(5)

This song is part of the "Francesca" lineage of songs

"Francesca" is the fourth track from SZNZ: Autumn.

Appearances

Overview

The verse melody for "Francesca" was written in 1997, in the form of the song sketch "Listen to Your Heart." Cuomo mentioned the song title "Francesca" to users of the website Riverchat on April 7, 2021, indicating that it was planned for the autumn-themed segment of Weezer's forthcoming 2022 album project, SZNZ. Said Cuomo, "this song in fall called francesca is so amazing." [1]

In July of 2021, Rivers mentioned on Riverchat he was studying the life of Napoleon Bonaparte. When speaking of a song he was writing from the point of view of a letter from Napoleon to Josephine where Napoleon is "paranoid they've been shut out of paradise," Rivers confirmed the song was Francesca.[2][3]

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo Listen to Your Heart Listen To Your Heart.mp3 1997 1:12 Alone IV: The Blue-Pinkerton Years
Rivers Cuomo Francesca Francesca long chorus 2021-06-21 16.29.mp3 June 21, 2021 2:26 Leaked online
Weezer Francesca 2022
  • EastWest Studios, Los Angeles, CA
  • 4th Street Studios, Santa Monica, CA
  • JC Hawaii
  • United Recording, Los Angeles, CA
3:27 SZNZ: Autumn
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Personnel

Audio

Lyrics

Album lyrics

Ooo, Francesca, I need you
No matter what you do
You are my Waterloo-oo-oo-oo

Hey, listen to what I'm saying
Every word is true-oo-oo
I'm sorry for complaining
I think I earned a little kiss
Put my name down on your list
Take these nails out my wrist
Ma biche

Listen to my pleas
I know you understand me
You're the one who sees
I ain't Mahatma Gandhi
We both know it would be fun
Little bit of hit-and-run
Gotta bail before they come
Adieu

Ooo, Francesca, I need you
No matter what you do
You are my Waterloo-oo-oo-oo

Aie
I'm literally dying
Victim of a coup-oo-oo
I didn't even try it
And now they brought their flaming sword
We'rе not welcome anymore
Just a dеvil and a whore
C'est fou

Ooo, Francesca, I need you
No matter what you do
You are my Waterloo-oo-oo-oo
And hey, Francesca, by the way
You always make my day
You are my Milky Way
Hey-hey, hey-hey, hey-hey

Why can't I have you?
It isn't fair
No, it isn't kind
Why can't I have you?
It isn't fair
No, it isn't kind
Ohh

Ooo, Francesca, I need you
No matter what you do
You are my Waterloo-oo-oo-oo
And hey Francesca, by the way
You always make my day
You are my Milky Way
Hey-hey, hey-hey, hey-hey

Hey, hey-hey, hey-hey, hey-hey,
Hey, hey-hey, hey-hey, hey-hey,

Demo lyrics

Ooh, Francesca, I need you
You are my Waterloo
No matter what you do-oo-oo-oo

Listen to what I'm saying
'Cause every word is true-oo-oo
I'm sorry for complaining
I think I earned a little kiss
Put my name down on your list
Take these handcuffs off my wrist
Okay

Listen to my pleas
I know you understand me
You're shaking in you knee-ee-ees
I'm twitterpated like I'm Bambi
We both know it would be fun
Little bit of hit-and-run
Gotta bail before they come
Okay

Ooh, Francesca, I need you
You are my Waterloo
No matter what you do-oo-oo-oo
And hey, Francesca, by the way
You are my Milky Way
You always make my day

I'm literally dying
A victim of a coup-oo-oo
And I didn't even try it
And this is 1984
We ain't human anymore
Just a dеvil and a whore
Okay

See also

References

  1. Cuomo, Rivers. Mister Rivers' Neighborhood. 7 April 2021. https://www.weezerpedia.com/wiki/File:Riverchat_francesca.png. Screenshot by KingTom.
  2. Cuomo, Rivers. Mister Rivers' Neighborhood. 16 July 2021. https://www.weezerpedia.com/wiki/File:2021-07-16_1.png.
  3. Cuomo, Rivers. Mister Rivers' Neighborhood. 16 July 2021. https://www.weezerpedia.com/wiki/File:2021-07-16_2.png.