Fun Time

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"Fun Time"
Demo by Rivers Cuomo
Recorded 1997
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Status bootlegs circulating
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"Sunshine O"
(RC# 219)
"Fun Time"
(RC# 220)
"American Girls"
(RC# 221)
This song is part of the "Guiding Light" lineage of songs

"Fun Time" is a song written by Rivers Cuomo in 1997.

Overview

Written around September of 1997, the song was played at various solo Rivers Cuomo concerts (and one Homie show) at clubs in Boston and Cambridge, MA. The song initially featured a bridge that was dropped from subsequent performances. The song was recorded for a full Homie album the following Winter at Fort Apache Studios by Cuomo along with Fred Eltringham (of the band Gigolo Aunts) and Drew Parsons (who had played bass for Tracy Bonham). This album has never been released. The song was in early consideration for the band's third album in late November of 2000, but was cut from consideration upon the arrival of Ric Ocasek in early December.

In 2009, a cover was included on a Homie tribute album recorded by Lifetaker and runnersdialzero.

The song's verse melody was later re-appropriated for the song "Guiding Light," written by Cuomo for the film The Space Between, in which it is sung by Kelsey Grammer.

Live appearances

Audio

HOMiE version

Lyrics

11/21/97 at T.T. the Bear's Place, Cambridge, MA

Down at 7-11
When I got to go
I just piss in the sink
And I don't buy anything
And no one ever knows

I take the fun for free
Whenever companies let me
I just piss in the sink
And I don't buy anything
And no one ever knows

Ain't no fun time
I won't do it again
You got to give me an answer
Do you wanna be more than friends?

When I'm cutting the rug
I'm moving chick to chick
I bust a superlative move
If I'm down in the groove
She takes me home real quick
And if she's hogging the can
And I got to go
I just whiz in the sink
And I don't say anything
And no one ever knows

You said
Ain't no fun time
I won't do it again
You got to give me an answer
Do you wanna be more than friends?

???
and I pay no rent
???
I pay no rent, yeah

Ain't no fun time
I won't do it again
You got to give me an answer
Do you wanna be more than friends?

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