Getchoo

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"Getchoo"
Getchoo cover
Album track by Weezer
Album Pinkerton
Released September 24, 1996
Recorded September 1995 at Fort Apache
Length 2:52
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 175
COR# N/A
Producer Weezer
Status Released (Apache demo circulating)
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"Waiting on You"
(RC# 177)
"Getchoo"
(RC# 178)
"I'll Think About You"
(RC# 179)
Pinkerton track listing
"Tired of Sex"
(1)
"Getchoo"
(2)
"No Other One"
(3)
Songs from the Black Hole (Tracklist 1) track listing
"Now I Finally See"
(10)
"Getchoo"
(11)
"I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams"
(12)
Alone III: The Pinkerton Years 1994-1997 track listing
"I'm So Lonely"
(1)
"Getchoo"
(2)
"Lisa"
(3)

"Getchoo" (originally known as "Gitchoo") is the second track on Pinkerton.

Appearances

Overview

"Getchoo" was originally written by Rivers Cuomo in January of 1994, between the recording and release of The Blue Album. The song was played live while the band was touring in support of The Blue Album. Later, in 1995, Cuomo considered the song for (ultimately unfinished) "rock-opera" concept album Songs from the Black Hole. The song appeared on track lists and early drafts for that concept, before being dropped from later lists. While the Black Hole concept was eventually scrapped, "Getchoo" was worked on by the band and the album concept eventually morphed into Pinkerton, wherein "Getchoo" appears as the second track.

In 2005, the band played the song with Brian Bell on lead vocals.

An rough in-studio recording of the song appeared on the second disc of the Deluxe Edition of Pinkerton in 2010, listed as "Getchoo (Tracking Rough)".

Personnel

Audio

Album release

Earlier versions

Lyrics

Getchoo-lyrics.jpg

This is beginning to hurt
This is beginning to be serious
It used to be a game
Now it's a cryin' shame
'Cuz you don't wanna play around no more

Sometimes I push too hard
Sometimes you fall and skin your knee
I never meant to do
All that I've done to you
Please, baby, say it's not too late

To get you, uh-huh

You know this is breakin' me up
You think that I'm some kind of freak
But if you'd come back to me
Then you would surely see
That I'm just foolin' around

I can't believe
What you've done to me
What I did to them
You've done to me

See also

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