Hey Domingo!

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"Hey Domingo!"
Demo by Weezer
Released Via Weezer.com
Format MP3
Recorded June 29, 2002
July 2, 2002
July 16, 2002
Length June 29 - 3:36
July 2 - 3:34
July 16 - 3:19
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 723
COR# 371
Status Demo circulating
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
Unnamed
(RC# 722)
"Hey Domingo!"
(RC# 723)
"Mo' Beats"
(RC# 724)
This song is part of the "Peace" (COR# 371) lineage of songs

"Hey Domingo!" (also known as "The World Cup Song"[1] and later "Don't Let My Heart Down") is a Weezer demo.

Appearances

Overview

"Hey Domingo!" was recorded in 2002 during sessions for the band's planned fifth album. The song is most likely inspired by the 2002 World Cup, held in Korea and Japan. Daegu (South Korea) is mentioned in the song, as it was one of the cities where World Cup games were held. Rivers Cuomo, an avid soccer fan at the time, would reference the World Cup and Soccer in later songs "My Day is Coming" and "Represent".

The song shares a Catalog O' Riffs number with "Peace", written a few months later, which suggests that song was a later version of "Hey Domingo!". The song's guitar riff also somewhat resembles that of the song "The Dawn".

The significance of the phrase "Hey Domingo!", with regards to the song, is unknown, though the name was later briefly used as the name of a label created by Todd Sullivan (the A&R representative who originally signed Weezer to Geffen) in 2005 [2][3].

Rough demos of the song were released as part of the digital compilation Alone VIII: The Maladroit Years on November 22, 2020.

Audio

Lyrics

Weezer demo

One million people congregating
Fillin’ up the Daegu streets
They're joining in the celebration
Hey Domingo can’t be beat

Each body looks just like the last one
Twenty-one through twenty-five
Pity for you if you don’t belong here
Solidarity is nice

One voice united for the purpose
One voice to rise above the others
In the rage
Where is the rage?
Oh, is it the same?
Where is the rage?
Is it the same?
Where is the rage?

371 Hey Domingo.mp3

One million people congregating
Fillin’ up the city streets
Joining in a youthful celebration
Hey there, man, we can't be beat

Each body looks just like the last one
Twenty-one through twenty-five
Pity for you if you can't belong here
Solidarity is nice

One race united in a purpose
To reach the top of all the others
Rage, where is the rage? Oh,
Where is the rage?
Where is the rage?

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