I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams

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"I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams"
I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams cover
B-side by Weezer
Released Fall 1996
Recorded June 1996 (demo recorded during February 1995 in Hamburg Germany)
Length 2:38
Label DGC Records
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 209
COR# N/A
Producer Weezer
Status officially released
Live debut January 21, 2011
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"Now I Finally See"
(RC# 208)
"I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams"
(RC# 209)
"What Is This I Find?"
(RC# 210)
The Good Life (UK, Europe and Japan Retail CD) track listing
"Waiting on You"
(2)
"I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams"
(3)
The Good Life (Australian (OZ EP) CD) track listing
"Waiting on You"
(2)
"I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams"
(3)
"The Good Life (Live, acoustic)"
(4)
Songs from the Black Hole (Tracklist 1) track listing
"Gitchoo"
(11)
"I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams"
(12)
"No Other One"
(13)
Songs from the Black Hole (Tracklist 2) track listing
"Now I Finally See"
(10)
"I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams"
(11)
"What Is This I Find?"
(12)
Pinkerton (Deluxe edition) track listing
"Waiting On You"
(14)
"I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams"
(15)
"The Good Life (live acoustic)"
(16)

"I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams" is a song by Weezer. It was originally released as a b-side on the single/EP releases of "The Good Life". It later appeared as the fifteenth track on the Deluxe Edition of Pinkerton. The song was conceived for the unfinished rock opera concept album Songs from the Black Hole. On the song's handwritten lyric sheet, the song is titled simply "Love of my Dreams."

Appearances

Overview

According to The Pinkerton Diaries, "I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams" was originally written as a musical sketch titled "My Dream Love" by Rivers Cuomo on January 13, 1995. According to the Recording History, the song was recorded (sans female vocals) during the first sessions for Pinkerton in September of that year, with the final version being recorded in the Summer of 1996. According to Karl Koch, Rachel Haden came in one night at Sunset Sound Recorders and nailed "I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams" on her first take. The song is unique as the only song originally conceived for the Songs from the Black Hole to be receive a full-band studio recording. In the narrative of the story, the song is from the point-of-view of the character Laurel (played by musician Rachel Haden), who sings about rejecting her shipmate, Jonas (Cuomo), despite being in love with him. A demo featuring vocals by Cuomo presumably exists, but has never been released. In a Facebook post from December of 2016, Haden implied that she was not paid for her work on the song [1].

Live performances

Rachel Haden performing the song with Weezer in 2011

"IJTOTLOMD" was played at a soundcheck while Weezer toured with that dog.. During the soundcheck, Rachel Haden sang lead vocals. Additionally, Haden sang lead vocals on Superfriend at a soundcheck in 1995 (demonstrating that she was at least familiar and most likely on board with the concept before it was abandoned).

When the Rentals re-formed in 2006 with Rachel Haden as a touring member of the band, the band performed the song live with Haden on lead vocals several times on their tour throughout 2006 and 2007.

During the Memories Tour at a concert in Las Vegas, NV on January 21, 2011, Weezer invited Haden to perform the song as an encore. The song continued to be performed sporadically over the next few years with Cuomo on lead vocals.

Performances by Weezer

Personnel

Audio

Lyrics

I'm so tall, can't get over me
I'm so low, can't get under me
I must be all these things
For I just threw out the love of my dreams

He's in my eyes, he is in my ears
He's in my blood, he is in my tears
I breathe love and see him every day
Even though my love is a world away

Oh, he's got me wondering
My righteousness is crumbling

Never before have I felt this way
I know what is right, but want for him to stay
I must be made of steel
For I just threw out the love of my dreams

He's in my eyes, he is in my ears
He's in my blood, he is in my tears
I breathe love and see him every day
Even though my love is a world away

Oh, he's got me wondering
My righteousness is crumbling

Oh, he's got me wondering
My righteousness is crumbling
And I see him everyday
Even though my love is a world away

He's in my eyes, he is in my ears
He's in my blood, he is my tears
I must be made of steel
For I just threw out the love of my dreams

See also