I Swear It's True

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"I Swear It's True"
I Swear It's True cover
Album track by Weezer
Album Weezer (Deluxe Edition) (Disc 2)
Released March 23, 2004
Recorded August 11, 1993 at S.I.R. Studios, Manhattan, NY
Length 2:57
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Cuomo
RC# 169
Producer(s) Ric Ocasek
Status Officially released, demo circulating
Weezer (Deluxe Edition) (Disc 2) track listing
"Lullaby for Wayne"
"I Swear It's True"
"Say It Ain't So (Original Mix)"
Pinkerton (Deluxe Edition) track listing
"Pink Triangle (Radio Remix)"
"I Swear It's True"
"Pink Triangle (Live Acoustic B-Side)"
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"In the Garage"
(RC# 168)
"I Swear It's True"
(RC# 169)
"Getting Up and Leaving"
(RC# 170)

"I Swear It's True" is a song by Weezer.



"I Swear It's True" was written and demoed by Rivers Cuomo in the summer of 1993 (in August, according to the Recording History). Cuomo distributed this demo to fans online in the early 2000s. The song was demoed by Weezer on August 11 with Ric Ocasek during pre-production on The Blue Album. The song was subsequently cut from consideration for the album, but this demo would appear as the thirteenth track on the deluxe edition of The Blue Album.

When Pinkerton sessions began, "I Swear It's True" was reconsidered for the album. Ultimately, the song failed to make the cut. In 1997, the song, along with the song "Getting Up and Leaving," was recorded as a b-side to a planned "Pink Triangle" retail CD single. These recordings, along with a new remix of "Pink Triangle," received new basslines by Scott Riebling, who filled in for Matt Sharp, who was unable to attend due to working on the Rentals' sophomore album. Ultimately, however, the band's label decided not to service a "Pink Triangle" single. The tracks were eventually released on November 2, 2010 as part of the deluxe edition of Pinkerton.

A rough mix of the song from the Pinkerton sessions was leaked online April 11, 2011. The existence of the recording became known months earlier when Weezer drummer Pat Wilson alluded to it (alongside a recording of "You Won't Get With Me Tonight") on the AllThingsWeezer forums, describing them as "crushing versions", a term since adopted by fans.

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo I Swear It's True
  • RC-1993-I_Swear_Its_True.mp3
  • 11 I Swear It's True.MP3
August 1993[1] 2:47 Alone IV: The Blue-Pinkerton Years 8-track demo. Originally released by Rivers Cuomo in early 2000s.
Weezer I Swear It's True August 11, 1993[1] S.I.R., New York City, NY 3:50 Dusty Gems & Raw Nuggets Blue Album pre-production demo. Engineered by Chris Shaw.
Weezer I Swear It's True Summer 1996[2] Sound City Studios, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA 3:50 Rough mix. Leaked by Pat Wilson.
Weezer I Swear It's True April 1997[2][3] Fort Apache Studios, Boston, MA 3:19 Pinkerton (Deluxe Edition) "Pink Triangle" single sessions. Scott Riebling on bass.




It's been two and a half years now
That we've been apart
I've been kinda spaced out lately
Can't seem to get you out
Of my mind

I really miss you girl
I really do
You think I'm crazy but
I swear it's true

You'd think I'd have given up
Found somebody new
But no girl's got what you got
I belong to you

I really miss you girl
I really do
You think I'm crazy but
I swear it's true


I really miss you girl
I really do
You think I'm crazy but
I swear it's true

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