Love Explosion

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"Love Explosion"
Love Explosion cover
Album track by Weezer
Album Maladroit
Released May 14, 2002
Recorded N/A
Length 2:35
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 612
COR# 293
Producer Weezer
Status Released
Live debut September 12, 2001
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"Through Other's Eyes"
(RC# 611)
"Love Explosion"
(RC# 612)
"The Port of Ecstacy"
(RC# 613)
Maladroit track listing
"Possibilities"
(11)
"Love Explosion"
(12)
"December"
(13)

"Love Explosion" (previously titled "Do You Want Me to Stay?") is the twelfth track on Weezer's 2002 album, Maladroit.

Appearances

Overview

"Love Explosion", under its original title, "Do You Want Me to Stay?", is first known to have been demoed by the band during sessions at Sage & Sound Studios in Hollywood from August 29 to September 8, 2001. The song was thereafter performed live at Weezer concerts beginning on September 12 and remaining in live set lists through November. Rough mixes of the song were recorded at Steakhouse Studios throughout late October of that year. The band (under the name "Goat Punishment") also performed the song at a concert at The Knitting Factory in Los Angeles, which was filmed for the HBO television series Reverb (though the song was broadcast). The song continued to be demoed during sessions at Cello Studios in early November, and was included on a set of demos from this period jokingly referred to by the band as "The Black Album". The song is not known to have been attempted again until the following January, during the Maladroit sessions at Cello Studios, where it was re-titled "Love Explosion". The song, during these sessions, initially featured wholly rewritten lyrics and was among over 100 in-progress Maladroit demos released to fans on weezer.com, with the final demo released having been recorded January 12th. The song was not heard by fans again until its appearance on the final album, where it featured again-revised lyrics more similar to that of the initial "Sage & Sound" demo.

In a fan-interview with Karl Koch in 2009, Koch stated that Weezer drummer Pat Wilson considered "Love Explosion" to be the worst Weezer song, to which Koch added, "I think [I'm] with him on that."

Live performances

Midget Tour:

Dusty West Tour:

Japan World Cup Tour:

Enlightenment Tour:

Personnel

Audio

"Do You Want Me to Stay?" (Sage and Sound Recording)

Maladroit demos


January 9th, 2001
January 10th, 2001
January 12th, 2001

Maladroit

Lyrics

Album version

Take a listen around you
All the people that crowd around in your house
They've been wanting to kill you in your sleep

Take a load off and bow down
To the others who love to call you their names
They've been wanting to kill you in your sleep

And all the bull that people sling (Love is an ocean)
It doesn't matter what they sing (Love explosion)

So jump out, jump out, get your groove on
This one is for you, so come on
Get out your house, girl, and give me a kiss

Take a load off and bow down
To the others who love to call you their names
They love to call you their names

"Do You Want Me To Stay?" (SnS Demo, 09-06-01)

Take a listen around you
All the people that crowd around in your house
They've been wanting to kill you in your sleep

Take a listen around you
All the people that love to call you their names
They've been wanting to kill you in your sleep

And all the games that people play
It does not matter what they say

So jump back, jump back, do you want me?
I don't believe that you need me
Come out, come on, do you want me to stay?
Hey

Take a listen around you
All the people that crowd around in your house
They crowd around in your house

Maladroit Demos; Jan 8, Jan 9, Jan 10

Ooooh

Little girlie, I'm happy
'Cuz you came out and saw the things that I see
Now we'll get on to pleasure each other, yeah

Perpetrator of good vibes
In a world where nobody's kind to themselves
Now I've found you, we'll both give up the love

And all the bull that people sling, yeah
Falls beneath the songs we sing
So jump out, jump out, get your groove on
This song is for you, so come on
Get out the house, girl, and give me a kiss
Yes

Perpetrator of good vibes
In a world where nobody's kind to themselves
Nobody's kind to themselves

Yeah

See also

External Links

Teenage Victory Songs entry for "Love Explosion"