Private Message

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"Private Message"
Private Message cover
Demo by Weezer
Album Alone VIII: The Maladroit Years
Format MP3
Length 2:48
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 710
COR# 360
Status Circulating
Live debut November 3, 2002 in Los Angeles (Hotel Cafe)[1]
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"???"
(RC# 709)
"Private Message"
(RC# 710)
"This Bulging River"
(RC# 711)

This song is part of the "Private Message" lineage of songs

"Private Message" (also known as "Love Me for Who I Am") is song demoed by Weezer.

Appearances

Overview

"Private Message" was worked on extensively throughout the sessions for the band's planned fifth album in 2002. It was recorded at various studios beginning as early as February of 2002. "Private Message" was one of the first post-Maladroit Weezer songs to be uploaded to fans, released before Maladroit was even in stores. Later the song was practiced acoustically at S.I.R. Studios in late 2002. It was performed at a secret show at The Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles, CA. The song was worked on again beginning in November of 2003, though it did not appear on the resulting album, Make Believe. Weezer guitarist Brian Bell later reworked the song into the demo "Hand to Hold," for his band, the Relationship.

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo Private Message 360 Private Message.mp3 2:37 Alone VIII: The Maladroit Years
Weezer Private Message February 2002[2] ?
Weezer Private Message April 5, 2002[3] Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Weezer Private Message April 9, 2002[4] Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Weezer Private Message April 10, 2002[4] Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Weezer Private Message WEEZER-2002-04-21_Private_Message_360.mp3 April 21, 2002 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA 2:49
Weezer Private Message weezer-2002-07-02_private_message_360.mp3 July 2, 2002 Sunset Sound Studios, Los Angeles, CA 2:44
Weezer Private Message weezer-2002-07-16_private_message_360.mp3 July 16, 2002 The Lodge Recording Studios, Indianapolis, IN 2:25
Rivers Cuomo Private Message October 8, 2002[5] S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Weezer Private Message 2002-Private_Message.mp3 October 22, 2002[5] ? 2:52 Acoustic demo. Released to fans online on October 25, 2002. Removed from Alone VII on December 8, 2020.
Weezer Private Message November 1, 2002[5] S.I.R. Rehearsal studios, Los Angeles, CA
Weezer Private Message November 2, 2002[5] S.I.R. Rehearsal studios, Los Angeles, CA
Weezer Private Message November 3, 2002 The Hotel Café, Los Angeles, CA Live recording.
Weezer Private Message November 6, 2003[5] Swing House Studios, Los Angeles, CA Take #1
Weezer Private Message November 6, 2003[5] Swing House Studios, Los Angeles, CA Take #2
Weezer Love Me for Who I Am November 25, 2003[5] Swing House Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Weezer Love Me for Who I Am November 28, 2003[5] Swing House Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Weezer Private Message December 2003[6] Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA Alternate chorus
Weezer Private Message December 2003[6] Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA Alternate verse
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Lyrics

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I want you so badly
Too bad that you slammed me
And when you are reading the words I write
You think that I'm just some dumb, horny guy

I'm trying to show you
A hint of my coolness
But I can't give up on the ???
'Cause love is so empty when you can cheat

Hold my hand
Tell me that you love me for who I am

I never have witnessed
A beauty like yours
And not just in your face, but in your mind
I'm hoping that someday will come a time

Hold my hand
Tell me that you love me for who I am

And not just in your face, but in your mind
I'm hoping that someday will come a time

Hold my hand
Tell me that you love me for who I am

I'm trying to show you a hint of my coolness

See also

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