Mother Dearest

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"Mother Dearest"
Demo by Weezer
Recorded 2007/2008
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Status demo circulating

"Mother Dearest" is a song written by Rivers Cuomo in 2007 as a song in contention for Weezer's planned sixth album, which would eventually become The Red Album in 2008.


The song was featured on The 4 and 5 Star Demos of Rivers Cuomo spreadsheet. The song went unheard fans until it was leaked online in November 2020.


Mother dearest
I can hear you cry
All your children
Just spit in your eye
And they don't care about
All the good you've done
But mother dearest
I know that you're the one

The rides to school and the rules that helped me
Learn my right from wrong
The songs you sang and the times we sang along
I sing on
I speak the words you taught to me
From Shakespeare to my ABCs
And I'll be loving you for, oh, so long

Mother dearest
Can't you see?
We just want to be free
To write our destiny
And we don't care
If we fail
We fail in our own ways

Mother dearest
We love you, yeah
But we just keep making our mistakes

I got to know if I'm going
I got to know if I'm growing
With my feet on the ground
Got my feet on the ground

Do I even stand a chance
To learn all the steps in the dance
And find a way that I can really fly?

On my own
Now I'm on my own

I'm full grown
Now I'm on my own
I'm on my own

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