On the Edge

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"On the Edge"
Demo by Weezer
Length 2:41
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 503
COR# 196
Status Circulating
Live debut September 5, 2000
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"Too Late to Try"
(RC# 502)
"On The Edge"
(RC# 503)
"Superstar"
(RC# 504)

"On the Edge" is a song by Weezer, one of several of the so-called "Summer Songs of 2000". The song was never officially released, but demos exist in circulation among fans.

Overview

According to Karl Koch, "On the Edge" was first rehearsed by Weezer on August 20, 2000. A studio recording of "On the Edge" was demoed by the band sometime thereafter, and was subsequently shared online with fans. A slightly truncated version of the same recording was distributed by Rivers Cuomo to fans as part of the "Official" SS2K "album" in November of 2001. According to Karl Koch, "On the Edge" was performed live only once, at a show in Milwaukee, WI on September 5, 2000. Koch subsequently shared a partial clip with fans on weezer.com.

Live performances

Audio

Live

Lyrics

Things are so complicated now
I think I'm gonna throw out my neck
I don't know what tomorrow brings
And there ain't no way I can check
I go out to the movies
I tell my girl she's groovy
But no one ever seems to get satisfied

Things are so complicated now
I think I'm gonna curl up and die
One million things are in my head
And no matter how I try
I can't seem to get sorted
My plans end up aborted
The days slink through my clutching hands like rain

There ain't no better way to fly
I've punched the devil in the eye
There ain't no better way to live
On the edge

Things are all jumbled up in knots
And I'm caught in the spider's web
Only now just a matter of time
Before he comes up to eat up my head
So I'm bitter too now,
Fun time is all through now
Give my blessings to those who keep on

There ain't no better way to fly
I've punched the devil in the eye
There ain't no better way to live
On the edge

On high
On high

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