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Peace cover
Album track by Weezer
Album Make Believe
Released May 10, 2005
Format CD, Vinyl
Recorded Summer 2004
Length 3:54
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 723
COR# 371
Producer(s) Weezer, Rick Rubin, Chad Bamford
Status Officially released
Live debut November 3, 2002 in Los Angeles (Hotel Cafe)[1]
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Make Believe track listing
"Hold Me"
"We Are All on Drugs"
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
(RC# 722)
(RC# 723)
"Mo' Beats"
(RC# 724)

This song is part of the "Peace" (COR# 371) lineage of songs

"Peace" is the fifth track from Make Believe.



"Peace" was demoed as early as November of 2002.[2] It was played live at a secret show in Los Angeles that same month. "Peace" also shares an entry in the Catalog O' Riffs with an earlier demo, "Hey Domingo!" (later demoed under the title "Don't Let My Heart Down"), which features a similar riff and chord progression (which in turn resembles a riff from an earlier song, "The Dawn").

In a May 9, 2005 interview with Y100, Rivers Cuomo talked about "Peace": "This song was written at a time of no peace with me, when I was at the end of my rope. I felt like life had no meaning anymore. I was going out every night and trying to have fun, but it wasn't giving me any real satisfaction. I just started thinking 'I gotta find a way to bring meaning back in my life and recover my sensitivity and creativity, and I need to find some peace.'"[citation needed]

Band commentary

Scott: I still don’t know how the acoustic guitar really goes. [laughter] I just always think of Rick Rubin in the studio, just moving his head back and forth, rockin’ in the control room. You know, that’s the picture I have about this song. And it felt like it was important for this song to be on the album, as well.

Brian: It’s a great sentiment. It doesn’t come across as being, like…you know, too hippie-ish, which is good, but musically it’s such a simple chord progression that a child could play it and that’s always a good sign, first off, when we don’t have to think about it too much when we play it. I think it’s just a great message. I think we need a song like that these days.

Rivers: Yeah, it’s actually not coming from a “hippie” place at all. So people shouldn’t be worried that now I’m Mr. Peace, or whatever. [laughs] If you listen to the lyrics, I’m actually - I was actually in a place of war, not peace, just total inner struggle and decadence. I was just exasperated and longing for some kind of escape from that sort of lifestyle. So the song is actually not coming from a place of peace at all.
- Band commentary, [3]




More and more I can't say no
So afraid of letting go
If there's something I can grab
You can bet I'll pay the tab

Counting all the flowers
Waste the precious hours
I need to find some peace

All these problems on my mind
Make it hard for me to think
There is no way I can stop
My poor brain is gonna pop

And I don't have a purpose
Scattered on the surface
I need to find some peace


And all the broken tethers
We can bring together
I need to find some peace

I need to find some peace
I need to find some peace

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