Prom Night

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"Prom Night"
Prom Night cover
Album track by Weezer
Album Weezer (The White Album) (Japanese Version)
Released April 1, 2016
Recorded 2015
Length 3:34
Label Warner Music (Japan)
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Producer(s) Jake Sinclair
Status officially released
Weezer (The White Album) (Japanese Version) track listing
"Endless Bummer"
(10)
"Prom Night"
(11)
The White Album (Deluxe) (Japanese Version) track listing
"Fake Smiles and Nervous Laughter"
(14)
"Prom Night"
(15)
The Last Days of Summer track listing
"The Last Days of Summer"
(A)
"Prom Night"
(B)
This song is part of the "Prom Night" lineage of songs

"Prom Night" (formerly titled "80's Prom Night") is a bonus track on the Japanese release of Weezer (The White Album) and a b-side to the fan-club single "The Last Days of Summer".

Appearances

Overview

According to Rivers Cuomo in a post in the Weezer Fan Club Facebook group, the song was originally written in 2012 following the first Weezer Cruise (specifically inspired by the Cruise's "80's Prom Night" party[1]), the verse chords and melody were lifted from a 2004 demo called "You and Me Together", and the verse and bridge lyrics were written in 2015. The song's lyrics appear to match a post titled "Weird And Cool" from Rivers' now-defunct Tumblr page [2]:

That was a thrill having you gun me around in your Chevelle

After a few PBRs

Poor girl didn’t have a seat belt

The Amazonian Queens

Bodies like storks, blonde flamingos

Blasting the Scorpions

You said they’re playing the Forum soon

Do I want to go?

I said I saw them on my 14th birthday

You said, “You are so lucky

You got to see them when they were weird and cool.”

Demos of "80's Prom Night" were included in the digital compilation Alone XII: The White Year.

Audio

Lyrics

Prom Night

Almost saw her heartbeat
Under the necklaces
Caked-on concealer
Sorry 'bout the zit
She's a fan of 5SOS
But only 'cause they're so hot
Sippin' drinks at Starbucks
Didn't know what else to say

Except "Hey, little girl,
Would you rock my world?"
'Cause I love who you are
You look like a lucky star
With that makeup on
Just like a young Madonna
Hey, I'm in love again
Do you remember prom night?

Your brother loves his country
Dad loves "Ballroom Blitz"
Mommy closed your Instagram
It was inappropriate
Maybe I'll go with you
Driving up Mulholland
On a teenage quest for a future husband

Gun me around in your sweet Chevelle
We don't need any safety belts
Blast the Scorpions
Get weird and cool
They're gonna play the Forum soon
Do you want to go?

But, somehow, we got separated
And I went back home all alone

Except "Hey, little girl,
Would you rock my world?"
Cause I love who you are
You look like a lucky star
With that makeup on
Just like a young Madonna
Hey, I'm in love again
Do you remember prom night?
Remember prom night?
Remember prom night?
Oo-oo-hoo-hoo

80's Prom Night

Another lonely night
Just like any other night
I didn't know what I should do
'Cause my friends were going out
To a super secret show
So I asked if I could go along too

And I dug down deep for a skinny tie
And I put one stud in my ear

And said "Hey, little girl,
Would you rock my world?
'Cause I love who you are
You look like a lucky star
With that makeup on
Just like a young Madonna"
Hey, I'm in love again
At 80's prom night

She told me she was looking for the captain of the ship
I told her I could man the wheel
'Cause navigating ??? is a touchy feely thing
And Italians understand the feel

So I stepped right into her Danger Zone
And I pulled her close on the floor

And said "Hey, little girl,
Would you rock my world?
'Cause I love who you are
You look like a lucky star
With that makeup on
Just like a young Madonna"
Hey, I'm in love again
At 80's prom night

Let me tell you
What we did
We were dancing like
Eighties kids
With our sunglasses
On at night
The lights came on
She said "C'mon
Let's do it all again"

So I stepped right into her Danger Zone
And I pulled her close on the floor

And said "Hey, little girl,
Would you rock my world?
'Cause I love who you are
You look like a lucky star
With that makeup on
Just like a young Madonna"
Hey, I'm in love again
At 80's prom night
At 80's prom night
At 80's prom night

See also