QB Blitz

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"QB Blitz"
QB Blitz cover
Album track by Weezer
Album Pacific Daydream
Released October 27, 2017
Length 3:17
Label Crush Music/Atlantic Records
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Producer Butch Walker
Status Officially released
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Pacific Daydream track listing
"Weekend Woman"
"QB Blitz"
"Sweet Mary"

"QB Blitz" is the sixth track from Pacific Daydream, released on October 27th, 2017.


In an October 2017 Upset Magazine interview Rivers said:

"'QB Blitz' is about another person in my creative life, a collaborator. That one’s ultimately about disappointment with decisions that had been made, and that feeling of, ‘Why did I trust other people when I should have just been going with my own creative instincts?’ I just need to get back in touch with my instincts and go for it, rather than relying on the advice of the experts."

In an October 2017 NPR interview Rivers provided context for the "algebra" lyric, noting that he tried to get his wife to take a Khan Academy algebra course with him but that "she wasn't having it." Hoth, as referenced in the lyrics, is a planet from Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.

In a 2020 Riverpedia entry, Cuomo noted that the song was "inspired by the lack of commercial breakthrough of the White Album" following the band's signing to new management (Crush Music) in early 2015. Cuomo added, "The phrase 'qb blitz' just came to me while writing stream of consciousness. Maybe it means I have to resort to drastic measures after being frustrated with more conservative play."


All of my conversations die a painful death, you see
I can't get anyone to do algebra with me
It's hard to make real friends
My friends have lots of friends
I don't hang out enough
Take drugs and learn to love

This intercom is broken into pieces
I gotta call my QB blitz
Out on the ice fields of Hoth
I'll be, I'll be missing you like oxygen
I'll be missing you like oxygen

I want to have the feeling someone's in love with me
You gotta choose between the internet and me
People don't bring me joy
I think you get the point
I'm on an epic quest
Pursuit of happiness

Sing for the moment
A little place on the ocean
In the middle of a snowdrift
We're alone in the universe
Sing for the moment
Put a paper lantern over the light
Sing for the moment


See also