Screens

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"Screens"
Screens cover
Album track by Weezer
Album OK Human
Released January 29, 2021
Recorded 2020
Length 2:12
Label Crush Music/Atlantic Records
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Producer Jake Sinclair
Status Released
OK Human track listing
"Mirror Image"
(6)
"Screens"
(7)
"Bird with a Broken Wing"
(8)

"Screens" is the seventh track from OK Human.

Appearances

Overview

In an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music[1], Rivers Cuomo said:

“There's a song called "Screens" which addresses all of my anxieties about what we're talking about with people detaching from other humans, and spending all their time connected to screens. I'm so anxious about looking around in my house and seeing, ok, there's one child on that device, there's the other child on that device, and there's my wife over there on that device. Next door, my mom's on that device. I can't help but feel a sense of loss and anxiety about it.”

The chorus of "Screens" resembles the bridge melody from Cuomo's 1993 demo for "Hot Tub."

Audio

Lyrics

Young girl, lying flat on her bed
Streaming images to her head
Homework or memes, slime or Blackpink
Eight hours gone, now her mind's blown
She don't, she don't want me here

Now the real world is dying
As everybody moves into the cloud
Can you tell me where we're going?
Where will we be, 21 years from now?
Everyone stares at the screens
Everyone stares at the screens

Old maid in the cottage next door
We don't see her much anymore
She plays Solitaire on her desktop
Searches for her kids, now she can't stop
Did she think she'd go out this way?

Now the real world is dying
As everybody moves into the cloud
Can you tell me where we're going?
Where will we be, 21 years from now?
Everyone stares at the screens
Everyone stares at the screens
I miss my friends
I miss my family

See also

References

  1. Lowe, Zane "Weezer: The OK Human Interview." Apple Music, 27 January 2021 https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/weezer-the-ok-human-interview/pl.2b67d12686224245ac1bbbbfa7fb4aa8