Show Me Who You Are

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"Show Me Who You Are"
Outtake by Weezer
Recorded 2004
at Grandmaster Recorders - Los Angeles, CA
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
COR# 368
Producer(s) Rick Rubin
Status Demo circulating
This song is part of the "I'm a Robot" (COR# 368) lineage of songs

"Show Me Who You Are" is an unreleased Weezer song originally recorded as a demo for the planned album that would eventually become Make Believe. It is a re-working of a previous demo, "Prodigy Lover". It was subsequently reworked again into the song "Happy Robot" before ultimately becoming the track "I'm a Robot" from the compilation album Death to False Metal.

Appearances

Overview

The song was demoed several times by the band from 2002 until 2005, evolving several times. "Show Me Who You Are" was recorded during the band's second attempt at making Make Believe, at Grandmaster Recorders in Los Angeles, CA. It was one of twelve songs that Rivers Cuomo asked to band to concentrate on during this period. Cuomo catalogued these demos under the title Unchained Melody.

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo Prodigy Lover 368 Prodigy Lover.mp3 2002 3:18 Alone VIII: The Maladroit Years
Weezer Prodigy Lover February 2002[1] ?
Weezer Prodigy Lover March 4, 2002[1] Westlake Recording Studios, West Hollywood, CA
Weezer Prodigy Lover April 13, 2002[2] Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA "Version 3"
Weezer Prodigy Lover April 18, 2002[3] Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA "Version 4"
Weezer Prodigy Lover WEEZER-2002-04-22_Prodigy_Lover_368.mp3 April 22, 2002 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:14 Released on weezer.com
Weezer Prodigy Lover June 23, 2002[4] Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, CA
Weezer Prodigy Lover June 26, 2002[5] Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, CA
Weezer Prodigy Lover June 27, 2002[6] Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, CA
Weezer Prodigy Lover June 28, 2002[7] Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, CA
Weezer Prodigy Lover June 30, 2002[8] Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, CA
Weezer Prodigy Lover weezer-2002-07-02_prodigy_lover_368.mp3 July 2, 2002 Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, CA 2:56 Released on weezer.com
Weezer Prodigy Lover July 16, 2002 The Lodge Recording Studios, Indianapolis, IN 3:03 Video Capture Device Video recording of demo session. Shmedly on keyboards.
Weezer Kings of Money November 1, 2002[9] S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Weezer Kings of Money November 2, 2002[9] S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Weezer Kings of Money November 3, 2002 The Hotel Cafe, Los Angeles, CA Live performance. Secret acoustic show.
Weezer Kings of Money November 4, 2003[9] Unknown office space, Los Angeles, CA Acoustic demo; incomplete
Weezer Kings of Money November 4, 2003[9] Unknown office space, Los Angeles, CA Acoustic demo; rejected take
Weezer Kings of Money November 4, 2003[9] Unknown office space, Los Angeles, CA Acoustic demo; rejected take
Weezer Kings of Money November 4, 2003[9] Unknown office space, Los Angeles, CA Acoustic demo
Weezer Kings of Money November 6, 2003[9] Swing House Rehearsal & Recording, Los Angeles, CA Recorded to Marantz CD burner, with Rick Rubin
Weezer untitled November 19, 2003[9] Swing House Rehearsal & Recording, Los Angeles, CA Recorded to Marantz CD burner, with Rick Rubin
Weezer Show Me Who You Are December 1, 2003January 30, 2004[10] Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA Day-to-day info unknown
Rivers Cuomo Show Me Who You Are 08 368 Show Me Who You Are (triplet.mp3 April 23, 2004 S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:22 Alone IX: The Make Believe Years
Rivers Cuomo Show Me Who You Are 12 368 Show Me Who You Are (8th melo.mp3 May 18, 2004 S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:18 Alone IX: The Make Believe Years
Rivers Cuomo Stupid Robot 09 368 Stupid Robot.mp3 June 3, 2004 S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:15 Alone IX: The Make Believe Years
Rivers Cuomo Happy Robot 09 368 Happy Robot.mp3 June 4, 2004 S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:14 Alone IX: The Make Believe Years
Rivers Cuomo I'm a Robot 06 368 I'm a Robot.mp3 July 20, 2004 S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA 2:40 Alone IX: The Make Believe Years
Rivers Cuomo I'm a Robot 06 368 I'm a Robot.mp3 July 20, 2004 S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA 2:40 Alone IX: The Make Believe Years
Weezer I'm a Robot September 25, 2004 Grandmaster Recorders, Los Angeles, CA Rough mix
Weezer I'm a Robot 2010(?) S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA 2:30 Death to False Metal

Lyrics

Unchained Melody version

Mama loved me
In her way
She had nothing
Much to say

"I am hungry"
"Where's my dinner?"
"Guess I'll watch the TV"

You could make me happy
If you ever want to
All you have to do is
Show me who you are

Now I'm grown up
Wise and strong
Nothing hurts me
Very long

When the end comes
To release me
Will I have someone near?

You could make me happy
If you ever want to
All you have to do is
Show me who you are

I don't want to blame anybody
For all of the pain I am feeling
It's just that I wish that I had somebody
That could give me some healing

You could make me happy
If you ever want to
All you have to do is
Show me who you are

Personnel

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Koch, Karl. Karl's Corner, 7 March 2002. Karl's Corner - 03/07/2002
  2. Koch, Karl. Karl's Corner, 13 April 2002. Karl's Corner - 04/13/2002
  3. Koch, Karl. Karl's Corner, 18 April 2002. Karl's Corner - 04/18/2002
  4. Koch, Karl. Karl's Corner, 25 June 2002. Karl's Corner - 06/25/2002
  5. Koch, Karl. Karl's Corner, 27 June 2002. Karl's Corner - 06/27/2002
  6. Koch, Karl. Karl's Corner, 27 June 2002. Karl's Corner - 06/27/2002
  7. Koch, Karl. Karl's Corner, 28 June 2002. Karl's Corner - 06/28/2002
  8. Koch, Karl. Karl's Corner, 30 June 2002. Karl's Corner - 06/30/2002
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 Weezer Recording History - Page 14
  10. Weezer Recording History - Page 15