Show Me Who You Are

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"Show Me Who You Are"
Show Me Who You Are cover
Demo by Rivers Cuomo
Recorded 20032004
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
COR# 368
Status Demos circulating

This song is part of the "I'm a Robot" (COR# 368) lineage of songs

"Show Me Who You Are" is a song written by Rivers Cuomo and demoed in contention for the Weezer album that would eventually become Make Believe. It is a re-working of a previous demo, "Kings of Money" (also known as "Prodigy Lover"). It was subsequently reworked again into the song "I'm a Robot."

Appearances

Overview

Weezer demoed "Show Me Who You Are" at Cello Studios around late December of 2003 through early January 2004. Though this version does not exist in fan circulation, solo demos recorded by Rivers Cuomo at S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios in Los Angeles were released in 2020 as part of the digital compilation Alone IX: The Make Believe Years. An initial demo featured lyrics largely the same as those of "Prodigy Lover" (albeit with a new chorus), though the song underwent at least two lyrical revisions before being rewritten as "Stupid Robot"/"Happy Robot"/"I'm a Robot."

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
For previous demos, see "Kings of Money"
Weezer Show Me Who You Are December 1, 2003January 30, 2004[1] 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 03 Show Me Who You Are.mp3 May 3, 2004[1] S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:44 Alone IX: The Make Believe Years Unchained Melody demo
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
For subsequent demos, see "I'm a Robot"
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Lyrics

April 23, 2004

Something is different
Something has changed
You write me your letters
But they're not the same

Beautiful lover
Playing the keyboard
Drawing that music from me

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

Uncomprehending
I'm stupefied
'Cause I wrote the rule book
And you can't abide

Over and over
Checking the airwaves
For just a glimmer of hope

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

May 3, 2004

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

May 18, 2004

Things are so bad recently
When I'm with you, you can't see
I need loving, real connection
I'm a mere human being

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

Is this too much that I ask?
Is it just an onerous task?
I don't want to be a burden
I want someone who cares

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

I'm sorry if I'm breaking down
I just can't take the pain of rejection
If you're getting sick in the gut
Then just leave me here in my depression

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

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

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