Why Can't You Shut Your Mouth?

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"Why Can't You Shut Your Mouth?"
Why Can't You Shut Your Mouth? cover
Demo by Rivers Cuomo
Album Alone X: The Red-Raditude-Hurley Years
Recorded 2007
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Status Demos circulating
Deliverance at Hand! track listing
"Run Over By a Truck"
(14)
"Why Can't You Shut Your Mouth?"
(15)
"The Odd Couple"
(16)

"Why Can't You Shut Your Mouth?" (also known as "Shut Your Mouth") is a song demoed by Rivers Cuomo in 2007, as a song in contention for Weezer's then-planned sixth album (what would eventually be released as The Red Album).

Appearances

Background

"Why Can't You Shut Your Mouth?" was demoed as the 15th track on Deliverance at Hand!, a CD-R assembled by Cuomo and distributed to the other members of Weezer for consideration for the band's planned sixth album. A booklet of the lyrics for Deliverance at Hand! was obtained and shared on Weezerpedia by user okaybrazilian in 2018. A 2007 demo of the song (compiled June 21, 2007, according to the file's metadata) was leaked online on November 7, 2020. Two versions of the demo were later made available for purchase that same month, as part of the digital demo compilation Alone X: The Red-Raditude-Hurley Years.

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo Why Can't You Shut Your Mouth? 15 Why Can't You Shut Your Mouth_.mp3 2007 4:47 Alone X: The Red-Raditude-Hurley Years Deliverance at Hand! demo
Rivers Cuomo Shut Your Mouth Shut Your Mouth (revised 2007).mp3 2007 3:48 Alone X: The Red-Raditude-Hurley Years
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Lyrics

You tell me everything
At night my ears still ring
I hear you when I sleep
You drive yourself in deep

Why can't you shut your mouth?
Pack up and fly down south
I want to be alone
And you're always in my home
Why can't you go your way
Pack up and leave today
I want to do my thing
But you always go to sing

All of your inner pain
Is driving me insane
I want to block it out
'Cause I can't help you out

Why can't you shut your mouth?
Pack up and fly down south
I want to be alone
And you're always in my home
Why can't you take a rest?
Leave something on your chest
There will be another day
And you're gonna have your say

Everyone comes and everyone goes
Everyone comes and everyone goes
Why do you think we already know?
Why do you think we already know?
Everyone comes and everyone goes
Everyone comes and everyone goes

Why can't you shut your mouth?
Pack up and fly down south
I want to be alone
And you're always in my home
Why can't you shut your mouth?
Why can't you shut your mouth?
Why can't you shut your mouth?
I want to be alone

See also