Ivory Telephone

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"Ivory Telephone"
Demo by Weezer
Album Ecce Homo
Recorded March 10, 1998
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Status Unreleased
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"Beautiful Demons"
(RC# 245)
"Ivory Telephone"
(RC# 246)
"Sing Melody"
(RC# 247)
Ecce Homo track listing
"I Won't Flake on You"
(8)
"Ivory Telephone"
(9)
"Cleopatra"
(10)

"Ivory Telephone" (or "The Ivory Telephone") is an unreleased song written by Rivers Cuomo.

Appearances

Overview

According to the Catalog O' Riffs, "Ivory Telephone" was recorded in March of 1998. The song was demoed years later as part of the demo compilation Ecce Homo and was in consideration during the sessions for the album that would eventually become Everything Will Be Alright in the End, released in 2014. Several demos of the song were listed on the riverscuomo.com demo storefront in October of 2020.

Lyrics

I call you up on the Ivory Telephone
They say you’re not but I know that you’re at home
Don’t try to break me
Never try to shake me
  
Can I ask a question?
Can I pick your brain?
Why you tryin’ to flush me down the drain?

I call you up on the Ivory Telephone
They say you’re not but I know that you’re at home
Don’t try to break me
Never try to shake me

I build you up a temple
And put a knife in the sun
I wanna be your only chosen one
 
I pour the holy water
And count the rosary
Now tie me down and never let me leave

I call you up on the Ivory Telephone
They say you’re not but I know that you’re at home
Don’t try to break me
Never try to shake me

See also