Turn Me Round

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"Turn Me Round"
Turn Me Round cover
Bonus track by Weezer
Album Raditude (International Version)
Released October 28, 2009 (in Japan)
October 30, 2009 (Int.)
Length 3:09
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 743 & 744
COR# 385
Status Officially released
Live debut August 26, 2002
Stream Play on spotify.png Spotify
Play on Apple Music.png Apple Music
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"?"
(RC# 742)
"Turn Me Round"
(RC# 743 & 744)
"Everybody Let's Rock"
(RC# 745)
Raditude (International Version) track listing
"I Don't Want To Let You Go"
(10)
"Turn Me Round"
(11)
Raditude (Japanese Version) track listing
"I Don't Want To Let You Go"
(10)
"Turn Me Round"
(11)
"I Woke Up in Love This Morning"
(12)

"Turn Me Round" is the eleventh track on international editions of Raditude.

Appearances

Overview

"Turn Me Round" is first known to have been performed at soundchecks in August of 2002. The song was thereafter demoed multiple times throughout 2002 during demo sessions at S.I.R. Studios in 2002. Drummer Josh Freese filled in for Pat Wilson during some of these sessions. The song was performed live only once, at a concert in London on August 26, 2002, but no bootleg is known to exist. The song was thereafter seen as desirable by fans over the next several years. The song continued to be demoed in fall of 2003, once Weezer began working with Rick Rubin on the band's eventual fifth album, Make Believe. The song was worked on at Cello Studios until December of that year, but was left ultimately unfinished. The song would remain unheard by fans for several years.

In 2009, a recording of the song appeared as track 11 on international releases of Weezer's seventh album, Raditude. It is unknown if this version is a solo Rivers Cuomo demo or if other band members were present. In 2020, several demo recordings of the song were made available as part of the digital compilations Alone VIII: The Maladroit Years and Alone IX: The Make Believe Years.

Live performances

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo Turn Me 'Round 385a turn me round.mp3 2002 2:40 Alone VIII: The Maladroit Years
Rivers Cuomo Turn Me 'Round 385b.mp3 2002 1:46 Alone VIII: The Maladroit Years
Weezer Turn Me Round August 4, 2002[1] Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, San Antonio, Texas Soundcheck, direct to CD-R, extremely rough
Weezer Turn Me Round August 4, 2002[1] Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, San Antonio, Texas Soundcheck, direct to CD-R, first real run-through
Weezer Turn Me Round August 4, 2002[1] Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, San Antonio, Texas Soundcheck, direct to CD-R, no lead vocals
Weezer Turn Me Round August 10, 2002[1] Chronicle Pavilion, Concord, CA Soundcheck, direct to CD-R, take 1
Weezer Turn Me Round August 10, 2002[1] Chronicle Pavilion, Concord, CA Soundcheck, direct to CD-R, take 2
Weezer Turn Me Round September 15, 2002[1] S.I.R. Rehearsal studios, Los Angeles, CA Josh Freese on drums
Weezer Turn Me Round September 22, 2002[1] S.I.R. Rehearsal studios, Los Angeles, CA Josh Freese on drums
Weezer Turn Me Round September 22, 2002[1] S.I.R. Rehearsal studios, Los Angeles, CA Josh Freese on drums
Weezer Turn Me Round September 23, 2002[1] S.I.R. Rehearsal studios, Los Angeles, CA Josh Freese on drums, Brian Bell not present
Rivers Cuomo Turn Me Round September 27, 2002[1] S.I.R. Rehearsal studios, Los Angeles, CA
Rivers Cuomo Turn Me Round 385 2002-10-08 turn me round (with o.mp3 October 8, 2002 S.I.R. Rehearsal studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:04 Alone VIII: The Maladroit Years
Weezer Turn Me Round October 18, 2002[1] S.I.R. Rehearsal studios, Los Angeles, CA Acoustic rehearsal
Weezer Turn Me Round November 18, 2003[1] Swing House Studios, Los Angeles, CA Recorded direct to CD-R, with Rick Rubin, take 1
Weezer Turn Me Round November 18, 2003[1] Swing House Studios, Los Angeles, CA Recorded direct to CD-R, with Rick Rubin, take 2
Weezer Turn Me Round November 28, 2003[1] Swing House Studios, Los Angeles, CA Recorded direct to CD-R, with Rick Rubin
Weezer Turn Me Round December 2003[2] Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Rivers Cuomo Turn Me Round December 2003[2] S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA Possibly same recording as previous version
Rivers Cuomo Turn Me Around Turn Me Around (Take 1).mp3 ? 3:46 Alone VIII: The Maladroit Years Possibly same as one of above recordings
Rivers Cuomo Turn Me Around Turn Me Around (Take 3).mp3 ? 3:52 Alone VIII: The Maladroit Years Possibly same as one of above recordings
Rivers Cuomo Turn Me Around Turn Me 'Round.mp3 ? 3:40 Alone VIII: The Maladroit Years Possibly same as one of above recordings
Rivers Cuomo Turn Me Around Turn Me Round edited.mp3 ? 3:26 Alone VIII: The Maladroit Years Edited version of Turn Me 'Round.mp3
Rivers Cuomo Turn Me Round Turn Me Round (punk).mp3 ? 3:36 Alone IX: The Make Believe Years Possibly same as one of above recordings
Rivers Cuomo Turn Me Round ? 3:10 Raditude (international) Possibly same as one of above recordings

Audio


YouTube (international)

Lyrics

Raditude

The day that I first saw you
I knew I had to have you
You were as cute as could be
I needed a family around me

Over the course of a year
I slowly lost my interest
Now you're a pain in the ass
And I have got leave you

Now, turn me 'round
Turn me 'round, turn me 'round
Now, turn me 'round
Turn me 'round, turn me 'round

[...]the love around us
And so I made a promise
I tried my best to keep it
But then I tire of it

Tired of seeing your face
Cleaning up after your mess
Buying the food that you eat
And I have got to leave you

Now, turn me 'round
Turn me 'round, turn me 'round
Now, turn me 'round
Turn me 'round, turn me 'round

Come over again, come over again
Come over until I've had enough of you, my friend

Tired of seeing your face
Cleaning up after your mess
Buying the food that you eat
And I have got to leave you

Now, turn me 'round
Turn me 'round, turn me 'round
Now, turn me 'round
Turn me 'round, turn me 'round

Turn me 'round

Demos

The day that I first saw you
I knew that I had to have you
You were as cute as could be
I needed a family around me

Over the course of the year
I slowly lost my interest
Now you're a pain in the ass
I'm going to break your backbone now

Now, turn me 'round
Turn me 'round, turn me 'round
Now, turn me 'round
Turn me 'round, turn me 'round

A noble man has instincts
To treat his serfs like objects
They work and entertain him
Until he's tiring of them

Tired of seeing your face
Cleaning up after your mess
Buying the food that you eat
I'm going to put you to sleep

Now, turn me 'round
Turn me 'round, turn me 'round
Now, turn me 'round
Turn me 'round, turn me 'round

Whoa, whoa

Round, turn me 'round
Turn me 'round, turn me 'round
Round, turn me 'round
Turn me 'round, turn me 'round

See also

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