Weekend Woman

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"Weekend Woman"
Weekend Woman cover
Album track by Weezer
Album Pacific Daydream
Released October 5, 2017
Length 4:05
Label Crush Music/Atlantic Records
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Producer Butch Walker
Status Officially released
Live debut October 7, 2017 (partial)
October 15, 2017 (full)
Stream Play on spotify.png Spotify
Play on Apple Music.png Apple Music
Pacific Daydream track listing
"Happy Hour"
(4)
"Weekend Woman"
(5)
"QB Blitz"
(6)

"Weekend Woman" is the fifth track from Pacific Daydream and the fourth track released prior to the album's release. The song was released on October 5, 2017.

Overview

"Weekend Woman" is a reworking of the Green Album-era Rivers Cuomo demo "Burning Sun". A song called "Weekend Girl" was demoed for Everything Will Be Alright in the End but, ultimately, went unused. It is believed that Ric Ocasek, who produced both The Green Album and EWBAITE, asked Cuomo to revisit some of his Green-era compositions for inclusion on EWBAITE, and that "Burning Sun" was one such song (the song "Lonely Girl" from EWBAITE is also speculated to have originated during the Green sessions, possibly under the title "Homely"). In an October 2017 interview with NPR, Cuomo said that the lyrics are not about anyone specific; they are lines from different sources but were connected in a way that suggests a story about a single relationship. Rivers also stated that he was trying to not use the word "girl" as much in his songs (the word does not appear at all on Pacific Daydream). This is, presumably, the reason for the change from "Weekend Girl" to "Weekend Woman."

The official YouTube video for "Weekend Woman" features art by Spanish artist LAPRISAMATA.

Live performances

"Weekend Woman" has, to date, been performed live only eight times, with six of those performances having been during the 2017 Feels Like Summer Tour in Europe.

Personnel

Audio

Lyrics

Hey look who's here
This place is not my home
A change has got to come
Face hot with tears
How was I supposed to know
The ABC’s of love
Salvation lies within
Don't ask me what I did
When God made her he threw away the formula

We fell in love on a Sunday
By Monday morning I drifted away
All I want is to see her
All I want is to reach my weekend woman
Just can't seem to get back there
I'm getting stuck in the weekday traffic
All I want is to see her
All I want is to reach my weekend woman

Get in, get out
No time for poetry
You can't change people's minds
I'll meet you there
Your walls are painted green
Our vines have intertwined
Was this your parting gift?
Black eye and bloody lip
Ten years from now I'll still remember every word

I still believe your beautiful lies
You don't have to die to go to heaven
I still believe your beautiful lies
It almost makes me feel young again

See also