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Wheels Up

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"Wheels Up"
Wheels Up cover
Album track by San Holo
Album bb u ok?
Released June 4, 2021
Recorded September 2019—January 2020 in Echo Park, Los Angeles
Length 3:16
Label Bitbird, Counter Records, Liquid State
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo, San Holo
Producer(s) San Holo
Stream Play on spotify.png Spotify

"Wheels Up" is the eighteenth track from the album bb u ok? by Dutch musician San Holo. Rivers Cuomo is a credited songwriter and provides lead vocals on the song, though most streaming services credit Weezer as a performer and not Cuomo.

Appearances

  • bb u ok? (2021)

Overview

On an interview with Grammy.com, San Holo stated that he and Cuomo collaborated after a correspondence on Twitter:


He randomly hit me up on Twitter one day. He was like, “Hey I just heard one of your songs, and I love it.” I was like, “Is this really happening? Rivers Cuomo?!” I was double-checking if it was really his account. He asked me to send him some stuff—the amount of times artists have told me to send them stuff, and then I send them something and nothing happens.

But I made a track in the studio anyway, sent it to him, and I think, literally a week later, he sent back his vocals, and I was like, "Whoa, this is so good!" And then we went back and forth about some words and some more nuanced stuff. And then he recorded the vocals and I had a great take. For me, it's really funny because I used to be a guitar teacher after I graduated from the conservatory. I used to teach kids "Say It Ain’t So." Now to work with him—it’s so surreal, it's full circle.
- San Holo, Grammy.com[1]

Audio

Lyrics

My golden girl
It’s time for you to fly
You give it all
Hoping to see me smile
I took you in
I never gave you back
Look at me with my head in the clouds

So touch the sky
And go where you can go
You’ll feel the sun
You’ll see the earth below
This is your right
You’ve earned the greatest joy
Look at you with your head in the clouds

Wheels up
Adios and we outta here
Pack it up, gonna disappear
Sometimes, think about me
Star-crossed, it just wasn't meant to be

So take this song and hold it to your heart
It’s all I have to give you as we part
I’m lost for words to tell you how I feel
But I’ll be seeing you up in the clouds

Wheels up
Adios and we outta here
Pack it up, gonna disappear
Sometimes, think about me
Star-crossed, it just wasn't meant to be
Wheels up

My golden girl
It’s time for you to fly
You give it all
Hoping to see me smile
I took you in
I never gave you back
Look at me with my head in the clouds

See also

  1. "San Holo Gets Personal With New Indie Rock EDM Album 'BB U Ok?'" https://www.grammy.com/news/san-holo-personal-new-album-bb-u-ok-interview