Why Are We?

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"Why Are We?"
Why Are We? cover
Cover art for Alone IV
Demo by Rivers Cuomo
Album Alone IV: The Blue-Pinkerton Years
Released November 11, 2020
Recorded May 1992
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 142
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"Superman"
(RC# 141)
"Why Are We?"
(RC# 142)
"Say It Ain't So"
(RC# 143)

"Why Are We?" is a song by Rivers Cuomo.

Appearances

Overview

"Why Are We?" was demoed by Rivers Cuomo in May of 1992.[1] Karl Koch described the song as "a weird Rivers song, possibly not intended for weezer at all".[1] The song was leaked online through the site's demo storefront on November 7, 2020. The song was then sold to a single user when the storefront officially launched a few days later on November 11, before being sold to all users as part of the digital compilation Alone IV: The Blue-Pinkerton Years on November 22.

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo Why Are We? 11 Why Are We.mp3 May 1992 2:44 Alone IV: The Blue-Pinkerton Years
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Lyrics

Why are we?

Do you know just why we are?

Why are we?

Why not?

See also