Weezer – Say It Ain’t So (Official Music Video)


(“Say It Ain’t So” by Weezer) ♪ Oh yeah ♪ ♪ Alright ♪ ♪ Somebody’s Heine’ ♪ ♪ Is crowding my icebox ♪ ♪ Somebody’s cold one ♪ ♪ Is giving me chills ♪ ♪ Guess I’ll just
close my eyes ♪ ♪ Oh yeah ♪ ♪ Alright ♪ ♪ Feels good ♪ ♪ Inside ♪ ♪ Flip on the telly ♪ ♪ Wrestle with Jimmy ♪ ♪ Something is bubbling ♪ ♪ Behind my back ♪ ♪ The bottle is ready to blow ♪ ♪ Say it ain’t so ♪ ♪ Your drug is a heartbreaker ♪ ♪ Say it ain’t so ♪ ♪ My love is a life taker ♪ ♪ I can’t confront you ♪ ♪ I never could do that
which might hurt you ♪ ♪ So try and be cool ♪ ♪ When I say ♪ ♪ This way is a water
slide away from me ♪ ♪ That takes you
further every day ♪ ♪ So be cool ♪ ♪ Say it ain’t so ♪ ♪ Your drug is a heartbreaker ♪ ♪ Say it ain’t so ♪ ♪ My love is a life taker ♪ ♪ Dear Daddy, I write you ♪ ♪ In spite of years of silence ♪ ♪ You’ve cleaned
up, found Jesus ♪ ♪ Things are good,
or so I hear ♪ ♪ This bottle of Stephen’s ♪ ♪ Awakens ancient feelings ♪ ♪ Like father, stepfather ♪ ♪ The son is drowning
in the flood ♪ ♪ Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah ♪ ♪ Say it ain’t so ♪ ♪ Your drug is a heartbreaker ♪ ♪ Say it ain’t so ♪ ♪ My love is a life taker ♪

100 thoughts on “Weezer – Say It Ain’t So (Official Music Video)

  1. So cool! Love the hacky sack and can't listen to the "yeah, yeahyeah yeahyeah" bridge without cracking up! Songwriting genius at its best!!!

  2. Even at 25 years old (this is now older than I was when I first heard it at 22) I find this one of the most emotion-evoking songs to date. It fills me with a tremendous sense of… something. Loss. Gain. Fear. Joy. So much of that something came from this first album and it remains one of the best premieres for a band, yet this track is paramount.

  3. This song is a cathartic one for Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo, who takes out his family frustrations in the lyric. He wrote the music for the song and had the title, but didn't know what the song would be about until he remembered an incident when he came home from high school and found a bottle of beer in the refrigerator belonging to his stepfather ("Somebody's Heine' is crowdin' my icebox").

    Cuomo's family had been hurt by alcohol abuse in the past, as his father was an alcoholic and left the family when Rivers was four. When Cuomo saw the beer in the fridge, he thought his stepfather was also going to end up leaving.

    The video was shot at the garage in the Los Angeles where Cuomo and Weezer bass player Matt Sharp lived. It was directed by Sophie Muller, whose extensive credits include most of the Eurythmics and Annie Lennox videos, and several by No Doubt.

    Rivers Cuomo takes a shot at his biological father, Frank, in this song in the verse he starts with "Dear Daddy." After leaving the family when Cuomo was four, Rivers saw Frank infrequently until around the time when this song was released, at which point they renewed their relationship.

    When Cuomo sings, "You've cleaned up, found Jesus," he's referring to his dad's religious epiphany: Frank became a Pentecostal preacher. Years later, Rivers enjoyed watching videos of his father's sermons, which often incorporated music (Frank was a professional drummer). This helped Rivers come to terms with his insecurities on stage – he never looked like a rock star and sometimes felt like he didn't belong on stage, but seeing his father do it helped Rivers realize that he had a genetic gift for performing.

    Looking back at the lashing he gave his dad, Cuomo told Rolling Stone in 2014, "I was an angry young man. I was quick to point the finger."

    The line, "Flip on the tele', wrestle with Jimmy" is a reference to Cuomo's brother, Jimmy. The other name mentioned in the song is "Stephen" ("This bottle of Stephen's"), which refers to their stepfather, Stephen Kitts.

    Bass player Matt Sharp sang the falsetto vocals on The Blue Album, which is probably most easily recognizable on this song. These were, oddly enough, the first notes Sharp sang in front of anyone.

    So that’s the meaning and facts about this song

  4. All these years I thought one guitar was the DUN DUN and the other was the WOWOW and I’m only now finding out they’re one in the same

  5. Some people keep commenting about how the music video kind of resembles or reminds them of 80s DnD parties, which leads to Stranger Things references.
    So, here's a fun fact: Finn Wolfhard, one of the stars of Stranger Things (plays Mike Wheeler), actually has a band (Calpurnia) which covered this song on a Spotify Sessions!
    Youtube link is here if you wanna listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlFKNFA0yk4

    (dont worry, issa real link, i just thought if anyone wanted a quicker way to get to it than looking it up)

  6. So Steve from Blues Clues went to college, was able to get into Harvard, get his degree in English and form a band?

    damn
    (btw I'm continuing a comment from j p.

  7. Suzanne, pourquoi t'appelles tu Suzanne? Y'as tu quelque chose qu'on peut faire pour que tu arrêtes de t'appeler Suz-anne? Suzanne, pourquoi pas Janine, hein Suzanne? Ne vois tu pas à quel point tu blesses nos coeurs Suz-anne?
    Roaring tiger radio: We also throw at you some incomplete crappy songs from unknown writer!

  8. Just had a "Eureka Moment" – if The Modern Lovers were teleported in history from 1971 (when their 1st album was recorded) to the early 90s and, recorded it when Weezer released this LP…it would've sounded exactly like "Say It Ain't So"

    Rivers could very well be Johnathan Richman lyrically, visually, song subject matter, outsider, nerd…and, visaversa…listen to Girlfren, Hospital, She Cracked, Astral Plane, Government Centre and, Modern World…I kid you not

  9. On the porch, my bf came out to tell me something, he sat down next to me and hasn't said a word. Power of grunge and nostalgia..

  10. .. I think hearing the Matt sharp only version of this.. my brain cant hear the normal version anymore. Do not seek it.

  11. You know what Matt did wrong in this video.

    Strummed over the whole thing when in the song there's clearly no Bass-strumming.
    Sometimes he barely touches the strings.
    But worst of all, NOT MOVING HIS FINGERS DAMMIT!

  12. Dorky prepubescent California style music video. Lol, A house full of 20 or more losers that come over to watch Golden Girls and do their laundry. Nerds.👌😂

  13. This band was special when Rivers was an awkward dweeb. The second he realized people thought he was cool it was over. Same thing that happened with Stephen Malkmus/Pavement. Both climbed inside their own asses and set up camp.

  14. Oh yeah
    Alright

    Somebody's Heine'
    Is crowdin' my icebox
    Somebody's cold one
    Is givin' me chills
    Guess I'll just close my eyes

    Oh yeah
    Alright
    Feels good
    Inside

    Flip on the tele
    Wrestle with Jimmy
    Something is bubbling
    Behind my back
    The bottle is ready to blow

    Say it ain't so
    Your drug is a heart-breaker
    Say it ain't so
    My love is a life-taker

    I can't confront you
    I never could do
    That which might hurt you
    So try and be cool
    When I say
    This way is a water-slide away from me
    That takes you further every day
    So be cool

    Say it ain't so
    Your drug is a heart-breaker
    Say it ain't so
    My love is a life-taker

    Dear Daddy
    I write you in spite of years of silence
    You've cleaned up, found Jesus, things are good or so I hear
    This bottle of Steven's awakens ancient feelings
    Like father, stepfather, the son is drowning in the flood
    Yeah, yeah-yeah, yeah-yeah

    Say it ain't so
    Your drug is a heart-breaker
    Say it ain't so
    My love is a life-taker

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