Say It Ain't So

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Say It Ain't So is an alternative rock song by Weezer. It was recorded in the summer of 1993 and released as track 7 on the album Weezer (Blue Album) on 1994-05-10 and later released as a single on 1995-07-13. The song was written, composed, and sung by Rivers Cuomo who also plays guitar. Matt Sharp played bass and sung backing vocals, Brian Bell played rhythm guitar and sung backing vocals, Patrick Wilson played drums, and Ric Ocasek produced the song. Two versions of the song exist, the original album version and the single version which has a slightly different drum track and guitar feedback. After the first pressing of the album was sold out, the band requested that subsequent pressings have the single version instead of the original.

The song is about the alcoholism of Cuomo's father and how, as a child, he was unable to confront him about his drinking.

I first heard this song in middle school when a friend of mine bought the blue album and we listened to the songs. Later, I bought the album myself and listened to it a lot. Of the two song versions, I much prefer the single version with the guitar feedback.