Across the Sea

Across the Sea

Infobox Song
Name = Across the Sea
Caption =
Type =
Artist = Weezer
alt Artist =
Album = Pinkerton
Published =
Released = 24 September 1996
track_no = 5
Recorded =
Genre = Rock
Length = 4:32
Writer = Rivers Cuomo
Composer =
Label = Geffen Records
Producer = Weezer
Chart position =
Tracks =
prev =
prev_no =
next =
next_no = "Tired of Sex"
Misc = Extra tracklisting
Album = Pinkerton
Type = Studio
Tracks =
# "Tired of Sex"
# "Getchoo"
# "No Other One"
# "Why Bother?"
# "Across the Sea"
# "The Good Life"
# "El Scorcho"
# "Pink Triangle"
# "Falling For You"
# "Butterfly"

Across the Sea is the fifth song from Weezer's second album, "Pinkerton". Singer/songwriter Rivers Cuomo wrote the song after he received a letter from a Japanese girl during a depressing winter at Harvard University. Cuomo remarked: "When I got the letter, I fell in love with her. It was such a great letter. I was very lonely at the time, but at the same time I was very depressed that I would never meet her. Even if I did see her, she was probably some fourteen-year-old girl, who didn't speak English." Luerssen D., John. "Rivers' Edge: The Weezer Story". ECW Press, 2004, ISBN 1-55022-619-3 p. 194] This song also discusses when Rivers was an adolescent and was considering becoming a monk. When asked in 2006 about the girl, he commented that "I don't know anything about her and I've never contacted her." [cite web | url=|title=Rivers Cuomo Fan Interview 2006|accessdate=2007-10-02 |publisher=""]

The song has a very complex chord progression in the solo, during which the song modulates from the key of G major to the key of E major (the parallel major of the original key's relative minor) for the bridge. As the bridge ends, the key modulates back to G for the final verse and chorus.

The song appears in "Come On and Kick Me!: The String Quartet Tribute to Weezer" and " Only in Dreams: Classical Music Inspired by Weezer".


*Rivers Cuomolead guitar, lead vocals
*Patrick Wilsonpercussion
*Brian Bellrhythm guitar
*Matt Sharpbass guitar


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