Pink Triangle (3:58)

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From Pinkerton and 8 other releases

“Pink Triangle” was the third single off the second album Pinkerton by Weezer. It was released to radio on May 20th, 1997 in a last ditch effort to boost sales for the album. The song was remixed by Tom Lord-Alge, adding a reworked guitar solo, a synth track and overdubbed vocals.

The song describes a man with ambiguous sexuality who falls in love with a woman with whom he imagines he could settle down and be married. However, he soon discovers that the object of his affection is a lesbian who possibly thinks that the man himself is gay.The song is based on a real person that Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo encountered while a student at Harvard. Years later, he discovered that the woman was actually not a lesbian but merely showing support for the gay community by wearing a pink triangle.

The song only picked up a scarce amount of airplay, never charted and was deemed not successful enough to warrant a video. It is the band’s least successful single.

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When I'm stable long enough, I'll start to look around for love
See a sweet in floral prints, my mind begins the arrangements
But when I start to feel that pull, turns out I just pulled myself
She would never go with me, were I the last girl on earth

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  • MartinV9

    I'm dumb, she's a lesbian :(

    11 May 7:30pm Reply
  • CaptainSlugNG

    well well well, I could actually relate to this track rather well.. :<

    16 Mar 9:13am Reply
  • joshsaussey

    Beautiful track. River's vocals/lyrics in this are right on point. Love the harmony.

    26 Feb 3:49am Reply
  • Hey_Paul

    Why, Ellen? ;_;

    18 Feb 1:51pm Reply
  • panjianggira

    i can relate to this song because im in love with teegan and sara

    22 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Caboonha

    same thing happening here.

    30 Oct 2013 Reply
  • WS9167

    This song makes me really, really, really sad. Actually, all of Pinkerton does. But this song especially.

    5 Oct 2013 Reply
  • hka555

    Oh Weezer...

    10 Jul 2013 Reply
  • meltedsn0wflake

    I'M DUMB SHE'S A LESBIAN

    23 Jun 2013 Reply
  • maccrash

    EVERYONE'S A LITTLE QUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEER CAN'T SHE BE A LITTLE STRAIGHT I'M DUMB SHE'S A LESBIAN [6]

    22 Jun 2013 Reply
  • TylerSymes

    I would rather this song if she really was a lesbian and not just supporting them.

    5 Apr 2013 Reply
  • falco090

    after watching the katawa shoujo insta-feels i cannot get the shizune/hisao/misha triangle out of my head whenever i hear this song [2] Shout out to Katawa Shoujo fans. :3

    9 Mar 2013 Reply
  • mad-hatter-chan

    Legendary :) Poor guy tho :D EVERYONE'S A LITTLE QUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEER CAN'T SHE BE A LITTLE STRAIGHT I'M DUMB SHE'S A LESBIAN [5]

    2 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Diotor

    after watching the katawa shoujo insta-feels i cannot get the shizune/hisao/misha triangle out of my head whenever i hear this song

    24 Jan 2013 Reply
  • imgordon

    EVERYONE'S A LITTLE QUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEER CAN'T SHE BE A LITTLE STRAIGHT I'M DUMB SHE'S A LESBIAN [4]

    7 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Hairyoutlet

    dat solo

    29 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Lucky_Lungz

    Suicide at age 22: The Song

    17 Dec 2012 Reply
  • djnonplus

    This is the weakest track on Pinkerton imo, but it still gets stuck in my head from time to time. this album just wraps itself around you and never ever lets go.

    25 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Ihsiok

    I know that feel

    12 Nov 2012 Reply
  • rustyballbag

    EVERYONE'S A LITTLE QUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEER CAN'T SHE BE A LITTLE STRAIGHT I'M DUMB SHE'S A LESBIAN [3] lel

    8 Nov 2012 Reply
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