Always, Forever

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"Always, Forever"
Always, Forever cover
Demo by Rivers Cuomo
Album Alone IX: The Make Believe Years
Recorded 2004
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
COR# 578
Status Released
This song is part of the "Last Chance" (COR# 578) lineage of songs

"Always, Forever" is a song by Rivers Cuomo, originally demoed in contention for Weezer's fifth album, Make Believe. It was released as part of the demo compilation Alone IX: The Make Believe Years in 2020.

Appearances

Overview

"Always, Forever" is a reworking of a previous Cuomo demo, "Purple Flowers." "Always, Forever" is first known to have been demoed by Cuomo at S.I.R Rehearsal Studios in 2004. The song underwent several iterative rewrites throughout the year under multiple titles, ultimately culminating in the song "Last Chance," which was completed by Weezer during the final Make Believe sessions at Grandmaster Recorders in Los Angeles, but did not appear on the final album.

"Always, Forever" was first heard by fans when multiple demos were leaked through the demo storefront on riverscuomo.com on November 7, 2020. The song was made available for purchase as part of the digital compilation Alone IX: The Make Believe Years on November 22, 2020.

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo Always, Forever 02 578 Always, Forever.mp3 February 20, 2004 S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:10 Alone IX: The Make Believe Years
Rivers Cuomo Always, Forever 01 578 Intro.  (also Always, Forever.mp3 May 3, 2004 S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA 5:17 Alone IX: The Make Believe Years Includes intro song ("Me and My Posse"); Unchained Melody track list
Rivers Cuomo Always, Forever 01 578 Always, Forever.mp3 June 4, 2004 S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:27 Alone IX: The Make Believe Years
For other demos derived from this song lineage, see 578.
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Lyrics

February 20, 2004

Baby sleeps in your arms
Filled with dreams of your charms
I can't move, I can't cry
I don't care if I die
Am I sad? Am I gay?
I don't know, I can't say
All I know is your smile
Stay with me for a while

Always, forever
We will be together
Always, forever
You will be mine

Memories haunting me
Haunting you, set me free
Who could know what is right
Stay with me for the night
You were young and I was old
You were hot and I was cold
Who could see tragedy
Hanging down over me?

Always, forever
We will be together
Always, forever
You will be mine

May 3, 2004 (Unchained Melody)

You don't see me at all
You can't hear when I call
You just go on your way
Happy to get away
I could die suddenly
Falling down from a tree
You'd go on throwing stone
Breaking all of my bones

Always, forever
We will be together
Always, forever
You will be mine

I am a jealous guy
Maybe I made you cry
I get so critical
Mean tricks I'd try to pull
I am so insecure
I just want to be pure
Give you a loving home
Guess I should be alone

Always, forever
We will be together
Always, forever
You will be mine

Always, always
Always and ever
Always, always
Always and ever

This is a silly game
I will take all the blame
Back to my solitude
Hope I have not been rude

Always, forever
We will be together
Always, forever
You will be mine

June 5, 2004

Wipe those tears off your face
Welcome back to your place
You set off my time bomb
I was mad, now I'm calm
Don't do that ever again
We should be best of friends
I'll take good care of you
Isn't that what you want too?

Always, forever
We will be together
Always, forever
You will be mine

We could live happily
I'd please you, you'd please me
Why can't you feel this way?
You've got your games to play
Running off, seeking fun
How could you act so dumb?
I might just lock you down
Serve you right for running 'round

Always, forever
We will be together
Always, forever
You will be mine

Always, always
Always and ever
Always, always
Always and ever

Don't think that you can go
You need me, didn't you know?
I need you terribly
If you go, I'd cease to be

Always, forever
We will be together
Always, forever
You will be mine

Always, always
Always, you will be mine
Mine, mine, oh mine

See also