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Everybody Wants a Chance to Feel All Alone

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"Everybody Wants a Chance to Feel All Alone"
Everybody Wants a Chance to Feel All Alone cover
Demo by Weezer
Albums Alone VIII: The Maladroit Years
Alone IX: The Make Believe Years
Recorded 20022004
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 761
COR# 397
Status Demos circulating
Live debut November 3, 2002 in Los Angeles (Hotel Cafe)[1]
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"History's Child"
(RC# 760)
"Everybody Wants a Chance to Feel All Alone"
(RC# 761)
"The Ruler's Back"
(COR# 398)

"Everybody Wants a Chance to Feel All Alone" (also known as "Furthest of Seas" and "Broken Phone") is a song demoed by Weezer in 2002.

Appearances

Overview

"Everybody Wants a Chance to Feel All Alone" was first demoed by Rivers Cuomo in 2002. The song's verse melody resembles that of the 2000 demo "Everybody Waits," though it is unknown if this is a coincidence. An acoustic demo featuring Cuomo and (at least) Brian Bell was distributed (alongside a demo of "Private Message") by the band onto Weezer fan message boards on October 25, 2002.[2] The song was recorded various times, both as solo Cuomo demos and as a full band, from 2002 to 2004. The song was performed at a secret acoustic show at the Hotel Café in Los Angeles on November 3, 2002.

A demo of the song was leaked online through the demo storefront on riverscuomo.com on November 7, 2020. Various demos were made available for purchase as part of the demo bundles Alone VIII: The Maladroit Years and Alone IX: The Make Believe Years shortly thereafter, on November 22.

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo 397.mp3 2002 1:01 Alone VIII: The Maladroit Years
Rivers Cuomo 397.2.mp3 2002 4:20 Alone VIII: The Maladroit Years
Rivers Cuomo Broken Phone 397 2002-10-08 Broken Phone.mp3 October 8, 2002 S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA 4:59 Alone VIII: The Maladroit Years
Rivers Cuomo Furthest of Seas 397 2002-10-09 Furthest Of Seas.mp3 October 9, 2002 S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA[2] 4:54 Alone VIII: The Maladroit Years
Rivers Cuomo Darling I Think It's [...] 397 2002-10-13 Darling  I think it's.mp3 October 13, 2002 S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA 4:10 Alone VIII: The Maladroit Years
Weezer(?) (Everybody Wants) a Chance to Feel All Alone October 18, 2002 S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA[2]
Rivers Cuomo, Brian Bell Everybody Wants a Chance to Feel All Alone 2002-397.mp3 October 22, 2002[2] ? 3:59 Released online
Weezer Everybody Wants a Chance to Feel All Alone November 1, 2002 S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA Acoustic rehearsal
Weezer Everybody Wants a Chance to Feel All Alone November 2, 2002 S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA Acoustic rehearsal
Weezer Everybody Wants a Chance to Feel All Alone November 3, 2002 The Hotel Café , Los Angeles, CA Secret show, acoustic
Rivers Cuomo Everybody Wants a Chance to Feel All Alone December 13, 2003[3] Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Rivers Cuomo Everybody Wants a Chance to Feel All Alone February 6, 2004[3] Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Rivers Cuomo Everybody Wants a Chance to Feel All Alone 05 397 Everybody Wants a Chance to F.mp3 February 20, 2004 S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:32 Alone IX: The Make Believe Years Pre-production version with vocals, guitar, and vocals only
Rivers Cuomo Everybody Wants a Chance to Feel All Alone 13 397 Everybody Wants a Chance to F.mp3 July 5, 2004 S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:32 Alone IX: The Make Believe Years 05 397 Everybody Wants a Chance to F.mp3 overdubbed with drums and bass
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Lyrics

October 22, 2002

I have brought you here tonight
To lay you out upon the stone
You're the girl that loves me best
Part the robe that hides your chest

Darlin', I think it's time that I let you go
And I don't feel any guilt as I touch your throat

You taught me how to sing my songs
What to drink and not to smoke
When to help and who to hate
All for love we suffocate

Everybody wants a chance to feel all alone
Hanging out here beside the old open road
Little one, you have done
All you could to keep me in your arms
Oh, but I watch as you choke on your tears

Everybody wants a chance to feel all alone

Suddenly, I feel so strong
I don't hear a single sound
Looking up towards the stars
I can see for very far

Everybody wants a chance to feel all alone
Hanging out here, the old open road
Little one, you have done
All you could to keep me in your arms
Oh, but I watch as you choke on your tears

Everybody wants a chance to feel all alone
Everybody wants a chance to feel all alone

Hanging out here beside the old open road
Little one, you have done
All you could to keep me in your arms
Oh, but I watch as you choke on your tears

Everybody wants a chance to feel all alone
Everybody wants a chance to feel all alone
Everybody wants a chance to feel all alone

Furthest of Seas

I have brought you here tonight
To lay you out upon the stone
You're the girl that loves me best
Part the robe that guards your chest

Darling, I want the chance to be all alone
Hanging out here besides the old open road
Say goodbye; don't you cry
I have loved you too for very long
Oh, but I've got to get free of my heart

Everybody wants a chance to feel alone

You taught me how to sing my songs
What to drink and where to eat
Who to help and who to hate
All for love you suffocate

Darling, I think it's time I let you go
I don't feel any remorse as I touch your throat
Little one, you have done
All you could to keep me in your arms
Oh, but I watch as you choke on your tears

Everybody has a time of it letting go
I turn to the sky and leave you behind
With nary a clue of what I will do
But out on my own, I know I will reach
The deepest of stars, the furthest of seas

Darling, I think it's time I let you go
I don't feel any remorse as I touch your throat
Little one, you have done
All you could to keep me in your arms
Oh, but I watch as you choke on your tears

Everybody has a time of it letting go
I turn to the sky and leave you behind
With nary a clue of what I will do
But out on my own, I know I will reach
The deepest of stars, the furthest of seas

The furthest of seas, the furthest of seas
The furthest of seas

See also