Et Tu Brute
|"Et Tu Brute"|
|Demo by Rivers Cuomo|
|Album||Alone IX: The Make Believe Years|
"Et tu, Brute?" is a Latin phrase literally meaning "and you, Brutus?" or "also you, Brutus?", often translated as "You as well, Brutus?", "You too, Brutus?", or "Even you, Brutus?". The quote appears in Act 3 Scene 1 of William Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar, where it is spoken by the eponymous Roman dictator at the moment of his assassination, to his friend Marcus Junius Brutus, upon recognizing him as one of the assassins.
"Et Tu Brute" was demoed several times by Rivers Cuomo in 2003 and 2004 at the band's rented office space, Rod Cervera's studio, and S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios. The song was first heard by fans in November of 2020, when it was among hundreds of demos leaked through the demo storefront on riverscuomo.com. The demos were made available for purchase later that month as part of the demo compilation Alone IX: The Make Believe Years.
|Performer(s)||Title||Filename||Date of recording||Recording location||Length||Appeared on||Notes|
|Rivers Cuomo||Et Tu Brute||August 3, 2003||Rod Cervera's studio, Los Angeles, CA|
|Rivers Cuomo||Et Tu Brute||08 Et Tu Brute.mp3||2003||3:24||Alone IX: The Make Believe Years|
|Rivers Cuomo||Et Tu Brute||09 Et Tu Brute D.mp3||2003||3:24||Alone IX: The Make Believe Years|
|Rivers Cuomo||Et Tu Brute||03 526 Et Tu Brute 2004-02-06.mp3||February 6, 2004||S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA||3:28||Alone IX: The Make Believe Years|
|Rivers Cuomo||Et Tu Brute||03 526 Et Tu Brute.mp3||February 20, 2004||S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA||3:28||Alone IX: The Make Believe Years|
|For other demos derived from this song lineage, see 526.|
Et tu, Brute?
Et tu, Brute?