I've Thrown It All Away

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"I've Thrown It All Away"
I've Thrown It All Away cover
Album track by Weezer
Album Van Weezer
Released Unreleased
Recorded 2020
Length N/A
Label Crush Music/Atlantic Records
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo, Patrick Wilson, Jason Cropper
RC# 149
COR# N/A
Producer Suzy Shinn
Status to be released
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"Lullabye For Wayne"
(RC# 148)
"I've Thrown It All Away"
(RC# 149)
"I Need Some Touch"
(RC# 150)

"I've Thrown It All Away" is an unreleased Weezer song written by Rivers Cuomo, Patrick Wilson, and Jason Cropper. It was originally intended to appear on Alone II: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo, but was removed from the track listing prior to release. The song is to finally be released on Weezer's album Van Weezer.

Overview

According to the Recording History, "I've Thrown It All Away" was originally recorded by Pat Wilson, who initially recorded versions of the song with only drums and bass to 4-track, with an additional version thereafter recorded using a Yamaha workstation. Rivers Cuomo recorded a demo of the song in February of 1993. The song has, to date, never heard by fans, but the song's title (rendered as "Thrown It All Away"), initially appeared in the spreadsheet The 4 and 5 Star Demos of Rivers Cuomo, posted to riverscuomo.com in 2008, wherein it was noted for inclusion on Alone II. The song, however, did not appear on Alone II.

In a 2008 interview, Karl Koch described the song as being one that fans "needed to hear"[1]. It remains one of the most sought-after early Weezer songs. On September 2, 2020, an entry for the song was posted to Riverpedia which read simply "recently recorded with the band". He later added on September 4 that he "originally co-wrote it in the '90s with Pat and Jason." He then specified on September 6 that it would appear on Van Weezer.

Personnel

  • Rivers Cuomo – lead guitar, lead vocals, percussion, rhythm guitar, bass guitar

Lyrics

Sometimes I feel very sad

When I think of what I once had [...]

See also