|Demo by Rivers Cuomo|
|Album||Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo|
|Released||December 18, 2007|
|Rivers Cuomo song chronology|
|Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo track listing|
"Lemonade" is the third track from Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo.
"Lemonade" was previously unheard before the album's release. The song was said to be in the possession of some fans some time ago, well before it was released, and the lyrics were known before this due to being on the COR.
Did everyone else's mom tell them the lemonade story? If life gives you lemons make lemonade. In my case, the lemonade I was making was my recent songs ("Say it ain't So", "No one Else", etc.). I went on a round-the-country trip on Amtrak over Christmas. I had a tape of the music for "Lemonade" with me, written and performed by Pat, and I wrote the lyrics on the train after stopping at my mom's in Connecticut. I recorded the vocal in the garage when I got back home to Los Angeles. As with most of the tracks that Pat and I recorded, this one descends into chaos at the end.
- Rivers Cuomo – co-writer, lead guitar, lead vocals, percussion, rhythm guitar, bass guitar
- Patrick Wilson - co-writer, drums
Would you like some lemonade?
No, this ain't no Minute Maid
Just today I picked them fresh
From the tree that I love best
Couldn't let them rot away
Like my father used to say
Oh, happy day
Long ago, I didn't know
Didn't care and couldn't grow
On my way in such a fuss
Passed the tree to catch the bus
'Til the day I couldn't pass
Fallen lemons in my path
So with my mom I now agree
And use the lemons life gives me
Oh, happy day
Hard times come to me