Over the Mountain

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"Over the Mountain"
Over the Mountain cover
Demo by Weezer
Album Alone IX: The Make Believe Years
Recorded May 2004
at Grandmaster Recorders - Los Angeles, CA
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
COR# 526
Producer(s) Rick Rubin
Status unreleased
This song is part of the "They Are Stupid" (COR# 526) lineage of songs

"Over the Mountain" is a song by Rivers Cuomo, written in contention for Weezer's planned fifth album. It is a reworking of an earlier demo, "Et Tu Brute," and was later reworked again into the song "They Are Stupid".

Appearances

Overview

"Over the Mountain" is a reworking of Cuomo's previous demo, "Et Tu Brute," with new verse lyrics. It was demoed several times by Cuomo in 2004 at S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios in Los Angeles[1] before evolving into the song "They Are Stupid." 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.

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo Over the Mountain 04 526 Over the Mountain (slower and.mp3 April 23, 2004 S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:39 Alone IX: The Make Believe Years
Rivers Cuomo Over the Mountain 04 Over The Mountain.mp3 May 3, 2004[2] S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:29 Alone IX: The Make Believe Years Unchained Melody demo
Rivers Cuomo Over the Mountain May 5, 2004[2] S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Rivers Cuomo Over the Mountain 04 526 Over the Mountain.mp3 May 18, 2004 S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:16 Alone IX: The Make Believe Years
For other demos derived from this song lineage, see 526.
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Lyrics

April 23, 2004

You may break my back
And you may step on me
Push me in a crack
But I will always be
I will never die
And I will haunt your dreams
You will wonder why
You still can hear my scream
 
I will follow over the mountain
Over the mountain where you run
I will follow over the mountain
Over the mountain to the sun

I will wait for you
And I will always love
Whatever you do
You are my god above
Someday you will see
And you will come to me
I will know your kiss
And we'll live happily

I will follow over the mountain
Over the mountain where you run
I will follow over the mountain
Over the mountain to the sun

See me, I have grown up
I am so tall
I am so strong
How did I learn?
How did I die?

I will follow over the mountain
Over the mountain where you run
I will follow over the mountain
Over the mountain to the sun

May 3, 2004

This is quite absurd
But still it must be true
All these songs we've heard
Are sung from me to you
Poetry is trite
But still I want to rhyme
Stay with me tonight
If you have any time

I will follow over the mountain
Over the mountain where you run
I will follow over the mountain
Over the mountain to the sun

City folk will scoff
And so I must agree
If this gets us off
Then we should let it be
Deep within our brains
There is a prisoner
Let's undo his chains
And let our fate occur

I will follow over the mountain
Over the mountain where you run
I will follow over the mountain
Over the mountain to the sun

Sad one, show me your smile
Show me your heart
Show me your pain
I can feel too
Show me your heart

I will follow over the mountain
Over the mountain where you run
I will follow over the mountain
Over the mountain to the sun

May 18, 2004

You don't need to fear
I'll never bother you
I just wanna be near
And do what I can do
I will hold my own
And look out for myself
You can do your thing
And I'll be there to help

I will follow over the mountain
Over the mountain where you run
I will follow over the mountain
Over the mountain to the sun

Come what ever may
I'll never leave your side
Even if you fall
I'll never run and hide
I will fight for you
Until the bitter end
That is how I am
I hope you understand

I will follow over the mountain
Over the mountain where you run
I will follow over the mountain
Over the mountain to the sun

Dear one, give me a chance
Give me some hope
Give me some love
I can be strong
I can be strong

I will follow over the mountain
Over the mountain where you run
I will follow over the mountain
Over the mountain to the sun

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