Purple Flowers

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"Purple Flowers"
Purple Flowers cover
Demo by Rivers Cuomo
Album Alone IX: The Make Believe Years
Recorded 20032004
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
COR# 578
Status Released

This song is part of the "Last Chance" (COR# 578) lineage of songs

"Purple Flowers" is a song by Rivers Cuomo, originally demoed in contention for Weezer's fifth album, Make Believe. It was released as part of the demo compilation Alone IX: The Make Believe Years in 2020.

Appearances

Overview

"Purple Flowers" is first known to have been demoed by Rivers Cuomo at Cello Studios in December of 2003. The song underwent several iterative rewrites throughout the year under multiple titles, ultimately culminating in the song "Last Chance," which was completed by Weezer during the final Make Believe sessions at Grandmaster Recorders in Los Angeles, but did not appear on the final album.

The 2004 demo of "Purple Flowers" was listed in a spreadsheet assembled by Cuomo in 2008 dubbed "The 4 and 5 Star Demos of Rivers Cuomo". The song was first heard by fans when it was made available for purchase as part of the digital compilation Alone IX: The Make Believe Years on November 22, 2020.

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo Purple Flowers December 19, 2003 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Rivers Cuomo Purple Flowers 14 578 Purple Flowers 2004-02-11.mp3 February 11, 2004 S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:43 Alone IX: The Make Believe Years
For subsequent demos derived from this song lineage, see 578.
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Lyrics

Baby sleeps in your arms
Filled with dreams of your charms
I can't move, I can't cry
I don't care if I die
Am I sad? Am I gay?
I don't know, I can't say
All I know is your smile
Stay with me for a while

Purple flowers have grown in your hair
Yellow sunbeams shine down everywhere
I am happy, I am lonely
I am dying for you

Memories haunting me
Haunting you, set me free
Who can know what is right
Stay with me for the night
You were young and I was old
You were hot and I was cold
Who could see tragedy
Hanging down over me

Purple flowers have grown in your hair
Yellow sunbeams shine down everywhere
I am happy, I am lonely
I am dying for you

Purple flowers have grown in your hair
Yellow sunbeams shine down everywhere
I am happy, I am lonely
I am dying for you

I am happy, I am lonely
I am dying for you
For you

See also