The Sweetest One of All

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"The Sweetest One of All"
The Sweetest One of All cover
Demo by Rivers Cuomo
Album Alone IX: The Make Believe Years
Recorded 2004
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
COR# 393
Status Officially released
This song is part of the "You're the One" (COR# 393) lineage of songs

"The Sweetest One of All" is a song by Rivers Cuomo, originally demoed in contention for Weezer's fifth album, Make Believe. It was released as part of the digital compilation Alone IX: The Make Believe Years on November 22, 2020.

Appearances

Overview

"The Sweetest One of All" was demoed several times by Rivers Cuomo at S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios throughout 2004. The song is one of several songs derived from Catalog O' Riffs entry #393, which ultimately culminated in the scrapped Make Believe track "You're the One."

The song was first heard by fans in 2020 when it was among hundreds of demos leaked through the demo storefront on riverscuomo.com. The song was made available for purchase a few weeks later 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 Sweetest One of All 17 393 Sweetest One of All 2004-02-1.mp3 February 13, 2004 S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:20 Alone IX: The Make Believe Years
Rivers Cuomo The Sweetest One of All 17 393 The Sweetest One of All.mp3 February 20, 2004 S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:20 Alone IX: The Make Believe Years
Rivers Cuomo The Sweetest One of All 03 393 The Sweetest One of All.mp3 April 23, 2004 S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:43 Alone IX: The Make Believe Years
Rivers Cuomo The Sweetest One of All 06 393 The Sweetest One of All.mp3 May 3, 2004 S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA 4:02 Alone IX: The Make Believe Years Unchained Melody track list
Rivers Cuomo The Sweetest One of All May 5, 2004[1] S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA
For other demos derived from this song lineage, see 393.
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Lyrics

February 2004

What the hell did I do wrong?
Why'd you change your happy song?
Yesterday you wanted me
Now you're backing out the door
You don't love me anymore
It's as plain as it can be

And I was about to write you down
As just another love I've known
Though you just might have been
The sweetest one of all
And I am bamboozled as can be
Wondering how this came to be
How did I win then lose
The sweetest one of all?

Don't tell me you want to try
With that sparkle in your eye
You don't have a heart in you
Why not break it off for good?
You know I would if I could
But this is all that I can do

And I was about to write you down
As just another love I've known
Though you just might have been
The sweetest one of all
I am bamboozled as can be
Wondering how this came to be
How did I win then lose
The sweetest one of all?

And I am the loser
And I am the loser
And I am the loser this time

And I was about to write you down
As just another love I've known
Though you just might have been
The sweetest one of all
And I am bamboozled as can be
Wondering how this came to be
How did I win then lose
The sweetest one of all?

One of all, one of all
One of all, one of all

April 23, 2004 (Unchained Melody)

What the hell did I do wrong?
Why'd you change your happy song?
Yesterday you wanted me
Now you're backing out the door
Don't you love me anymore?
It's as plain as it can be

And I was about to write you down
As just another love I've known
Though you just might have been
The sweetest one of all
And I am bamboozled as can be
Wondering how this came to be
How did I win then lose
The sweetest one of all?

Don't tell me you want to try
With that sparkle in your eye
You don't have a heart in you
Why not break it off for good?
You know I would if I could
But this is all that I can do

And I was about to write you down
As just another love I've known
Though you just might have been
The sweetest one of all
And I am bamboozled as can be
Wondering how this came to be
How did I win then lose
The sweetest one of all?

How did I lose
How did I lose
How did I lose
How did I lose

Ba ba dum ba, ba ba dum ba
Ba ba dum ba, ba ba dum ba
And I am a loser, and I am a loser
And I am the loser this time

And I was about to write you down
As just another love I've known
Though you just might have been
The sweetest one of all
And I am bamboozled as can be
Wondering how this came to be
How did I win then lose
The sweetest one of all?

The sweetest one of all
The sweetest one of all
The sweetest one of all
The sweetest one of all

May 5, 2004 (Unchained Melody)

What the hell did I do wrong?
Why'd you change your happy song?
Yesterday you wanted me
Now you're backing out the door
You don't love me anymore
It's as plain as it can be

And I was about to write you down
As just another love I've known
Though you just might have been
The sweetest one of all
And I am bamboozled as can be
Wondering how this came to be
How did I win then lose
The sweetest one of all?

Don't tell me you want to try
With that sparkle in your eye
You don't have a heart in you
Why not break it off for good?
You know I would if I could
But this is all that I can do

And I was about to write you down
As just another love I've known
Though you just might have been
The sweetest one of all
And I am bamboozled as can be
Wondering how this came to be
How did I win then lose
The sweetest one of all?

How did I lose
How did I lose
How did I lose
How did I lose

And I was about to write you down
As just another love I've known
Though you just might have been
The sweetest one of all
And I am bamboozled as can be
Wondering how this came to be
How did I win then lose
The sweetest one of all?

The sweetest one of all
The sweetest one of all
The sweetest one of all
The sweetest one of all

See also

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