Break Me

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"Break Me"
Break Me cover
Demo by Rivers Cuomo
Album Alone IX: The Make Believe Years
Recorded 2004
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
COR# 556
Status unreleased
This song is part of the "You're Holding Me Back" lineage of songs

"Break Me" (or "You'll Never Break Me") is a song written by Rivers Cuomo in 2004 and demoed in contention for the band's fifth album, Make Believe.

Appearances

Overview

"Break Me" is a reworking of an earlier demo, "Ever Again." It was later reworked again as the demos "Stand Up" and "You're Holding Me Back". "Break Me" was demoed by Cuomo at S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios and was considered part of Cuomo's "A-list" of songs to focus on. Ultimately, however, the song was not recorded by Weezer when the band entered the studio to record Make Believe.

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo Ever Again 04 556 Ever Again 2004-02-12.mp3 February 12, 2004 SIR Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:06 Alone IX: The Make Believe Years
Rivers Cuomo Ever Again 04 556 Ever Again.mp3 February 20, 2004 SIR Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:10 Alone IX: The Make Believe Years
Rivers Cuomo You'll Never Break Me 06 556 You'll Never Break Me.mp3 April 23, 2004 SIR Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:15 Alone IX: The Make Believe Years
Rivers Cuomo Break Me 09 Break Me.mp3 May(?) 2004 SIR Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:53 Unchained Melody
Alone IX: The Make Believe Years
Rivers Cuomo Break Me 09 556 Break Me.mp3 May 18, 2004 SIR Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA 4:03 Alone IX: The Make Believe Years
Rivers Cuomo Stand Up 08 556 Stand Up (Minor_ outstanding.mp3 June 4, 2004 SIR Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA 4:04 Alone IX: The Make Believe Years
Rivers Cuomo You're Holding Me Back 04 You're Holding Me Back.mp3 July 20, 2004 SIR Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:51 Alone IX: The Make Believe Years

Lyrics

S.I.R. demo (April 23)

Holding my heart
Feeling the beat
Never content to admit defeat
Look at you now
My, how you've grown
Ready to reap all the seed that you've sown

You'll never break me
You'll never break me
You'll never see me cry
You'll never break me
You'll never break me
Until the day we die

How does it feel
Knowing you won
Moving the stars and the moon and the sun
Looking around
Seeing the truth
There is not much more that you can undo

You'll never break me
You'll never break me
You'll never see me cry
You'll never break me
You'll never break me
Until the day we die

All my loving
All my loving
All my loving
I want to give you

All my loving
All my loving
All my loving
I'll give to you

You'll never break me
You'll never break me
You'll never see me cry
You'll never break me
You'll never break me
Until the day we die

Unchained Melody

Sly as a fox
Quick as a bee
You are as slick as a fish in the sea
Planting your words
Deep in my brain
Making my friends think I'm going insane

You'll never break me
You'll never break me
You'll never see me cry
You'll never break me
You'll never break me
Until the day we die

I have a heart
Beating inside
I would show you, but your eyes are too blind
You are so cool
Running your game
Playing these tricks and avoiding the blame

You'll never break me
You'll never break me
You'll never see me cry
You'll never break me
You'll never break me
Until the day we die

I am kicking ass and raising hell
You will wish that you were saved by the bell
Watch me flexing all my reborn strength
To escape me you would go any length

You'll never break me
You'll never break me
You'll never see me cry
You'll never break me
You'll never break me
Until the day we die

S.I.R. demo (May 8)

Sly as a fox
Quick as a bee
Slick as a fish way down deep in the sea
You are a mage
Casting your spell
Pity you don't know the magic so well

You'll never break me
You'll never break me
You'll never see me cry
You'll never break me
You'll never break me
Until the day we die

I got a gift
Something you don't
Pray as you might that you will, you just won't
Better step back
Give him some room
Messing with me will lead you to your doom

You'll never break me
You'll never break me
You'll never see me cry
You'll never break me
You'll never break me
Until the day we die

Kicking ass and raising hell
You will wish that you were saved by the bell
Watch me flexing all my reborn strength
To escape me you would go any length

You'll never break me
You'll never break me
You'll never see me cry
You'll never break me
You'll never break me
Until the day we die

You'll never break me
You'll never break me
You'll never see me cry
You'll never break me
You'll never break me
Until the day we die

See also