Always

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"Always"
Always cover
B-side by Weezer
Album Island in the Sun
Released October, 2001
Format CD
Recorded December 2000, Cello Studios, Los Angeles, California
Length 2:48
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 417
COR# 113
Producer Ric Ocasek
Status Officially released
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"Somebody Tell Me Why"
(RC# 416)
"Always"
(RC# 417)
"Love Me"
(RC# 418)
Island in the Sun (UK Retail CD #1) track listing
"Oh Lisa"
(2)
"Always"
(3)
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Island in the Sun (UK Retail 7") track listing
"Island in the Sun"
(1)
"Always"
(2)
Alternate Cover
UK 7" single
UK 7" single

"Always" is an outtake from The Green Album sessions, later issued as a b-side.

Appearances

Overview

"Always" was, at least at the time of its recording, a rather unusual Weezer track. It consists only of Rivers Cuomo on vocals and acoustic guitar, backed by strings. Some fans have compared it to The Beatles' "Here Comes the Sun".

There are two versions of the recording available. Initially released as a B-side to "Island in the Sun", this version was an incorrect short edit, which was discovered by Rivers Cuomo after its release. He then located the correct, longer version, and made a point to have it released, initially on a Los Angeles area radio station charity compilation, and eventually on a promotional single exclusive to France. This promo, subtitled 3 Titres Inédits ("3 unpublished titles") also features two exclusive live tracks and is generally known by fans as the "Always" promo, making it a sort of unofficial single (listed as "Always - Jack Joseph Puig Remix"). The promo CD's packaging lists incorrect song lengths for "Don't Let Go" and "Always". According to Karl Koch on the weezer.com Discography page:

notes: this cd was originally intended to be packaged with the Green Album in France, as a special bonus cd shrinkwrapped to the main CD. Apparently the French record company decided the promotion wasn't necessary due to the Green Albums sucess in France, and the idea was scrapped. However, a small amount of the actual promo cd were in fact pressed. The live songs are from the Extended Midget Tour, the Always 'remix' is the same mix as the b-side found elsewhere.

The longer edit was also released as a free, 128kbps MP3 file on the band's official site.

Personnel

Audio

Lyrics

Always
Sing your love to me softly
Sweetly turn the pages on always

In the night
I was born
Lived a new summer 'morn
Always
Sing your love
Come to me
'Cause I was destined to be

Always
Rue the day that I loved you
Sweetness came on down from above you

In the night
I was born
Lived a new summer 'morn
Always
Sing your love
Come to me
'Cause I was destined to be

No control
In your arms
Letting go
I hope you cope
With me tonight

In the night
I was born
Lived a new summer 'morn
Always
Sing your love
Come to me
'Cause I was destined to be

See also