I'll Think About You

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"I'll Think About You"
I'll Think About You cover
Demo by Rivers Cuomo
Album Alone II: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo
Released November 25, 2008
Recorded 1997
Length 3:01
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 179
COR# N/A
Producer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Status officially released
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"Getchoo"
(RC# 178)
"I'll Think About You"
(RC# 179)
"No Other One"
(RC# 180)
Alone II: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo track listing
"Cold and Damp
(18)
"I'll Think About You"
(19)

"I'll Think About You" is the nineteenth and final track from Alone II: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo.

Appearances

Overview

"I'll Think About You" was originally written by Rivers Cuomo on July 14, 1994, while visiting his mother in Connecticut, and demoed around the same time. The song was revisited in 1997 when Rivers considered it for the side-project Homie. Cuomo recorded a DA-88 demo in September of that year and performed it at Homie concerts in November. During live performances, Cuomo acknowledged the song's resemblance to the theme song to Sesame Street.

Cuomo demoed the song in September of 1997 with Drew Parsons on bass, Jay Buckley on keyboards, and Fred Eltringham on drums. This demo was released in 2008 on the compilation Alone II: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo. The group subsequently recorded "I'll Think About You" as part of a full Homie album, likely at Fort Apache Studios in Boston, but none of these recordings have surfaced and may be lost.

Alone II liner notes


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Since late '92, through many of the difficult days of playing the clubs in L.A. with Weezer, Jennifer Chiba had been my kind-of-girlfriend. I had benefitted greatly from her care and yet I had always kept my heart hard to her, believing that if Weezer did make it, I would want to be free for the many superior options I imagined would be available to me. Now in the summer of '94, as Weezer was indeed starting to make it, Chiba said she would resist me because of my refusal to commit. But whenever Weezer came through town I called her up looking for a place to stay (because I was no longer renting an apartment) and she gave in, letting me into her heart and home. In mid-July, when Weezer came to L.A. to record some B-sides ("Mykel and Carli", "Susanne", and "My Evaline") I stayed with her. We had an argument. She wanted more commitment and I wanted continued freedom. At the end of the work period, I flew back to my mom's house in Connecticut and on July 14 wrote a song called "I'll Think About You" (Track 19) that I hoped captured the pain and conflict of my situation with Chiba.

I was glad the song had a few cynical, even sinister, lines ("You know I loved playing with you"; and "Ten girls under my shoe") undercutting the happy, sing-songy vibe of the music and I loved the high vocal melody, doubled by the organ, after the second chorus.

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo I'll Think About You 21 I'll Think About You.MP3 July(?) 1994 2:40 Don Slacks
Alone IV: The Blue-Pinkerton Years
Rivers Cuomo Think About You September 1997 Boston, MA DA-88 demo.
Rivers Cuomo Think About You Think About You.mp3 September 1997 ? 2:40 Alone IV: The Blue-Pinkerton Years Homie rehearsal. Removed from Alone IV.
Homie I'll Think About You November 4, 1997 The Middle East, Cambridge, MA Audience bootleg
Homie I'll Think About You November 4, 1997 T.T. the Bear's Place, Cambridge, MA Audience bootleg
Homie (Cuomo, Buckley, Parsons, Eltringham) I'll Think About You Winter 1997/1998 ? 3:01 Alone II: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo Pro demo.
Homie I'll Think About You Winter 1997/1998 Fort Apache Studios(?), Boston, MA Homie album sessions.

Personnel

Audio


Lyrics

I've been standin' here
For a long, long time
Thinkin' 'bout the fight we had, oh
Now maybe we're all through
Or we've just begun
But there's just one thing I need to say, hey hey

Everywhere I go
And everything I do
No matter whose I am,
I'll think about you

It may have been a game
It might have hurt a lot
But no one put you in that ring, oh
And so we kissed goodbye
You know I love you true
You know I love playin' with you, oh

Everywhere I go
Everything I do
Ten years down the road
Ten girls under my shoe,
No matter whose I am,
I’ll think about you

Everywhere I go
And everything I do
Ten years down the road
Oh! Ten girls under my shoe,
No matter whose I am,
I’ll think about you

I’ll think about you...

See also