Last Chance

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"Last Chance"
Outtake by Weezer
Recorded July-October 2004
at Grandmaster Recorders - Los Angeles, CA
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
COR# 578
Producer(s) Rick Rubin
Status unreleased

"Last Chance" (also known as "Our Last Chance", formerly known as "Always, Forever" and "The Strong Ones", possibly previously titled "Purple Flowers") is an unreleased and unheard Weezer song originally recorded for Make Believe. It is part of the so-called Fallen Soldiers.

Overview

The song, when it was still called "Always, Forever" and later "The Strong Ones", was demoed several times by Rivers Cuomo from February to July of 2004 at the S.I.R. rehearsal studio. The final studio version of the song was recorded during the band's second attempt at making Make Believe, at Grandmaster Recorders in Los Angeles, CA. The sessions lasted from July 22 to October 22, 2004. It was one of 12 songs that Cuomo asked to band to only concentrate on, which he felt were the right songs for the album. The song features backing vocals by Patrick Wilson, Brian Bell, Scott Shriner and Karl Koch. Until early 2005, the song was designated to be the second track. Ultimately the song was excluded from the final track list for unknown reasons.
In a stickam.com chat, Koch played a few short clips of several "Fallen Soldiers" songs, including "Last Chance".
Karl Koch named the 11 songs that were finished but not used for Make Believe "The Fallen Soldiers".

According to the The 4 and 5 Star Demos of Rivers Cuomo, the song shares a COR number with the song title "Purple Flowers".

Audio clip

Lyrics

I don't need to tell you the state that we are in
We all can see the madness and sickness deep within
Our prospects look depressing, but we can all survive
If we come together to keep ourselves alive

This is our last chance
This is our last chance
Don't blow it, this is our last chance
So hold on tight

Some of you have talents, some of you have brains
Some are good with people, some at breaking chains
We need everybody if we want to live
Put aside your differences and give what you can give

This is our last chance
This is our last chance
Don't blow it, this is our last chance
So hold on tight

I am just a simple boy from the countryside
But desperate times force me to grow up
I won't even turn around
I'm ready for any challenge that comes my way
I know I will meet it

I can still remember how each kept to his own
We can't afford that luxury anymore

This is our last chance
This is our last chance
Don't blow it, this is our last chance
So hold on tight

Personnel

See also