1,000 Years

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"1,000 Years"
Demo by Rivers Cuomo
Recorded October, 1997
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 222
Status bootleg circulating
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"American Girls"
(RC# 221)
"1,000 Years"
(RC# 222)
"Autumn in Jayne"
(RC# 223)

1,000 Years is a song written by Rivers Cuomo in 1997 and played at solo shows in Boston that same year. A bootleg of one such performance was recorded onto Cuomo’s own DAT tape and later distributed to fans via the RCB. The recording in circulation features Mikey Welsh, Kevin Stevenson of The Shods, and Zeph Courtney of Chevy Heston.


Starry sky, oh starry sky
Tell me if you can
Why do all your favorites fall?
Is this in your plan?

Every hour of every day
She’ll await for you
She’ll await a thousand years
To save herself for you

Bible man, oh bible man
Tell me if you know
Why do all the strayed and vain
Wreck upon the shore?

Her love is like a sea
Crashing endlessly

Every hour of every day
She’ll await for you

Save herself for you

Known recordings

Song Artist Recording Date Release Date Released On Time Location Additional Info
1,000 Years Rivers Cuomo September, 1997 Boston, MA
1,000 Years Rivers Cuomo September 26, 1997 T.T. the Bear's Place, Cambridge, MA
1,000 Years Rivers Cuomo October 8, 1997 via riverscuomo.com 3:19 The Paradise, Cambridge, MA soundboard recording from Rivers

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