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 2:40
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 417
COR# 113
Producer(s) 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 a song by Weezer. The track was recorded during sessions for The Green Album and later issued as a b-side on various single releases of "Island in the Sun."

Appearances

Overview

"Always" was written by Rivers Cuomo in December of 1999, around the same time as the song "Island in the Sun." The song is first known to have been revisited at Cello Studios on January 2, 2001, during the recording sessions for The Green Album. The song consists of Cuomo singing over acoustic guitar. On January 20, strings were added by a trio led by arranger David Campbell.[1] A full-band version of the song, featuring a Farfisa organ, was also attempted in early January, but was abandoned.[2][3]

Two versions of the song were released officially. Due to an apparent oversight, Cuomo accidentally approved the wrong version of the song. This incorrect version, clocking in at 2:05, was released as a b-side for various single releases of "Island in the Sun."[4] In October of 2001, Cuomo located the longer, correct recording of the song[5] and, on October 13, entered the studio with Jack Joseph Puig and mixed the recording. [6] This version appears on the Los Angeles-area radio station charity compilation Kevin and Bean: Swallow My Eggnog, as well as on a promotional single exclusive to France. The longer edit was also released as a free, 128kbps MP3 file on the band's official site.

Known recordings

Performer(s) Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo 113 Always.mp3 December 1999 ? 2:27 Alone VI: The Black Room
Weezer January 7, 2001[7] Cello Studios Full-band version with Farfisa organ
Weezer January 2001[7] Cello Studios 2:05 Island in the Sun (various singles) "Incorrect" version, mixed by Tom Lord-Alge.
Weezer January 2001 Cello Studios 2:40 "Correct" version, mixed by Jack Joseph Puig.

Personnel

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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

References