Always

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"Always"
Always cover
B-side by Weezer
Album Island in the Sun
Released Ocotber, 2001
Format CD
Recorded December 2000, Cello Studios, Los Angeles, California
Length 2:48
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 417
COR# 109
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, which also features two live tracks exclusive to it, is untitled, but is generally known by fans as the "Always" promo, making it a sort of 'unofficial' single. Curiously, "Always" appears as the third track on this rare collectable, after the live tracks. The longer edit was also released as a free, 128K mp3 at the band's official site.

Personnel

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, send you 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, send you 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, send your love, come to me.
Cause I was destined to be.

Mmmm.

See also