|Demo by Rivers Cuomo|
|Album||Alone IX: The Make Believe Years|
- Purple Flowers (2004)
- Always, Forever (2004)
- The Strong Ones (2004)
- Last Chance (2004)
"Always, Forever" is a song by Rivers Cuomo, originally demoed in contention for Weezer's fifth album, Make Believe. It was released as part of the demo compilation Alone IX: The Make Believe Years in 2020.
"Always, Forever" is a reworking of a previous Cuomo demo, "Purple Flowers." "Always, Forever" is first known to have been demoed by Cuomo at S.I.R Rehearsal Studios in 2004. The song underwent several iterative rewrites throughout the year under multiple titles, ultimately culminating in the song "Last Chance," which was completed by Weezer during the final Make Believe sessions at Grandmaster Recorders in Los Angeles, but did not appear on the final album.
"Always, Forever" was first heard by fans when multiple demos were leaked through the demo storefront on riverscuomo.com on November 7, 2020. The song was made available for purchase as part of the digital compilation Alone IX: The Make Believe Years on November 22, 2020.
|Performer(s)||Title||Filename||Date of recording||Recording location||Length||Appeared on||Notes|
|Rivers Cuomo||Always, Forever||02 578 Always, Forever.mp3||February 20, 2004||S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA||3:10||Alone IX: The Make Believe Years|
|Rivers Cuomo||Always, Forever||01 578 Intro. (also Always, Forever.mp3||May 3, 2004||S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA||5:17||Alone IX: The Make Believe Years||Includes intro song ("Me and My Posse"); Unchained Melody track list|
|Rivers Cuomo||Always, Forever||01 578 Always, Forever.mp3||June 4, 2004||S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA||3:27||Alone IX: The Make Believe Years|
|For other demos derived from this song lineage, see 578.|
February 20, 2004
Baby sleeps in your arms
May 3, 2004 (Unchained Melody)
You don't see me at all
June 5, 2004
Wipe those tears off your face