|Outtake by Weezer|
at Grandmaster Recorders - Los Angeles, CA
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 Rivers Cuomo asked to band to only concentrate on, which he felt were the right songs for the album. Until early 2005, the song was designated to be the opening track. Ultimately the song was excluded from the final track list for unknown reasons and remains unreleased to this day. Not much else is known about the song. It didn't appear in Cuomo's Catalog of Riffs and wasn't mentioned in the band's official Recording History prior to the 2004 recording sessions at Grandmaster Recorders. Presumably the song was written not long before the sessions started. It was listed on Cuomo's spreadsheet of 4 and 5 Star Demos (as "The Average Person").
Karl Koch named the 11 songs that were finished but not used for Make Believe "The Fallen Soldiers".
- Rivers Cuomo – guitar, lead vocals
- Patrick Wilson – percussion
- Brian Bell – guitar, backing vocals
- Scott Shriner – bass guitar
- Rick Rubin - producer