Faith in the Light

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"Faith in the Light"
Faith in the Light cover
Demo by Weezer
Album Alone VIII: The Maladroit Years
Recorded 2001
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 614
COR# 294
Status Circulating
Live debut October 24, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA[1]
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"Love Explosion"
(RC# 612)
a. "Faith in the Light"
(RC# 613)
b. "The Port of Ecstasy"
(RC# 614)
"Mansion of Cardboard"
(RC# 615)

This song is part of the lineage of Catalog O' Riffs entry #294.

"Faith in the Light" (formerly titled "Everybody Depends on a Friend") is an unreleased Weezer song.

Appearances

Overview

"Faith in the Light" was originally demoed by Rivers Cuomo in the summer of 2001.[2] The song was demoed by Weezer during sessions at Steakhouse Studios and Cello Studios in late October and early November of 2001. The song was debuted live on the HBO show Reverb, in which the band performed at The Knitting Factory in Hollywood on October 24, 2001, under the name "Goat Punishment". The song was subsequently performed live at a handful of shows in November of 2001, including two more Goat Punishment shows. Two soundboard recordings of the song from the Midget Tour shows were posted by Karl Koch to the band's official website. The song was played for the final time on November 17 and, apparently, discarded thereafter, as it was not attempted during the sessions for Maladroit, which began the following month.

The song shares its Catalog O' Riffs number with another Cuomo demo titled "The Port of Ecstasy".

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo Everybody Depends on a Friend 294 A- Everybody Depends On A Friend.mp3 2001 4:00 Alone VIII: The Maladroit Years
Weezer Faith in the Light October 24, 2001 The Knitting Factory, Los Angeles, CA Recorded but not broadcasted.
Weezer Faith in the Light WEEZER-2001-11-15-Seattle06-Faith_In_The_Light_294.mp3 November 15, 2001 KeyArena, Seattle, WA 3:27 Released on weezer.com Live soundboard recording.
Weezer Faith in the Light WEEZER-2001-11-17-Boise06-Faith_In_The_Light_294.mp3 November 17, 2001 Bank of America Centre, Boise, ID 3:19 Released on weezer.com Live soundboard recording.
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Live performances

Audio/video

Reverb, October 24, 2001

Lyrics

Everybody depends on a friend
To hide their face from the sun
In the morning, when things haven't changed
Your world is coming undone

And everywhere that you go
Your nose is starting to grow
You lose your faith in the light
Okay, okay

Everybody looks up to the stars
To find the things that they need
Hanging over their heads in the night
And now they're looking to me

And everywhere that you go
Your nose is starting to grow
You lose your faith in the light
Okay, okay

C'mon, baby, won't you tell me again?
I just want you to tell me you can
After everything we've been through
My heart will make it up to you
I couldn't stand the pain

Everybody looks up to the stars
To find the things that they need
To find the things that they need

See also