Faith in the Light

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"Faith in the Light"
Demo by Weezer
Released Unreleased
Recorded Summer 2001
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 614
COR# 294
Status Circulating
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"The Port of Ecstasy"
(RC# 613)
"Faith in the Light"
(RC# 614)
"Mansion of Cardboard"
(RC# 615)

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

Overview

"Faith in the Light" was originally demoed 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, wherein 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.

Live performances

Audio/video

Goat Punishment on HBO's Reverb, October 24, 2001

Midget Tour soundboard recordings (weezer.com)

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
OK
OK

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
OK
OK

Come on, 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

Earlier lyrics

Everybody is climbing a tree
to show the way to the stars
In the morning, when things haven't changed,
Your world is taken too far

Everbody looks up to the light
To show the way to the stars
To show the way to the stars
To show their way to the stars

See also