A Ballad for the Fallen Soldier

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"A Ballad for the Fallen Soldier"
live song by Weezer
Released December 13, 2020 (as "I'll Love You Everyday")
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Status Demos circulating
Live debut October 18, 2017 in Brussels, Belgium

"A Ballad for the Fallen Soldier" (also known as "I'll Love You Every Day") is a song by Weezer.

Appearances

Overview

Rivers Cuomo is first known to have demoed the song, under the title "I'll Love You Every Day", to his phone's recording app on March 27, 2015. This recording, featuring Cuomo singing over acoustic guitar, was released on November 23, 2020, as part of the compilation Alone XII: The White Year. Full demos were later released on December 13, 2020.

The song was first heard by fans when it was performed live by Weezer, as an instrumental, on October 18, 2017 at the Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, Belgium, wherein it appeared on the setlist under the title "I'll Love You Every Day". The song was listed at subsequent concerts under the title "A Ballad for the Fallen Soldier", and was performed for the remainder of the Feels Like Summer Tour in Europe in October of 2017. The song was performed one additional time the following December in Portland, Oregon. It followed the song "Happy Hour" at all concerts in which it was played.

During an Island in the Zoom webinar on May 22, 2020, Rivers Cuomo was asked about the song by a fan, upon which Cuomo performed a short segment of the song on piano while singing the words "I'll love you every day" over the melody. Asked about whether it was intended to be a full-fledged song, Cuomo replied: "I can't remember, but the band 5 Seconds of Summer comes to mind. Did they record it, or did I send it to them? I can't remember [...] I know Jake [Sinclair], the producer of The White Album, really loved it and he ended up producing some of their songs, so I think he may have cut it with them, but I don't know if it ever came out." Cuomo and Sinclair helped to co-write the Sinclair-produced song "Why Won't You Love Me" for 5SOS, but a studio recording of "I'll Love You Every Day" has not been officially released to date.

Personnel

Live performances

Video

Lyrics

"I'll Love You Every Day" version 10

It's always sunny on Sunday afternoon
And we can do whatever you wanna do
I've been working that overtime
Now I'm looking for peace of mind
It's such a shame it has to end so soon

I'll love you every day, I'll love you every day
That the sky is fallin' down
I'll love you every day, I'll love you every day
That the world is spinnin' 'round
I'll wipe the tears from your cheek
And I'll take you by the hand
I'll love you every day, I'll love you every day
That the sky is fallin' down

They'll make a TV show about our life
And I'll ask you to ghostwrite all my lines
I'll be your Captain America
Look you in the eyes if we're makin' love
But nothing I can do can stop the tide

I'll love you every day, I'll love you every day
That the sky is fallin' down
I'll love you every day, I'll love you every day
That the world is spinnin' 'round
I'll wipe the tears from your cheek
And I'll take you by the hand
I'll love you every day, I'll love you every day
That the sky is fallin' down

Hey, yeah
I'll love you every day
Hey, yeah
I'll love you every day

I'll love you every day, I'll love you every day
That the sky is fallin' down
I'll love you every day, I'll love you every day
That the world is spinnin' 'round
I'll wipe the tears from your cheek
And I'll take you by the hand
I'll love you every day, I'll love you every day
That the sky is fallin' down

"I'll Love You Every Day" demo, March 27, 2015

It's always sunny on Sunday afternoons
And we can do whatever you wanna do
'Cause I've been working that overtime
Now I'm looking for peace of mind

I'll love you every day
I'll love you every that the sky is falling down
I'll love you every day
I'll love you every that the world is spinning 'round
I'll wipe the tears from your cheek
And I'll take you by the hand
I'll love you every day
I'll love you every that the sky is falling down

See also