I Can't Forget the Way

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"I Can't Forget the Way"
Demo by Weezer
Released Unreleased
Recorded January 1, 1992
Length N/A
Label None
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 119
Producer Rivers Cuomo
Status Unreleased
Live debut March 19, 1992
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"Close Your Eyes and Gimmie a Kiss"
(RC# 118)
"I Can't Forget The Way"
(RC# 119)
(RC# 120)

"I Can't Forget The Way" is a song by Weezer. It is notable for being the earliest song recorded by the band as well as the first song to be performed live at the band's first concert.


"I Can't Forget the Way" was first demoed by Rivers Cuomo on January 1, 1992, as part of an effort known as the 50 Song Project, in which Cuomo and Pat Wilson attempted to write fifty songs in the musical style of bands such as the Pixies and Nirvana. The song was recorded during Weezer's third practice session on February 16, 1992, and performed live for the first time at Weezer's first show, at the club Raji's in Hollywood, on March 19. Karl Koch has described the song as "really rocking" and "awesome". The song has never been heard by fans, but appeared on a spreadsheet compiled by Cuomo titled The 4 and 5 Star Demos of Rivers Cuomo, released online in 2008. Part of the song was later used as the bridge of "Byzantine" on The Black Album.

Live performances

See also