I Was Made for You

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"I Was Made for You"
I Was Made for You cover
Demo by Rivers Cuomo
Album Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo
Released December 18, 2007 (Alone I)
2020 (Alone IX)
Recorded Spring 2004
Length 4:02
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# N/A
COR# 610
Producer Rivers Cuomo
Status Released
Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo track listing
"I Wish You Had an Axe Guitar
(17)
"I Was Made for You"
(18)
This song is part of the "It's Always Summer in Bikini Bottom" lineage of songs

"I Was Made for You" is the eighteenth track from Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo.

Appearances

Overview

According to the Recording History, the song was first demoed acoustically as in February of 2004. The version of "I Was Made For You" from Alone is listed in that album's liner notes as having been recorded in Spring of 2004. The song was thereafter reworked under the title "Someone Who Can Love" and then "Save Me." The latter was recorded by Weezer throughout the production of Make Believe. The song was finished in October of 2004 at Grandmaster Recorders Ltd., though it was cut from the final track list and thus received no final mix. Several solo pre-production demos of "I Was Made for You" were released in 2020 as part of the digital compilation Alone IX: The Make Believe Years.

The chorus to "I Was Made for You" was later re-appropriated into the bridge to the song "It's Always Summer in Bikini Bottom", released in 2021 as part of the soundtrack to the film The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run.

Liner notes

In 2004, a particular style of song was calling me again, I knew what I wanted to do. I wanted to write melodies, giant, huge, beautiful soaring melodies. I especially liked to compose at the piano, where the melodies could flow beyond the constraints of my limited voice, and my left hand could explore the pleasures of melodic counterpoint in the bass line. I started taking music composition lessons from Bruce Reich at UCLA.

I also started dating a woman in the L.A. Philharmonic. She was the most extraordinary musician. The calluses on her fingertipes were about ten times as thick as mine and she had a giant purple-black hickie on her neck from playing the violin. She knew way more about classical music than I did. At the same time, though, she was a huge Metallica fan and had a caustic wit. But ultimately, there was an innocence about her: I had to explain to her the bawdiness in the title of Metallica's DVD, Cunning Stunts, which sat on her shelf.

I had written a beautiful chorus melody on the piano a few months before and was wondering what to do with it until I met the L.A. Philharmonic woman and then bam, "I was made for you".

I had Weezer's engineer, Chad, come down to SIR and get out pro recording gear set up to record this song. But once I started recording the vocals, I asked him to leave, because... I wanted to be alone.

Audio

Personnel

  • Rivers Cuomo – lead guitar, lead vocals, percussion, rhythm guitar, bass guitar

Lyrics

Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo

Little one, how long I've waited here
Waited for so many lonely years
Nobody ever could make me smile
'Til you came 'round with your pretty style

And I will love you so
And I will love you so

'Cause I was made for you
And you were made for me
And that is all I know
You're all that I can see
'Cause I was made for loving you
And all the little things you do
Remind me who I am inside

Happiness is such a fickle thing
Nothing compares to what you can bring
You can bring meaning to what I do
That is why I want to be with you

And I will love you so
And I will love you so

'Cause I was made for you
And you were made for me
And that is all I know
You're all that I can see
'Cause I was made for loving you
And all the little things you do
Remind me who I am inside

My darling, I need you
I'd give myself to please you
My darling, I need you
I want you to be mine

'Cause I was made for you
And you were made for me
And that is all I know
You're all that I can see
'Cause I was made for you
And you were made for me
And that is all I know
You're all that I can see
'Cause I was made for loving you
And all the little things you do
Remind me who I am inside
Remind me who I am inside
Remind me who I am inside

2004-06-04 SIR Preproduction

I don't know what I can say to you
Nothing I say feels like it is true
I am so sorry for how things were
I wish that you could be happier

Nothing works that way
Nothing works that way

Lions have to kill
Zebra have to die
Mothers sweat and slave
Still their babies cry
Everyone is suffering
Pain is all this life can bring
Tell me how the story ends

Maybe in some other universe
Being alive doesn't have to hurt
Things turn out just how we feel they should
No one is ever misunderstood

But, nothing works that way
Nothing works that way

Lions have to kill
Zebra have to die
Mothers sweat and slave
Still their babies cry
Everyone is suffering
Pain is all this life can bring
Tell me how the story ends

Be happy, if you can
I wish the best things for you
Be happy, if you can
I'll always love your soul

Lions have to kill
Zebra have to die
Mothers sweat and slave
Still their babies cry
Lions have to kill
Zebra have to die
Mothers sweat and slave
Still their babies cry
Everyone is suffering
Pain is all this life can bring
Tell me how the story ends
Tell me how the story ends
Tell me how the story ends

See also