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
Recorded Spring 2004
Length 4:02
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# N/A
COR# N/A
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)

"I Was Made for You" (also known as "Please Save Me", "Save Me", and "Someone Who Can Love"), is the eighteenth track from "Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo".

Overview

According to the Recording History, the song was first demoed acoustically as "Save Me" in 2003. The version known as "I Was Made For You" from Alone is listed in that album's liner notes as having been recorded in Spring of 2004. In June of that same year, the song was known by the title "Someone Who Can Love". The song was worked on, under the title "Save Me", throughout the production of Make Believe, receiving a rough mix as late as February of 2005, though it did not appear on the final album.

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

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

See also