Semper Fi

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"Semper Fi"
Semper Fi cover
Demo by Weezer
Album Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
Status Released (as "Higgs Boson")

"Semper Fi" (also known as "Higgs Boson," "Semper Fidelis," and "The Fall of Troy") is a song by Rivers Cuomo.

Appearances

Overview

Originally titled "Higgs Boson", the melody for "Semper Fi" first appeared a string and piano composition appended to the end of the "Rocked Out Mix" of "Represent" from the deluxe edition of Weezer's 2010 album Hurley. The song was demoed during the years leading up to the release of what would become the album Everything Will Be Alright in the End in 2014, and was reportedly considered for the scrapped album concept Ecce Homo.

"Semper Fi" is an instrumental. It is possibly being considered for a future album.[citation needed] On December 17, 2020, as part of an update to a list of demos most-requested by fans, Cuomo mentioned that "Semper Fi" and "Higgs Boson" were the same song, of which versions 1-5 had been released as part of the digital compilation Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years. A file titled "Semper Fi 7.mp3" was previously listed as dummy data on the riverscuomo.com demo storefront.

Cuomo shared the Ableton session files for "Semper Fi" on his Discord server on December 6, 2022, as part of an effort to create a fan mix of Ecce Homo for streaming platforms.

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Weezer Represent (Rocked Out Mix) 2010
  • Zeitgeist Studios, Los Angeles, CA
  • Red Bull Studios, Santa Monica, CA
  • The Village, Los Angeles, CA
  • Threshold Sound & Vision, Santa Monica, CA
  • Hurley Studios, Costa Mesa, CA
4:12 Hurley (Deluxe) Short instrumental at end of track
Rivers Cuomo Higgs Boson Higgs Boson    1.mp3 20112014 1:51 Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
Rivers Cuomo Higgs Boson Higgs Boson   2.mp3 20112014 1:51 Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
Rivers Cuomo Higgs Boson Higgs Boson   3.mp3 20112014 1:51 Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
Rivers Cuomo Higgs Boson Higgs Boson   4.mp3 20112014 1:51 Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
Rivers Cuomo Higgs Boson Higgs Boson   5.mp3 20112014 1:51 Alone XI: The EWBAITE Years
Rivers Cuomo Semper Fi Semper Fi   7.mp3 20112014
For the Ableton sessions, see Master Session.
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