Sweet Love

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"Sweet Love"
Sweet Love cover
Demo by Halestorm
Albums Alone VI: The Black Room
Alone X: The Red-Raditude-Hurley Years
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo, Halestorm
Status Performed live

"Sweet Love" (formerly "Cheap Love") is a song performed by American rock band Halestorm. The song was co-written by the band with Rivers Cuomo, and is a reworking of an earlier Cuomo demo, "Cheap Love".

Appearances

Overview

Rivers Cuomo with Lzzy Hale in 2011

"Sweet Love" is a reworking of the 1998 Rivers Cuomo demo "Cheap Love," originally written and demoed in 1998. Halestorm singer Lzzy Hale tweeted on June 23, 2011 that she had just written a song with Cuomo.[1] Halestorm released a video of themselves performing "Sweet Love" acoustically on July 28, 2014. On November 27, 2020, days after the release of Alone VI, Cuomo confirmed via Riverchat that the demo "Cheap Love" was later given to Halestorm, whereupon it was reworked as "Sweet Love". While Halestorm has never officially released "Sweet Love", the band has performed it live multiple times, and uploaded an acoustic performance of the song to YouTube on July 28, 2014, to commemorate the band receiving 1 million likes on Facebook.

Demo recordings by Cuomo were included on the digital compilation Alone X: The Red-Raditude-Hurley Years in 2020. One version initially included in the bundle but removed a few days later features lead vocals from an unidentified singer (most likely Hale) with the filename "Sweet Love for Kelly C.mp3". It is possible, though unconfirmed, that the song was offered to singer Kelly Clarkson.

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo Cheap Love 99 cheap love.mp3 1998 0:52 Alone VI: The Black Room
Rivers Cuomo Cheap Love 100 cheap love.mp3 1998 2:06 Alone VI: The Black Room
Rivers Cuomo Cheap Love C-1 Cheap Love (snippets).mp3 1998 0:37 Alone VI: The Black Room
Rivers Cuomo Sweet Love Sweet Love      2 2.mp3 ? 3:16 Alone X: The Red-Raditude-Hurley Years
Lzzy Hale(?) and Rivers Cuomo Sweet Love Sweet Love for Kelly C.mp3 2011(?) 3:34 Alone X: The Red-Raditude-Hurley Years Removed from Alone X bundle on December 16, 2020.
Rivers Cuomo Sweet Love Sweet Love      3.mp3 ? 3:23 Alone X: The Red-Raditude-Hurley Years
Rivers Cuomo Sweet Love Sweet Love v02 DB.mp3 ? 3:23 Alone X: The Red-Raditude-Hurley Years
Rivers Cuomo Sweet Love Sweet Love v01 DB 2.mp3 ? 3:22 Alone X: The Red-Raditude-Hurley Years
Halestorm Sweet Love 2014 3:54 Released on YouTube Acoustic; video released to celebrate 1 million likes on Facebook.[2]
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Audio

Audio

Alone X version

After rocking with my boys
After shaking all the hands
I'll be talking to the press
Signing people's chests
And hanging with the fans

After washing up my face
After lettin' down my hair
I'll be taking off my specs
Putting on my shades
And waiting for you there

'Cause I want the sweet love
To get me through
I want I want sweet love
And I know that you're wanting it too
Give me the sweet love
To get me by
I want I want sweet love
Every night until I die

It's nice to have a special friend
Someone that I can call my own
Someone to keep me on the ground
When the world is spinning 'round
And to remind of my home

You're a hard headed girl
Never running from a fight
But when I've had a bad day
You know just what to say
I'm glad the you're mine

I want the sweet love
To get me through
I want I want sweet love
And I know that you're wanting it too
Give me the sweet love
To get me by
I want I want sweet love
Every night until I die

Till I die
Till I die
I'll be high

So give me the sweet love
To get me through
I want I want sweet love
And I know that you're wanting it too
Give me the sweet love
To get me by
I want I want sweet love
Every night until I die

Halestorm version

After rocking with my boys
After shaking all the hands
I'll be talking to the press
Signing people's chests
And hanging with the fans

After washing up my face
After lettin' down my hair
I'll be taking off my heels
Putting on my Chucks
And waiting for you there

'Cause I want the sweet love
To get me through
I want, I want sweet love
And I know that you're wanting it too
So give me the sweet love
To get me by
I want, I want sweet love
Every night until I die

It's nice to have a special friend
Someone that I can call my own
Someone to keep me on the ground
When my world is spinning 'round
And to remind of my home

You're a scary-looking guy
Quick to jump into a fight
But when I have a bad day
You know just what to say
I'm so glad that you're mine

'Cause I want the sweet love
To get me through
I want, I want sweet love
And I know that you're wanting it too
So give me the sweet love
To get me by
I want, I want sweet love
Every night until I die

Until I die
Till I die
Till I die

Give me the sweet love
To get me through
I want, I want sweet love
And I know that you're wanting it too
So give me the sweet love
To get me by
I want, I want sweet love
Every night until I die

Till I die
Give me the sweet love
Till I die
Till I die

See also

References

  1. @LZZYHALE "Me and @RiversCuomo we just wrote the most beautiful song! http://yfrog.com/h47ffscsj" Twitter 23 June 2011. https://twitter.com/LZZYHALE/status/84049949666451456
  2. Halestorm "Sweet Love - Unreleased Track!" YouTube. 28 July 2014. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q25qOw7uQU8