|Outtake by Weezer|
at Grandmaster Recorders - Los Angeles, CA
"Last Chance" (also known as "Our Last Chance", formerly known as "Always, Forever" and "The Strong Ones", possibly previously titled "Purple Flowers") is an unreleased and unheard Weezer song originally recorded for Make Believe. It is part of the so-called Fallen Soldiers.
The song, when it was still called "Always, Forever" and later "The Strong Ones", was demoed several times by Rivers Cuomo from February to July of 2004 at the S.I.R. rehearsal studio. The final studio version of the song was recorded during the band's second attempt at making Make Believe, at Grandmaster Recorders in Los Angeles, CA. The sessions lasted from July 22 to October 22, 2004. It was one of 12 songs that Cuomo asked to band to only concentrate on, which he felt were the right songs for the album. The song features backing vocals by Patrick Wilson, Brian Bell, Scott Shriner and Karl Koch. Until early 2005, the song was designated to be the second track. Ultimately the song was excluded from the final track list for unknown reasons and remains unreleased to this day.
In a stickam.com chat, Koch played a few short clips of several "Fallen Soldiers" songs, including "Last Chance".
Karl Koch named the 11 songs that were finished but not used for Make Believe "The Fallen Soldiers".
I don't mean to doubt you
The state that we are in
This is our last chance
Don't go if this is our last chance
So, hold on tightly
I am just a simple boy
- Rivers Cuomo – guitar, lead vocals
- Patrick Wilson – percussion, backing vocals
- Brian Bell – guitar, backing vocals
- Scott Shriner – bass guitar, backing vocals
- Karl Koch - backing vocals
- Rick Rubin - producer