|Song by Grey Daze from the album Wake Me|
Jason Barnes came up with the musical idea for "Sometimes" and Chester Bennington wrote all the lyrics. Regarding its meaning, Chester said, "Basically it's just about, I don't know. It's kind of self explanatory. It's just basically about just somebody realizing that, you know, sometimes things just don't happen to work out the way you always plan them to work out. And it's kind of hard to think straight when that happens."
On October 6, 1994, the very first day of working on Wake Me, the album's producer David Knauer recorded Grey Daze playing live in his studio to see what they had in store for their debut album. He recorded their performance straight to DAT tape and had Chester say the name of every song so it was documented on tape as well. "Sometimes" was among the songs that made the album.
Under a new lineup consisting of Chester Bennington, Bobby Benish, Mace Beyers and Sean Dowdell, the band had their first pre-production sessions for their second studio album in February 1996 with David Knauer. There, they recorded a new version of "Sometimes". The album version, however, was recorded by Michael Jones during their pre-production session for ...No Sun Today in December.
Note: Only the date of the very first release of each version is listed.
|Sometimes||...No Sun Today||3:42||1996-1997||May 23, 1997|
|Sometimes||...No Sun Today||3:47||2002||
|Sometimes||"Wake Me" Pre-Production Live Session||3:43||October 06, 1994||
|Sometimes||Album Pre-Production Live Session||February 18, 1996||
|Sometimes||"No Sun Today" Pre-Production Live Session||December 03, 1996||
- Jason Barnes - Guitar
- Chester Bennington - Vocals
- Sean Dowdell - Drums
- Jonathan Krause - Bass
- Recorded and Mixed by: David Knauer
- Produced by: David Knauer and Grey Daze
- Mixed at Anthem Recording
- Assisted by: Billy Spoon and Dan Manriquez
- Mastered at - SAE by Roger Siedel
|Wake Me Version|
|...No Sun Today Version|
Sometimes, things just seem to fall apart
- Sometimes (Rally Kaps 94): Jonathan Krause
- Sometimes (Live at Mason Jar 1996-10-02): LPLive
- Sometimes (1997-02-01 Tempe, AZ): Nostalgicidio
- Chat transcript with Sean Dowdell on April 25, 2003 - Linkin Park World | Connecting the world to LP..., April 25, 2003
- LPLive Wiki - Grey Daze Story, October 06, 2015
- Exclusive: "Wake Me" Pre-Production Live Session - Newswire - Linkin Park Live, October 31, 2015