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Foo Fighters - Everlong


Foo Fighters - Everlong - Meaning of the song


Dave Grohl wrote the song about Veruca Salt frontwoman Louise Post, whom he was dating after separating from his first wife, Jennifer Youngblood. He said "Everlong" is about "being connected to someone so much that not only do you love them physically and spiritually, but when you sing along with them you harmonize perfectly."


This song is often interpreted to be about the drug addictions and bad habits of the late Kurt Cobain, who was in Nirvana with Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, who wrote this song. However, according to an interview with Grohl, he penned this song during one of the lowest points in his life over Christmas 1996. The frontman was sleeping in a sleeping bag on a friend's floor having just gotten divorced from photographer Jennifer Youngblood, and as a consequence was homeless. On top of that Grohl had no access to his own bank account, and both his drummer, William Goldsmith, and guitarist, Pat Smear, were on the verge of quitting the Foo Fighters. In the midst of all this he wrote this love song in about 45 minutes.



Everlong - Lyrics


Hello

I've waited here for you

Everlong

Tonight

I throw myself into

And out of the red

Out of her head she sang


Come down

And waste away with me

Down with me

Slow how

You wanted it to be

I'm over my head

Out of her head she sang


And I wonder

When I sing along with you

If everything could ever feel this real forever

If anything could ever be this good again

The only thing I'll ever ask of you

You gotta promise not to stop when I say when she sang


Breathe out

So I can breathe you in

Hold you in

And now

I know you've always been

Out of your head

Out of my head I sang


And I wonder

When I sing along with you

If everything could ever feel this real forever

If anything could ever be this good again

The only thing I'll ever ask of you

You gotta promise not to stop when I say when she sang


So, Dad would take the Sundays off.

And that's the only time he could ever get any rest.

And so, because we were loud on Sundays, he'd make us hold his construction boots over our head, 'til we'd sleep.

And they were really heavy boots and I used to say, "Dad, come on, please."

And like start crying, 'cause they're too heavy.


And I wonder

If everything could ever feel this real forever

If anything could ever be this good again

The only thing I'll ever ask of you

You've got to promise not to stop when I say when


Foo Fighters - Everlong - Live




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