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not a love song | Reviewer: Anonymous | 2/11/13
It's cool and ok, that you all think it's a love story but it simply isn't. Between interpretations and actual meaning is a difference. I think this is about life, and especially getting used by people. To get the best of smb. Is meant in a negative aspect."is someone only interessted in the best of you?" Is he a real friend? The line with starting over again isn't about a relationship, but about friendship... Just sad how you guys are all fixated with gf and such... In the end the only thing that stays is us so you should first care about yourself, be the person you like to be, be DIFFERENT, resist! If you have watched the video clip you can see it's not much about relationships but individualism. To fight the uniformed people, cops in this example, though I don't think foo fighters hate cops... So for ME there is one message: shit happens. You will lose friends, you will break up, but the thing is to remind you of yourself, be a individual, fight the "mainstream". Again that's just my opinion, but you should whatch the vid before commenting here
The song for me. | Reviewer: Christina | 11/28/12
This song really helped me through a hard time in my life. I feel a lot of song lyric interpretations are up to the listener, but to me this song spoke to me about having feelings for someone that has let you down and hurt you, but you still can't seem to not love them. By the end of the song the person has realized that they shouldn't be feeling this way. It starts with "I've got a confession to make I'm your fool" and at the end says "I'm no fool" They clearly know they are loving someone they shouldn't but can't let go.
So gay... | Reviewer: Gab | 7/17/12
But in a good way, i am not saying no one in the band is gay or that the song itself it´s about that but my interpretion is like that. About a guy who is in love with another dude who is probably straight so the gay guy is giving it all for him, while the straight guy is only using him.
I needed somewhere to hang my head
Without your noose
You gave me something that I didn't have
But had no use
The life of the gay guy is sad therefore he is using this love he has as a fake hope that keeps him going and alive. The straight guy might sometimes make things for him that make him believe he might like him back, but he is so insecure and doesn´t wants to keep going with this fake hope anymore because it is starting to hurt too much
Has someone taken your faith?
Its real, the pain you feel
You trust, you must
If he tells him what he feels it would be killing the hope once and for all it is more likely he´ll say he doesn´t like him back, and that is why the song for me says
I was too weak to give in
Too strong to lose
Meaning that he is trying not to completely fall in love with him cos of the fear of rejection.
I've got another confession to make
I'm your fool
I've got another confession my friend
I'm no fool
Is that duality of i love you but i know you probably don´t so i won´t make a move, so you should do a move but if you don´t i might be your fool and still be after you giving you the best of me but am i really going somewhere or just wasting my time? I trust i must confess this to you otherwise i will keep going on this endless circle of doubt, i will eventually move on cos i refuse to give in but then again i might lose the chance to be with the love of my life forever if i don´t try...
Love the Song, bro. | Reviewer: Emily | 7/3/12
You don't listen to music. You feel it.
So why try to interpret something you didn't write or you don't have proof (besides the lyrics) to justify? This is an AMAZING song. Why take away from that? Different people see different things, end of story.
Love the music.
whatever you want it to be | Reviewer: CCCC | 2/11/12
when I hear this song I just think about poeple in my life that fit the lines. for example, I think a lot about track because our coaches only care about winning and take advantage of us because we are "too weak to give in" and "to strong to lose" we have to much pride and we can't help it.
when he says "You gave me something that I didn't have
But had no use" I think about track how it gave me talent and all this, but it's pointless to my life. track has only taught, me through my experiences, that deep down people are obsessed with winning, no one cares about the true positives of running, and it's a horrible ball of stress and anxiety we don't break free from because we have too much pride, even though we hate our instances.
I'm pretty sure no-one else would understand this like it does for me, but every line makes me think about track. and with that I'm sure I wouldn't understand it anyways anyone else means, hell, including dave!
nathan | Reviewer: Anonymous | 2/4/12
silly people, Grohl obviously added a line to hint a breakup so the millions of mainstream listening people can connect with the song. And I am dissapointed with that; it taints a great song.
not the real meaning, obviously LOL | Reviewer: Anna | 10/30/11
this song is OBVIOUSLY not about ex gf's and disappointed lovers... its all about LIFE and the contact you have to others in your life. Of course, it involves break ups and all similar shit, but basically its not all that this song is about. I suppose. I'm not Dave's psychotherapist or personal mind reader, so its OBVIOUSLY not the real meaning of the song.
the real meaning | Reviewer: jon jonz | 10/13/11
This song is about Dave Grohl's experience at a Best Buy store, and how he feels they are convienent and a quick place to get electronics, yet he resents the sh*tty customer service and poor selection of music and dvds as they are always eliminating stuff in their store and when you ask someone where an item is that is featured in the circular , you get 5 moron's standing around doing nothing while it takes 10 minutes for one guy to look it up on their computer ony to tell you they dont have the cd your looking for and to try online, where you then turn and say, if i felt like shopping online i wouldnt had came out to this godforsaken store in the first place. Then as your leaving the security guy who stands at all the entrances and looks like he has a side gig as a bouncer at a night club tells you have a nice night, but yet looks at you like your a weirdo because your leaving the store without a bag or without purchasing something.
Justification to Rock On | Reviewer: Lloyd Marley | 9/21/11
In a nutshell, this song's about his plan to overcome his faults and make the most of his life. More specifically "the life, the love you'd die to heal" shows a connection with his thoughts on Kurt Cobain's "suicide". He can see Kurt's suicidal resolve as stopping the fake "hope that starts the broken hearts". The lines "Confess" is Dave confused how Kurt could "lose faith" in staying alive with Dave, stating the same source of Kurt's "pain" is just as "real" to him. He wonders if Kurt's "gone and onto someone new" but repeatedly hopes this someone is "getting the best of" him (heaven). Personally I think this might be something Dave asks himself a lot. The reason why he's not apart of, even discarding, Kurt's suicidal point. This shows Dave isn't at peace with his friend's death, wanting the consequences of his "suicide", or Dave's "noose", to finally be taken away. The corruptible nature of being in a hit band constantly puts his "heart under arrest", feeling guilty about his role in life. So he justifies rejecting the feeling of losing his "faith" by realizing his effort and work inspires "the best" in many others who may need it, and reminds us that the choice of dying is not up to us. Whether you're born only to resist or abuse, your death vicariously means the death of others.
For real.. | Reviewer: Jessica | 6/22/11
This is not a love song kid, the song itself has nothing to do with "The Man" yes, they are the offspring of Nirvana, but Kurt himself wasn't all about the man either. Songs, like "Polly." and "Rape me" and "Come As You Are" arent man related. So chill man, this song is just a release of his personal struggles hun.
My interpretation - where ever you are, I just hope you're happy | Reviewer: Chris P. | 6/6/11
The way I see it, two people break up due to complications. Dave is still holding on but he's wondering whether the other person is holding on as well. He's asking if this person has moved on; if they've found someone new. He was in bad times and just needed to hang his head, but without her noose. He still has love for her and a deep feeling that she still loves him. He wonders if the best of her (looks, personality, love) belongs to someone else now. He asks if she'll resist this new person, or succumb to being abused by them. He questioned whether he should move on, but decided he couldn't live without her and will not because he can never be happy with someone else. He realizes starting again will do nothing (probably because this whole experience has happened many times before) and thinks that finishing what he started will eventually get him through the tough times. He then asks if she will resist someone new because he refuses to give in to another. That's my interpretation because of similar experiences and feelings. I absolutely love the Foo Fighters and realize there may be other interpretations, but I'm subject to my own opinion. This is one of my favorites bands and songs actually.
Best Of You | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/14/11
This amazing song sums up the hurt people feel when they find out somebody has betrayed them by having an affair. It is genius in that it sums up the cruel fact that the betrayer only sees the 'best bits' and the one left behind picks up the pieces. The lyrics are so accurate in that they note the parts of our personality that we only show after a long term romance. That is it, nothing more..and that is why Dave Grohl will always be a legend,
This is not a love song!! | Reviewer: George | 4/24/11
Why does everyone has to take foo fighters' song and tag it along with romance? ARE YOU FRICKEN DEAF? This band is the offspring of fucking NIRVANA, they sing against 'the man'. Get over yourselves. Oh no sorry, get over your ex-gf's you got dumped! Deal with it!!!
Thanks | Reviewer: Anonymous | 4/7/11
Just recently got into the foos and this song sums up what's happening in my life at the mo. This should be prescribed as essential listening to us blokes who can't work out women and totally obsess with what's going on in their lives. Cheers grohl, you're a legend.
It's about YOU | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/4/11
It's about the presence of your Soul resisting perfection but not wanting to be confined in the body. Starting over wears on us.
The chorus is a taunt to the Soul asking if the molding process is getting the best of them as well as "someone" (us) getting the "best" part of them that is perfection.
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