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Foo Fighters - Walk



For Wasting Light, Dave Grohl turned the Foo Fighters into a garage band - literally. The group cut the album DIY-style, with old-school tape machines in the Foo frontman's garage at his Los Angeles home. (Grohl's garage is a garage in the sense that you could park not one, but a fleet of cars). In an interview with L.A. Weekly he explained how the homely setting had a profound effect on his lyrics:


"At the end of the album I put all 11 songs together and listened to them, and I started to realize, wow, lyrically, there's a theme or there's some common threads that go throughout all those songs. And I realized that the album is about the album. You're surrounded by friends and family and nostalgia, and you're singing about the last 20 years of your life - that became a part of the process."


The influence of loved ones is very evident on this anthem of healing optimism, which finds Grohl learning to walk again after losing his way. He reveals a renewed lust for life as he repeatedly howls "I never wanna die!"


Lyrics


A million miles away


Your signal in the distance


To whom it may concern


I think I lost my way


Gettin' good at startin' over


Every time that I return



I'm learnin' to walk again


I believe I've waited long enough


Where do I begin?


I'm learnin' to talk again


Can't you see I've waited long enough?


Where do I begin?



Do you remember the days


We built these paper mountains


Then sat and watched them burn?


I think I found my place


Can't you feel it growin' stronger?


Little conquerors



I'm learnin' to walk again


I believe I've waited long enough


Where do I begin?


I'm learnin' to talk again


I believe I've waited long enough


Where do I begin?



Now


For the very first time


Don't you pay no mind


Set me free again


To keep alive a moment at a time


But still inside a whisper to a riot


To sacrifice but knowin' to survive


The first to climb another state of mind


I'm on my knees, I'm prayin' for a sign


Forever, whenever, I never want to die


I never want to die, I never want to die


I'm on my knees, I never want to die


I'm dancin' on my grave, I'm runnin' through the fire


Forever, whenever, I never want to die


I never want to leave, I never say goodbye


Forever, whenever, forever, whenever



I'm learnin' to walk again


I believe I've waited long enough


Where do I begin?


I'm learnin' to talk again


Can't you see I've waited long enough?


Where do I begin?


I'm learnin' to walk again


I believe I've waited long enough


I'm learnin' to talk again


Can't you see I've waited long enough?

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