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Foo Fighters — Everlong
Album: The Colour & The Shape
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7.6

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Total ratings: 5129









Released: 1997
Length: 4:06
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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 got to 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 got to promise not to stop when I say when
She sang

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 got to promise not to stop when I say when
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 sunybuny wrote:
Thank You for the info.
such a beautiful song.
 drewd wrote:
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RIP Tayor.  You are loved.
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If everything could ever feel this real forever
If anything could ever be this good again.... 

It felt like being punched in the gut when I heard about Taylor.
Although Dave plays drums on the studio version, it was Taylor's last ever song he played live. It does hit hard that "if anything could ever be this good again"  RIP Taylor Hawkins, certainly the best drummer I've ever seen live.
Rest in peace Taylor Hawkins. You are dearly missed. 
It's a couple weeks after Taylor's death and this song just hits different now...and not in a good way.
 tlbritton wrote:

Completely wrecked over Tyler. If you haven't read Dave's book, The Storyteller, I highly recommend it if you're a fan. He goes in to detail about his incredibly close friendship with Tyler descriptively telling of their world-wide shenanigans over the past 2 decades of touring. 



totally agreed, TLBritton.  They loved each other like brothers and respected each other even more.  such a tragedy to lose Taylor at such a young age.  Godspeed.

If everything could ever feel this real forever...
  F
 "AI is just an algorithm with a marketing department."
-retired data architect

mattenuttall wrote:


As someone who works with AI on a daily basis, I have two comments:
the first, Dalsir, is that would you be able to provide a verifiable source for this statement? I'll need to know which corporation provided the general purpose AI capability, what data was provided and how it was processed.
The second thing is, watch out: AI, is one of the most misleading technologies ever invented. Even if there were good data supplied to reputable AI technology, the conclusion you cite is most likely meaningless chatter disseminated with the intention of misleading. But, I'll need to investigate first. Thanks.


RIP Taylor
Completely wrecked over Tyler. If you haven't read Dave's book, The Storyteller, I highly recommend it if you're a fan. He goes in to detail about his incredibly close friendship with Tyler descriptively telling of their world-wide shenanigans over the past 2 decades of touring. 
RIP Taylor
I'm a huge fan of Dave Grohl. Highly recommend his book "The Storyteller". He's a great writer.
 Dalsir wrote:


Funny how you said that. But when they ran comments through AI, vaxxers seem to operate more with feelings than facts.


As someone who works with AI on a daily basis, I have two comments:
the first, Dalsir, is that would you be able to provide a verifiable source for this statement? I'll need to know which corporation provided the general purpose AI capability, what data was provided and how it was processed.
The second thing is, watch out: AI, is one of the most misleading technologies ever invented. Even if there were good data supplied to reputable AI technology, the conclusion you cite is most likely meaningless chatter disseminated with the intention of misleading. But, I'll need to investigate first. Thanks.
must have been feeling a little cranky when i gave this a six.  the drumming alone adds a point.
Great tune!, in spite of the fact that it was severely overplayed on the radio!
 noe.architecte169 wrote:

Good sound. Same like Sugar for me like in the album Copper blue



Good sound
 Montreal_Mort wrote:

Gawd - all their songs sound so f’ing similar. Not that they are they only band about which that is said …. But on top of all of it just sounding like a Dave crescendo … BORING



Hey Montreal,

You better watch it.  It's not politically correct to criticize this band. 

You are 100% correct (see my previous posts). 

This band is immensely boring.  They follow same PAAD formula (every song must contain one or more of Pain, Angst, Anger, or Despair). You can predict when it comes in each and every song.

But there is such a HUGE lack of RnR talent, that these guys stuck around and now are anointed  as a great band.   




 
 Dalsir wrote:


Funny how you said that. But when they ran comments through AI, vaxxers seem to operate more with feelings than facts.


Fear perhaps of a preventable death?  
Gawd - all their songs sound so f’ing similar. Not that they are they only band about which that is said …. But on top of all of it just sounding like a Dave crescendo … BORING
 Ipse_Dixit wrote:

"Ladies and Gentlemen, guaranteed to fight more foo, the Foo Fighters."
-David Letterman introducing Foo Fighters



"Ladies and Gentleman, the Foo Fighters"
-Christopher Walken, introducing Foo Fighters on SNL
 3Chords wrote:


Anti-vaxxers get off this site! Only intelligent people are allowed....


Funny how you said that. But when they ran comments through AI, vaxxers seem to operate more with feelings than facts.
 coding_to_music wrote:


They recently canceled because the vaccines made them sick and unable to perform


Anti-vaxxers get off this site! Only intelligent people are allowed....
 coding_to_music wrote:


They recently canceled because the vaccines made them sick and unable to perform



I had a vaccine. It was not without side effects but nothing to keep me off my feet. Of course, I wasn't asked to put on a 1:45 minute set twice a week.
 3Chords wrote:


As everyone who puts on a show should! Anti-vaxxers stay home....


They recently canceled because the vaccines made them sick and unable to perform
 coding_to_music wrote:

Now the Foo Fighters require vaccines to attend their concerts



As everyone who puts on a show should! Anti-vaxxers stay home....
Now the Foo Fighters require vaccines to attend their concerts
This song fills me with a profound and intense feeling of mortality... and i love it.
where the neck is that "next" button?

Ahhhh, relief.
This song is on my into infinity soundtrack. <3 
It's one of those songs that you just sorta find yourself drumming along to...without even knowing it.
 rlr511 wrote:
best air drums song
 

One of them for sure.  I can name X others -- Moon, Starr, Bonham, Baker and more -- who are air drums ambassadors. 
I'm the fantasy drummer.  
Grunge does seem to be a particularly apt name for the genre and this in particular... The 'Godfather of Grunge' is more music to my ears.
10 + 10 = 20!
Another overplayed song
 Stuff_n_Nonsense wrote:
Sorry, people. This song (and David Grohl) is overrated. Definitive truth.
 
And yet, it's also not definitive at all.  How odd.
 Stuff_n_Nonsense wrote:
Sorry, people. This song (and David Grohl) is overrated. Definitive truth.
 
Nope
Sorry, people. This song (and David Grohl) is overrated. Definitive truth.
have you seen the video of the 10 year old british girl absolutely killing this song?    I wish I could post a link- but look up Nandi Bushnell v. Dave Grohl on Everlong.  It's awesome.
 
best air drums song
 jimmy99s wrote:
Great track - and a very good rock album too. I don't understand any Nirvana fans not digging early Foo Fighters. Not as into their newest stuff, but this is raw and full of power!
 

Some of us were just still mad that Kurt was gone. Took me a long time to get on board, despite how damn catchy the songs were.

Clearly, Foo Fighters has put out tons of top notch music. It's a lot more pop than Nirvana wanted to be, and maybe that's part of the angst too?
Foo Fighters music proves that Kurt was the true RnR outsider in Nirvana.
You can really hear the Sunny Day Real Estate chops in the compositions on this album!
No wonder Kurt killed himself... Well, that and Courtney Love...
I just noticed their 'Also known as' name. I don't care who you are, that's funny!
c.
Foo bar
Just the lift i need to the start of my day.
Killer groove. Ahhhhhh! So good.
 meatmike wrote:
You gotta love the way these guys just love to rock!  Never mind nuances and shit, just rock!
 
My husband plays a mean air guitar to this.  Rock on!
Just sat down back at my desk. 
Put on my headphones ......Dead air........
Then this starts to crank.
I do love me some Radio Paradise!
"Ladies and Gentlemen, guaranteed to fight more foo, the Foo Fighters."
-David Letterman introducing Foo Fighters
The first of many amazing songs from Foo Fighters.
I never get tired of this!!
 idiot_wind wrote:
Uh oh! I'm running of of !!!!
 
You're certainly running out of something.
 coyotexxx2 wrote:

Rock and Roll is dead! Long live Rock and Roll! 


 

... be it dead or alive!
"Most Excellent",  Alt Rock " hit  from 1997....love it !
 unclehud wrote:


Sit down and take your meds, bro.
 
Sorry unclehud,

It's just that this is the world's greatest band ever! Nobody has ever played RnR like them! 

They are so good! So unique! 

Uh oh! I'm running of of !!!!
 Stephen_Phillips wrote:
To those that don't "get" this song or the Foo Fighters in general picture this scene...

As a father of 2 teenage sons (15 and 13) sitting up the the balcony with the 13 year old one waiting for the concert to start "dad please can I go into the mosh pit with my brother please?".

"But your mum said that you could only go to the concert if you stayed with me in the balcony."

"Please  dad please?".

"Oh alright... but if it starts to get rough I am going down to get you out of there - OK".

The house lights dim then a red floodlight shines on a giant FF logo backdrop behind which Everlong starts quietly in Dave Grohl style, the tension builds, his singing voice gets harsher and the tempo increases, I break out in a cold sweat, then suddenly full white arc lights light the whole place like daylight and the young ones in the mosh pit get supercharged into a seething frenzied mass.

It never ended up as a full scale riot and everything settled down eventually but just for that one moment I thought "what have I done?".

You had to be there and be part of it I suppose.

Happy memories. 
 

As the father of two sons, now in their late 30's, I get it.  there's a fine line between incredible adventure and irresponsibility.  Glad yours survived, and I'd bet my house they remember that "adventure" for the rest of their lives ... as clearly as you will!
 idiot_wind wrote:
Wow!
What soaring vocals!
What soaring guitar playing!
What soaring drumming!
What soaring bass playing!
Wow!
 

Sit down and take your meds, bro.
GAWWD I like this.

Wow!

What soaring vocals!

What soaring guitar playing!

What soaring drumming!

What soaring bass playing!

Wow!
Too much! 
Ah, what a band!
They played in Pula arean (= as in a Roman amphiteater) this June (2019)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...



(*not my video)

One of the best concerts ever! 
They did two  3 hour shows (2 days in a row)


(and picked out a guy from the audience to play drums with them on the second night !
Two guys from DC in a row.  Intentional?
What Sonic Youth would sound like if a pop band.
ohh yeah now coming energy for my body 
You gotta love the way these guys just love to rock!  Never mind nuances and shit, just rock!
Saw them here in Dallas last year. It was one of the the most entertaining, high energy, exiciting shows I've ever been to.    Taylor Hawkins, man or machine is what we were asking as we left.
 Stephen_Phillips wrote:
To those that don't "get" this song or the Foo Fighters in general picture this scene...

As a father of 2 teenage sons (15 and 13) sitting up the the balcony with the 13 year old one waiting for the concert to start "dad please can I go into the mosh pit with my brother please?".

"But your mum said that you could only go to the concert if you stayed with me in the balcony."

"Please  dad please?".

"Oh alright... but if it starts to get rough I am going down to get you out of there - OK".

The house lights dim then a red floodlight shines on a giant FF logo backdrop behind which Everlong starts quietly in Dave Grohl style, the tension builds, his singing voice gets harsher and the tempo increases, I break out in a cold sweat, then suddenly full white arc lights light the whole place like daylight and the young ones in the mosh pit get supercharged into a seething frenzied mass.

It never ended up as a full scale riot and everything settled down eventually but just for that one moment I thought "what have I done?".

You had to be there and be part of it I suppose.

Happy memories. 
 
I saw them in an Open Air Concert in Berlin several years ago and i can imagine your sons got a connecting memory they will remember their whole live.

Great band. Uh and i nearly forgot that in the last part of the concert Lemmy Kilmister appeared and they did like 2 songs together . Great
Great track - and a very good rock album too. I don't understand any Nirvana fans not digging early Foo Fighters. Not as into their newest stuff, but this is raw and full of power!
 
           
       
To those that don't "get" this song or the Foo Fighters in general picture this scene...

As a father of 2 teenage sons (15 and 13) sitting up the the balcony with the 13 year old one waiting for the concert to start "dad please can I go into the mosh pit with my brother please?".

"But your mum said that you could only go to the concert if you stayed with me in the balcony."

"Please  dad please?".

"Oh alright... but if it starts to get rough I am going down to get you out of there - OK".

The house lights dim then a red floodlight shines on a giant FF logo backdrop behind which Everlong starts quietly in Dave Grohl style, the tension builds, his singing voice gets harsher and the tempo increases, I break out in a cold sweat, then suddenly full white arc lights light the whole place like daylight and the young ones in the mosh pit get supercharged into a seething frenzied mass.

It never ended up as a full scale riot and everything settled down eventually but just for that one moment I thought "what have I done?".

You had to be there and be part of it I suppose.

Happy memories. 
More
MMMMOOOOAAAAARRRR
Awesome song from an awesome album
Ooohhh that transition from Queen's The Show Must Go On was phenomenal.
 reijkman wrote:
For some reason the chorus of this song totally takes away the magic of the track for me. Probably the chord progression. This seems to work better in the acoustic version, probably because the vocals are way less screamy.
 

Hey reijkman, 

You are not allowed to criticize this band. They are anoited as the best RnR band in the world now. 

Ok...I stopped laughing now. 
For some reason the chorus of this song totally takes away the magic of the track for me. Probably the chord progression. This seems to work better in the acoustic version, probably because the vocals are way less screamy.
When a band and a song really come together perfectly, you can tell it right away.  FFs are a decent band, but this is an example where they really nailed it with great songwriting (music and lyrics) and great performance. First rate track, even if you think this band is overrated. 
I forget. On this song are singing about Pain? Or is it Angst? Or is it Anger?  Or is it Despair? It's called the PAAD formula and they've been milking it for 20+ years. 
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

PSD.
 pinto wrote:

Totally agree.

  I agree too, Foo Fighters are so overrated.


 Ableragtacker wrote:
The one good song the Foo Fighters ever did

 
Totally agree.
 cenesizo wrote:
the acoustic version is also amazing but nothing beats the original version. this is definitely god like. 10. 

 
Yes I think for that very reason I will bump my rating 9 > 10!
the acoustic version is also amazing but nothing beats the original version. this is definitely god like. 10. 
"Now here is my favorite band playing my favorite song"  -David Letterman (first show back after his by-pass) {#Dancingbanana_2}
this is music 10
Sugar
This is literally my favorite song of all time. I love you Radio Paradise. xoxo 
Perfect pop.  10
 kingart wrote:
Two countries, two minds, one song.  {#Ask}

Me, I want to play drums like that. 

Piranga
(Boise, ID)
Posted: Nov 29, 2016 - 13:13
 

Dreamy and beautiful - 10.

trevc
(Wincanton, UK)
Posted: Nov 25, 2016 - 05:14
 

Just awful.  

 
That's why there's the PSD button. For me, this is a great song.
Two countries, two minds, one song.  {#Ask}

Me, I want to play drums like that. 

Piranga
(Boise, ID)
Posted: Nov 29, 2016 - 13:13
 

Dreamy and beautiful - 10.

trevc
(Wincanton, UK)
Posted: Nov 25, 2016 - 05:14
 

Just awful.  
Dreamy and beautiful - 10.
Just awful. 
 Skydog wrote:
I don't care what the neighbors say I like this song

 
+20 dB {#Laughing}
I don't care what the neighbors say I like this song
 Shmelo wrote:

I love nearly everything Grohl does... except FF. It's like he tries to write forgettable songs. Meh.

 

Strong 3/10



 
Sorry but you have got this completely the wrong way around - most everything he does with FF is great and his songs are memorable.

Bumping your 3 up to 9. 
 dwhayslett wrote:

You've made it clear many times over that you have some very limited taste in music.  To me, the puzzling part is how proud of that you seem to be.

 
It's also puzzling how often he uses the word "hook" in relation to music and apparently doesn't have any idea what the term means. Whether or not one likes this song, it's got more hooks than a tackle box.  It doesn't seem he's aware of the definition of "truncated" either, even though he frequently uses that word as well.
 God wrote:
Headbanging Roadtrip Gif from

 
Had to bump this

I love nearly everything Grohl does... except FF. It's like he tries to write forgettable songs. Meh.

 

Strong 3/10


 motobecane wrote:
Great song for driving with the radio at 11.
 
Indeed. I remember a nice drive through the french alps, going very steep uphill and racing against a fast Mercedes. {#Laughing} One of my best driving experiences and this song was on the MP3 player. I lost the race, but it was fun. My wife was nauseous for hours afterwards, but she didn't complain.
 
 h8rhater wrote:

He IS hating and, judging from your list of faves, you are stuck with a view of Rock music that is decades old.  I love those old classics too, but bands like the Foos are making great Rock music right now (and for the last 20 years).  They bring joy, power, talent, and unbridled enthusiam to the genre.  What more could a rocker ask for?

They tore old RFK stadium apart on the 4th of July and did to that house the same level of justice that the very first Rock band that played there did nearly 50 years ago.
 
Not necessarily a Foo Fighters fan, but RFK was a great show.  I'm a bit more of a fan after that.  Great song for driving with the radio at 11.

Chatted briefly with Dave, nice guy and certainly one of the hardest working guys in the music business.
EVERY time I think (hope) the opening chords are Sonic Youth...but alas No.  They took those chords just about verbatim from SY!
 
dropped D tuning

quite a lot of fun CRUNCHY 
If you feel that this song is too loud, then maybe finnish blackmetal is more your thing? {#War}
Hmmm... success seems to breed contempt for the H8r crowd. 
 h8rhater wrote:


Dave of Thrones

 

I agree, this is pretty lame.


 idiot_wind wrote:
Uh oh...boring, predicable, non-hooky, formulaic,repetitive, truncated, music from the band that somehow gets anointed as the leading RnR band in recent years.

I guess when a huge void exists (good RnR), any thing that enters the space can assume the title.

RnR in 2015...is it dead?   

 
You've made it clear many times over that you have some very limited taste in music.  To me, the puzzling part is how proud of that you seem to be.
 JanzieNL wrote:
BEST. 
SONG.
EVER.
 

 
Egads! Were you born yesterday? 
 idiot_wind wrote:
Uh oh...boring, predicable, non-hooky, formulaic,repetitive, truncated, music from the band that somehow gets anointed as the leading RnR band in recent years.

I guess when a huge void exists (good RnR), any thing that enters the space can assume the title.

RnR in 2015...is it dead?   

 
Rock and Roll is dead! Long live Rock and Roll! 


 dduncan wrote:
How does sonic wallpaper like this get confused with music? Have our collective ears been beaten to a pulp? This is absolutely banal and I have no idea how an otherwise at least kind of savvy audience can give this a 7.6.



 
To each his own but it sounds fantastic to me and brings back some bittersweet memories. Love this song. 
I remember borrowing this album from the library when it came out. It costed me about 2 euro but it was cheaper than buying. Mind you I was 15 back then.
There was a big mister motorgang with tattoos and stuff working at the place at that moment. He stoot out against all the other employees looking like grandmothers and other boring characters. I suspected him to have a social service job after sitting out some jail time. I was a little afraid for him.
He followed me to the exit of the library and I was getting nervous. What does he want from me? I tried to ignore him and just casually look forwards, until his hand touched my shoulder. I turned around and he said: "You have a good taste sir" and we both smiled.
 dduncan wrote:
How does sonic wallpaper like this get confused with music? Have our collective ears been beaten to a pulp? This is absolutely banal and I have no idea how an otherwise at least kind of savvy audience can give this a 7.6.

 
It's only Rock and Roll, man. "If it's too loud, you're too old" {#Nyah}

If you ever need to fight Foo, these are the guys you want.
- Dave Letterman