"Hey, Johnny Park!" as written by and David Eric/smear Grohl....
Come and I'll take you under
This beautiful bruises colors
Everything fades in time, it's true

Wish that I had another
Stab at the under cover
Was it a change in mind for you?

It's impossible
I can't let it out
You'll never know
Am I selling you out?
Sit and watch
Your every mood

Your eyes still remind me of
Angels that hover above
Eyes that can change from blind to blue

Now that I've found my reward
Throw it away long before
I'd share a piece of mine with you


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"Hey, Johnny Park!" as written by Pat Smear Dave Grohl

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  • +2
    General CommentI think Johnny Park was an old friend of Dave Grohls and they lost contact or something. And why does everyone think every foo fighters song is about Kurt Cobain. Dave Grohl did have a life before Nirvana
    Sweaty-Gothon March 27, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThough I may be totally wrong I believe this song is about a man battling with his good and evil sides (devil and angel) but either way this is my favorite Foo song I just think the rawness of Dave Grohl's voice and the drum solo in the intro is amazing!
    berserkeron May 07, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentive got all 3 albums and yet i have never heard this song :S lol. anyway im going to listen to it now and then rate it.:D
    roborton July 04, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI remember reading somewhere that Johnny Park was one of Dave's friends from when he was really young, and he thought if he titled the song this way, he might be able to contact him again. I wish I could remember where I read that.
    mxmattdon September 26, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is not about KURT COBAIN.Mr.Grohl wrote this song about an old childhood friend of his that he was trying to get in touch with.I remember reading in this one other website that Dave Grohl really missed him and wanted to talk to him so he decided to name the song after him HOPING that he'd get in touch with Dave Grohl.

    But this song has nothing to do with Mr.Cobain.And neither does every other Foo Fighter song out there.I do believe Kurt had a freat influence on Dave,but I just simply refuse to believe that every Foo Fighters song is about Kurt Cobain.

    xPearlx
    xfunkadelicxon May 21, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'll quote Dave (and wikipedia)
    "The lyrics to this song follow a series of different themes, as Grohl noted himself, "Oh, my God, that song's about 15 different things! The only reason why it's called 'Hey, Johnny Park!' is because when I was young, my best friend was this kid who lived across the street from me called Johnny Park and we were like brothers from the age of 5 to 12. I haven't heard from him since I was about 14 years old and I thought if I named a song after him he might call."[5] It is notable as being a rare example of a Foo Fighters song featuring synthesisers."
    I hope that answers your questions.
    NotaShattyFatmason May 30, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with ya beserker, totally agree
    RockinRoseon May 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnice song, the best.
    poton June 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't decide what this song is about... love it though
    squeezeon June 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is song is always over looked. everlong steals the album, but this song and february stars are equally amazing. i just can't belive that these fucking awesome songs all came from one perosn and ended up on the same album. it blows my mind.
    wheelson June 14, 2002   Link

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