"New Way Home" as written by Nate Mendel, Dave Grohl and Pat Smear....
Have you found your way around the down and out?
I know it must seem long, so long
I'm still trying' to keep this time from runnin' out
Head down, always movin' on and on and on
I never heard this warnin'

Another early mornin' takes me, wakes me into
If you could manage me, I'll try to manage you
But lately it's all I ever do
I felt like this on my way home

I'm not scared
I pass boats and the Kingdome
I'm not scared
I'll never tell you the secrets I'm holdin'
I know these things must bore you
I can't find another way
I'll never tell you the secrets I'm holdin'
I love this leash that holds me
When I try to run away

I felt like this on my way home
I'm not scared,
I pass boats and the Kingdome
I'm not scared

I felt like this on my way home
I'm not scared
I pass boats and the Kingdome
I'm not scared

I felt like this on my way home
I'm not scared,
I pass boats and the Kingdome
I'm not scared

I felt like this on my way home
I'm not scared
I pass boats and the Kingdome
I'm not scared

I felt like this on my way home
I'm not scared,
I pass boats and the Kingdome
I'm not scared

I felt like this on my way home
I'm not scared
I pass boats and the Kingdome
I'm not scared


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"New Way Home" as written by Pat Smear Dave Grohl

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  • +3
    General CommentThe Colour and The Shape is such a great album in general.
    When you think about it, it tells a story of someone growing stronger.
    It opens with "in all of the times that we've shared, I've never felt so scared," in Doll,
    and ends with "I'm not scared," in this song.
    remnicon May 12, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIn Dave's words "this song is about winding your way through all these songs, through all the ups and downs, and realising that you're okay, and you're gonna make it."
    That's pretty much what it means to me. You've done the hard yards, now you're going home.
    Arianrhodon September 13, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhen I saw the Foos in Hyde Park (85000 people! Fucking incredible!), somebody had a banner that said:
    "I pass the boats and the kingdom? WTF!"

    True story.
    strider3005on June 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have no idea what this song is about but it's one of the best on the album... I would say better than Everlong but lately the truth has been making me get my ass kicked.
    emo_SavestheDayon April 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm with the last guy! Whats so great about everlong anyway, the hooks in this song are so original and different, Grohl is the man!
    Mikee_Beeon May 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPersonally I like Everlong better, but this is probably my second favorite... I can really relate
    tinypunksteron June 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNah not as good as everlong... But a really god song
    sory emo
    roborton August 31, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe sweetest song you'll ever hear. Especially the end
    shoultes3on March 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:D this be an awseome SONG!!! p.s. not as good as everlong but pretty damn close btw cheers for the meaning Arianrhod
    Bort_The_Greaton March 15, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI dunno what "I pass the boats and Kingdom" means....but whatever. Everlong is great and all, but there are a lot of better songs on "The Colour and Shape"--including this song, Monkey Wrench, and Wind Up;just and opinion.
    Foo Fighteron April 07, 2003   Link

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