"Headwires" as written by Taylor Hawkins, David Eric Grohl and Nate Mendel....
Have you been headwired?
Were you satisfied?
Did it free the feelings in your spine?
Sleeping way inside all this time

Will your meet your mind
Where the night collides?
Will you greet yourself
When the sun arrives?

I'll just stay behind
I've met mine

Better than a bullet being fired
Tangled in your headwires now

Help you feed the wires
When your head unwinds?
And if our headlines become entwined
You can have all mine
I'll be fine

There's a reason why
Keeping me alive
There's a cure in me
That I wish were mine
As long as I can fight, I'll survive

Better than a bullet being fired
Tangled in your headwires now
Better than a bullet being fired
Tangled in your headwires now

Stationed on the wire
One day I'll let go
Tell them all 'Hello'
Tell them all 'Hello'

The sun is on


Lyrics submitted by me109cito

"Headwires" as written by Dave Grohl Nate Mendel

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    General Commenti don't know what this song is about...i thought maybe suicide. "better than a bullet being fired, tangled in your headwires now" like its better to get threw this sh*t than to kill yourself.
    frumstickon April 01, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwow I'm really sick of this connecting every Foo's song to Kurt its almost sickening, maybe a few were written about that part of his life but honestly get over it, I love Nirvana and Kurt but let Dave do his own thing and quit this crap...K done aha
    IncuFoo19on October 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song has grown on me, now pretty much my favourite off TNLTL. looking forward to the new album...it's gonna be old school rockout, so woohoo! anyways, that's what i think...
    xpankfrisston September 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think its about getting caught in someone's mind games, and caring about what they think about you; at least...that's what the song means to me.
    Foo Fighteron June 18, 2003   Link
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    General CommentOK, I've lost count of how many Foo Fighters songs "are about Kurt Cobain". This one, though, seems like it could be, if for no other reason than "Tell them all hello" sounding like a reference to Smells Like Teen Spirit, with no other obvious meaning.
    Regos the Saneon April 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think that a few of the songs from the Foo's are definetly about Kurt...but I also think that a lot of the songs which are "supposedly" about Kurt are not. I think Dave Grohl loved Nirvana but he's over it--he's in a new band and has a new life. Judging from this, I'm sure he writes about new experiences he has had. Dave also doesn't seem like the kind of person who dwells on misfortune: he is very optimistic.
    Foo Fighteron April 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentArlandria is a town in Virginia he might be writting about his return to virginia or from living there as a kid.

    Some songs are about kurt, courtney love and seattle. Most arent but they will always have an impact in his music.
    eatlotacheeseon October 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMy idea of this song is it's about saying goodbye to people who maybe you shouldn't be around. Weither they are drug addicts or gangs or just pessimistic people, I think it's saying that you're tired of the way they think, and you're going to seperate yourself and get back to being you.
    Qjasoon October 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentA science fiction writer named Larry Niven coined the term "wirehead" in one of his books. This is a person who has been fitted with a device that enters their brain and physically stimulates their pleasure center, creating artificial bliss. Based on that, I think this song is about using drugs(headwires) to create artificial happiness and how it's not the same as real happiness(have you been headwired? were you satisfied?). There are a lot of lyrics that seem to point to drugs/tripping out too. Will you meet your mind where the night collides. Will you greet yourself when the sun arrives. These two seem the most obvious to me.
    fightingfoo19on September 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentFF have now released another song about Arlandria... WHAT DOES IT MEAN???
    herchenmon April 14, 2011   Link

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