"All My Life" as written by Taylor Hawkins, Christopher A. Shiflett, David Eric Grohl and Nate Mendel....
All my life I've been searching for something
Something never comes never leads to nothing
Nothing satisfies but I'm getting close
Closer to the prize at the end of the rope
All night long I dream of the day

When it comes around and it's taken away
Leaves me with the feeling that I feel the most
Feel it come to life when I see your ghost

Calm down don't you resist
You've such a delicate wrist
And if I give it a twist
Something to hold when I lose my grip
Will I find something in there
To give me just what I need
Another reason to bleed
One by one hidden up my sleeve (one by one hidden up my sleeve)

Don't let it go to waste, I love it but I hate the taste
Weight keepin' me down
Don't let it go to waste, I love it but I hate the taste
Weight keepin' me down

Will I find a believer
Another one who believes
Another one to deceive
Over and over down on my knees
If I get any closer
And if you open up wide
And if you let me inside
On and on I've got nothing to hide (on and on I've got nothing to hide)

Don't let it go to waste, I love it but I hate the taste
Weight keepin' me down
Don't let it go to waste, I love it but I hate the taste
Weight keepin' me down

All my life I've been searching for something
Something never comes never leads to nothing
Nothing satisfies but I'm getting close
Closer to the prize at the end of the rope

All night long I dream of the day
When it comes around and it's taken away
Leaves me with the feeling that I feel the most
Feel it come to life when I see your ghost

Then I'm done done on to the next one
Done done and I'm on to the next one
Done done and I'm on to the next one
Done done and I'm on to the next one
Done done and I'm on to the next one
Done done and I'm on to the next one
Done done and I'm on to the next one
Done I'm done and on to the next

Done done on to the next one
Done I'm done and on to the next one
Done done on to the next one
Done I'm done and on to the next

Don't let it go to waste, I love it but I hate the taste
Weight keepin' me down
Don't let it go to waste, I love it but I hate the taste
Weight keepin' me down

Done done on to the next one
And I'm done and on to the next


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"All My Life" as written by Moritz Stahl Anya Weihe

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  • +6
    General CommentAccording to songfacts.com "Dave Grohl has said that this is about cunninglus, which is the female equivalent of fellatio. Listen to the lyrics, and you'll hear all of the hidden innuendoes."
    m.i.l.o.2003on March 04, 2003   Link
  • +4
    Song MeaningInterview 1
    "You've been around a lot of hard drugs. Have you ever been tempted to try coke or heroin?"

    Grohl: "No. It was wasn't my thing. I had a friend who OD'ed on coke when we were 18 years old. Most of us didn't have the money. In suburban Virginia, it was acid and whisky. It wasn't cocaine and tits. I'll never forget the first time I sat around a back lounge of a bus watching people do cocaine. Nobody took their eyes off the tray of coke. Urgh. They were vultures. It just seemed dark and fucked-up to me. I know that the day I get my face in a pile of cocaine is the day that it all goes straight fucking downhill."

    Interview 2
    "Is the line "I love it but I hate the taste" from All My Life about oral sex?"
    Grohl: "It is, actually. That song is a little dirty. Use your imagination, but good call - you're the first person that's ever asked that. From experience? Many. I'm very fond of giving oral sex to women. It's a pleasure-giving experience - giving someone something that they'll remember for the rest of their lives, and if you do it right they will."

    From Grohl's mouth himself... He does not do drugs, he likes pleasuring women.
    hollyfranceson March 18, 2012   Link
  • +3
    General Commentits about going down on a girl!! so obvious!
    chilipepperon March 04, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI thought this song over more - I still think it was meant to be about oral sex, but it could easily about suicide, SI, etc. heres my analysis...

    "All my life I've been searching for somethin'
    Somethin' never comes, never leads to nuthin'
    Nothin' satisfies, but I'm gettin' close
    Closer to the prize at the end of the rope"

    Continually searching for something to stop the pain, can't ever find something that satisfies, but he's resorting to more extreme methods, getting closer to death, the "prize at the end of the rope."

    "All night long I dream of the day
    When it comes around, and it's takin'away
    Leaves me with the feelin' that I fear the most
    Feel it come to life when I see your ghost"

    He still has dreams of a better future, but every day he feels like it's stolen from him again, leaving him depressed, and he thinks about someone close to him who had committed suicide (the ghost) or maybe seeing his own ghost, thinking about suicide.

    "Calm down, don't you resist
    Your such a delicate wrist
    And if i give it a twist
    Somethin' to hold when I lose my grip"

    OK this is cheesy but thinking about personal experience it seems simple, he's thinking about slitting his wrists, and he realizes he's left little cuts in one from the nails of his other hand...well thats what it means to me as ive done that tons of times.

    "Will i find something in there,
    to give it just what it needs
    another reason to bleed
    One by one, Hidden up my sleeve"

    In there...the blood vessels, trying to find something he needs in cutting, addicted to that now and it's just another stress that makes him need to cut more, "one by one up my sleeve" is the little scars from cutting

    "Hey, don't let it go to waste
    I love it but, i hate that taste
    Weight keeping me down"

    This doesn't fit really with a guy, but if u consider it from a girl's perspective it would work fine, but since i've been using a guy as the narrator ill continue with the guy. its about bein bulemic, another form of self mutilation - just think about it its obvious if u take those 3 lines by themselves.

    "Will I find the believer
    Another one who believes
    Another one to decieve
    Over and over, down on my knees"

    Trying to find other people in the same situation, that "believe" in cutting - I've seen tons of these sad individuals, was one for a while.

    "If I get any closer,
    And if you open up wide
    And if you let me inside
    On and on, I've got nuthin' to hide"

    This is the most obvious looking oral sex reference, but it could just mean spilling ur guts to someone, or maybe religion, giving yourself to God. Religion could be the thing he needs.

    "Done, done; on to the next one
    Done, done, and I'm on to the next one"

    The song is what he's thinking about while he's cutting himself...he's done with one slash, and he goes on to do it again.

    There ya go...im a twisted freak.
    uberchickenon June 30, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentits about cocaine, i just wrote a massive explanation then my computer screwed up and i can't be arsed to type it all up again. Figure it out yourselves.
    halftuskon October 14, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song isn't even half as good as past foo fighters songs. it sounds like they are trying to impersonate Nine Inch Nails.
    bloodredpixieon March 09, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhat the hell rogerlee? Do you actually think Dave killed Kurt? Come on, let's be serious... Kurt WAS mentally capable of killing himself, but i don't know if he actually did... maybe Courtney did, but we shouldn't just throw around accusations when we don't know all the facts... it's not going to bring Kurt back, so we might as well just consider it suicide because he would have done it anyway...
    ~Candice~
    RIP Kurt
    candie1112on July 03, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWoo-hoo! First to post since the site came back up! Anywho, I dout that this song is about doing coke. In an interview Dave said that he hasn't so much as smoked a joint since he was 20 and even then he only did pot and acid and said even then it was too much for him and he'd just end up buggin' out. I agree that its about eating pussy, I mean its all there! Its masterfully done though. Its a song about going down but it sounds so badass! The riffs rock harder than most of the sh*t they play on the radio these days and Taylor Hawkins is indisputably one of the best drummers out there. Props to Chris Shifflet and Nate Mendal for holding the rest down, thy really don't get enough credit. Definitely the highlight of the song is Dave screaming "DONE, DONE ON TO THE NEXT ONE!" That will be etched in my mind for years. Oh well, I've rambled for long enough. Foo Fighters Rock! Peace!
    bassist91685on April 07, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthere indie/rock arnt they?
    daftdragonon May 08, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwell ithink these song rocks
    chendoon February 26, 2007   Link

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