"Overdrive" as written by Taylor Hawkins, Christopher A. Shiflett, David Eric Grohl and Nate Mendel....
Coming down I'm coming round
this time I think I'm waking up
Give me loud to drown it out
before the world starts breaking up
You change and then you change again
Turning like a wheel inside your head

Yours and mine and left and right
there's still two sides to everyone
You and I get on with life
and pray we'll find a better one
You change and then you change again
Turning like a wheel inside your head

Overdrive we're going life or death
Overdrive we're going life or death
Overdrive we're going life or death
Two strangers on the mend

Hurry now we're getting out
this time there's nothing stopping us
Leave behind this vacant town
tonight and let it turn to rust
You change and then you change again
Turning like a wheel inside your head

Overdrive we're going life or death
Overdrive we're going life or death
Overdrive we're going life or death
Two strangers, no relation, on the mend

You change and then you change again
Turning like a wheel inside your head

Coming down I'm coming round
this time I think I'm waking up
Give me loud to drown it out
before the world starts breaking up
You change and then you change again
Turning like a wheel inside your head

Overdrive we're going life or death
Overdrive we're going life or death
Overdrive we're going life or death
Two strangers on the mend

Overdrive we're going life or death (overdrive we're going life or death)
Overdrive we're going life or death (overdrive we're going life or death)
Overdrive we're going life or death
Two strangers, no relation
Two strangers, no relation, on the mend


Lyrics submitted by Sweaty-Goth

"Overdrive" as written by Dave Grohl Nate Mendel

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    General CommentWhat is it about dude? It sounds like it's about one night stands or running away or something.
    victoryguy11on June 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think its about a relationship that never realy worked in the past but now theyre gonna try on last time and and put it in to "overdrive" and if it dosnt work they dont mind they know that it could end bad "were going life or death"
    joehon July 30, 2005   Link
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    General Comment3 POSTS???!!!
    As far as FF songs go, this is right up there with Monkey Wrench and Everlong!

    I've got no idea what it's about but the lyrics sound like some kind of conquest or something. Anyone know if it's in the set list for the In Your Honor tour?
    Regos the Saneon August 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentNo, it's not in the current setlist & it's only been played live 9 times. I doubt they'll ever play it live again.
    intothegrinder2on August 25, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyea this song should have been released and should be a times like thease song that everyone knows
    joehon September 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHaving given it some more thought, it could be about waking up Monday morning still hungover from the weekend, just like every other Monday morning before it and wanting to break the cycle.
    Regos the Saneon September 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMaybe it's just two guys at the bar, both slumped over a beer, pondering their troubles and then start talking to each other.

    Not sure why, though. Guess that's just what I thought of about the line "two strangers, no relation, on the mend".
    strider3005on November 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOn the mend. . . . what is it with Dave and the phrase "On the mend?" The song On the Mend is one of my favorites. . . .it seems to strange to be a coincidence.
    Rinse_It_Awayon September 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGreat song.
    jokingkongon March 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHOLY SHIT THIS SONG IS AMAZING LIVE! THE ALBUM VERSION SUCKS BALLS!
    71cuttyon April 08, 2005   Link

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