"Normal" as written by Taylor Hawkins, Christopher A. Shiflett, David Eric Grohl and Nate Mendel....
The waves that silences break come again,
One by one
I lay awake and I count til I drown
Turn off the room, it's getting too loud,
I know I don't have to say it,
Pick up and move and go find some new ground,
Somewhere I know I can make it

But I won't give up,
When I want it enough,
No I won't give up,
Anything, anyway, anyone, anyday
'Cause I've figured it out,
Here and the now,
Takes me day by day

Hey, will you come out tonight?
Will you back down will you put up a fight?
Turn me around and make eveything right,
Make me normal, from now on

Erased every one I've replaced
In the end, they're all gone,
The faces all fade as the time passes by
What could I do I was waiting for you,
Grown sick and tired of faking,
Give me those eyes when I give you the truth,
Finally here for the taking

But I won't give up,
When I want it enough,
No I won't give up,
Anything, anyway, anyone, anyday
Cause I've figured it out,
Here and the now,
Takes me day by day

[Repeat: x2]
Hey, will you come out tonight?
Will you back down will you put up a fight?
Turn me around and make eveything right,
Make me normal, from now on

Figured it out,
Here and the now,
Takes me day by day

[Repeat: x2]
Hey, will you come out tonight?
Will you back down will you put up a fight?
Turn me around and make everything right,
Make me normal, from now on

Make me normal, from now on
Make me normal, from now on
Make me normal, from now on


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"Normal" as written by Chris Shiflett Nate Mendel

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    My InterpretationI think it's about moving on from being in love with someone who isn't in love with you. (finding new ground). But that isn't easy to just give up if you love that particular person so much. Grown sick and tired of faking; He's not showing completely how he feels, also he's telling himself that there still is a way they could be together. only he's getting sick and tired of it, because it takes you day by day, thinking of how it could be, what ways it actually already is the way you want it to be, what you can do to make her see that he loves her. It's annoying all that thinking. That's why he wants to be normal again. Will she come out tonight and say what's really going on? will she fight against what he thinks is a possibility, or will she back up and just leave him wondering. Probably non of the above because she doesn't even know what's going on. So day after day he's going to hope to become normal again.
    MelodramaticFooFighteron October 29, 2009   Link
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    General Commentmaybe the foos best song...wonderful song that was never released for some reason.
    kingjojo14on May 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commentincredible song, definately one of my favorites. i don't understand why it wasn't released either. hard to figure out what it means, but who cares?
    mxmattdon May 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwell they have so many great songs its hard to release them all i guess..I just love the music in this song
    kingjojo14on May 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about wanting to fit in; to be Normal. But at the same time, not wanting to give up everything you stand for and believe in. It's a great song; a little on the poppy side, so that may be why it wasn't released.

    Check out the video on YouTube. It has some great videos spanning the band's entire career. It really makes the song a lot better.
    scottypon July 31, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsick tune
    jimmoran24on April 03, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationHe can't sleep. The truth of his situation keeps him awake. As time has passed, he's realized that he can't keep living a lie. Despite the choices he's made, he knows this is the one he wants to be with. He's forgotten all others. Will the person he needs come be with him, or are they still getting over his PC choices? If they will give in for now, he'll be living the truth of who he is. All will be right, and he can feel normal.
    bundle2on April 13, 2014   Link

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