"Still" as written by David Eric Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Christopher A. Shiflett and Nate Mendel....
If you'd like to walk a while
We could waste the day
Follow me into the trees
I will lead the way

Bring some change up to the bridge
Bring some alcohol
There we'll make a final wish
Just before the fall

Promise I will be forever yours
Promise not to say another word
Never mind what's done is done
Always was a lucky one

Watch the sunrise all alone
Sitting on the tracks
Hear the train come roaring in
Never coming back

Laying quiet in the grass
Everything is still
River stones and broken bones
Scattered on the hill

Promise I will be forever yours
Promise not to say another word
Never mind what's done is done
Always was a lucky one

Promise I will be forever yours
Promise not to say another word
Here forever deep beneath the dirt
Never mind what's done is done
Always was a lucky one


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"Still" as written by Taylor Hawkins David Eric Grohl

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    General CommentIf I remember right, this song was inspired by something from Dave's childhood. I think it was something like, him and his friends were riding their bikes down to the park to play soccer and mess around, when they found a ton of ambulances and firetrucks up around the train-tracks by the park. I guess some guy had killed himself on the tracks, letting himself get hit by a train. In their childhood innocence, Dave and his friends went to check it out and started playing around the scene of the tragedy, supposedly coming across pieces of the deceased.

    bummer.

    great song to start the acoustic disc with.
    Childeon June 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song but I've got to admit that at first blush I thought it was about a suicide pact.

    That bass note that cues the chorus just cuts right through me!
    Jobimfanon June 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song has this mysterious mood to it, I think mostly about ignorance and innocence of youth. The lyrics are really simple, like how a kid would talk. I think this is about kids messing in stuff that they don't understand cause it's way too deep for them to grasp. There are some hints of suicide, but if you think about it in perspective with the story behind it, it makes sense. Overall, it's my favorite song off of the acoustic disc.
    guitarguruajaon June 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think the song is influenced by the film Stand By Me. It has that - like guitarguru said - the ignorance and innocence of youth which the four main characters of that film had.
    strider3005on June 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI didn't really get a chance to explain before, I was in a rush. So:

    "If you'd like to walk awhile
    We could waste the day
    follow me until the trees
    I will lead the way"

    Maybe sung by River Phoenix's character, as it was he who led the gang.

    "Bring some change out to the bridge
    bring some alcohol
    they will make a final wish
    just before the fall"

    They only took a small amount of money with them, and the alcohol line could refer to them acting older than they were.

    "Promise I will be forever yours"
    The characters made a pact that they'd be friends forever.

    "Promise not to say another word
    Nevermind whats done is done
    Always was a lucky one"

    Maybe them sharing secrets.

    "Watch the sunrise all alone
    sitting on the tracks
    hear the train coming roaring in
    never coming back
    laying quiet in the grass
    everything is still
    river stones and broken bones
    scattered on the hill"

    The entire film their journey was along these train tracks - it was like their guidelines, and twice encounter a train (once where one of them wants to jump out of the way just in time, and the second where they crossing a bridge).

    "Promise I wont be forever yours
    Promise not to say another word
    Here forever deep beneath the dirt
    Nevermind whats done is done
    Always was a lucky one"

    The same as before, but the "beneath the dirt" could refer to the body they were searching for.
    strider3005on June 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti never even thought of the lyrics in the second verse! i did even think of the suicide theory until childe's post.AWESOME SONG!!! The second disc on "In Your Honor" is awesome!
    TraptNCashNon July 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthese lyrics are listed as Miracle (track 3, second disk) on my CD, which is odd. I have the proper cd though, not a copy.. all the second disk's tracks seem to be screwed up as well compared to these lyrics..i wonder which one is wrong
    xKissxHerxBruisesxon July 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Still" should be the first track on the acoustic disc; I have the DVD-edition, and that's how it's listed.
    Elithraron August 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe guitar in this song reminds me a little bit of Enter Sandman by Metallica...Maybe it's just me.
    cutyourribbonon August 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentok in my opinion this song is about, forbidden love and a suicide pact...they are not allowed to be together in this life so, why not the afterlife..it's brilliant it's haunting and beautiful!

    "Promise I will be forever yours
    Promise not to say another word"

    "Here forever deep beneath the dirt"...
    Nola-999on December 27, 2005   Link

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