"DOA" as written by David Eric Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Christopher A. Shiflett and Nate Mendel....
Oh you know I did it
It's over and I feel fine
Nothing you could say is gonna change my mind
Waiting and I wait at the longest night
Nothing like the taste to sweet decline

I was down, I fell, I fell so fast
Dropping like the grains in an hourglass
Never say forever 'cause nothing last
Dancing with the thorns of my buried past

Nevermind there's nothing I can do
Bet your life there's something killing you

It's a shame we have to die my dear
No ones getting out of here, alive
This time

What a way to go, but have no fear
No ones getting out of here, alive
This time

Finished, I'm getting you off my chest
Made you come clean in a dirty dress
A promise is a promise you kept in check
Hard to cross a heart that beats this fast

Take a good hard look for the very last time
The very last one in a very long line
Only took a second to say goodbye
Been a pleasure, but the pleasure's been mine all mine

Nevermind there's nothing I can do
Bet your life there's something killing you

It's a shame we have to die my dear
No ones getting out of here, alive
This time

What a way to go, but have no fear
No ones getting out of here, alive
This time

Ain't no way, DOA
Ain't no way, DOA

Take a good hard look for the very last time
The very last one in a very long line
Only took a second to say goodbye
Been a pleasure, but the pleasure's been mine all mine

Nevermind there's nothing I can do
Bet your life there's something killing you

It's a shame we have to die my dear
No ones getting out of here, alive
This time

What a way to go, but have no fear
No ones getting out of here, alive
This time

It's a shame we have to disappear
No ones getting out of here, alive

This time
This time
This time


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"DOA" as written by Taylor Hawkins David Eric Grohl

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  • +2
    General Commenti think the song DOA is kind of a continuation of the song best of you.
    in the begining he says:
    "Oh you know I did it
    It's over and I feel fine
    Nothing you could say is gonna change my mind
    Waiting and I wait at the longest night
    Nothing like the taste to sweet decline"
    which means that the decision that he couldnt make before, he finaly made. and nothing that she/ they say is gonna change his mind.

    "I was down, I fell, I fell so fast
    Dropping like the grains in an hourglass
    Never say forever cause nothing lasts
    Dancing with the thorns of my buried past"

    this means that he probably made alot of mistakes in the past, but hey nothing lasts forever.

    "Nevermind there's nothing I can do
    Bet your life there's something killing you"

    all this means is that he mite have though about helping her, but then realized that their was nothing he could do cuz she wont change.

    It's a shame we have to die my dear
    No ones getting out of here, alive
    This time

    now this is very interesting cuz hes says " no ones getting out of here alive" no, it dosent mean he wants to kill someone. what i think it means is that when they break up, hes not the only one whos gonna feel pain. they wont be the same.

    this is my favorite part of the whole song:
    "Finished, I'm getting you off my chest
    Made you come clean in a dirty dress
    A promise is a promise you kept in check
    Heart across a heart that beats it's fist"

    this is saying that hes done with her and doesnt want anything to do with her anymore.and that he made her say how she really feels about him ( hence the part " made you come clean in a dirty dress) even though she didnt want to.

    "Take a good hard look for the very last time
    The very last one in a very long line
    Only took a second to say goodbye
    Been a pleasure but the pleasure's
    been mine, all mine"

    this is kind of self expanitory. all it means is for her to look one more time, and say goodbye to what she lost. and this will be the last time he will ever feel this way for her.
    i think that intothegrinder2 is write it should be:Been a pleasure. but the pleasure's been mine, all mine

    this is a really great foo fighters song. its one of my favorite.
    SkAtEr-101on January 30, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Commentok heres my 2 cents ...best of you and this song and hell go together. best of you he realizes that his been played ,doa he comes to terms with it and ends the relationship,and hell is that feeling after a breakup ...hey people thats my 2 cents maybe because im going thru a break up , funny when art imitakes life..its only my opinion
    razoramon777on March 10, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is just looking at life on earth and realizing that everyone is going to die, so why be sad about it? The chorus is definitely indicative of wanting to just enjoy the moment and not worry about death.
    guitarguruajaon June 27, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNO ONE'S GETTIN OUT OF HERE ALIIIIIIIIVE!!!!!!!
    crazy_jojo186on September 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMight wanna edit this line...

    "Then the pleasure about the pleasure's
    been mine, all mine"

    should be...

    Been a pleasure but the pleasure's been mine, all mine
    intothegrinder2on June 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazing song. IYH is one of the best Foo's CDs ever. Easily up there with The Colour And The Shape
    exthuseon June 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song, heard it for the first time today. Just one question, does anyone know what DOA stand for?
    blueboy31on June 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDead On Arrival
    intothegrinder2on June 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentvery cool, thanks!
    blueboy31on June 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, it's a term used in hospitals... well, obviously, lol... Maybe I'm wrong but the most common use is with car accidents.
    alaninwonderlandon June 22, 2005   Link

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