"Resolve" as written by David Eric Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Christopher A. Shiflett and Nate Mendel....
Something that I felt today, something that I had
Swingin' from the chandeliers, hanging on your word
I remember watchin' you once upon a time
Dancing from across the room in another life

A little bit of resolve is what I need now
Pin me down, show me how
A little bit of resolve is what I need now
Pin me down, show me how

Lookin' back to find my way, never seemed so hard
Yesterday's belated rest, changing of the gods
I would never change a thing even if I could
All the songs we used to sing, everything was good

A little bit of resolve is what I need now
Pin me down, show me how
A little bit of resolve is what I need now
Pin me down, show me how

One more year that you're not here
It's gone and passed you by
Happened to you, happened to you
One more tear that you won't hear
That's gone and passed you by
Happened to you, happened to you

A little bit of resolve is what I need now
Pin me down, show me how
A little bit of resolve is what I need now
Pin me down, show me how

A little bit of resolve
One more year that you're not here
It's gone and passed you by (a little bit of resolve)
A little bit of resolve
One more year that you're not here
It's gone and passed you by (a little bit of resolve)


Lyrics submitted by intothegrinder2, edited by SlipKid815, flissywildflow

"Resolve" as written by David Eric Grohl Chris Shiflett

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  • +3
    General CommentI think its pretty clear that this song is about kurt.
    'Swinging from the chandeliers'-Come As You Are video
    'All the songs we used to sing, everything was good' - Harking back to the Nirvana days
    The rest is about losing someone, so it makes a lotta sense.
    imisskurton June 16, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentin reference to what imisskurt said:

    while i won't say that this song definitely isn't about kurt, it seems to me that you (among countless others) always want to pigeonhole dave's writing into song's about kurt.

    maybe i'm just crazy, but i HIGHLY doubt kurt cobain and whatever "legacy" he left behind have much bearing on the present-day writing of the Foo Fighters.

    p.s. foo fighters > nirvana by far.
    barabbason June 26, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentok, firstly.... nirvana > foo fighters. you wanna compare them by record sales, festival appearances, singles chart positions, album chart positions, song writing talent, what?

    secondly, what do you think this song is about? after all, that is what this forum is about isn't it?

    thirdly, have you ever been to a foo fighters concert? the amount of ppl you see at them wearing nirvana tops alone is proof that kurt still has a bearing on their writing. why wouldnt this song be about kurt? what else could it be about?

    Im not saying that EVERY song is about kurt, but 'My Hero' and 'Friend of a Friend' DEFINATELY are, Dave said so in interviews.

    By Nevermind. Listen to it.
    imisskurton June 27, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don’t think Dave’s lyrics are that complex to understand. He gets most of his inspiration from heartache. This song is clearly about Kurt.
    voodochildon September 18, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt seems to be about missing someone...wishing their presence was still around.
    KrOnicKon December 18, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHow could the line "Swinging from chandeliers" be interpreted as anything else but being about Kurt Cobain? Of course not every song Dave Grohl writes is about Cobain but have any of you who are saying this song is not about him, in some way at least, seen the music video for Come As You Are? Maybe not the whole song is about Cobain but it definitely has reference to him. "All the songs we used to sing, everything was good"...I would like to know what you think that means.
    sdsumlcon December 21, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this is deffinately about Kurdt Kobain
    robomalpa1on January 21, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMy instant reaction on hearing this song was to assume it was about Kurt. But being a keen Nirvana and Kurt fan I am likely to link it with Kurt. Having said that I only did link it because of the lines in the song seemed to fit in with Kurt/Nirvana days. Like the "swinging from the chandielers" line. However after thinking about it I did wonder, if the song is about Kurt, why would the othe band members want to produce and release a song about him? Kurt was and still is important to Dave but Kurt is irrelevant to the rest of the group and shouldn't have any bearing on the songs. But who knows. Maybe Dave himself doesn't even know. That's the beauty of songs and lyrics you can make them what you want. Not all songs have a specific meaning. Like poems, they have a different meaning to all who read them no right or wrong answer.
    However I would like to point out something (I apologize for the side-tracking. I recognise this is off topic of the meaning of this song but I would just like to point it out) regaurding what another memeber posted way back in June or July time I think about "Dave doesnt sit around moping about Kurt wondering how he died" or something to that effect. In the special edition of Q magazine on the history of grunge there was an interview or an extract from an interview with Dave where it said and I quote "I have dreams about Kurt all the time. He shows up and I'm like: Holy shit! You're not dead, and it's like it was some big joke. Then you wake up."
    Which to me says it all.
    Peace out -x-
    Crystal_Rainbowon January 26, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti agree with cyrstal rainbow. kurts death still seems to have an effect on dave - its clearly expressed in his lyrics. also, this song was probably written in 2004 - ten years after after kurts death and so it makes even more sense that dave would write a song about him and finally realise that now its time for some 'resolve'. all the references to kurt are there to support that. in fact, i think the album title 'in your honour' is also a reference to honouring kurt - aswell as some other things. and since its the foos ten year anniversary daves obviously got nostalgic and wrote a whole bunch of songs about the most obvious events that happened in the past 10 years - kurts death being one of them.
    voodochildon February 06, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe kurts death thingy makes loads of sences
    stboneyofsuburbiaon March 29, 2006   Link

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