"On The Mend" as written by David Eric Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Christopher A. Shiflett and Nate Mendel....
One more day that I've survived
Another night alone
Pay no mind I'm doing fine
I'm breathing on my own

I'm here
And I'm on the mend
I'm here
And I'm on the mend my friend

Wake me when the hour arrives
Wake me with my name
See you somewhere down the line
We're tethered once again

I'm here
And I'm on the mend
I'm here
And I'm on the mend my friend

I'm here
And I'm on the mend
I'm here
And I'm on the mend my friend

Was it you?
Sat alone
Here we go

Close and stay a while
To take me where you go
Single file we walk the mile
Who's wandering back home

I'm here
And I'm on the mend
I'm here
And I'm on the mend my friend

I'm here
And I'm on the mend
I'm here
And I'm on the mend my friend

Was it you?
Sat alone
Here we go
Here we go
Here we go
Here we go


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"On the Mend" as written by Dave Grohl Nate Mendel

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    General CommentI think this song is about being in hospital and the guy is in a coma or summit. that'swhy he says "Wake me with my name". as people in comas often respond when they hear a name. (I said Respond, not wake)
    phoenix818on December 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHere's what Dave said about this song in an interview...

    "'On The Mend' is kind of old, it's an older track that was written probably four years ago or something like that. It was written in London. I wrote it sitting in a hotel room."
    intothegrinder2on June 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's kinda' funny, I think it feels like this song is a response to the song right before it, "Over and Out". I'm sure it's not even supposed to be that way, but to me, it seems like the chorus is what the person wanted to hear on the radio on the song before it.

    This is one of my favorites on the acoustic CD. So mellow, and the chorus is haunting and calming.

    Amazing song to listen to at night.
    Childeon June 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentrelaxing track
    Monkeywrench74on June 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree it is cool to listen to at night...it was the first song to stick out to me on the soft cd...i love the melody and the beginning....
    kingjojo14on July 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentComa theory is interesting. Probably is supposed to sound like that but as a metaphor. Though it might not even be that complicated - Dave Grohl always insists on the simplicity of his lyrics.

    Beautiful song, fabulous guitar work. Love the instrumental outro that plays the song out, with it's rising harmonies and clever use of rhythmic syncopation. Brilliant.

    Second only to 'Razor' on the acoustic CD.
    funkadelic101on January 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree, the music is so beautiful and relaxing - and almost haunting - that I don't really care what the lyrics mean.
    spotchesteron February 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't know what it's about. But I love it. And it makes me feel like. . . I don't know. Like Dave just sat up in his room one night and wrote it. About how he was just sort of chillin' and changin'. About how he was doing fine. Simple. Breathing. Taking time to breathe. . . at least, thats how I feel. This is my favorite song of all time. . .
    Rinse_It_Awayon February 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about losing a girl.
    "One more day that I've survived another night alone. Pay no mind I'm doin' fine, breathing on my own."
    You tell the girl not to worry that you'll make it and you don't want her to feel sorry in any way.
    "Wake me when the hour arrives..."
    When you come around and realize I'm meant for you, let me know.

    For me it's just about trying to make it on your own but all the while knowing that when that person comes around you'll fall for her again... "See you somewhere down the line we're teathered once again."
    scottypon March 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAfter reading Dave's comments, now when I listen to this song I just have a vision of Dave sitting alone in some hotel room in London staring out a window overlooking the city singing this song. To me it seems like it's about looking back on a rough patch in our lives and realizing that we've survived it. I think it's a song about healing and letting go or realizing that you have healed and let go.
    spotchesteron March 08, 2006   Link

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