"World" as written by David Eric Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Christopher A. Shiflett and Nate Mendel....
When all is said and done
And the air we breathe is not enough
To keep these broken wings floating
Carry on into the sun, into the sun

On into the sun
On into the sun

Looking down at you, sleeping
From above, I love
Looking down at you, weeping
From above, I love

Over and over again
I ride the wheel that turns
Over and over again
I find the soul that burns
And if it has no end
The lonely heart that learns
Over and over again
I ride the wheel that turns

When all is dead and gone
And the air we breathe is not enough
To keep these dying arms, see them
Carry on into the sun, into the sun

I'm not the only one
I'm not the only one

Heaven skies are reeling
And my hand that holds the world
Deep inside I'm reaching
Into the universe

Over and over again
I ride the wheel that turns
Over and over again
I find the soul that burns
And if it has no end
The lonely heart that learns
Over and over again
I ride the wheel that turns

Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh

Over and over again
I ride the wheel that turns
Over and over again
I find the soul that burns
And if it has no end
The lonely heart that learns
Over and over again
I ride the wheel that turns

Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh

Over and over again
I ride the wheel that turns
Over and over again
I find the soul that burns


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"World" as written by Dave Grohl Nate Mendel

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    General CommentAvailable as a b-side on the "Resolve" single.
    intothegrinder2on December 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentJust on the surface, without thinking too much about it, this song seems to me to be about the cyclic aspect of life, and reincarnation and such. Maybe.
    Friggin' awesome song though.
    Topatoon January 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentActually no wait, now that I think about it, it's about Kurt Cobain ofc. Cause he is, like, the WORLD man, you know? And I know Dave would NEVER write a song that isn't about him, right?
    Topatoon January 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite songs of foos!
    I dont know what its about but it seems like there are a lot of songs that people think are about Kurt Cobain whether they actually are or not especially if the band roots back to the 90s.
    Not that I am saying that Dave cant write about him as much as he has but just noting.
    drew29on March 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't know if many people are familar with this, but the beginning part sounds alot like Metroid (An old NES video game). I feels like I've heard it before. Not a bad thing though because I really love this song alot. I'm shocked they didn't release thing on In Your Honor.

    I think its about life, and death.. like in a constant cycle, and moving along with it.
    charliefnkoolon May 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love this song! i know dave's not a religious man, but this song almost seems like a dialogue between God and man. it's very interesting
    mxmattdon May 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTell me that I'm stretching this, but has anyone noticed that the entire progression of this song sounds EXACTLY like Pokey The Little Puppy off of the "LATE!" album? I mean, its kind of a sort of bookend to this point, the first song of the first album Dave did sounds like one of the last B-sides he's done at this point. Its nice to reflect on the past a little...like looking back at your own "World"!
    Wren21on April 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAmazing song, and btw dudes, this song is about the earth.

    Kind of a Al Gore typa thing. The whole how we pollute this place when its our home blah blah blah.

    "When all is said and done
    And the air we breathe is not enough"

    Thats basically giving it off...

    YEAH!!
    replica26on November 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is one awesome song, a best of theirs and a favourite of mine. I've heard it might be a cover, an old Eric Clapton song or something like that....regardless, it's the kind of song that winds me down alittle and makes life seem slightly stabler and better off. It does sound like it could be aboot the environment, but I don't think that's what the song is aboot. I think the song is aboot, like others have said, life being a constant cycle, aboot humanity trying to help each other "over and over again/ I find the soul that burns....", and Dave Grohl stating a possibility of some sort of god or higher power being out there, and searching for it;
    "To keep these broken wings floating
    Carry on into the sun, into the sun
    On into the sun
    On into the sun
    Looking down at you, sleeping
    From above, I love...".
    Kokoro/o/Iwaku/Sonoon February 26, 2008   Link

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