rolling through the canyon blasting "heartbreaker"
i see your famous face right next to me
we smile at each other
cuz we know we know each other
but damn if i'm gonna talk to you again

i always thought that you were funny
i always thought we could be friends
but the way you treated her in the end

all the horses and all the men
couldn't bring her back again
and we tried so hard
but couldn't save her day
all the millions and the billions
of stars that shine into her eyes
were barely bright enough to light her way

so she covered herself in sorrow and shame
and smoke and mirrors and things
and fake love, angry love, bad love and sad love
and damn if i didn't almost do the same

and now sometimes i think i see her
i can almost hear her cry
i hear those chillin words
she chose to say goodbye

all the horses and all the men
couldn't bring her back again
and we tried so hard
but couldn't save her day
all the millions and the billions
of stars that shine into her eyes
were barely bright enough to light her way

he was predictable, cliche and cruel to you
he made it ugly and made it high school
he said i love you
i need you
i want you
i'll feed you
i get you
i got you
i'll catch you
and i'll keep you
my sweet and you will never be sad again
he said, "my sweet, you will never be sad again"

and all the horses and all the men
couldn't bring her back again
and we tried so hard
but couldn't save her day
all the millions and the billions
of stars that shine into her eyes
i swear sometimes i can almost hear her say:

we're just bones and a name
we all go out the way we came
so don't you try to tell me that love is all we need.


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    General Commentwhat's the story behind this one? famous face? dave grohl? louise post? what's going on here...
    bobo5467on September 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah, in an interview with Nina she said it's about Louise & Dave Grohl...

    Q - One song on the album that really struck me was “Bones and a Name.” What’s the story behind that one?

    Nina - "The song is about what happened with Louise and Dave Grohl. I was [once] driving up into the hills, and I saw Dave in a car right next to me. We looked at each other and then both looked away. Yeah, sure, it’d be fun to hang out with [Dave] and talk to [him] again but he really destroyed my best friend.
    intothegrinder2on April 28, 2011   Link

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