"Statues" as written by David Eric Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Christopher A. Shiflett and Nate Mendel....
You and I were two old and tortured souls
Repaired by a love of broken things
In a life, just some bodies growing old
No fear of the end, of anything

We're just ordinary people, you and me
Time will turn us into statues, eventually

We got by, though we never needed much
A sliver of hope, no diamond rings
We got high, it was heaven it was hell
Flying over them, with broken wings

[Chorus]
We're just ordinary people, you and me
Time will turn us into statues, eventually
Oh, just two ordinary people, you and me
Time will turn us into statues, eventually

Our bones forever in stone
Monuments of life
To dust, as everything must
We fade away in time, oh

[Chorus]

Just two ordinary people you and me
Time will turn us into statues eventually


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"Statues" as written by Taylor Hawkins David Eric Grohl

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    Song MeaningDave has stated in interviews that he feels there is nothing more romantic than the headstones of a married couple standing next to one another and honestly I have to completely agree with him and wrote this song about he and his wife.
    saltedpretzelson September 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe most unique Foos song to date. Its certainly deferent with the piano but it works, only if your in the mood for it. Nice job!
    Monkeywrench74on September 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPiano definetly ads to dimension... is it me or FF went clasic rock on us:)
    Issildur.hron September 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti'm pretty sure the correct lyrics are:
    Our bones forever in stone
    A monumantal life
    To dust, as everything must
    We'll fade away in time, oh
    pointless nostalgicon September 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWow, thanks for that pointless-way to give meaning to your name...

    Anyway, the meaning of the song is obvious, two people growing old to end up forgotten, but to themselves they will always be monuments.

    This is probably the best song on the new album; very new, different, beautiful... I love that line: "Our bones forever enstoned, a monumental life." Dave is a genius.
    scottypon October 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song really reminds me of The Beatles...so good
    Lam3on October 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song really reminds me of The Beatles...so good
    Lam3on October 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so pretty.
    It reminds me of The Beatles too, which is a good thing.

    I'm seriously falling for the Foo Fighters.
    I'm a fairly new fan but geez, they're amazing.
    t3gan7on December 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentgreat song
    does anyone know where i can get the piano music to this?
    cf33092on May 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYou can't listen to this song without feeling your own mortality, if that makes sense to anyone but me, haha. "Time will turn us into statues, eventually," is the line that definitely strikes me. You will die, inevitably, and what you are will be indefinitely as you are remember, there will be no more room for changing (ie. in stone).

    And fishstick_kitty, I think you need to learn how to appreciate a little variation. This song is incredible, no matter whether it's by the Foo Fighters or Elton John. Typecasting limits the playing field way too much.
    davygroltonon August 09, 2008   Link

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