"Rope" as written by David Eric Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Christopher A. Shiflett, Nate Mendel and Pat Smear....
This indecision got me climbing up the wall
Been cheating gravity and waiting on the fall
How did this come over me, I thought I was above it all
Our hopes gone up in smoke, swallow your crown

Choke, on a kiss, I thought I'd save my breath for you
Choke, on a kiss, I thought I'd save my breath for you

Give me some rope I'm coming loose, I'm hanging on you
Give me some rope I'm coming loose, I'm pulling for you now
Give me some rope I'm coming, out of my head, into the clear when you, go,
I, go, noose

These premonitions got me crying up a storm
Leave your condition, this position does no harm

Choke, on a kiss, I thought I'd save my breath for you
Choke, on a kiss, I thought I'd save my breath for you

Give me some rope I'm coming loose, I'm hanging on you
Give me some rope I'm coming loose, I'm pulling for you now
Give me some rope I'm coming, out of my head, into the clear when you, go,
I, go, noose

Give me some rope I'm coming loose, I'm hanging on you
Give me some rope I'm coming loose, I'm pulling for you now
Give me some hope I'm coming through, I'm coming out, yeah
Give me some rope, I'm coming out of my head, into the clear when you go,
I go, go


Lyrics submitted by tomhump23, edited by Morkaei

"Rope" as written by Thomas Steven Hawkins David Eric Grohl

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  • +2
    General CommentHe's trying to get the one he wants but she wont cut him slack, she's killing the relationship.
    ToolLateralMeon March 08, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Choke! On a kiss, I thought I'd save my breath for you"

    The song is about climbing walls of a relationship.
    Sometimes you hang on someone, and the other time you're pulling that person up:
    Give me some rope I'm coming loose, I'm hanging on you
    Give me some rope I'm coming loose, I'm pulling for you now
    DrTrunkson February 23, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentgreat song
    at first i thought it said "OH! Anarchist, thought i'd save my breath for you"
    it doesn't make sense though :P
    hughtrblcon March 13, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe last line of the chorus is definitely "Give me some rope, I'm coming out of my head, when you go, I come... loose."
    Oligoriaon June 06, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think DrTrunks is right on with this one.
    The song seems like its a lot of pulling the other person along and trying just to make it together
    Robbyace21on February 23, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentor could be that person's contemplating suicide pending the other's decision on their status..trying to pull it together..give me a reason not to do this..give me a reason to live..


    iamnemoon February 24, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe last line of the chorus is clearly:
    "Out of my head, into the clear when you... go... I... come loose"

    Great song.
    bearcanoon April 03, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAMAZING.
    The Foos are back.
    XNeverMindon May 14, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentin my eyes, this song is about suicide by hanging yourself, hence the name "rope". just look at the lines "been cheating gravity and waiting on the fall" and "leave your condition this position does no harm"
    monte003on November 13, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI interpreted this song as someone in a relationship exposing their true self and really connecting rather than just being shallow...and a few things that come with this process including the worry of the outcome of the "next level" of relation perhaps. Shit, I dunno.

    my original miss heard lyrics just for lols were "yawwh! Anarchist, thought i'd save my presents for you!" lol.
    h4rm0n1k5on May 05, 2012   Link

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