"These Days" as written by David Eric Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Christopher A. Shiflett, Nate Mendel and Pat Smear....
One of these days, the ground will drop out from beneath your feet
One of these days, your heart will stop and play it's final beat

One of these days, the clocks will stop and time won't mean a thing
One of these days, their bombs will drop and silence everything

But it's alright, yeah it's alright, said it's alright
Easy for you to say
Your heart has never been broken
Your pride has never been stolen
Not yet, not yet, one of these days
I bet your heart 'll be broken
I bet your pride 'll be stolen
I'll bet, I'll bet, I'll bet, I'll bet
One of these days, one of these days

One of these days, your eyes will close and pain will disappear
One of these days, you will forget to hope and learn to fear

But it's alright, yeah it's alright, said it's alright
Easy for you to say
Your heart has never been broken
Your pride has never been stolen
Not yet, not yet, one of these days
I bet your heart 'll be broken
I bet your pride 'll be stolen
I'll bet, I'll bet, I'll bet, I'll bet
One of these days, one of these days

But it's alright, yeah it's alright, said it's alright
Yeah it's alright
Don't say it's alright, don't say it's alright
Don't say it's alright
One of these days your heart will stop and play it's final beat

But it's alright, easy for you to say
Your heart has never been broken
Your pride has never been stolen
Not yet, not yet, one of these days
I bet your heart will be broken
I bet your pride will be stolen
I'll bet, I'll bet, I'll bet, I'll bet
One of these days
One of these days
One of these days


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"These Days" as written by Taylor Hawkins David Eric Grohl

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  • +9
    My InterpretationThis song strikes me as a big fuck you to naive optimism. Of course it's easy to be positive and say it's all right when you haven't had to deal with anything real... and he'll bet life will catch up to the person, bite them in the ass, and then they'll finally understand.
    flickeringflame42on April 09, 2011   Link
  • +5
    My Interpretation"But it's alright.
    Yeah it's alright.
    I said it's alright.

    Easy for you to say.
    Your heart has never been broken.
    Your pride has never been stolen.
    Not yet, not yet."

    i believe, from my personal experiences, that these lines of the song illustrate a situation in which a very important relationship of some kind has ended, and someone is trying to make this person feel better by saying that its alright, without knowing what the person is going through. to that, the person answers with "easy for you to say" because, as mentioned before, that someone doesnt know the pain this person is feeling from this situtation. then the person answers with " Not yet, not yet" which pretty much means that one day, eventually that someone will experience what the person is going through, and then obtain the right to say it'll be alright, because they themselves have experienced it.

    thats just my take on those couple of lines... people may have a different opinion on it, but thats what i think anyway...
    Skaterjunkie51on May 08, 2011   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationI think this song is about when something big in your life screws up (such as a relationship), and everyone tells you it's alright, even though they have no idea what you're going through and don't really have a right to say that.
    Ryno023on May 08, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI have always found this song to be fascinating.. I always thought that it was about two people talking about the different ways to die. But as I look at the lyrics it almost seems like an argument with the Grim Reaper. The Grim Reaper(death) is the first verse and then the person fighting death starts in verse three. The fighter is saying that he is not going yet therefore Deaths heart will b e broken and pride will be stolen because he didn't claim another victim...

    Keep in mind that in the song the verses are song in different tones... death is all calm,collective, and even sounds a little old. He is explaining the facts of death, while the person who is fighting death is yelling and very aggressive. This song is a complete package with the lyrics and the way it is sung go together hand in hand.
    naplesrockeron August 19, 2011   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningThis song is basically saying fuck optimism. Talk to me when you've been through what I've been through and felt what I've felt. Then I'll believe you when you say "it'll be alright"

    In other words, don't just blindly say to someone that everything is going to be fine, because that just shows arrogance and it shows how naive you are. Life doesn't always work that way, sometimes it won't be alright, and sadly for some it will only be alright when their heart stops beating. That's when their pain will finally disappear.

    So the next time you want to help someone or reassure them, don't blindly say it'll be alright, but actually consider their feelings and walk them through it, reassure them every step of the way. Show them that although you may or may not know what they are going through that you will be there for them.
    JoshuaGnzon January 23, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song was also played by the band as a memorial to the victims of a deadly disaster. So it is about death and loss allright. But it can be interpreted very personally.To me it heals all the cynicism that you can build up during a life time of isolating, enclosing pain over loss. I sang it, and when I came round to "Easy for you to say, your heart has never been broken" I cried tears of deep felt anger and pain, most of it not tagged to anything specific. Some wounds can't be healed, it seems. The end is inspiring: DON'T SAY IT'S ALLRIGHT. Everything matters, everything. In the end that brings relief: being able to notice it all, realizing that you are part of all that. I am not a cynic, to me this song is not cynical, it is tapping in to life force, how strange that may sound. I could give room to the pain and sadness by singing it out. With that it became part of a larger existence, and it stopped eating me away. I have noticed that a lot of the lyrics of the Foo Fighters are like that: they liberate from boundaries and bonds that are not yours but just imaginary layers over reality. By crying out your pain you can feel the love, brak through those layers. Which is quite special I think. You can't put that into a logical paradigm, or in a belief system. It's personal, based on experience, and it's bigger than our carefully constructed theories about life.
    Tothon December 26, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love reading these meanings on each song, I wonder how many folks love to read these posts as well.



    I believe that Dave has made it to enlightment and this is his Magnum opus, actually Dave agreed and stated that this was his best piece of music ever at the Philadelphia Tour Stop.

    This song is about the enlightened vs unenlightened / sanity vs insanity and their inability to coexist.

    The song is an argument between the two parties and the fact that Dave includes both parties in the song expresses his enlightenment.





    One of these days the ground will drop out from beneath your feet
    One of these days your heart will stop and play its final beat
    One of these days the clocks will stop and time won't mean a thing
  • 0
    Song MeaningI think the meaning is the fear of life and how it can come to an end. But when you finally come to realization, you seem to accept it and be alright with it.
    TheMightyQuinn3000on April 05, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah..it's like there's a certain group of people trying to belittle the person in the song or the person's own conscience, his/her own ''ME'', the vision of her/himself is doing so. It's like the person is always thinking that these bad things will happen.. and they will if the person thinks about it too much.

    I'm like that. When everything is alright, I was always think about the future and how thing's could go wrong in months, weeks, years, whatever... Anyway, below's some bullshit I made up:

    One of these days, your eyes will close and pain will disappear. <- Suicidal thoughts?? People trying to convince the person that resting, just relaxing a bit will help?? Or people telling the person to kill him/herself??
    One of these days, you will forget to hope and learn to fear. <- The person is very depressed and loses his/her exuberance, starts to fear, anxiety comes in. Or somebody else is pushing him/her down like that.

    But it's alright.
    Yeah it's alright.
    I said it's alright.

    ^
    The person in the song tries to convince him/herself that everything is fine but can't.

    One of these days, the ground will drop out from beneath your feet. <-- The person is weak. He/she can't do anything with joy. A possible depression caused by the broken relationship.

    One of these days, your heart will stop and play it's final beat. <-- The fear of dying, suicide? Heart attack? The person doesn't feel healthy anymore, the person's dangerously condescending self image causes this.. Or the person fears he/she will not feel love anymore after the break-up, or when the break-up comes. (One of these days + will, so it MIGHT come)
    llmiskallon May 29, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThink that this song is feaking amazing!!!!!!! i love this song it makes me so happy i love this song
    brockjennon February 08, 2012   Link

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