"Saint Cecilia" as written by and Pat Smear Dave Grohl....
There ain't no secrets anymore
My name's been hanging on the hook outside your door
Just an old eyesore

I got this feeling, I can't keep it down anymore
Bring me some healing
Saint Cecilia, carry me home to your house of broken bones

You're out of sight, I'm out of mind
Been sitting watch your pictures drying on the line
Just a game of mine

I got this feeling, I can't keep it down anymore
Bring me some healing
Saint Cecilia, carry me home to your house of broken bones

I know no matter what I say
Days will come and go
No matter what I say
Nothing's set in stone
No matter what I say
Days go by

I know no matter what I say
Days will come and go
No matter what I say
Nothing's set in stone
No matter what I say
Days go by

I got this feeling, I can't keep it down anymore
Bring me some healing
Saint Cecilia, carry me home to your house of broken bones

I know no matter what I say
Days will come and go
No matter what I say
Nothing's set in stone
No matter what I say
Days go by

I know no matter what I say
Days will come and go
No matter what I say
Nothing's set in stone
No matter what I say
Days go by

I know no matter what I say (Saint Cecilia)
Days will come and go
No matter what I say
Nothing's set in stone
No matter what I say
Days go by

I know no matter what I say (Saint Cecilia)
Days will come and go
No matter what I say (Saint Cecilia)
Nothing's set in stone
No matter what I say
Days go by


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"Saint Cecilia" as written by Georg Ruthenberg David Eric Grohl

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  • +4
    My InterpretationTo me this song is an ode to music, Saint Cecilia being the patron saint of musicians. It's about how music has the ability to heal you, to be the ultimate form of self expression.

    To me the first line of the chorus "I got this feeling, I can't keep it down anymore" is about how if you're a musician the music lives inside of you, it ignites a fire in your soul, you can't keep it trapped inside, you need to get it out, you have the insatiable urge to create and collaborate and just make noise, it's just something that needs to poor out of you. And being a musician doesn't mean that you're the best player or singer or composer, it just means that you have an ingrained passion for music, it's all about never letting that passion die, it's about never giving up on music and and long as you never let that passion die you're a musician whether you're a classically trained concert pianist or a kid that just picked up the dust old guitar in the corner, all that matters are how the music makes you feel.

    The second have of the chorus "Bring me some healing
    Saint Cecilia, carry me home to your house of broken bones." Is about how music can heal you, no matter how broken you are, no matter how bad things get, if you have music in your heart it can be your salvation.

    I think the bridge:
    "I know no matter what I say
    Days will come and go
    No matter what I say
    Nothing's set in stone
    No matter what I say
    Days go by"

    Is about how nothing in this life is certain, no matter what you try to do to control it, life is going to pass you by whether you want it to or not and life doesn't owe you anything, it's up to you what you do with it, whether you go out and grab life by the balls or wake up at 40 full of regret wondering where it went, it's all up to you, the only thing that is certain is the passing of time.
    bethelmoon December 02, 2015   Link
  • -1
    My Interpretationits about a girl who gave everything musical, words and all things BOARD ON A BANDS web site BEFORE TWITTER. She asked of nothing back as she was healing her heart with like minded tribes. The inspiration of poets musicians etc LIVE FOREVER WITHIN THE HEARTS. They don't know HER and SHES not looking for the STARS as they bring it on home. OH yeah later she actually has Dave Grohls name hanging on the door by way of a Nirvana tape cover...AND her artwork was hanging out,, not realized in a bigger more "productive" way. The escape to the Music Board was her way of giving all before it was too late....life on the street ...And a board of DREAMS.
    St Cecilia? how did they know...a spiritual girl tied to be with a man of high status...lonely trapped. star crossed chained.Her freedom is now her dreams.
    SHE STEALS AWAY THE TIME WRITING MUSIC BY HERSELF AS THE FUTURISTIC DOUBLE OF ST CECILIA...THE BLOOD LIKE CLAIR AND THE TIME WITH MUSES WILD CARDS AND DOUBLE DOUCES....SO BEAUTIFUL
    A CHANCE TO MAKE GOLD HONEY MUSINGS BAND OF GYPSIES ....FOREVER ! THANK YOU.......the DOG ,,,,Jewel ninesixoh tvc15 LOVE love to yoU LOVE !
    jewel11463on February 16, 2017   Link

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