"Good Grief" as written by and David Eric Grohl....
Since I'm putting down all of the true things around, but I like it
I handed down the crown, given the jewels and the answers of may
The thought of being ousted comes and goes
When I think about it the wind blows
I hate it

Run me out of town, somewhere a move might intended a gown at
Pissed at all the bowels, always the blues and a delicate smile
Missed all of the sideways, gull and noun
Chills and petty band-aids, wrapped around
I hate it

Good grief


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"Good Grief" as written by David Eric Grohl

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    General Commentnot sure about the lyrics but this is one of the best foo fighters songs, up there with everlong and hey johnny park. its so raw, it just makes you want to rock! anyways, that's what i think...
    xpankfrisston May 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyer a real good song!
    roborton August 31, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt could be about suicide.

    "since I'm putting down all
    of the true things around but I like it"-He's saying that when he kills himself he's leaving behind everything but he wants to leave suffering

    "I handed down the crown" This might be something to do with his will, what he means by 'crown' is his favorite thing.

    "given the jewels and the answers of may" He was given everything he could possibly want.

    "the thought of being ousted comes and goes" His paranoia says that if he doesn't kill himself someone else will

    "when I think about it the wind blows" The wind could be a metaphor for paranoia.

    "I hate it" He hates life

    "run me out of town" He's basically asking someone to kill him

    "somewhere a move might intended a gown at" A place where he can no longer suffer-a.k.a heaven

    "pissed at all the bowels" He's experienced all the lows of life and now he's had enough

    "always the blues and a delicate smile" He's trying to make himself happy but inside he's sad and lonely.

    "missed all of the sideways" He doesn't want therapy or anything else to help him

    "gull and noun" He doesn't care what anything means anymore, he just to die and thats all that matters to him

    "chills and petty band-aids" He thinks that people lie when they say they can cure depression

    "wrapped around" He knows this because he's tried them before and they don't work.
    lukefunon July 06, 2003   Link
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    General Commentnot sure as to the meaning, but i do know that this is definitely one of the best songs the foo's have done. I'm surprised more people haven't commented on it...
    myusernameisthison January 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMy favorite Foo Fighters song, definately.
    DisclaimerGirlon March 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFUCKING MAD ASS SONG!!! The best in my opinion, shoulda been a single.
    KrOnicKon July 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBrilliant song..apparentley Dave opened with it the Pixies' 'Tony's Theme' during a live show..The opening drum bit sounds like the begining of a Pixies song also the riff is like that of the Pixies..Also the bit repitition of Tony in the chorus............
    theregoesmyheroon September 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI was always a big Foo Fighters fan... but I never liked their first album. It sounded much rawer and grungier than their other works. After listening to In Your Honor (FF's finest achievement) for the umpteenth time, I decided to give their first album another try. I bought it off of iTunes, and instantly loved it. This was one of the standout tracks. The meaning of the song is in the eye of the beholder, but I agree with lukefun that it's about suicide, or even hatred of life, or "phoniness" as Holden Caulfield might call it.
    T-CAP75on August 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyou were always a big FF fan yet you didnt like their first album? please smack yourself for me !!! Dave wrote and played every note on that album. Get off this website!! Im kidding, lol...good thing you came around, their first album was their best IMO...STILL havent listened to this "acoustic" album yet.
    stillwateron August 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYEAH!!! Finally people who think clear :D jaja best foo song ever!! I just can't get enough of it, I always listen to it, without getting bored... Oh! And about the meaning... I don't know! I've always tried to find it
    danigrohlon August 10, 2006   Link

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