I thought I knew all it took to bother you
every word I said was true that you'll see
how could it be I'm the only one who sees your rehearsed insanity
I still refuse all the methods you've abused
it's all right if you're confused let me be
I've been around all the pawns
you've gagged and bound
they'll come back and knock you down and i'll be free
I've taken all and I've endured
one day it all will fade
I'm sure
I don't owe you anything
I had no other hand in your ever desperate plan
it returns and when it lands words are due
I should've known we were better off alone
I looked in and I was shown
you were too
I've taken all and I've endured
one day it all will fade
I'm sure
I don't owe you anything
I'll stick around and learn
from all that came from it

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  • +2
    General CommentI think Dave deserves a little more credit. This song isn't nearly as literal as some make it out to be.

    FWIW, Foo Fighter songs have no deliberate intent behind them. Dave has said so in interviews. It's merely what the song means to the listener, largely through the experiences of your life.
    nicholas nicklebyon March 13, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't know if this is a friend/Kurt/Parents/girlfriend he's talking about. But they've done some awful things and he's ready to get away from them. I used to think it was about a preachy mom, because I mistakenly thought the "and learn from all that came from it" part was "her bible paid my debt" But alas, I was wrong about the lyric. I like it though, and might put it in a sing myself.
    thisboyon January 29, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI always thought this song was in response to Courtney Love and her manipulative wheeling and dealing in the music industry. When she was arranging the soundtrack for The Crow: City of Angels, she was calling every famous "grunge" band she could think of. If they weren't interested, she would shout in the phone, "You OWE me!!! You OWE me!!!" Please note that the Foo Fighters are mysteriously absent from that soundtrack.
    Mackenzieon February 02, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love Dave. He's awesome.
    FooFighters86on May 04, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentshut the fuck up myhotelyear! if u really think that nirvana sucks i have to say that you know nothing about music.you must be one of those bastard who listen to limp bizkit,linkin park and other crap bands like these.i'm a persian and nirvana is the most popular band among the iranians.so stop jiving and don't open your fucking mouth like a pregnant cow again!
    Farhadon June 05, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOld FF is so much better. Im sad to say it, but now they seem a bit bland.
    theriverknowson July 06, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFarhad's right fucksticks,Nirvana is twenty times better than Foo Fighters and Kurt's songwriting abilities fucking exceed Dave's. On the other hand, this has got to be more than just about Courtney who is indeed a bitch. I also think it is a general sense of a non-specific person/figure and Dave even said their songs are supposed to kinda morph depending on the listener, based on their life experiences.
    theCity15on December 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh and yes this does sound like a description of Courtney Love.
    Ie. "I still refuse all the methods you've abused"
    Yes this sounds like her... Fucking cow
    robortyon July 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcourteney love, to make a tired and unoriginal point, is indeed a bitch, and this song is most definitely about her
    Fred39on July 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfair enough
    Bort_The_Greaton March 15, 2003   Link

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