Hangin' on here until I'm gone
Right where I belong just hangin' on
Even though, watched you come and go
How was I to know you'd steal the show?
One day I'll have enough to gamble
I'll wait to hear your final call bet it all
Hangin' on here until I'm gone
Right where I belong, just hangin' on
Even though, pass this time alone
Somewhere so unknown, it heals the soul
You ask for walls, I'll build them higher
We'll lie in shadows of them all
I'd stand, but they're much to tall
And I fall
February stars re floating in the dark
Temporary scars
February stars
February stars floating in the dark
Temporary scars
February stars
February stars floating in the dark
Temporary scars
February stars

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February Stars [DVD] Lyrics as written by Pat Smear David Grohl

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  • +2
    General Commentthis is song is always over looked. everlong steals the album, but this song and Hey! Johnny Park are equally amazing. i just can't belive that these fucking awesome songs all came from one perosn and ended up on the same album. it blows my mind.
    wheelson June 15, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAs so many people have stated above, this is about the last stages of a relationship in which Dave has become a spectator and is trying to hold onto for as long as possible. Because he's been involved in a number of separations (his parents, his wife, Kurt), I think this song is about the common characteristics of a disolving relationship rather than an isolated incident so I can see why so many people have posted about their take on the lyrics.
    unc1emoeon May 09, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWith this song, I picture a person in the middle of field in the middle of no where laying on the hood of their car all alone staring up at the stars on a cold and clear February night. They are reflecting on a close friendship with someone over time where they developed romantic feelings for the other person that were not reciprocated:

    "hanging on
    here until I'm gone
    I'm right where I belong
    just hanging on
    even know I watched you come and go
    how was I to know
    you'd steal the show?"

    In this verse what is being said is "we have been good friends forever, I have developed feelings beyond just friendship".

    "one day I'll have enough to gamble
    I'll wait to hear your final call
    and bet it all"

    Here he is waiting to build up enough courage to tell her how he feels and see if she feels the same way. Bet is all is a reference to the value of their friendship and his feelings. He could ruin both by telling her.

    "I'm hanging on
    here until I'm gone
    right where I belong
    just hanging on
    even know I pass this time alone
    somewhere so unknown
    it heals the soul"

    This really paints a picture of someone just staring into the sky reflecting on their feelings. "Hanging on" represents time passing, day by day, week by week, month by month.

    "you ask for walls
    I'll build them higher
    we'll lie in the shadows of them all
    I'd stand but they're much to tall
    and I fall"

    Here walls represent the boundaries of friendship. He builds these walls higher as he enjoys their friendship and spending time with her, but he has built the walls so tall he will never be able to get over them to something more than friendship, so he gives up and and comes to accept that friendship is the only thing this relationship will ever be.

    "February stars
    Floating in the dark
    Temporary scars
    February stars..."

    The final words and instrumentals of this song really represent the bittersweet feelings one can have when they come to a moment of truth. In this case it is that their friendship will always be something special, but it will only be a friendship. Now, all alone in a field in the middle of no where, a man lays staring at the stars and the blackness of space and comes to terms with his feelings.
    BuGaLoUon November 07, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAccording to Dave (god), this song is about holding on by the tips of your fingers and hoping you don't slip and fall.
    And that's what it means to me. It's about holding on for dear life, about fragility, and about trying your hardest to make everything work.
    The music in this song is simply amazing. The dynamics of the way it builds, and then explodes in a climax at the end is a work of pure genius.
    Arianrhodon September 13, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song inflicts exposures burnt in my mind. I love it--for some reason I always think about sitting on top of the hood of some car, while staring at the stars. As the song speeds up, a meteor shower begins. Beautiful.
    Foo Fighteron May 07, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSuch a wonderful song, this one.
    Foo Fighters are awesome!

    I think this song in particular has something to do with a relationship that is dwindling away... He's trying to hold onto it but his grip is slipping and it's falling away and out of touch... Really sad, and the worst thing is it's not uncommon for most people to experience something like this...You feel like you belong somewhere, or with someone, but you're slowly coming to the conclusion that it just won't last forever. It's a 'coming to terms with' sort of song.

    My opinion, anyway, awesome frickin's song!
    Havenon April 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is amazing... You can take it whatever way you want, but I think it's very powerful
    MissDidymuson May 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song at first i thought was about Kurt, but i think that would eb too obvious lol! To me this song is so powerful when it breaks into the electric, beautiful
    Mikee_Beeon May 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti have no idea what this song is about but it sure is my favorite foo fighters song. it has a special meaning to me anyways.. i love love love this song.. it's one of the most beautiful songs ever written in my opinion. and i like the thought of not knowing the true meaning behind the song
    insectkinon May 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit sounds like someone needing time just to be, to think through whatever has happened before moving on but knowing + accepting that in a strange kind of way
    ...or that's maybe how it feels, not wanting to speculate too much on the deeper background...
    shyflyon May 29, 2002   Link

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