"Come Back" as written by Taylor Hawkins, Christopher A. Shiflett, David Eric Grohl and Nate Mendel....
Oh oh, oh oh
Oh oh, oh oh

Moving, again
Comfort of the chase
Now and again
This my saving grace

Dead on the inside, I've got nothing to prove
Keep me alive and give me something to lose
Goodbye, this time
Leaving you

I've been gone so long, so, gone so long
But I will come back
I will come back
I will come back
I will come back
I will come back
I will come back
I will come back
I will come back for you

Oh oh, oh oh
Oh oh, oh oh
Changes, changing
Back and forth again
Trading faces
Strangers in the end

Dead on the inside I've got nothing to prove
Keep me alive and give me something to lose
Goodbye, this time
Leaving you

I've been gone so long, so, gone so long
But I will come back
I will come back
I will come back
I will come back
I will come back
I will come back
I will come back
I will come back for you
For you

I will come back
I will come back
I will come back
I will come back
I will come back
I will come back
I will come back
I will come back for you
I will come back
I will come back
I will come back
I will come back


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"Come Back" as written by Dave Grohl Nate Mendel

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  • +2
    General CommentTo me, this just signifies a time in life when something has to change. He knows he's got to leave and change for things to progress the way they need to. But, he's not losing everything; his promise is to come back and, better and stronger than ever.

    At least, that's what it means to my uneducated ass.
    division2roninon May 13, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis song is probably one of the best songs instrumentally by the fooeys, it think this song is amazing and it should get more recognition.
    nharrion October 04, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love the instrumentation in this song - the lyrics may not be anything special but i think its one of their greatest musically - i think this song is way underated generally
    lpuk5755on February 20, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love the way the music keeps "coming back"... did anyone else notice that?
    em_fataleon May 26, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree with lpuk, this song is way too underrated
    ShoeBombOfLifeon June 16, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentEver been with someone for so long, and then SNAP have no one? Once you start chasing a girl, the whole lead up before you even start dating, there's a lot of security to be found there. Especially if its been a while. The only way to realllly get over someone.... is to find someone else. Once the chase begins, thats it. Nothing to prove, nothing to lose when your alone, but once you enter a relationship it all changes. Even if the relationship means nothing, the chase of the relationship keeps us occupied.

    The second half of the song is about those relationships where we only go into the half heartedly... really, you want the girl you had before, that one fucking awesome girl you've had, and you try to make every girl seem like her. They help pass the time, but ultimately mean nothing, cause they're not the one you want.

    The chorus is about coming back for the one girl, the one girl you've ever really loved. Forget all the 'inbetween girls' who were just passing the time for you, this one girl is it.
    FROGion January 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this might mean that he has lost a friend, fighting and changing so they dont associate anymore and are like strangers.. But he will come back to the way he was again. Dunno. Hardcore song tho.
    apu318on June 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit could be about. someone he really likes but before he's really got to know her he's had to go away say like on tour. But in this song he's going to come back to her as a better person for her. i'm more than likey going to be wrong but hey thats what i thought.
    no_pulseon May 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe guitar arrangement in this is amazing!!!!
    Noelismygodon August 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove the instrumental part at the end
    eatlotacheeseon November 11, 2005   Link

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