"Lonely As You" as written by Taylor Hawkins, Christopher A. Shiflett, David Eric Grohl and Nate Mendel....
What would I do?
Lonely as you
Pleasure or pain I can choose
What would I do?
Lonely as you

Pleasure or pain I can choose

Wake up your dream and I can't stand your screamin'
Drowning out these prayers just some words without meanin'
Spare all the preachin' my secret's worth keepin'
No one understands like I do

Keep out of reach I'm your leadin' deletion
Hide behind these masks
Though they still see right through them
Every now and then
You're down and out my friend
Down and out again
Down and out again
Down and out again

One more time for the last time
One more time for release
One more time for the last time
Everyone wants to believe

Blame it on you thought these years I've been losin'
Blame it on the past it's the last place I knew you
Blame all the children their rage and their ruin
Blame it on the black and the blue
Every now and then
You're down and out my friend
Down and out again
Down and out again
Down and out again
I'm down with you

One more time for the last time
One more time for release
One more time for the last time
Everyone wants to believe

Every now and then
You're down and out my friend
Down and out again
Down and out again
Down and out again
But I'm done with you

One more time for the last time
One more time for release
One more time for the last time
Everyone wants to believe

One more time for the last time
One more time for release
One more time for the last time
Everyone wants to believe

One more time for the last time
One more time for release
One more time for the very last time
Everyone wants to believe
All Right!


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"Lonely as You" as written by Christopher A. Shiflett Taylor Hawkins

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management

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    General Commentbeautiful song, but i have no idea what it's about.
    the King of shiton February 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about hiding your feelings. (my secret's worth keeping, keep out of reach). He's desperately trying to get himself to open up and get things off his chest, but he can't bring himself to do it.
    mxmattdon April 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love this song, i agree with you mxmattd.

    Wake up
    You're dreaming
    I can't stand your screaming
    Drowning out these prayers
    Just some words without meaning

    Spare all the preaching
    My secret's worth keeping
    No one understands like I do

    Keep out of reach
    I'm your leading deletion
    Hide behind these masks
    Though they still see right through them

    - I think this is song is about how you pretend everything is ok and you just ignore how you really feel so people won’t notice, you just get on with your life and push everything aside and hope no one notices that you’re unhappy and you don’t want to confide in anyone because they wont understand, they’ll try to tell you that they know what you’re going through etc but you know that they will never understand because only you can but secretly you wish you could give up the act and just let it all out.

    but maybe not, im no good at this sort of stuff, but thats what it means to me.
    blackk_starron June 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti like the way the song starts slowly and dreamily (its a word!) and the changes at the line "wake up, you're dreaming..."
    one of the best on the album
    MunkyManon June 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti agree with you blackk starr but it dosnt fit with this verse can u make sense of it?


    Blame it on youth, all these years I've been losing
    Blame it on the past, it's the last place I knew you
    Blame all the children, their rage and ruin
    Blame it on the black and the blue
    joehon July 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti imagine that verse explains what has scarred him and caused him problems, he had a bad youth and it is still having an affect on him?
    blackk_starron September 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commentgreat song best on the album, would have liked it even more if the guitar breaks at the end of the verses were slightly extended as they are some of the foos best. Love the slow, fast,slow,fast,fast style certainly in my top 5 foo songs of all time.
    sivillaon December 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhat would I do
    Lonely as you
    Pleasure or pain
    I can't choose

    He's been left alone. He's bored. What to do?
    - Pleasure = masturbation
    - Pain = self-harm

    Whether or not the rest of the song backs this up is unknown to me. I just heard the first verse and being a teenager that's the first thing that came to mind. =D
    strider3005on July 15, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"One more time for the last time"...*raises eyebrow*
    "Every now and then, you're down and out my friend" - *eyebrow raised higher!*
    strider3005on July 15, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"One more time for release"...*raises eyebrow*
    "Every now and then, you're down and out my friend" - *eyebrow raised higher!*
    strider3005on July 15, 2006   Link

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