A heart of gold
But it lost it's pride
Beautiful veins
And bloodshot eyes
I see your face
In another light

Why'd you have to go
And let it die
Why'd you have to go
And let it die
Why'd you have to go
And let it die
In too deep
And out of time
Why'd you have to go
And let it die

A simple man
And his blushing bride
(Why'd you have to go)
(And let it die)
Intravenous
Intertwined
(Why'd you have to go)
(And let it die)
Hearts gone cold
Your hands were tied
(Why'd you have to go)
(And let it die)

Why'd you have to go
And let it die
(Why'd you have to go)
(And let it die)
Why'd you have to go
And let it die
Why'd you have to go
And let it die
In too deep
And out of time
Why'd you have to go
And let it die

Do you ever think of me
You're so considerate
Did you ever think of me
Oh, so considerate

In too deep
And lost in time
Why'd you have to go
And let it die
Beautiful veins
And bloodshot eyes
Why'd you have to go
And let it die
Hearts gone cold
And hands are tied
Why'd you have to go
And let it die
Why'd you have to go
And let it die

Do you ever think of me
You're so considerate
Did you ever think of me
Oh, so considerate

In too deep
And lost in time
Why'd you have to go
And let it die
Beautiful veins
And bloodshot eyes
Why'd you have to go
And let it die
Hearts gone cold
And hands are tied
Why'd you have to go
And let it die
Why'd you have to go
And let this die
Why'd you have to go
And let this die
Why'd you have to go
And let this die
Why'd you have to go
And let this die
Why'd you have to go
And let it die


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Let It Die Lyrics as written by Taylor Hawkins David Eric Grohl

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  • +4
    General Comment
    I get that it's annoying when people think that every song is about Kurt, but this one clearly is. And no, he isn't speaking to Courntey about letting it die. I think he's finally allowing himself to be angry with Kurt, asking him, did you ever think of me? and why'd you have to let it die? He isn't wasting his time on Courtney because he's above that. the only reference to her in this song is blushing bride. The rest of it is straight to Kurt, and more power to him for realising it's okay to be angry. Loved ones often are when suicide is involved. x
    RettAlexison February 09, 2012   Link
  • +3
    Song Meaning
    This song is clearly about Heroin addiction taking control over someone close's life. "Heart of Gold, but lost its pride" refers to the depravity and desperation a addict goes through to get his next high. "Hearts gone cold, hands are tied" "Intravenous intertwined" These lines refer to the hold that hard drugs take over you, to the point they take your free-will from you when you become mentally and physically dependent on them. The singer of this song is singing about how he sees this person "the subject of the song" in a different light "I see your face in a different light" is expressing how he knew this person before addiction and dependency took them over. So who can tell me was close to the singers life who went through this experience?
    OldSoulRockeron July 16, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment
    i love when the song breaks out; dave sets it up perfectly!
    bretski47on September 30, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment
    p.s......... HOW GOOD IS DAVE'S VOCALS IN THE LAST MINUTE OR SO OF THE SONG!!!!
    foo-fighter-manon October 04, 2007   Link
  • +1
    My Opinion
    My mom was a die hard nirvana fan and named me after Kurt (who did spell his name with a d at one point. Look it up) so I have followed the foo fighters and researched nirvana Kurt and courtney quite a bit. Obviously it is still a huge debate about how Kurt died. This song points out that whether or not Kurt killed himself it is in someway his fault for "letting it die" or ruining the great freindship they had. I do not believe that every song Dave writes is about Kurt. In fact I believe this is the only ff song that is."Blushing bride" could have something to do with Dave thinking courtney had something to do with kurts death. This song is too specific to be about anything in general. Of course Dave Wont admit to it being about Kurt. That would lead to more questions that he shouldn't have to answer, false accusations, and possible negative criticism. Please comment if u disagree.
    Kurdt2014on March 02, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    Good song! It sounds like a relationship with someone with drug abuse. I might be wrong but damn fine track.
    Monkeywrench74on September 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    This song is a true kick ass song. Makes you feel pumped to hear it and play it. Some true 300 feeling haha. I think its bascially about a relationship, where the girl (or boy possibly) just stopped loving after a long and deep relationship. Either way......Crazy song...in love with it and the whole album
    replica26on September 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    This song is obviously about Courtney Love/Kurt Cobain seeing as Dave (lead singer of Foo Fighters) was the drummer of Nirvana.
    Unknown_Soldier_10on September 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    And it so obvious to you because you read the article, otherwise you would've had no idea.
    cato11087on September 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    I get so sick of people always inferring that every song Dave writes is about Kurt. I'm sure he misses him, as we all do, but I'm pretty sure he's picked himself up. I think this song is just about someone who has a drug problem and it has destroyed their relationship. The line "Do you ever think of me," gives an indication that the person is still alive, hence it can't be Kurt.
    platniumstatuson September 19, 2007   Link

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