Attention
Pay attention
No mention
A sickest array
A mission
An admission
Ignition
Detonate

Oh no, don't talk about it
No, please don't talk about it
Oh no, don't talk about it
Not one more word about it
Oh no, don't think about it
No, please don't think about it
Oh please, don't think about it
It goes away

Who made these promises?
You made these promises
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Replace (replace)
Erase (erase)
Replace
Hooray for promises
Hooray for promises
Erase (erase)
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A vision
Division
Revision
Reconate
An action
A reaction
Distraction
Question of faith

Oh no, don't talk about it
No, please don't talk about it
Oh no, don't talk about it
It goes away

Who made these promises?
You made these promises
Erase (erase)
Replace (replace)
Erase (erase)
Replace (replace)
Hooray for promises
Hooray for promises
Erase (erase)
Replace
Erase (erase)
Replace

Ooh, are we better off now?
Something left said
Meant for you
Ooh, are we better off now?
Something left said
Meant for you

Who made these promises?
You made these promises
Erase (erase)
Replace (replace)
Erase (erase)
Replace (replace)
Hooray for promises
Hooray for promises
Erase (erase)
Replace (replace)
Erase (erase)
Replace

Oh-oh, oh-oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh-oh

Erase (erase)
Replace (replace)
Erase (erase)
Replace (replace)


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Erase/Replace Lyrics as written by Taylor Hawkins David Eric Grohl

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    General Comment

    One of the best on the new album! Nice to see the boys still have something new. I don't care what this song means, just listen and love it.

    Monkeywrench74on September 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
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    Wow, this is fucking amazing.

    strykerchickon September 21, 2007   Link
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    one of my favorite songs from echoes, i think the first half of the album is better then the last part.

    xaiver_888on September 27, 2007   Link
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    I think the song is about a relationship. Most of Dave's songs can be related to a relationship. Anyway, I think it's about people avoiding things that are tearing them apart, thinking that if they "Oh, no, don't talk about it; it goes away."

    Then they find that they have to erase and replace their promises to each other so that the relationship can work out.

    scottypon October 03, 2007   Link
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    Did he go through a divorce recently? i don't really keep up on bands except for like new CDs but some of his songs seem like a failed relationship. but more in dept, like a failed marriage.

    frumstickon October 13, 2007   Link
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    Not recently. He has had a divorce before. He recently had a kid with his second wife. From what I can tell, based on interviews, he seems pretty happy in that relationship--and about being a dad.

    However, a failing relationship is a pretty universal and relatable concept, and it can happen to anyone. Maybe that's what he was trying to do here.

    Blackbird_1565on October 13, 2007   Link
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    obviously about the war

    "We'll make thise promises, erase, replace" is referring to the promise that america made to erase the old government of iraq and replace it with a democracy.

    Lam3on October 17, 2007   Link
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    i think this song could possibly be about the war

    "We'll make thise promises, erase, replace" is referring to the promise that america made to erase the old government of iraq and replace it with a democracy.

    Lam3on October 25, 2007   Link
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    why does everyone think everything off this album is about the war??? most of their songs are about love and relationships, as well as this one. its about how easily and quickly we replace significant others.

    nirvana_calion November 04, 2007   Link
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    i bet this becomes a fourth single. it's a good song with ace guitar/drums, but wont get much radio play, or a video. kinda like Have It All. still a very good song

    geonon December 08, 2007   Link

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