"Word Forward" as written by David Eric Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Christopher A. Shiflett and Nate Mendel....
Goodbye Jimmy, farewell youth
I must be on my way I have had enough of you
I was a young man proud and true
Just a simple boy with nothing else to lose
Years that I've wasted these I owe you's
They're just fucking words
This is life or death
It's time to clear the air you better save your breath
Say have you heard
Say have you heard
The poison in my heart voices in my head
Years that I've waited these I owe you's
I meant every word for word for word forward
Word for word for word forward
Word for word for word forward
Word for word for word forward
But it's only words
I meant every word
They're just fucking words
Word for word for word forward
Word for word for word forward
Word for word for word forward
Word for word for word forward
Word for word for word forward

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"Word Forward [#]" as written by Taylor Hawkins David Eric Grohl

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    General CommentGreat song. Almost seems to me that it is Dave telling everyone to shut the hell up about saying every song is about Kurt. Almost like, this is their greatest hits album, a recollection of their legacy, songs that they want to be remembered by and they (the songs) don't need to be associated with Cobain's death. And when he's saying, "they're just fucking words!" I think it means that they (the words to a song) aren't necessarily meant to be interpreted deeply every single time, especially interpreting them as being about Kurt. Just let him write songs and stop harassing him about it.

    Also, it seems that when he sings:

    "They're just fucking words
    This is life or death
    It's time to clear the air
    You better save your breath
    Say have you heard
    Say have you heard
    The Poison in my heart
    And voices in my head"

    it is almost as if he is saying, "Yes, his death hurt me and I owe him a lot, so here is a quick note about him and that's it. STOP interpreting everything as being about Kurt". When he says, "you better save your breath" it is also like he is saying that he doesn't want to hear it anymore, so don't even bother. It still hurts him ("poison in my heart") and he is still haunted by it ("voices in my head") but he has moved on and so should everyone else.

    It just seems that way to me, especially because the song says, "fucking words" and considering that the Foo's never really swear, especially not to this extent, I think Dave is definitely trying to make a point with it.
    slapshot63on October 29, 2009   Link

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