Woe is me
The end is near, thought you'd never leave
Heart and teeth
Just to taste bittersweet
One last stain to get beneath the skin
Beneath the skin

The wish is drawn inside
The neverending sigh
No one lets everyone in
No one lets everyone in
My exit, no exit
No one lets everyone in

Me and you
Draw the line
Now it's time to move
Face to face
Damn the luck, blessed be
Heaven, what's come over me?

The wishes come inside
The neverending sigh
No one lets everyone in
No one lets everyone in
My exit, no exit
Go on let everyone in
No one lets everyone in

No one lets everyone in
No one lets everyone in
My exit, no exit
Go on let everyone in
No one lets everyone in


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The Neverending Sigh Lyrics as written by Pat Smear David Eric Grohl

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    to me its about how we try to treat everyone the same but we are inherently nicer to the people more like ourselves.

    riley17151on June 02, 2016   Link
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    My Interpretation

    To me, it sounds like he's singing about how one feels when one tries to take care of EVERYONE. "No one lets everyone in" because it would just break them down.

    The verses are basically explaining what you'll go through if you never take a rest from caring for others. "Woe is me. The end is near, thought you'd never leave." sounds like this person has been caring for someone for a very long while, and seems a bit tired of it. "Heart and teeth just to taste bittersweet. One last stain to get beneath the skin." the feeling he gets from having to take care of constantly more people is turning into a bittersweet taste, and it's more and more feeling like "just one more stain beneath the skin" everytime he decides spend his energy on yet another soul.

    "The wish is drawn inside. The neverending sigh." The wish of the person he's helping has now become his own wish, but it all just adds to his neverending sigh, because this extreme level of empathy is tearing him down.

    The second verse sounds like he's actually trying to draw a line to think of himself too, but it seems to end in failure.

    Thinking about this song with this meaning in my mind just made it so much more kick ass. I think there's a lot of good people out there who can relate to this self-destructive pattern of living, and that HEAVY riff at the intro really sounds destructive enough to make me feel the immediate danger of living this way.

    LittleCrazyGameron March 01, 2021   Link

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