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Foo Fighters and the Art of Expressing Anger and Sadness

If everything could ever feel this real forever
If anything could ever be this good again

But through all that, some presences faithfully stayed to be my muse, and one of them is my Foo Fighters’ playlist.

Long road to ruin there in your eyes
Under the cold streetlights
No tomorrow, no dead end in sight

Reading some lyrics interpretation of their songs blew my mind. But of course, I have my own interpretation of them. Some baseless interpretations I made accordingly to what I’m feeling, and through some misheard lyrics (that turns out not that far off from the real one).

My head is giving me life or death
But I can’t choose

Take “Long Road to Ruin” for example, through Grohl’s voices and the lyrics, I was forced to admit that things are not right in my life now. A lot of things might be heading to ruin, I might be running through hell and delaying my heaven. But the way the music plays, and the change of tone of his voices during the chorus, it felt as if a friend is telling you that life sucks, but you still need to, and you actually can, enjoy the ride.

Is someone getting the best
The best, the best, the best of you?

I might be a moving shipwreck for the past one month, and probably will stay that way for a while. But Foo Fighters is one of the few entities that helped me going through it, and for that, they definitely got the best of me for many futures to come.

So, thank you Dave Grohl, Chris Shiflett, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Taylor Hawkins, and Rami Jaffee. You guys are great.

It’s times like these you learn to live again
It’s times like these you give and give again
It’s times like these you learn to love again
It’s times like these time and time again

Written by

A boy trying to find himself and the others through words.

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