Foo Fighters: Walk Meaning
Song Released: 2011
Your signal in the distance
To whom it may concern.
I think I lost my way
Getting good at starting over
Every time that I return.
I'm learning to walk again.
I believe I've waited long enough;
Where do I begin?
anonymous Apr 15th, 2011 4:14am report
i think the song is much more about RElearning to be yourself after being dismissed by someone.
i think everybody has already been in this helpless state after a relationship, where you don't know what to do because you think that you can't do anything without your ex-partner.
I think this song is from someone who is trying to get yet another chance to make things right, hence:
"I think I lost my way
Getting good at starting over
Every time that I return"
Though he's been granted several chances before, since he's "getting good at starting over".
The person he's pleading to is someone important in his life, having "built paper mountains and watch them burn".
He's remembering all those moments one at a time, in his knees asking for a sign that makes him try again, pleading for another chance, since he "never wanna die"
melissa.sheriff.522 Aug 9th, 8:33pm report
As someone with a horrible brain injury, a bunch of us use this particular song as like an anthem. We've literally had to learn to walk again. We've literally had to learn to learn to talk again. We've not remembered the days that have passed. We've not even remembered what caused us to be this way. We knew we didn't want to die and some of us did experience out of bodies and see our own graves. We have literally burned things that remind us of how our lives used to be because we will never be that person again. As with any written word there are numerous interpretations in which we see on this page. But to traumatic brain injury survivors this song means things we literally went through to be here, our fight for a new reality and life. It is out theme song, anthem, however you'd like to put it because we lived every aspect of this song on a true and literal basis. This song has been and is OUR LIFE!!
TBI AWARENESS !!!
anonymous Jan 3rd, 2014 1:48pm report
I feel this song is about reinventing yourself, recovering after a significant loss. Somehow dedicated from Dave to Kurt Cobain, an old pal forever away, remembering the mountains of paper burnt (may be songs, sketches, projects in common) that set them up aslittle conquerors, and now he needs to start over again, asking how to begin, begging for a signal from the distance and chanting that he never wanna die...
anonymous Aug 18th, 2013 8:42am report
It symbolizes a lovely meaning where this person thinks on his past and the dream built for his love and himself only to see them getting shattered loosing everything. .and now he is down on knees unsure how to a start with a beginning.. tired being honest abt his love n waiting..but wants to live...cruel society. .
anonymous Jan 17th, 2013 1:18pm report
It's about Being Saved. Spiritually. Learning to live your life a new way...the right way.
anonymous Nov 24th, 2012 11:28pm report
I think its about buddha, as we are all connected, signal from million miles away would be a good reference to the frequencies which vibrate the matter which comprises your physical body, this is why there is no you inside you, your not here, your signal is coming from somewhere else. we've all lost our way believing that this world is real, life is infinite and never ending (reincarnation a leaf dies it falls off the tree to the ground and becomes soil, nourishes the tree, and grows back as another leaf very similar to the first leaf but not exactly the same, with each life you grow hence reaching a point where youve either expanded from a previous life or retracted which in both cases you feel lost, we always start over until we ascend or achieve nirvana in which case the cycle of birth rebirth can be broken.
anonymous Sep 26th, 2012 9:00am report
"We built these paper Mountains, and sat and watched them burn,"
Sounds like he built something up that looked great (mountain)but didn't have any substance (Hence they were made out of paper) so obviously it took one spark to light that mountain and all he could do was watch it burn. That's why he is learning to "walk again" except this time he'll make sure he gets it right (I think I found my way), especially after starting over a lot, and finnaly realizing what workds and what doesn't. I know this sounds nerdy, but I get most of this from playing video games. You create an online account and you suck the first time you play it. Eventually you get fed up with how many mistakes you make in the game and start over with a new account. The next account you have experience though so you make less mistakes. And it continues this way until you get it right. This is just how I see it though.
anonymous Aug 28th, 2012 8:16pm report
It's about reincarnation.
anonymous Jun 23rd, 2012 6:46pm report
This song to me is about finding yourself. Giving yourself a chance to live for the very first time. "lost my way" can have so many meanings. For me it's forgetting who I am and what i love.
This song inspired me to remember to LIVE my life. "never wanna die".. don't want to just be dead in life..
It has many meanings to many people. Which is why it's so good.
anonymous Apr 17th, 2012 4:03am report
I think think song is about how you can feel alieneted after several years working and worrying about everything. Your life has deformed your body and your mind, so when you realize it, you have to learn again what you have forgotten. The lyrics talk about "walking and talking" which means you have to use your body, take your time and interest in peoples.
"Do you remember the day
We built these paper mountains
And sat and watched them burn
I think I found my place
Can't you feel it growing stronger
IMO, the narrator is remembering the days when he just finished to study and was feeling "like a conqueror" ( burning notes is something young people often do when they just got a degree ). He wants to feel that way again.
anonymous Mar 29th, 2012 3:50pm report
I believe it is about someone who has experienced tragedy, something unforeseen and unpredictable. People who have seen life in its true form. When you begin this new path you look back at you're life for what it was and what it will never be. But you begin to realize that this loss won't break you. You refuse another state of mind, that giving up is not an option. You realize you will survive and that no matter what happens from here on you'll never want to die. I'll never leave the people who care for me and I'll never say goodbye. That's what this song means to me.
anonymous Mar 12th, 2012 3:18pm report
To break it all down: its about rebirth and change for the better.
anonymous Jan 27th, 2012 1:34pm report
anonymous Dec 12th, 2011 12:35pm report
This entire music video was based off of the movie: FALLING DOWN. I highly recomend you watch it, the movie was phenominal. As for the song, its about how one realises a new state of mind and enjoys freedom.
anonymous Nov 24th, 2011 11:43am report
I'm on my knees praying for a sign....
I never want to die....
Dancing on my grave....
This sounds like a person who has been close to death....maybe considered suicide.... People who are never close to or consider death..... dont shout out "I never want to die" and are happy to dance on a place where they could be buried... A grave is only dug for someone who is believed to be dead.... A person dancing on his grave.... has survived a moment when the gravedigger thought he was a gonner.....He is not dancing with joy on someone else's grave.... Happy that that person is dead..... He is dancing on his grave..... Happy to be alive..... forever
Sounds a bit like a spiritual awakening.... rebirth.... William James's "Conversion" Shedding the old ways.... "learning to walk again" "Learning to talk again" And aware that he has gone through a period of change...maybe introspection.... "I believe Ive waited long enough....." suggests an awareness of working through change....
On my knees praying for a sign...... That is prayer and faith...
anonymous Nov 21st, 2011 11:50pm report
he said he got the name and idea for the song from watching his daughter walk for the first time. Sometimes artists piece songs together from different things that don't necessarily have to do with one another.
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