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Foo Fighters: All My Life Meaning

Tagged: Sex [suggest]

Song Released: 2002

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All my life I’ve been searching for somethin’
Somethin’ never comes, never leads to nothin’
Nothin’ satisfies, but I’m gettin’ close
Closer to the prize at the end of the rope

All night long I dream of the day
When it comes around, and...


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    Jun 20th, 2008 6:33pm report

    Pretty much like everyone else, I think this song is about sex and a man's addiction to it. He says that all his life he's been looking for some kind of satisfaction. Sex makes him feel complete. He's with someone, probably doesn't love them but enjoy' s doing it with her. "Calm down, don’t you resist. Your such a delicate wrist." That suggests that maybe she's put off by his sexual advances but at the same time he likes the challenge of getting her to bed. "Will I find the believer, another one who believes, another one to deceive." He's hoping that he'll find more women to sleep with. He likes duping them into thinking there's something more meaningful behind their relationship. "I love it but I hate the taste" Could mean anything. It could be a literal reference to sex or it could mean the love/hate relationship of his addiction. He loves sex but hates the fact that he's willing to go so far to get it. When he sings "Done, done and I'm on to the next one" is kind of obvious, he's refering to all the women he's sleeping with. I don't know how correct I am but that's how I interpret the song.


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    Mar 2nd, 3:18pm report

    To me it seems like he might be talking about asteroth or ester. Both probably spelled wrong.....
    but its really kind of open ended except with the deceivers ,, which tells me that these are all women that
    a. never hang out together
    b. All have different menstruation weeks
    c. By the way the song lyrics go ... he’s eating it and she’s probably sitting on him
    Who really knows to what god for what reward but you can try to hear it in this light and you might get something revealed to you....
    oh and the intermission when the band is dancing in front the red rectangle of lights this should be obvious! It’s a pad and band are the eggs ... given to whatever god and so on .... do enjoy
    Also, a similar song by
    rob zombie- never gonna stop


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    Nov 21st, 2017 11:03pm report

    I might be wrong - but I think it's about going down on a woman when she is on her period. The end of the rope is referring to a tampon. Going down on a girl normally was okay but not quite what he wanted - he loves it but he hates the taste.


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    Sep 15th, 2014 9:06am report

    I think it's about heroin

    One by one hidden up my sleeve
    (Track marks/ injecting)

    Love it but I hate the taste
    (Loves the feeling but that stuff tastes like ****)


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    Sep 15th, 2014 9:01am report

    I think it's about heroin.


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    Aug 27th, 2014 8:40am report

    Anonymous from Feb, 2011 clearly has some issues. I see nothing about psychopathy or rape or murder here.

    "Feel it come alive when I see your ghost" is genius literally and figuratively. He's saying that he gets hard when he sees her clitoris which to some men is as elusive as a ghost.


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    Feb 4th, 2013 2:56am report

    I believe that this song is about him perfoming oral sex, but it's not clear whether it's on a woman or a man. xD


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    Apr 30th, 2012 4:56pm report

    its about oral sex dave has said it in interview when a fan asked look it up


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    Apr 30th, 2012 4:03pm report

    After listening to this cracking track about 100 times, I am convinced this is something to do with addiction and Mr Grohl saying it is about cunnilingus is just a red herring...

    Lots of metaphors - another reason to bleed, one by one hidden up my sleeve could mean track marks from injecting heroin.

    Most drugs taken orally taste horrible but get you high.

    Drug addicts often call other people who take the same drugs believers....


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    Apr 20th, 2012 4:38pm report

    Its about kurt cobain.


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    Dec 2nd, 2011 12:46pm report

    I believe everyone is right, in part, with their interpretation of "All My Life", because I believe it's a song about ALL addictions, whether that addiction be drugs, sex, religion, etc. and the terrible depression and worthlessness that comes and goes with addiction. It obviously makes people think about "their" addiction!


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    Aug 15th, 2011 8:35pm report

    Its about a guy going down on a woman, and driving her to multiple orgasms this is a very good and dirty song.


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    May 23rd, 2011 5:20pm report

    I believe all are potentially true. However I think its general for a demon looking to poses a human. Never leads to nothin means that once the demon finishes using a human it didn't benefit him in any way except leading the human to destruction and death. Then he goes and does the same thing to the next sinful human. Hidden up my sleave to me is talking about the tricks they do to humans to allure them to sin.. because they can only poses sinful hearts. So if a person slits their wrist a masocism demon applies. A sexual feind attracts a nympho demon. Listen to it from this perspective.. "will I find a beleiver? Another one to deceive." "if I get any closer and If you let me inside" I love it but I hate the taste is the human saying its a love hate feeling with his demon


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    Mar 20th, 2011 3:31pm report

    oyu guys are so sick! this song is about deception, is about going from one relationship to another void to void, to ultimate find that somene that fill the void... that does not exists.


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    Feb 3rd, 2011 2:42am report

    Even though I agree in many points with the interpretation of the first place (anonymous post, at Jun 20th 2008, 23:33) when he/she says it's about a nymphomaniac man, I don't really think he only manipulates women by making them believe there's something more then just sex between them. Verses like the following:

    "Leaves me with the feelin’ that I fear the most
    Feel it come to life when I see your ghost

    Calm down, don’t you resist
    Your such a delicate wrist
    And if I give it a twist
    Somethin’ to hold when I lose my grip"

    Seem pretty clear to me that he is raping the women he deceives. He very likely hurts them physically or kill them, eventually. It would, at least, explain why it "Leaves me with the feelin’ that I fear the most", the weight over his shoulders for knowing he's doing something wrong, but he just feels so alive when doing it over and over, he just can't resist! He fears, and thrills with the emotion of having done such thing to someone else, like an addiction to that moment... the girl, the (forced) sex, her struggle, the violence and death.

    "Feel it come alive when I see your ghost" would then complete this meaning, like if he was trying to explain to his victim that she would be able to experience this feeling "that I fear the most", right at the moment her life would be fading away; the moment his satisfaction would reach its apex.

    So, this man is not only a nymphomaniac, he is a psychopath, unable of experiencing sorrow or pain for his victims, and letting his impulses going out of control, at the need and search of something to make him feel alive, excited.

    "Hey, don’t let it go to waste
    I love it but , I hate that taste
    Weight keeping me down"


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    Aug 15th, 2010 8:22pm report

    I think, like some here, that the song is about his love and hate to his sex addiction and the games that he play with women to get it from them. But Xerodout's interpretation is concise also. I never thought of it that way(prob becuz I do believe in God). Songs like this one is timeless because people can relate to them in their own special way. That's the beauty of music.

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