Foo Fighters: D.O.A. Meaning
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Song Released: 2004
It's over and I feel fine
Nothing you could say is gonna change my mind
Waiting and I wait at the longest night
Nothing like the taste to sweet decline
I was down, I fell, I fell so fast
Dropping like the grains in an...
peter.guthrie.3557 May 21st, 2014 5:28am report
This song is about dancing with his past... released 10 years after Kurt's death, pointing out karma that will be due for someone (death awaits us all).
A strong conspiracy (which I feel Dave believes) is that Courtney had a role in Kurt's death.
"Nevermind there's nothing I can do" - he can't bring Kurt back or make her pay, but she will take it to the grave.
strokeface Dec 11th, 2011 12:24am report
I am a musician and Love and Respect ALL MUSIC. I have been a ZepHed my entire life. My opinion is that Foo is the modern day Led Zeppelin. Not that their music is so similar, but that what it really means to me personally. I can listen to Foo and get lost in the music just like I always did with Zep. Every few years I know I can count on the Foo to bring it, and they always do.
I think that it is awesome for a site like this to enable fans and critics to voice their opinons about specific works of a multitude of artists.
I believe that Foo had meant to leave the interpretation up to the listener as to how the lyrics and groove affected them at that point in time of them listening to the music. It is powerful enough music to do just that.
DOA: I was with a girl and things got really hot n heavy with us after she had a 3 year relatonship with another guy. After a short 3 month love affair with her, she got back with her boyfriend and I never saw her again. I felt that it was a mistake for her to do that and DOA was the perfect song at the perfect time for me.
"It's a shame we have to die my dear, no ones getting out of here alive"
Meaning: Neither one of us will be happy or "alive".
I really believe that the beauty of this song, as well as all FOO is that it IS TOTALLY OPEN FOR INTERPRETATION!!!!
anonymous Jun 27th, 2011 6:37pm report
I think this song is about enjoying life. The Foos might be indicating that the minute you are born you should know you will die sooner or later. Dave says he did something and he doesn't care If it has bad outcomes because it won't matter in the long run. He says what the heck I had fun doing it so what does it matter. People will forget about after he dies ( not too soon!)
anonymous Apr 15th, 2011 4:27am report
I think this song is saying everybody is going to die anyway because it says "What a way to go, they have no fear/No ones getting out of here, alive" saying everything has to end
anonymous Nov 11th, 2010 11:06pm report
WELL, There is a film called DOA (Dead on Arrival) in 1950 about a man who is poisoned one night, he is as good as dead and then sets out to 'find his own murderers'. I think The hopelessness in this song is probably what the character in DOA is going through.
anonymous Oct 3rd, 2010 10:45pm report
It could be about the death of Jim Morrison from the Doors, or just about Kurt Cobain's suicide.
anonymous Sep 17th, 2008 9:45am report
It sounds like he's doing something other people arent gonna approve of. but he's like hey I did it in the past, its wrong that I did it but fuck it, I'm doing it again. and suddenly talk about death? maybe he doing a drug he will probably over dose on? who knows? lol
I think, although I could be wrong, that this song is about, someone thinking about suicide. Pyscologists say that suicide and homicide are very common thoughts in the average person. I think Dave is saying "He wonders what would happen if the subject did commit suicide, what would people think"? Then I think the subject is justififying their reasons for thinking it, "I fell so fast" depression, and then the subject says "Never mind there's nothing I can do" Feelings of Helplessness, I think they are reasoning with themselves. But they realize the minute we are born we begin to die. This song is awesome, but the interpretation is extremely depressing.
anonymous Apr 10th, 2006 4:21pm report
I think this song is about how were all going to die one day and we shouldn't worry about it.
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