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Song Released: 1997

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Everlong Lyrics

I've waited here for you

I throw myself into
And out of the red, out of her head she sang

Come down
And waste away with me
Down with me

Slow how
You wanted it to be
I'm over my head, out of her head she...


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    Jul 24th, 2006 7:57am report

    I actually read in an interview that it was about his girlfriend at the time who he loved so much and everlong is in fact a love song

    its about loving someone so much that when you sing with them everything is perfect
    "when I sing along with you
    if everything could ever feel this real forever
    if anything could ever be this good again
    the only thing I'll ever ask of you
    you gotta promise not to stop when I say
    she sang"

    a lot of interviews on the foo archive site where dave says what his songs meant when he wrote them but generally its for the listeners to interpret for their own situations


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    Aug 5th, 2008 8:58am report

    There is so much to this song for one human besides Dave Grohl to understand it.

    He was obviously in love or somewhere close to something at the point in time that he sang this song, and it became a part of him.

    It could have been about a girl or drugs, drugs are strong but not strong enough for the full meaning of this song.

    Somewhere deep in there ir could possibly be about Kurt and the drug addiction Dave feels he could of saved him from.

    This song is about Dave and the peak of his happiness. He's finding the meaning of life and he does not want it to go away. Everything, from Kurt, to the girl he found, to drugs are put together in this song, but ultimately there is one meaning: finding the thing you've forever wanted and trying to hold on to it as best as you can.


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    Apr 10th, 2008 4:41pm report

    A comment above said it was written for his wife, Jennifer Youngblood, and to check on Wiki. According to wiki it was written about Louise Post, like another comment said. And he's spoken about the song being about Louise in magazines.

    And oh my GOD will people stop saying that ALL his songs are about Kurt? Yeah you probably could find evidence if you were looking specifically for it, but then again you could probably also find evidence that all of his songs are about depression or even gay porn! I reckon he has other people around him to think about now. As far as I know only My Hero and Friend of a Friend are about Kurt, based on interviews with Dave.
    Get over it.


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    Jun 30th, 2017 6:27am report

    this song is about being in love with a person and the relationship is perfect, but he starts too wonder how long it can stay this way. So at the end of the chorus he asks her not to stop when he says when. The answer to that part is that he is asking her not to stop loving him when he says the relationship is done. then in the second verse he says breath out so I can breath you in, hold you in. He asking her just to give him all of her life so they can be together without any walls in between them.


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    May 6th, 2016 5:54pm report

    Well. This is coming from a 13 year old Foo Fighters fan :D This is my favorite Foo song <3 At the concert I went to, this was the first song they played. Great first show ever, right? X3 Anyway, I can relate to this song in some ways. To me, the song screams 'Passion' and 'Longing'. The SOUL in this song is AMAZING!! I know this wasn't the most helpful thing ever, but hey! It's not everyday you find someone my age who LOVES this type of music, band, ECT.! Thanks for reading! ROCK ON FOO FANS :D


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    Jul 23rd, 2014 7:25pm report

    The song is about going down on a woman.


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    Jun 28th, 2014 6:02pm report

    this is just a theory, and i havnt done any research so its very likely that it is wrong but, just by chance my first thought.

    idk i dont think alot of people would understand but its possible that him and kurt where close at one point and possibly doing drugs together n shit , possibly ghrol introducing him into them? and anyhow, this is kinda how you feel when your close to someone and doing that shit with them and then they die from it lol, ud prob make a song like this.

    the house is where they did them, all the pictures on the wall is his memories of that time, for it creates many. the crazy shit they are wearing is kinda what you do on drugs and or precieve reality lol, a crazy party n shit.

    its not "you gatta promise not to stop when i say when", its "you gatta stop when i say when". aka dont let this shit kill you.

    him not being able to lift the telephone is probably becauase you cant fkin do anything on drugs, like use electronics or talk on a phone.

    hes trying to pretend his buddy didnt die in the video, with the bed n logs n shit, pretty sure kurts the girl and getting paranoid, probably he had a mental disorder brought out by the drugs and killed himself later.

    when they all pop outa skins n shit, its about commemorating his life and keeping that shit going for him n what not.

    shit never does be that good again, you feel me.

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    Apr 17th, 2013 4:25pm report

    I know that Dave wrote the song for his girlfriend. Personally I always thought of it of beeing about Drugs. I like both interpretations alot because it's kind of similar beeing in love with some body so much that it actually becomes alot like an drug addiction and you can interpret alot of love songs as drug songs.


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    Jan 31st, 2013 1:46pm report

    I love the whole song, the only thing that puzzles me is when he says:
    And I wonder,when I sing along with you, if everything could ever feel this real forever. If anything could ever be this good again. The only thing I'll ever ask of you
    you gotta promise not to stop when I say "when she sang"

    Who is he talking about and who is "she." It sounds to me like he's talking in present tense but "she" is a memory?

    Any ideas guys?


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    Sep 22nd, 2012 9:15am report

    it's about oral sex, i think.


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    Dec 22nd, 2011 12:41am report

    I see this song as being about a toxic but compulsive relationship... two people who are in love, certainly, but the love is tainted somehow - whether by obsession/drugs/mental instability etc. The two people in the song seem to really love each other, but the relationship just destroys them. The beginning of the song seems to indicate that he is directing his message to a "new" lover, and trying to explain to her how it was in the previous relationship...


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    Dec 21st, 2011 12:22pm report

    Maybe he's recalling a time when he and his girl were singing together and it was the perfect moment. Out of the red (her heart)and out of her head she sang. She sang from her heart and mind and he didn't want her to stop singing no matter what... it's not about sex, it's about being in crazy in love... singing a slow song together.

    Some people may not understand this but, if you have ever sung a romantic song with your main squeeze, it's intoxicating. Remember, Dave's a musician -that's his love language...

    He's just reliving a beautiful moment with someone he loves/loved...


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    Sep 3rd, 2011 9:40am report

    Its About being with someone at the peak of your relationship, and thought all good things come to an end. It makes you wonder if this, or that moment can last forever. It makes you wonder if you will ever feel this good again, and the only thing you want in return is for them to give you a chance, and to keep trying to make the relationship work.


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    Sep 24th, 2010 9:38am report

    i've liked this song since i first heard it way back in the day. to me it was always a song i listened to when i was sad. it reminded me of her.. her became the wife.. then became the x-wife... someone i am still in love with and having a hard time getting over.. if your heart is broken you listen.. and it has the meaning of how you feel or felt... it is a guy in love with a girl... either reminessing or thinking how he felt back when he was with her... idk.. just know that acoustically... it makes you just think... "if anything could be this good again" is a part i can relate to the most... will it ever? idk..


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    May 30th, 2010 5:09am report

    I think the song is about a NEW girl he is falling on love with (hence the word AGAIN in "if everything could feel this real again and the two references YOU and SHE or HER) and reassuring her and telling her she (the new girl) shouldn't stop singing with him when he says "when she (old girl) sang"


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    Dec 17th, 2009 12:18pm report

    This song took me a while to understand but I finnaly got it right. Its definately about having a relationship and making love with a girl...

    Hello, I've waited here for you everlong (Means, he was waiting for the girl to come in his bed)
    Tonight I throw myself into, out of the red, out of her head she sang (Everytime he says, she sang or anything relating to singing, its because they make sound because they love it (orgasm)
    I'll let you get the rest, it's pretty easy after this
    The chorus is awsome
    And I wonder, when I sing along with you (When i'm having an orgasm with you at the same) the rest is easy
    Happy listening !


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    Aug 2nd, 2009 8:25pm report

    Its About Sex.....

    Douche Bags


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    Apr 4th, 2009 4:49pm report

    It's rumoured about Dave's relationship with Louise Post of Veruca Salt as is Doll. She has also written a song about him and how he two timed her.

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