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He needs a quiet room
With a lock to keep him in
It's just a quiet room
And he's there

He plays an old guitar
With a coin found by the phone
It was his friends guitar
That he played

He's never been in love
But he knows just what love...


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    Dec 29th 2010 report

    "Friend of a Friend" is a story of a person, that most of us know. It's one of our friends, someone without any talents or characteristics. He's alone, ,drinking or taking drugs to deal with loneliness. The title of this song means a lot. No one really know him, he's just a friend of a friend, buddy that we like, but we're not thinking about.

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    Jun 22nd 2014 report

    Dave Grohl already confessed in an interview that this song is about Kurt D. Cobain, one that he wrote long before "In Your Honor" was released, when he used to be roomate with Kurt an they'd spend hours in their room an that was when he wrote this one about Kurt, 'cause he spent hours in his room writting lyrics. I also may point out that Kurt,as said in the lyric, "He thinks he drinks too much", because he had problems with alcohol -at the time- that Dave wrote this lyric, Kurt stopped drinking alcohol by mid 90's and that was witnessed by people who toured with him, who say that he never drank.

  3. anonymous
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    Apr 8th 2012 report

    Let's look at some things here:
    "Friend of a Friend"
    - Dave's band had just broken up and he was looking for work. He called his friend from a band called "The Melvins", who mentioned that Kurt and Krist were looking for a new drummer and, thereby making Kurt a 'friend of a friend'
    "He plays an old guitar"
    - Kurt Cobain was the guitarist for Nirvana.
    "He says nevermind"
    - Nevermind was Nirvana's biggest album, and Dave joined Nirvana as drummer on the cusp of the release of Nevermind.
    "He thinks he drinks too much"
    - Kurt was a notorious alcoholic, amongst other things.
    "Cause when he tells his two best friends"
    - The two other members of Nirvana, Dave and Krist.

    And finally, Dave originally released this song on a rare demo tape called Pocketwatch, under the pseudonym Late!, during his time with Nirvana. It was then recorded during their BBC Sessions in 1997 and it was finally released on an album that fans could easily get their hands on in 2005, In Your Honor.

    So I think it's fairly obvious that this song is about Kurt Cobain, or at the very least, his time with Nirvana.

  4. anonymous
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    Aug 1st 2011 report

    This song is the only song recorded/written by Dave that is about Kurt Cobain... according to Dave Grohl :)

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  5. anonymous
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    May 27th 2011 report

    It is about Cobain, Dave wrote it in Kurts appartment, on Kurts guitar with a coin found by the phone. All the drugs and alcohol thigs people say, Kurt

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  6. Tashmine Abrahams
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    Apr 28th 2011 report

    Uh, i dont know... i think this song is about a directionless yet amazingly talented dude thats surrounded by fake superficial people. He lacks ambition and the ability to harness his potential and he doesnt have any real friends (because ''no one speaks'') Yeah thats my opinion...

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  7. anonymous
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    Mar 12th 2011 report

    its about Kurt who doesnt know that just think about it

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  8. SarpNasty
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    Apr 13th 2010 report

    This song has a simple meaning. When Dave Grohl first joined Nirvana, he barely had any possessions. He moved in with Kurt. This song is basically his experiences with the band early on and Kurt Cobain. He play and old guitar with a coin he kept by the phone. The liked to seclude himself when he wrote his songs. It's almost his first impressions of Kurt and Nirvana.

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