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Foo Fighters: Let It Die Meaning

Tagged: Death [suggest]

Song Released: 2008

Let It Die Lyrics

Heart of gold but it lost its pride
Beautiful veins and bloodshot eyes
I've seen your face in another light
Why'd you have to go and let it die?

Why'd you have to go and let it die?
Why'd you have to go and let it die?
In too deep and out...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Jul 15th 2008 report

    Ok, so there's a picture perfect relationship to person A and apparently not to the other(person B). Person B decides to end it and the person A didn't do anything to stop it and now it is too late to do anything about it "In too deep and out of time." This has been killing person A so much that they stay up all night thinking about Person B "Beautiful veins and bloodshot eyes" Now person A wonders if Person B thinks of them as person A does "Do you ever think of me?" and out of sarcasm person A then says "You're so considerate."

    It's hard to explain because the song is pretty much self explanatory but I did my best

  2. anonymous
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    Sep 10th 2014 report

    Kurt was a good guess but what about when Taylor hawkins overdosed and almost died? That explains the eyes and the veins and all the rest same as Kurt

  3. anonymous
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    Aug 15th 2014 report

    The best songs are written to have multiple interpretations. For Dave it could be about Kurt/Courtney or a general break up to anyone. It's for the listener to determine. If we knew for sure the meaning at its geniuses it could ruin it for many listeners. That's why the book is better than the movie. The movie spells out the directors imagination thus eliminating the viewers.

  4. anonymous
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    Nov 17th 2009 report

    Dave Grohl has said of the song: "It's a song that's written about feeling helpless to someone else's demise. I've seen people lose it all to drugs and heartbreak and death. It's happened more than once in my life, but the one that's most noted is Kurt. And there are a lot of people that I've been angry with in my life, but the one that's most noted is Courtney. So it's pretty obvious to me that those correlations are gonna pop up every now and again." (thanks, Ian - Lakeville, MA)

  5. anonymous
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    Nov 17th 2009 report

    Time may not be the variable that allows one to "get it out of one's system" when one has lost a loved one. My mother lost her fight with cancer in 1992 from cancer and every day I feel her loss and the sadness that my toddler children will never know their grandmother. I miss Kurt and I didn't even know him.

  6. anonymous
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    Nov 15th 2009 report

    Look guys not every single Foo Fighters song is about Kurt its almost 15 years later I think he's got all the sadness out of his system.

  7. anonymous
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    Jul 30th 2009 report

    hey! this is the same dude who wrote that 5 star "anonomys" int. I AM 12 YEARS OLD.

    ps: the only reason im saying this is because to everyone who agreed with me. i just want to let you know that i thank you

  8. anonymous
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    Jun 13th 2009 report


    1.heart of gold but it lost it's pride(kurt was a good guy, but before he died he had alot of things going on in his life)

    2.bloodshot eyes(that speaks for itself)

    3. ive seen youre face in another light(dave remembering him)

    4. why'd you have to go and let it die(when kurt died, dave lost his best friend)

    5. in too deep and out of time(kurt had so many things happening at one time he took his life)

    6.simple man and his blushing bride(kurt and his wife)

    7.did you ever think of me(dave asking if kurt thought about how he would make his fans and friends feel when he died

    I don't care what Dave Grohl says. there are way too many clues leading to kurt cobain. I think that Dave wants to keep it private and that's why he isn't saying if it is.

  9. anonymous
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    Jun 13th 2009 report

    I believe that this song is about kurt because of clues given in the song. "simple man(kurt cobain),blushing bride(kurt's wife)";"bloodshot eyes(kurt had very eerie eyes),to see what i'm talking about, watch Nirvana's unplugged during the song "where did you sleep last night" after he screams "where".

    I may be wrong, but that is what I believe.

  10. anonymous
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    Jun 6th 2009 report

    Dave said himslf it's about a friend who had everything and he's just throwing it all away but not about kurt

  11. anonymous
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    May 18th 2009 report

    Dave Grohl is not dead and it is about someone letting a relationship die.

  12. anonymous
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    Dec 14th 2008 report

    naw man, in an interview dave grohl was asked if it was about kurt and he said that he knew as soon as he started writing the song that people would think its about kurt but its just about a relationship going down the drain, ect.

  13. anonymous
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    Dec 14th 2008 report

    This song is about Dave Grohl's animosity towards Courtney Love. He feels she was a great contributor to his death. But I love that he left the lyrics kind of open ended. One could easily say this is a break up song and one side of the party is cursing the other for ending a beautiful relationship.

  14. anonymous
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    Sep 24th 2008 report

    I'm pretty sure that Dave Grohl said it was about the death of Kurt Cobain. The "beautiful veins and blood-shot eyes" part could be a reference to Kurt's heroin abuse.

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