Everlong
Foo Fighters Lyrics


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Hello
I've waited here for you
Everlong

Tonight, 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 sang

And I wonder
When I sing along with you

If everything could ever be this real forever
If anything could ever be this good again
The only thing I'll ever ask of you
You've got to promise not to stop when I say when
She sang

Breathe out
So I can breathe you in
Hold you in
And now
I know you've always been
Out of your head
Out of my head, I sang

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've got to promise not to stop when I say when
She sang

And I wonder

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've got to promise not to stop when I say when

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Foo Fighters' "Everlong" tell a story of longing and the struggle to capture a moment of intense emotional connection. The singer is addressing a lover whom they have waited for and are willing to throw themselves into completely. The first two lines set a tone of anticipation and expectation, leading into a main refrain that repeats throughout the song. The lines "Breathe out, so I can breathe you in / Hold you in" are particularly powerful, with their suggestion that the two lovers are seeking to merge together in a way that transcends physical boundaries.


However, the song also includes some hints of tension and confusion. The line "Out of her head, she sang," for example, could be interpreted in a few different ways. Is the woman singing joyfully, or is she perhaps feeling detached from reality in a concerning way? Similarly, the line "You've got to promise not to stop when I say when" suggests that there may be some fear of the connection ending prematurely, either due to external circumstances or a loss of interest.


Overall, "Everlong" is a song about the elusive nature of blissful moments and the struggle to hold onto them. The repetition of the main refrain reinforces that sense of longing, while the contrast between the soaring chorus and the more subdued verses adds an extra layer of complexity.


Line by Line Meaning

Hello
The singer is greeting someone or something, possibly a metaphor for a new stage in his life.


I've waited here for you
The singer has been looking forward to this moment for a long time, possibly a moment of love or connection.


Everlong
This is the title of the song, and may refer to the timeless quality of the feelings expressed in the song.


Tonight, I throw myself into
The singer is committing himself fully to the present moment, possibly with a sense of risk or danger.


And out of the red
The singer is moving from a state of intensity or danger, possibly related to feeling out of control or lost.


Out of her head, she sang
Another character (possibly a woman) is expressing her feelings through singing or talking, and may be going through her own intense experience.


Come down and waste away with me
The singer is inviting someone to spend time with him, in a way that may not be productive or healthy, but feels authentic and meaningful.


Down with me
The singer is emphasizing the importance of being together, even if it means going to a lower place emotionally or figuratively.


Slow, how you wanted it to be
The singer is slowing down the pace of the moment, in order to fully experience it and connect with someone else.


I'm over my head
The singer is in deep, perhaps over his capacity to fully understand or handle what is happening.


Out of her head, she sang
The other character continues to express herself through singing or talking, possibly revealing more about her emotional state or experience.


And I wonder
The singer is reflecting on the moment, perhaps questioning its meaning or his ability to understand it fully.


When I sing along with you
The singer is connecting with the other character through a shared experience or emotion, possibly deepening their connection.


If everything could ever be this real forever
The singer is reflecting on the possibility of maintaining this level of intensity or intimacy indefinitely, perhaps wishing it were possible.


If anything could ever be this good again
The singer is acknowledging that this moment is special and valuable, and wondering if he will ever experience something like it again.


The only thing I'll ever ask of you
The singer is making a request of the other character, implying that this moment is so meaningful he hopes it will continue.


You've got to promise not to stop when I say when
The singer is asking the other character to commit to staying with him, possibly through challenging or difficult moments.


She sang
The other character continues to express herself through singing or talking, emphasizing her own voice and agency in the moment.


Breathe out
The singer is taking a deep breath, possibly to calm himself or to focus on his physical experience.


So I can breathe you in
The singer is using the metaphor of breathing to describe his connection with the other character, emphasizing the importance of presence and intimacy.


Hold you in
The singer is expressing a desire to hold onto the moment or the other character, possibly fearing its passing or loss.


And now
The singer is moving into a new moment, possibly feeling changed or transformed by the experience so far.


I know you've always been
The singer is expressing a sense of understanding or realization about the other character, possibly seeing them in a new light or with a deeper appreciation.


Out of your head
The singer is recognizing the other character's experience of intensity or disassociation, and possibly relating to it.


Out of my head, I sang
The singer is expressing his own experience of intensity or disassociation, emphasizing the importance of being present and grounded in the moment.


And I wonder
The singer is returning to a reflective state, perhaps processing the significance of this moment more deeply.


If everything could ever feel this real forever
The singer is emphasizing the raw, authentic emotions of the moment, and wishing they could continue indefinitely.


If anything could ever be this good again
The singer is acknowledging the importance and value of this moment, and wondering if he will experience it again in the future.


The only thing I'll ever ask of you
The singer is restating his request for commitment and presence from the other character, emphasizing its importance.


You've got to promise not to stop when I say when
The singer is repeating his request for the other character's commitment to the moment, emphasizing its importance.


She sang
The other character continues to express herself through singing or talking, emphasizing her own voice and agency in the moment.


And I wonder
The singer returns to a reflective state, perhaps processing the significance of the repeated refrain and its implications for the moment.




Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: David Eric Grohl

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Lyrics

Hello
I've waited here for you
Everlong

Tonight, 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 sang

And I wonder
When I sing along with you

If everything could ever be this real forever
If anything could ever be this good again
The only thing I'll ever ask of you
You've got to promise not to stop when I say when
She sang

Breathe out
So I can breathe you in
Hold you in
And now
I know you've always been
Out of your head
Out of my head, I sang

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've got to promise not to stop when I say when
She sang

And I wonder

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've got to promise not to stop when I say when



@matuili2633

Hello
I've waited here for you
Everlong
Tonight, 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 sang
And I wonder
When I sing along with you
If everything could ever be this real forever
If anything could ever be this good again
The only thing I'll ever ask of you
You've got to promise not to stop when I say when
She sang
Breathe out
So I can breathe you in
Hold you in
And now
I know you've always been
Out of your head
Out of my head, I sang
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've got to promise not to stop when I say when
She sang
And I wonder
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've got to promise not to stop when I say when



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@DjentFoxProductions

Dad died today.
1:20 am.
A five day battle with brain cancer.
I played this song for hours on a $49 dollar acoustic guitar beside his death bed.
He couldn't talk but I know he could hear.
It was the last song he ever heard,
and it was an honor to play it for you.
I'll miss you forever dad.

Edit: Your comments saved my life. Thank you.

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