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Foo Fighters — Everlong
Album: The Colour & The Shape
Avg rating:
7.6

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Total ratings: 4169









Released: 1997
Length: 4:02
Plays (last 30 days): 4
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 feel this real forever
If anything could ever be this good again
The only thing I'll ever ask of you
You 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 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 got to promise not to stop when I say when
Comments (649)add comment
Sorry, people. This song (and David Grohl) is overrated. Definitive truth.
have you seen the video of the 10 year old british girl absolutely killing this song?    I wish I could post a link- but look up Nandi Bushnell v. Dave Grohl on Everlong.  It's awesome.
 
best air drums song
 jimmy99s wrote:
Great track - and a very good rock album too. I don't understand any Nirvana fans not digging early Foo Fighters. Not as into their newest stuff, but this is raw and full of power!
 

Some of us were just still mad that Kurt was gone. Took me a long time to get on board, despite how damn catchy the songs were.

Clearly, Foo Fighters has put out tons of top notch music. It's a lot more pop than Nirvana wanted to be, and maybe that's part of the angst too?
Foo Fighters music proves that Kurt was the true RnR outsider in Nirvana.
You can really hear the Sunny Day Real Estate chops in the compositions on this album!
No wonder Kurt killed himself... Well, that and Courtney Love...
I just noticed their 'Also known as' name. I don't care who you are, that's funny!
c.
Foo bar
Just the lift i need to the start of my day.
Killer groove. Ahhhhhh! So good.
 meatmike wrote:
You gotta love the way these guys just love to rock!  Never mind nuances and shit, just rock!
 
My husband plays a mean air guitar to this.  Rock on!
Just sat down back at my desk. 
Put on my headphones ......Dead air........
Then this starts to crank.
I do love me some Radio Paradise!
"Ladies and Gentlemen, guaranteed to fight more foo, the Foo Fighters."
-David Letterman introducing Foo Fighters
The first of many amazing songs from Foo Fighters.
I never get tired of this!!
 idiot_wind wrote:
Uh oh! I'm running of of !!!!
 
You're certainly running out of something.
 coyotexxx2 wrote:

Rock and Roll is dead! Long live Rock and Roll! 


 

... be it dead or alive!
"Most Excellent",  Alt Rock " hit  from 1997....love it !
 unclehud wrote:


Sit down and take your meds, bro.
 
Sorry unclehud,

It's just that this is the world's greatest band ever! Nobody has ever played RnR like them! 

They are so good! So unique! 

Uh oh! I'm running of of !!!!
 Stephen_Phillips wrote:
To those that don't "get" this song or the Foo Fighters in general picture this scene...

As a father of 2 teenage sons (15 and 13) sitting up the the balcony with the 13 year old one waiting for the concert to start "dad please can I go into the mosh pit with my brother please?".

"But your mum said that you could only go to the concert if you stayed with me in the balcony."

"Please  dad please?".

"Oh alright... but if it starts to get rough I am going down to get you out of there - OK".

The house lights dim then a red floodlight shines on a giant FF logo backdrop behind which Everlong starts quietly in Dave Grohl style, the tension builds, his singing voice gets harsher and the tempo increases, I break out in a cold sweat, then suddenly full white arc lights light the whole place like daylight and the young ones in the mosh pit get supercharged into a seething frenzied mass.

It never ended up as a full scale riot and everything settled down eventually but just for that one moment I thought "what have I done?".

You had to be there and be part of it I suppose.

Happy memories. 
 

As the father of two sons, now in their late 30's, I get it.  there's a fine line between incredible adventure and irresponsibility.  Glad yours survived, and I'd bet my house they remember that "adventure" for the rest of their lives ... as clearly as you will!
 idiot_wind wrote:
Wow!
What soaring vocals!
What soaring guitar playing!
What soaring drumming!
What soaring bass playing!
Wow!
 

Sit down and take your meds, bro.
GAWWD I like this.

Wow!

What soaring vocals!

What soaring guitar playing!

What soaring drumming!

What soaring bass playing!

Wow!
Too much! 
Ah, what a band!
They played in Pula arean (= as in a Roman amphiteater) this June (2019)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...



(*not my video)

One of the best concerts ever! 
They did two  3 hour shows (2 days in a row)


(and picked out a guy from the audience to play drums with them on the second night !
Two guys from DC in a row.  Intentional?
What Sonic Youth would sound like if a pop band.
ohh yeah now coming energy for my body 
You gotta love the way these guys just love to rock!  Never mind nuances and shit, just rock!
Saw them here in Dallas last year. It was one of the the most entertaining, high energy, exiciting shows I've ever been to.    Taylor Hawkins, man or machine is what we were asking as we left.
 Stephen_Phillips wrote:
To those that don't "get" this song or the Foo Fighters in general picture this scene...

As a father of 2 teenage sons (15 and 13) sitting up the the balcony with the 13 year old one waiting for the concert to start "dad please can I go into the mosh pit with my brother please?".

"But your mum said that you could only go to the concert if you stayed with me in the balcony."

"Please  dad please?".

"Oh alright... but if it starts to get rough I am going down to get you out of there - OK".

The house lights dim then a red floodlight shines on a giant FF logo backdrop behind which Everlong starts quietly in Dave Grohl style, the tension builds, his singing voice gets harsher and the tempo increases, I break out in a cold sweat, then suddenly full white arc lights light the whole place like daylight and the young ones in the mosh pit get supercharged into a seething frenzied mass.

It never ended up as a full scale riot and everything settled down eventually but just for that one moment I thought "what have I done?".

You had to be there and be part of it I suppose.

Happy memories. 
 
I saw them in an Open Air Concert in Berlin several years ago and i can imagine your sons got a connecting memory they will remember their whole live.

Great band. Uh and i nearly forgot that in the last part of the concert Lemmy Kilmister appeared and they did like 2 songs together . Great
Great track - and a very good rock album too. I don't understand any Nirvana fans not digging early Foo Fighters. Not as into their newest stuff, but this is raw and full of power!
 
           
       
To those that don't "get" this song or the Foo Fighters in general picture this scene...

As a father of 2 teenage sons (15 and 13) sitting up the the balcony with the 13 year old one waiting for the concert to start "dad please can I go into the mosh pit with my brother please?".

"But your mum said that you could only go to the concert if you stayed with me in the balcony."

"Please  dad please?".

"Oh alright... but if it starts to get rough I am going down to get you out of there - OK".

The house lights dim then a red floodlight shines on a giant FF logo backdrop behind which Everlong starts quietly in Dave Grohl style, the tension builds, his singing voice gets harsher and the tempo increases, I break out in a cold sweat, then suddenly full white arc lights light the whole place like daylight and the young ones in the mosh pit get supercharged into a seething frenzied mass.

It never ended up as a full scale riot and everything settled down eventually but just for that one moment I thought "what have I done?".

You had to be there and be part of it I suppose.

Happy memories. 
More
MMMMOOOOAAAAARRRR
Awesome song from an awesome album
Ooohhh that transition from Queen's The Show Must Go On was phenomenal.
 reijkman wrote:
For some reason the chorus of this song totally takes away the magic of the track for me. Probably the chord progression. This seems to work better in the acoustic version, probably because the vocals are way less screamy.
 

Hey reijkman, 

You are not allowed to criticize this band. They are anoited as the best RnR band in the world now. 

Ok...I stopped laughing now. 
For some reason the chorus of this song totally takes away the magic of the track for me. Probably the chord progression. This seems to work better in the acoustic version, probably because the vocals are way less screamy.
When a band and a song really come together perfectly, you can tell it right away.  FFs are a decent band, but this is an example where they really nailed it with great songwriting (music and lyrics) and great performance. First rate track, even if you think this band is overrated. 
I forget. On this song are singing about Pain? Or is it Angst? Or is it Anger?  Or is it Despair? It's called the PAAD formula and they've been milking it for 20+ years. 
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

PSD.
 pinto wrote:

Totally agree.

  I agree too, Foo Fighters are so overrated.


 Ableragtacker wrote:
The one good song the Foo Fighters ever did

 
Totally agree.
 cenesizo wrote:
the acoustic version is also amazing but nothing beats the original version. this is definitely god like. 10. 

 
Yes I think for that very reason I will bump my rating 9 > 10!
the acoustic version is also amazing but nothing beats the original version. this is definitely god like. 10. 
"Now here is my favorite band playing my favorite song"  -David Letterman (first show back after his by-pass) {#Dancingbanana_2}
this is music 10
Sugar
This is literally my favorite song of all time. I love you Radio Paradise. xoxo 
Perfect pop.  10
 kingart wrote:
Two countries, two minds, one song.  {#Ask}

Me, I want to play drums like that. 

Piranga
(Boise, ID)
Posted: Nov 29, 2016 - 13:13
 

Dreamy and beautiful - 10.

trevc
(Wincanton, UK)
Posted: Nov 25, 2016 - 05:14
 

Just awful.  

 
That's why there's the PSD button. For me, this is a great song.
Two countries, two minds, one song.  {#Ask}

Me, I want to play drums like that. 

Piranga
(Boise, ID)
Posted: Nov 29, 2016 - 13:13
 

Dreamy and beautiful - 10.

trevc
(Wincanton, UK)
Posted: Nov 25, 2016 - 05:14
 

Just awful.  
Dreamy and beautiful - 10.
Just awful. 
 Skydog wrote:
I don't care what the neighbors say I like this song

 
+20 dB {#Laughing}
I don't care what the neighbors say I like this song
 Shmelo wrote:

I love nearly everything Grohl does... except FF. It's like he tries to write forgettable songs. Meh.

 

Strong 3/10



 
Sorry but you have got this completely the wrong way around - most everything he does with FF is great and his songs are memorable.

Bumping your 3 up to 9. 
 dwhayslett wrote:

You've made it clear many times over that you have some very limited taste in music.  To me, the puzzling part is how proud of that you seem to be.

 
It's also puzzling how often he uses the word "hook" in relation to music and apparently doesn't have any idea what the word means. Whether or not one likes this song, it's got more hooks than a tackle box.  It doesn't seem he's aware of the definition of "truncated" either, even though he frequently uses that word as well.
 God wrote:
Headbanging Roadtrip Gif from

 
Had to bump this

I love nearly everything Grohl does... except FF. It's like he tries to write forgettable songs. Meh.

 

Strong 3/10


 motobecane wrote:
Great song for driving with the radio at 11.
 
Indeed. I remember a nice drive through the french alps, going very steep uphill and racing against a fast Mercedes. {#Laughing} One of my best driving experiences and this song was on the MP3 player. I lost the race, but it was fun. My wife was nauseous for hours afterwards, but she didn't complain.
 
 h8rhater wrote:

He IS hating and, judging from your list of faves, you are stuck with a view of Rock music that is decades old.  I love those old classics too, but bands like the Foos are making great Rock music right now (and for the last 20 years).  They bring joy, power, talent, and unbridled enthusiam to the genre.  What more could a rocker ask for?

They tore old RFK stadium apart on the 4th of July and did to that house the same level of justice that the very first Rock band that played there did nearly 50 years ago.
 
Not necessarily a Foo Fighters fan, but RFK was a great show.  I'm a bit more of a fan after that.  Great song for driving with the radio at 11.

Chatted briefly with Dave, nice guy and certainly one of the hardest working guys in the music business.
EVERY time I think (hope) the opening chords are Sonic Youth...but alas No.  They took those chords just about verbatim from SY!
 
dropped D tuning

quite a lot of fun CRUNCHY 
If you feel that this song is too loud, then maybe finnish blackmetal is more your thing? {#War}
Hmmm... success seems to breed contempt for the H8r crowd. 
 h8rhater wrote:


Dave of Thrones

 

I agree, this is pretty lame.


 idiot_wind wrote:
Uh oh...boring, predicable, non-hooky, formulaic,repetitive, truncated, music from the band that somehow gets anointed as the leading RnR band in recent years.

I guess when a huge void exists (good RnR), any thing that enters the space can assume the title.

RnR in 2015...is it dead?   

 
You've made it clear many times over that you have some very limited taste in music.  To me, the puzzling part is how proud of that you seem to be.
 JanzieNL wrote:
BEST. 
SONG.
EVER.
 

 
Egads! Were you born yesterday? 
 idiot_wind wrote:
Uh oh...boring, predicable, non-hooky, formulaic,repetitive, truncated, music from the band that somehow gets anointed as the leading RnR band in recent years.

I guess when a huge void exists (good RnR), any thing that enters the space can assume the title.

RnR in 2015...is it dead?   

 
Rock and Roll is dead! Long live Rock and Roll! 


 dduncan wrote:
How does sonic wallpaper like this get confused with music? Have our collective ears been beaten to a pulp? This is absolutely banal and I have no idea how an otherwise at least kind of savvy audience can give this a 7.6.



 
To each his own but it sounds fantastic to me and brings back some bittersweet memories. Love this song. 
I remember borrowing this album from the library when it came out. It costed me about 2 euro but it was cheaper than buying. Mind you I was 15 back then.
There was a big mister motorgang with tattoos and stuff working at the place at that moment. He stoot out against all the other employees looking like grandmothers and other boring characters. I suspected him to have a social service job after sitting out some jail time. I was a little afraid for him.
He followed me to the exit of the library and I was getting nervous. What does he want from me? I tried to ignore him and just casually look forwards, until his hand touched my shoulder. I turned around and he said: "You have a good taste sir" and we both smiled.
 dduncan wrote:
How does sonic wallpaper like this get confused with music? Have our collective ears been beaten to a pulp? This is absolutely banal and I have no idea how an otherwise at least kind of savvy audience can give this a 7.6.

 
It's only Rock and Roll, man. "If it's too loud, you're too old" {#Nyah}

If you ever need to fight Foo, these are the guys you want.
- Dave Letterman

 
How does sonic wallpaper like this get confused with music? Have our collective ears been beaten to a pulp? This is absolutely banal and I have no idea how an otherwise at least kind of savvy audience can give this a 7.6.


gillette the best a man can get
BEST. 
SONG.
EVER.
 
Uh oh...boring, predicable, non-hooky, formulaic,repetitive, truncated, music from the band that somehow gets anointed as the leading RnR band in recent years.

I guess when a huge void exists (good RnR), any thing that enters the space can assume the title.

RnR in 2015...is it dead?   
{#Bananajam}{#Drummer}
YAWN
Come on, it's my birthday - let's get freaky {#Cowboy} 
they picked the right name for that one!  {#Grumpy}
 Oxen1morale wrote:
Yes, the Foo Fighters never really did anything for me, they're kind of like a Seattle version of Weezer

 
Hmmm, I'd say a Virginia version of Nirvanna
Yes, the Foo Fighters never really did anything for me, they're kind of like a Seattle version of Weezer
One of  the best albums from the 1990's,...........promise not to stop when I say when
 wgsu_1978 wrote:
Acoustic version is infinitely better. 
 
You mean the KFOG version? Yeah, it is pretty excellent.
BTW, this is the second time this got played in the couple of hours I've been listening but I'm totally okay with that.
Acoustic version is infinitely better. 
Still crazy about this song...makes me feel so good...ha.{#Kiss}
Hi RP DJ-

Wake up.  Everlong has been playing for 1/2 hr. 
Still going, but it is called "Everlong"...
 eveliko wrote:
{#Crashcomp} 4th time in a darn row, but surprisingly I haven't muted yet

 
Glad to know it's not just me that spun off into one of the circles of hell!  So annoying...
I use iTunes and it's still playing!
I just tuned in, so its the first time i'm hearing it. Rock on.....
32k also working :-) 
 eveliko wrote:
{#Crashcomp} 4th time in a darn row, but surprisingly I haven't muted yet

 
I thought that song was getting kinda long...
Oh right, I was on the 128kbps AAC stream, and switching to the 128k MP3 stream worked.
{#Crashcomp} 4th time in a darn row, but surprisingly I haven't muted yet
 ciolca wrote:

It is repeating for the 192kb version. The 128kb one is fine and according to the playlist

 
Nice catch, thanks.
Radio Paradise must be Dave Grohl's new favorite station.
 ciolca wrote:

It is repeating for the 192kb version. The 128kb one is fine and according to the playlist

 
96 kb here - repeating changed to 192 and that is updating.
 kojiroh wrote:
Uh, this is repeating itself for the 3rd time now. Click on the repeat toggle once too many, Bill?

 
It is repeating for the 192kb version. The 128kb one is fine and according to the playlist
Change the title of this one to Groundhog Day.
Uh, this is repeating itself for the 3rd time now. Click on the repeat toggle once too many, Bill?
 DanFHiggins wrote:
? so good you had to play it twice today Bill?

 
I was wondering about that?!?! I think he just opted for a third run.....
? so good you had to play it twice  three four five times today Bill?

Back in the day I was travelling to Fla along 95 and coming into Richmond at 0 dark thirty. I came upon a station playing The Rolling Stone's Satisfaction. I lost count but it played until I could no longer pick the station up. Must have been the last hurrah before changing formats.
Boring, predictable, monotonic, formulaic.

RnR RIP.  

FYI: if you hit PSD you will hear some kick-ass Yes! Yeah baby!
 fitmartin wrote:
Outstanding drummer!
 
I am pretty sure that it is Dave as he laid down most of the drum tracks on the Colour And The Shape himself after being dissatisfied with the tracks by their then drummer. Need to fact check that. 
 max_p wrote:

he aint hating, Rock is dying and we need better than this to keep it jamming

 
He IS hating and, judging from your list of faves, you are stuck with a view of Rock music that is decades old.  I love those old classics too, but bands like the Foos are making great Rock music right now (and for the last 20 years).  They bring joy, power, talent, and unbridled enthusiam to the genre.  What more could a rocker ask for?

They tore old RFK stadium apart on the 4th of July and did to that house the same level of justice that the very first Rock band that played there did nearly 50 years ago.

Dave of Thrones
Always brings me to a halt to listen. Something beyond the usual in this song.
{#Dancingbanana}

Errrr... What was I doing?
 idiot_wind wrote:
Boring, mundane, monotonous, predicable, souless..."thud and drone" music. These are the caretakers of 21st RnR.  Ahhhh!

Nothing sadder to see how these guys kiss the ass of the real RnR bands...acting that this association makes them RnR elite. What a joke.    

RnR...RIP.  

P.S., Hey Foo Fighters...look up the word "hooks"...and not the fishing tackle definition.  Learn what the terms means and try it once in a while, instead of following the same "thud and drone" formula.    

By the way, 1995 was 20 years ago. Try something different, would ya? 

 
Enough of these long-winded screeds. This is pop music, Junior. Like it or don't, but spare us the bloviation and get back to work.
LOVE THIS SING
 h8rhater wrote:

The wind clearly blows from its source.

 
he aint hating, Rock is dying and we need better than this to keep it jamming
 Forest267 wrote:
Really enjoying the Sonic Highways series on HBO... the more I learn about Dave Grohl and this band, the more impressed I am. Great musicians, and true fans of music. The appreciation they show for genres beyond their own, the performers, the history, the technology, even the landscape that shaped the sound - admirable. If you haven't seen the series, try to check it out.

 
It's so good!  The DVD can be had for under $30 which is amazingly un-cash-grabby for 8 episodes of great documentary.

I'm assuming all 8 are great, but I'm only halfway through. :) 
 idiot_wind wrote:
Boring, mundane, monotonous, predicable, souless..."thud and drone" music. These are the caretakers of 21st RnR.  Ahhhh!

Nothing sadder to see how these guys kiss the ass of the real RnR bands...acting that this association makes them RnR elite. What a joke.    

RnR...RIP.  

P.S., Hey Foo Fighters...look up the word "hooks"...and not the fishing tackle definition.  Learn what the terms means and try it once in a while, instead of following the same "thud and drone" formula.    

By the way, 1995 was 20 years ago. Try something different, would ya? 

 
The wind clearly blows from its source.
{#Naughty} No way!
One of my fav FF songs but I do prefer acoustic version. That would be a 9-pointer!{#Bananajam}