Foo Fighters : Wasting Light

Grunge / USA
(2011 - RCA Records / Roswell Records)
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Lyrics

1. BRIDGE BURNING

These are my famous last words!
My number's up, bridges burned

Why won't you let me disobey
It's getting kinda late but I don't wanna wait no more
Well may I have this dance of day
Locked in your regrets
Passed your test of faith

Another time another place
Another line upon your face
Another in your way

Down crooked chairs, the stairway passes
Comes the king of second chances
Now throw him in the flame

Whatever keeps you warm at night
(Whatever keeps you warm at night)
Whatever keeps you warm inside

Your bridges are burning down
They're all coming down
It's all coming round
You're burning them down
They're all coming down
It's all coming round
Your bridges are burning now

What if we put you in your place
I love it when you say
Giving everything a place

Tell now what's in it for me
Tell me now what's in it for me
No one's getting this for free
Tell me now what's in it for me

Whatever keeps you warm at night
(Whatever keeps you warm at night)
Whatever keeps you warm inside

Your bridges are burning down
They're all coming down
It's all coming round
You're burning them down
They're all coming down
It's all coming round
Your bridges are burning down

Gathering the ashes
Everything blown away
Gathering the ashes
Scatter and they blow away
Gathering the ashes
Everything blown away
Gathering the ashes
Scatter and they blow away

Your bridges are burning down
They're all coming down
It's all coming round
You're burning them down
They're all coming down
It's all coming round

Gathering the ashes (Your bridges are burning down)
Scatter as they blow away (They're all coming down)
Gathering the ashes
Scatter as they blow away (It's all coming round)
Gathering the ashes (You're burning them down)
They're all coming down
It's all coming round
Your bridges are burning down


2. ROPE

This indecision got me climbing up the walls
I've been cheating gravity and waiting on the falls
How did this come over me, I thought I was above it all
Our hopes gone up in smoke, swallow your crown

On a kiss, I thought I'd save my breath for you
On a kiss, I thought I'd save my breath for you

Give me some rope I'm coming loose,
I'm hanging on you
Give me some rope I'm coming loose,
I'm pulling for you now
Give me some rope I'm coming, out of my head,
Into the clear when you, go,
I, go, No

These premonitions
Got me crying up a storm

Leave your condition,
This position does no harm

On a kiss, I thought I'd save my breath for you
On a kiss, I thought I'd save my breath for you

Give me some rope I'm coming loose,
I'm hanging on you
Give me some rope I'm coming loose,
I'm pulling for you now
Give me some rope I'm coming,
Out of my head, into the clear when you, go,
I, go, No

Give me some rope I'm coming loose,
I'm hanging on you
Give me some rope I'm coming loose,
I'm pulling for you now
Give me some rope I'm coming,
Out of my head, into the clear when you, go,
I, go, No


3. DEAR ROSEMARY

You got away got away got away from me
Now get away get away get away from me

I couldn't grow just living in the shadow
Where do you go when no one's following you?
You ran away ran away it was right on cue

Said I go on and on and on and on and on and on with it

Rosemary you're part of me
You know you are you are you are
Rosemary you're part of me
You know you are you are you are
Rosemary you're part of me

Truth ain't gonna change the way you lie
Youth ain't change the way you die

Dear Rosemary
Dear Rosemary

You got away got away got away with it
You got away got away got away with it

False starts young hearts get shattered
Pick up the pieces coming down around you
You ran away ran away it was right on cue

Said I go on and on and on and on and on and on with it

Rosemary you're part of me
You know you are you are you are
Rosemary you're part of me
You know you are you are you are
Rosemary you're part of me

Truth ain't gonna change the way you lie
Youth ain't change the way you die

This was no ordinary life (This was no ordinary life)
This was no ordinary life (This was no ordinary life)

The ones I love
I've grown

Truth ain't gonna change the way you lie
Youth ain't change the way you die

Dear Rosemary (Dear Rosemary)
Be part of me (Be part of me)
Dear Rosemary (Dear Rosemary)
Be part of me (Be part of me)

You got away got away got away from me
Now get away get away get away from me


4. WHITE LIMO

I'll take you out of the wishin' well
I thinkin' I have a plan
Go with your bad self
Why did you cheat yourself?
You think you're losing
The China's not accusing
Now you're gonna take a hit on the head
Now if you don't care
Take a ride somewhere

Hey you got something
You wanna try and buy our soul
Hey you got something
That goes round and round and round again
Go..Go..You're never having to waste your lung
Go..Go..And the ride was shared.

Go Limo

I've got you stuck in the Habitrail
You've grown to lovin' this shit
Way out on a back shelf
Yeah you don't know what you've done
Look what you're doin'
Now mama says it's ruined
You've got a mollusk in the palm of your hand
So it's a bad smell
Your eyes wanna win

Hey you got something
You wanna try and buy our soul
Hey you got something
That goes round and round and round again
Go..Go..You're never having to waste your lung
Go..Go..And the ride was shared
Go..Go..Whatever happened to Day-Glo Jones?
Go..Go..And the ride was shared

Go


5. ARLANDRIA

Ain't that the way it always starts.
A simple round of conversation.
Became a shameful equation.
I flipped you station to station.

Hey. Don't go and turn the other way.
Don't say there's nothin more to say.
Come on, hear me out.
Hush, hush, settle down.
Button up, don't make a sound.
Shame, shame, go away.
Come again some other day.

You used to say I couldn't save you enough,
So I've been saving it up, I started saving it up.
And when you said I couldn't give you enough,
I started giving you up, I started giving you up.

You are not me, Arlandria, Arlandria.
You and what army, Arlandria, Arlandria?
Oh, God you gotta make it stop.
Chase all of those memories away,
Save them all for another day.
Don't you remember it was rain that drowned you.

Wait!
I wanna see if you can say.
I wan to keep all that i can take,
I feel much better now.
Use me up, spit me out,
Let me be your hand-me-down.
Fame, fame, go away, come again some other day.

You used to say I couldn't save you enough,
So I've been saving it up, I started saving it up.
And when you said I couldn't give you enough,
I started giving you up, I started giving you up.

You are not me, Arlandria, Arlandria.
You and what army, Arlandria, Arlandria?
Oh, God you gotta make it stop.

My sweet Virginia, I'm the same as I was in your arm.
My sweet Virginia, I'm the same as I was in your heart.

Shame, shame go away,
Come again some other day.
Memories keep haunting me.
Help me chase them all away.
Hush, now settle down,
Button up, don't make a sound.
Close your eyes, turn around.
Help me burn this to the ground.
Come now, take the blame, that's okay, I'll play the game.
I don't care, it's all the same, watch you all go up in Flames.
Use me up, spit me out,
Let me be your hand-me-down.
Fame, fame, go away, come again some other day.

You used to say I couldn't save you enough,
So I've been saving it up, I started saving it up.
And when you said I couldn't give you enough,
I started giving you up, I started giving you up.

You are not me, Arlandria, Arlandria.
You and what army, Arlandria, Arlandria?
Oh, God you gotta make it stop.

My sweet Virginia, oh, God you gotta make it stop.
My sweet Virginia, oh, God you gotta make it stop.


6. THESE DAYS

One of these days the ground will drop out from beneath your Feet
One of these days your heart will stop and play it's final Beat
One of these days the clocks will stop and time won't mean a Thing
One of these days their bombs will drop and silence Everything

But it's alright
Yet it's alright
I said it's alright

Easy for you to say
Your heart has never been broken
Your pride has never been stolen
Not yet not yet

One of these days
I bet your heart'll be broken
I bet your pride'll be stolen
I'll bet I'll bet I'll bet I'll bet
One of these days
One of these days

One of these days your eyes will close and pray you'll Disappear
One of these days you will forget to hope and learn to fear

But it's alright
Yet it's alright
I said it's alright

Easy for you to say
Your heart has never been broken
Your pride has never been stolen
Not yet not yet

One of these days
I bet your heart'll be broken
I bet your pride'll be stolen
I'll bet I'll bet I'll bet I'll bet
One of these days
One of these days

But it's alright
Yet it's alright
I said it's alright
Yes it's alright

Don't say it's alright
Don't say it's alright
Don't say it's alright

One of these days your heart will stop and play it's final Beat
But it's alright

Easy for you to say
Your heart has never been broken
Your pride has never been stolen
Not yet not yet

One of these days
I bet your heart will be broken
I bet your pride will be stolen
I'll bet I'll bet I'll bet I'll bet

One of these days
One of these days
One of these days


7. BACK & FORTH

Once upon a time I was somebody else
In another life, I saw myself
Way back then, back when I was you

Somewhere down the line I started to slip
Years gone by, biting my lip
All the while, all this time I knew

Now your on your own, one for the pages
Over the hill and through the ages
Does my heaven burn like hell on you?

Out beneath the cracks and coming in waves
Rolling like an earthquake under the pavement
Heavy now, tell me Mr.Truth

You got a lot of nerve
Now show a little backbone why don't you

I'm lookin' for some back and forth with you
Are you feeling the same as I do now and now and then?
I'm lookin' for some back and forth with you
Are you feeling the same as I do?
Down and out

Holding my breath I waited and waited
How'd the simple life get so complicated?
Shoes to fill, secrets to spill down you

Deer in the headlights, spoke in the wheel
You want pretend I need for real
I'm taking it back, all my IOU's

You got a lot of nerve
Now show a little backbone why don't you

You got a lot of nerve
Now show a little backbone why don't you


8. A MATTER OF TIME

Let's change the subject to someone else
You know, lately I've been subject to change.
Normally I reel in the strange.
Hangover, I'm older

You're one to talk, the heart is a clock
Just like a bomb it keeps on tikin' away
Counting down to denotate
You will need an army to summon me

It doesn't matter much to me,
If it doesn't matter much to you
uhuhuh
It doesn't matter much to me,
If it doesn't matter much to you

It's just a matter of time
Before, before
It's just a matter of time
Before, before
And though I hate to rewind
Before, before
It's just a matter of time

My past is getting us nowhere fast
I was never one for taking things slow
Nowhere seems like somewhere to go
Come over, and over

Doing my time for line after line
When will I learn to sing these crimes to myself?
Prisoners to share a cell with
I'm holding, still holding,
Holding you in.

It doesn't matter much to me,
If it doesn't matter much to you
uhuhuh
It doesn't matter much to me,
If it doesn't matter much to you

It's just a matter of time.
Before, before.
It's just a matter of time.
Before, before.
And though I hate to remind.
Before, before.
It's just a matter of time.

Where the hell were you?
Uhuhuh
Where the hell were you?
Uhuhuh
Where the hell were you?

It's just a matter of time.
Before, before.
It's just a matter of time.
Before, before.
And though I hate to revise.
Before, before.
It's just a matter of time.

What does it matter now?
What does it matter now?

What does it matter now?
What does it matter now?

It's just a matter of time.
Time!


9. MISS THE MISERY

If I had my way
If I had to lose
Wouldn't take back one thing
Never had much to choose

Then it dawned on me
Coming down on you
Like a cold sky raining under a burning moon

Waiting all your life your wish is coming true
Bless your heart for beating me right out of you

Miss the misery
Need a reason for a change
Need a reason to explain
So turn it on again

Don't change your mind
Your wasting light
Getting this?

What a nice long leash, what a nice tight noose
Never worked for me but sure would look good on you
Been waiting all your life your wish is coming true
Bless your heart for beating me right out of you

Miss the misery need a reason for a change
Need a reason to refrain
So turn it on again

Don't change our mind
Your wasting light
Getting this?

Miss the misery give me a reason for a change
Miss the misery give me a reason to refrain

Miss your misery today
Miss your misery today
C'mon and turn it on again

Don't change your mind your wasting light
Don't make this right
Don't make this right
Getting this?


10. I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN

I should have known that it would end this way
I should have known there was no other way
Didn't hear your warning
Damn my heart gone there

I should have known
Look at the shape you're in
I should have known
But I don't write in
One thing is for certain
As I'm standing here
I should have known

Lay your hands in mine
Heal me one last time
Though I cannot forgive you yet
No I cannot forgive you yet
To leave my heart in debt

I should have known
There was that side of you
I should have known
What was inside of you
Came without a warning
Caught me unaware
I should have known
I've been here before
I should have known
Don't want it anymore
One thing is for certain
I'm still standing here
I should have known

Lay your hands in mine
Heal me one last time
Though I cannot forgive you yet
No I cannot forgive you yet
To leave my heart in debt

No I cannot forgive you yet
No I cannot forgive you yet
To leave my heart in debt
I should have known

Maybe you was right
Didn't want a fight
I should have known
Couldn't see the signs
Couldn't run a lie
I should have known

Though I cannot forgive you yet
No I cannot forgive you yet
To leave my heart in debt
Though I cannot forgive you yet
No I cannot forgive you yet
To leave my heart in debt
No I cannot forgive you yet
No I cannot forgive you yet
To leave my heart in debt
I should have known.


11. WALK

A million miles away
Your signal in the distance
To whom it may concern
I think I lost my way
Getting good at starting over
Every time that I return

I'm learning to walk again
I believe I've waited long enough
Where do I begin?
I'm learning to talk again
Can't you see I've waited long enough
Where do I begin?

Do you remember the days
We built these paper mountains
And sat and watched them burn
I think I found my place
Can't you feel it growing stronger
Little conquerors

I'm learning to walk again
I believe I've waited long enough
Where do I begin?
I'm learning to talk again
I believe I've waited long enough
Where do I begin?

Now
For the very first time
Don't you pay no mind
Set me free again
To keep alive a moment at a time
But still inside a whisper to a riot
To sacrifice but knowing to survive
The first to climb another state of mind
I'm on my knees, I'm praying for a sign
Forever, whenever
I never wanna die
I never wanna die
I never wanna die
I'm on my knees
I never wanna die
I'm dancing on my grave
I'm running through the fire
Forever, whenever
I never wanna die
I never wanna leave
I never say goodbye
Forever, whenever, forever, whenever

I'm learning to walk again
I believe I've waited long enough
Where do I begin?
I'm learning to talk again
Can't you see I've waited long enough
Where do I begin?

I'm learning to walk again
I believe I've waited long enough
I'm learning to talk again
Can't you see I've waited long enough



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