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Foo Fighters - Sonic Highways Album Lyrics



Foo Fighters - Sonic Highways Lyrics






Something From Nothing

Give me the flammable life
I'm cold as a match ready to strike
So here I go

Here lies a city on fire
Singing along
The arsonist choir
Now here I go

It's started with a spark
And burned into the dark
Now here I go

There is a river I've found
Into the wild
Under the ground
So here I go

A button on a string
And I heard everything
Now here I go
Well...

Oh sweet ignition be my fuse
You have no choice you have to choose
Bid farewell to yesterday
Say goodbye I'm on my way

But in the end we all
Come from what's come before
So here I go
Well...

Oh sweet ignition be my fuse
You have no choice you have to choose
Bid farewell to yesterday
Say goodbye I'm on my way

I threw it all away because
I had to be what never was
Been so hungry I could lie
Took my word, I took your wine

And held you in my bloody hands
These rattled bones and rubber bands
Washed them in the muddy water
Looking for a dime and found a quarter

But you can't make me change my name
They'll never make me change my name
Pay no mind now ain't that something
F*ck it all I came from nothing

I'm something from nothing
You are my fuse
I'm something from nothing
You are my fuse

It goes oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
It goes oh, oh, oh
All rise!

No you can't make me change my name
You'll never make me change my name
Pay no mind no wait that something
F*ck it all I came from nothing

I'm something
From nothing
I'm something
From nothing

[Thanks to pocketjacks for correcting these lyrics]
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Writer: Chris Shiflett, David Grohl, Georg Ruthenberg, Nate Mendel, Oliver Taylor Hawkins
Copyright: Lyrics © BMG Rights Management




The Feast And The Famine

That night they were burning for truth
Down on the corner of 14th and U
They took your soul and they took you for fools
Took all the windows from prisons and schools
Now what's a poor man left to do?

One heart now broken in two
You start untying the hands of the youth
New kids hear the sound of the drumming
Mother Nature your Summer is coming
Yesterday and today
Revolution on its way

Amen
It was The Feast and the Famine
Amen
It was The Feast and the Famine
It was The Feast and the Famine
Feast and the Famine

Crossroads with nothing to lose
Out of the basement and in to the news
Come change, now shit getting heavy
Salvation at the ready
You look when I walked by
Still screaming 'til I die
You can't find peace if you can't find a home
You can't survive as an island alone
Black heart with a gaping wound
Put back together by a troubled groove
Check yourself
Wreck your brains
Where is that P.M.A.?

Amen
It was The Feast and the Famine
Amen
It was The Feast and the Famine
It was The Feast and the Famine
Feast and the Famine

Hey, where is the monument?
To the dreams we forget?
We need a monument
And change will come
Yeah change will come
Is there anybody there? (Anybody there?)
Anybody there? (Anybody there?)
There?

Amen
It was The Feast and the Famine
Amen
It was The Feast and the Famine
It was The Feast and the Famine
Feast and the Famine

Amen
Where is the monument?
To the dreams we forget?
Amen
We need a monument
And change will come
And change will come
Is there anybody there? (Anybody there?)
Anybody there? (Anybody there?)
There?
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Writer: CHRIS SHIFLETT, DAVID GROHL, GEORG RUTHENBERG, NATE MENDEL, TAYLOR HAWKINS
Copyright: Lyrics © BMG Rights Management




Congregation

Give me the flammable life
I'm cold as a match ready to strike
So here I go

Here lies a city on fire
Singing along
The arsonist choir
Now here I go

It's started with a spark
And burned into the dark
Now here I go

There is a river I've found
Into the wild
Under the ground
So here I go

A button on a string
And I heard everything
Now here I go
Well...

Oh sweet ignition be my fuse
You have no choice you have to choose
Bid farewell to yesterday
Say goodbye I'm on my way

But in the end we all
Come from what's come before
So here I go
Well...

Oh sweet ignition be my fuse
You have no choice you have to choose
Bid farewell to yesterday
Say goodbye I'm on my way

I threw it all away because
I had to be what never was
Been so hungry I could lie
Took my word, I took your wine

And held you in my bloody hands
These rattled bones and rubber bands
Washed them in the muddy water
Looking for a dime and found a quarter

But you can't make me change my name
They'll never make me change my name
Pay no mind now ain't that something
F*ck it all I came from nothing

I'm something from nothing
You are my fuse
I'm something from nothing
You are my fuse

It goes oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
It goes oh, oh, oh
All rise!

No you can't make me change my name
You'll never make me change my name
Pay no mind no wait that something
F*ck it all I came from nothing

I'm something
From nothing
I'm something
From nothing

[Thanks to pocketjacks for correcting these lyrics]
[ Correct these Lyrics ]

Writer: Chris Shiflett, David Grohl, Georg Ruthenberg, Nate Mendel, Oliver Taylor Hawkins
Copyright: Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Songtrust Ave




What Did I Do? / God As My Witness

Give me the flammable life
I'm cold as a match ready to strike
So here I go

Here lies a city on fire
Singing along
The arsonist choir
Now here I go

It's started with a spark
And burned into the dark
Now here I go

There is a river I've found
Into the wild
Under the ground
So here I go

A button on a string
And I heard everything
Now here I go
Well...

Oh sweet ignition be my fuse
You have no choice you have to choose
Bid farewell to yesterday
Say goodbye I'm on my way

But in the end we all
Come from what's come before
So here I go
Well...

Oh sweet ignition be my fuse
You have no choice you have to choose
Bid farewell to yesterday
Say goodbye I'm on my way

I threw it all away because
I had to be what never was
Been so hungry I could lie
Took my word, I took your wine

And held you in my bloody hands
These rattled bones and rubber bands
Washed them in the muddy water
Looking for a dime and found a quarter

But you can't make me change my name
They'll never make me change my name
Pay no mind now ain't that something
F*ck it all I came from nothing

I'm something from nothing
You are my fuse
I'm something from nothing
You are my fuse

It goes oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
It goes oh, oh, oh
All rise!

No you can't make me change my name
You'll never make me change my name
Pay no mind no wait that something
F*ck it all I came from nothing

I'm something
From nothing
I'm something
From nothing

[Thanks to pocketjacks for correcting these lyrics]
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Copyright: Lyrics © Original Writer and Publisher




Outside

(Feat. Joe Walsh & recorded at Rancho de la Luna in Joshua Tree, CA. )

There you are dancing at your altar
Beautiful earthling, dressed in cashmere
All of your sound echoes in the canyons
Down below they're dreaming
Hear the sirens screaming
Another time, another world
Girls were boys and boys were girls
Find the glitter in the litter
Like a haunt, it's got to move
Everybody needs some room
There's something out there

There's a long straight road, out of the cold
And we can leave it all behind
I wanna get outside, baby, let's get outside
I wanna get outside, outside, of me

Oh, I found the space between the spaces
Standing in the nothing, and time will cling to
And as the wind will beat you down
And the wind the only sound
There's something out there

There's a long straight road, out of the cold
And we can leave it all behind
I wanna get outside, baby, let's get outside
I wanna get outside, outside, of me

There's a long straight road, out of the cold
And we can leave it all behind
I wanna get outside, baby, let's get outside
I wanna get outside, outside, of me
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Writer: CHRIS SHIFLETT, DAVID GROHL, GEORG RUTHENBERG, NATE MENDEL, TAYLOR HAWKINS
Copyright: Lyrics © BMG Rights Management




In The Clear

There are days I might not make it
There are days I might start brakin'
When the rains starts coming down as heavy as the air
you can find me dancing with the spear
it's in the square god damn I swear

There are times I feel like givin'
There are times I begin to begin again
look outside the world keeps spinning like a paddle wheel
rolling for the broken hearted waiting on the heel

You know I'm not in the clear
You are not in the clear
Don't you go count me out now dear

You know I'm not in the clear
You are not in the clear
Don't you go count me out now dear

In the clear

There are places I don't remember
There are faces I don't remember
How could I forget you painted stars into the sky
Coming like a reaper marching in the second life

You know I'm not in the clear
You are not in the clear
Don't you go count me out now dear

You know I'm not in the clear
You are not in the clear
Don't you go count me out now dear

In the clear

And if I should drown
May this be the sound
To wash me out!

You know I'm not in the clear
You are not in the clear
Don't you go count me out now dear

You know I'm not in the clear
You are not in the clear
Don't you go count me out now dear

In the clear
In the clear
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Writer: CHRIS SHIFLETT, DAVID GROHL, GEORG RUTHENBERG, NATE MENDEL, TAYLOR HAWKINS
Copyright: Lyrics © BMG Rights Management




Subterranean

Nothing left within, I've been mined
Hell and back again, subterranean
I've been digging in down inside
I will start again, subterranean

But the truth is so unkind
What do you know, how low the sky
Yet the truth is so unkind
What do you know, how low the sky

You might think you know me
I know damn well you don't
Oh no, oh no, you don't

You might think you own me
I know damn well you don't
Oh no, oh no, you don't

Buried my heart, cannot go this alone
And I might think you love me
But I know damn well you don't
Oh no, you don't

Bring all your lies leave them deep in the dirt
Oh no, you don't
Pull down my eyes
Lay me deep in the earth
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Writer: CHRIS SHIFLETT, DAVID GROHL, GEORG RUTHENBERG, NATE MENDEL, TAYLOR HAWKINS
Copyright: Lyrics © BMG Rights Management




I Am A River

There is a secret
I found a secret
Behind a Soho door

There is a reason
I found a reason
Beneath the subway floor

I found the water
The devils water
And walked along its shore

Is that what you want?

The channel's changin'
The heart is racin'
From voices on a wire

The soul is yearnin'
The cold is burnin'
The ember starts a fire

Can we recover
Love for each other
The measure of your life

Is that what you want?
Is that what you really want?

A river
A river
A river runnin' under ground

A river
A river
Is that what you want?
Is that what you really want?

I, I, I am a river

Is that what you want?
Is that what you really want?

I, I, I am a river

I am a river

I, I, I am a river
I, I, I am a river
I, I, I am a river
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Writer: Chris Shiflett, David Grohl, Georg Ruthenberg, Nate Mendel, Oliver Taylor Hawkins
Copyright: Lyrics © BMG Rights Management




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Sonic Highways is the eighth studio album by American rock band Foo Fighters, released on November 10, 2014, through Roswell and RCA Records. Similar to their previous album, Wasting Light (2011), it was produced by the band with Butch Vig.

In writing the album's eight songs, singer and guitarist Dave Grohl traveled to eight cities across the United States to conduct interviews with musicians, recording engineers, record producers, and other individuals discussing each city's musical history, which he used as inspiration for the songs' lyrics. The band and Vig then traveled to a different recording location in each city to record the songs.

Each track features contributions from one or more musicians with ties to that city's musical history. The process was filmed for a companion television series, Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways, which was broadcast on HBO in the months surrounding the album's release.
Genre(s): Alternative rock, post-grunge, hard rock
Producer(s): Foo Fighters, Butch Vig
Length: 42:08
Released: November 10th, 2014
Year: 2014

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