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Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape Album Lyrics



Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape Lyrics






Doll

you know in all of the time that we've shared
I've never been so scared
doll me up in my bad luck
I'll meet you there

I wish I never had taken this dare
I wasn't quite prepared
doll me up in my bad luck
I'll meet you there
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Writer: Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, Nate Mendel
Copyright: Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.




Monkey Wrench

what have we done with innocence
it disappeared with time
it never made much sense
adolescent resident
wasting another night on planning my revenge

one in ten
don't wanna be your monkey wrench
one more indecent accident
I'd rather leave than suffer this
I'll never be your monkey wrench

all this time to make amends
what do you do when all your enemies are friends
now and then I'll try to bend
under pressure
wind up snapping in the end

one in ten
one last thing before I quit
I never wanted any more than I could fit into my head
I still remember every single word you said
and all the shit that somehow came along with it
still there's one thing that comforts me
since I was always caged and now I'm free

don't wanna be your monkey wrench
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Writer: David Grohl, Pat Smear, Nate Mendel
Copyright: Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., BMG Rights Management




Hey Johnny Park!

come and I'll take you under
this beautiful bruise's colors
everything fades in time it's true
wish that I had another
stab at the undercover
was it a change in mind for you

it's impossible
I can't let it out
you'll never know
am I selling you out
sit and watch
your every mood

your eyes still remind me of
angels that hover above
eyes that can change from blind to blue

now that I've found my reward
I'd throw it away long before
I'd share a piece of mine with you
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Writer: DAVE GROHL, PAT SMEAR, NATE MENDEL
Copyright: Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.




My Poor Brain

real life is so hard
we hide in the stars
that's where our heads are
my head and your heart

this is a black out
don't let it go to waste
this is a black out
I want to detonate

when you are so far
I'm falling apart
lose all my sonar
you jam my radar

sometimes I feel I'm getting stuck
between the handshake and the f*ck

you've got me on guard
I've got my head start
my head and your heart
the same in the stars

sometimes I wish that I could change
I can't save you from my poor brain
o.k.
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Writer: DAVE GROHL, PAT SMEAR, NATE MENDEL
Copyright: Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.




Wind Up

I have a choice between the bat or the belt
each time I hear about the hand you've been delt
spare me confession
it's confession you sell
maybe I'll fall behind
but I don't mind
because I'll catch up

I want a song that's indelible
like manimal
I hope you never see me wind up

will I be happy on the back of the shelf
will you be happy when we're sharing a cell
spare me your questions since you know me so well
someday you'll realize
that I get shy and I choke up

what is wrong with this animal
I'm terrible
I hope you never see me wind up

farewell my sweet paramania
my only promise is that I'll never tell
keep you at a distance from the things that I felt
I'll bite the bullet
take the beating
until I take it back anyway
what was I supposed to say?
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Writer: GEORG RUTHENBERG, NATE MENDEL, DAVE GROHL
Copyright: Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.




Up In Arms

the rain is here
and you my dear
are still my friend
it's true the two of us
are back as one again
I was the one who left you
always coming back
I cannot forget you girl
now I am up in arms again

together now I don't know how this love could end
my lonely heart
it falls apart for you to mend
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Writer: GEORG RUTHENBERG, NATE MENDEL, DAVE GROHL
Copyright: Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.




My Hero

Too alarming now to talk about
Take your pictures down and shake it out
Truth or consequence, say it aloud
Use that evidence, race it around

There goes my hero
Watch him as he goes
There goes my hero
He's ordinary

Don't the best of them bleed it out
While the rest of them peter out
Truth or consequence, say it aloud
Use that evidence, race it around

There goes my hero
Watch him as he goes
There goes my hero
He's ordinary

Kudos my hero leaving all the best
You know my hero, the one that's on

There goes my hero
Watch him as he goes
There goes my hero
He's ordinary

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Writer: David Eric Grohl, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear
Copyright: Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., BMG Rights Management




See You

these notes are marked return to sender
I'll save this letter for myself
I wish you only knew how good it is to see you

these steps I take don't get me anywhere
I'm getting further from myself
one this is always true
how good it is to see you

I'm done resenting you
you represented me so well
and this I promise you
how could I end up in the hands of someone else
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Writer: GEORG RUTHENBERG, NATE MENDEL, DAVE GROHL
Copyright: Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.




Enough Space

I was waiting for something
maybe flying machines
that's when I found Lily
the best I'd ever seen
put her on the ceiling
try to maker he my own
people line up to see
but there never seems to be enough space
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Writer: DAVE GROHL
Copyright: Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing




February Stars

I'm hanging on
here until I'm gone
I'm right where I belong
just hanging on
even though I watched you come and go
how was I to know
you'd steal the show?

one day I'll have enough to gamble
I'll wait to hear your final call
and bet it all
I'm hanging on
here until I'm gone
right where I belong
just hanging on

even though I pass this time alone
somewhere so unknown
it heals the soul
you ask for walls
I'll build them higher
we'll lie in the shadows of them all
I'd stand but they're much to tall
and I fall

february stars
floating in the dark
temporary scars
february stars
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Writer: DAVID GROHL, PAT SMEAR, NATE MENDEL
Copyright: Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.




Everlong

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

Breathe out
So I could 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
She sang
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Writer: David Eric Grohl
Copyright: Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.




Walking After You

tonight I'm tangled in my blanket of clouds
dreaming aloud
things just won't do without you
matter of fact
I'm on your back

if you walk out on me
I'm walking after you

if you'd accept surrender
I'll give up some more
weren't you adored
I cannot be without you
matter of fact
I'm on your back

if you walk out on me
I'm walking after you

another heart cracked
in two
I'm on your back
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Writer: DAVID GROHL
Copyright: Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.




New Way Home

have you found your way around the down and out?
I know it must seem long so long
I'm still trying to keep this time from running out
head down
always moving on and on and on

I never heard this warning
another early morning
takes me
wakes me into
if you could manage me
I'll try to manage you
but lately it's all I ever do

I felt like this on my way home
I'm not scared
I pass the boats in the kingdome
I'm not scared

I'll never tell you the secret I'm holding
I know these things must bore you
but I can't find another way
I'll never tell you the secrets I'm holding
I love this leash that holds me
when I try to run away
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Writer: DAVE GROHL, PAT SMEAR, NATE MENDEL
Copyright: Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.




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The Colour and the Shape is the second studio album by American rock band Foo Fighters, released on May 20, 1997, through Roswell and Capitol Records. It was the first album by the Foo Fighters to be recorded as a full band, as the previous self-titled album was both written and recorded entirely by frontman Dave Grohl.

The Colour and the Shape is widely considered a defining album of the post-grunge genre, with its three singles becoming staples of rock-oriented radio in the United States. It was among the highest-selling rock albums of 1997 and 1998, and was nominated for Best Rock Album at the 40th Annual Grammy Awards.

After the debut became an international success, Grohl recruited guitarist Pat Smear, bassist Nate Mendel, and drummer William Goldsmith to form the band's full lineup. The group convened in the fall of 1996 for pre-production on a second album, and brought in Gil Norton as producer to establish a pop sensibility for the tracks. The band strived to create a full-fledged rock record, contrary to music press predictions that it would be another grunge offshoot.

Primarily inspired by Grohl's divorce from photographer Jennifer Youngblood in 1996, The Colour and the Shape is more lyrically introspective and musically developed than the Foo Fighters' debut. The album's track listing was designed to resemble a therapy session, splitting the album between uptempo tracks and ballads to reflect conflicting emotions.

Early sessions at the Bear Creek Studio in Washington went poorly and the band discarded most of those recordings. The band regrouped without Goldsmith in early 1997 to record at Hollywood's Grandmaster Recordings studio, with Grohl sitting in on drums instead. Goldsmith was offended and disgruntled that most of his material had been re-recorded, and he left the band shortly thereafter.

The singles "Monkey Wrench", "Everlong", and "My Hero" peaked within the top ten of US rock radio charts, and the album charted at number ten on the Billboard 200. The album was also a commercial success on an international level, peaking at number three in the United Kingdom. Critics deemed the album a significant American rock release of its era, and in retrospective assessments it continues to be viewed as a seminal modern rock album.

The Colour and the Shape remains the Foo Fighters' biggest seller in the U.S., having sold more than two million copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album was remastered and reissued in 2007 with several bonus tracks for its tenth anniversary.

The Colour and the Shape was Foo Fighters' last album to be released and marketed by Capitol Records. After the band, along with their label Roswell Records, signed to RCA Records, its distribution, along with their eponymous debut album, has switched to RCA.
Genre(s): Alternative rock, post-grunge, hard rock, grunge, punk rock
Producer(s): Gil Norton
Length: 46:57
Released: May 20th, 1997
Year: 1997

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