6/24/12

Sunday Downloads: "Arlandria" by Foo Fighters

I effing LOVE this song!  We all know Dave Grohl kicks major ass, but this takes ass kicking to a whole new level!  The familiar "rain, rain, go away" cadence of his lyrics resonate that sense of childhood simplicity and innocence that fits well with the rock beat. I'm only guessing, but I believe he's saying WTF? to the Arlington/Alexandria (aka Arlandria) part of Virginia he's from.  From the lyrics, it seems like growing up there, Virginia treated him like a loser for being a long haired musician of alternative rock.  Now that he's a famous rock star, they seem to embrace him.  It's the lyric "My sweet Virginia, I'm the same as I was in your arms." that solidifies this notion for me. I think he takes the higher road by saying, "Come now, take the blame. That's okay, I'll play the game." The game of pretending they didn't shun him when he was younger and that they always loved him.



Lyrics "Arlandria" by Foo Fighters

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.
Com'on here 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 savin it up, I started savin 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 shake.
I wanna keep all 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 savin it up, I started savin 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 stop!

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

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 savin it up, I started savin it up.
And when you said I couldn't give you enough,
I started giving you up, I started giving you up.

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