My Hero

“You look back on it years later and realize that maybe I was writing about something specific without really knowing it. I’ve had a lot of people in my life that I would consider heroes – nobody that you people know – just people, my friend Pete Stahl, Chip Donaldson, people in my life the I really looked to as heroes that, you know, weren’t in KISS, they were just people and I think that’s probably what I was talking about in that song.”Dave Grohl (972)

Word Forward

“My best friend Jimmy passed away last year. He was a guy I’ve known since we were six years old and we shared everything together. We discovered music together, discovered weed together, discovered punk rock and underground metal. We were brothers, you know. When he passed away it had such a profound impact on me. I realized that that part of my life is over and now there’s only one way to go. It’s like: you just have to move on and, to me, this song is about exactly that. It’s about moving on after your best friend passes away and you realize you just have to go forward.”Dave Grohl (972)

Learn To Fly

“‘Learn To Fly’ was one of the first songs we recorded, lyrically it just has to do with starting over, a new beginning. The song has to do with this search for inspiration, something that will make you feel alive, looking for a break for this new life.”Dave Grohl (973)

Times Like These

“It was written about the band basically disappearing during those 2 or 3 months [after Taylor’s overdose, the aborted start to the making of the One by One album, and Dave’s time with Queens Of The Stone Age – Ed] and me feeling like I wasn’t entirely myself.”Dave Grohl (1124)

I Should Have Known

“When I first started writing that song, it was about someone else that I was involved with and at the end day I said to myself, “I should have known that this was going to happen.” [Nevermind producer, Butch Vig thinks the song is about Kurt Cobain – Ed].”Dave Grohl (1124)
“With every album, if I ever sing a song about losing someone or death, most people really just sort of assume that it’s about Kurt. And I have wonderful memories of Kurt. Kurt was a great dude. He was a really sweet guy. And it’s heartbreaking still, what happened. But unfortunately, it’s happened to me more than once in my life. So when I first started writing that song, I was writing it about someone else. The idea is really more that you don’t think about the specific person or who it’s about. It’s just about what it’s about. I don’t want to take that connection from you because it might have happened to you. So when you’re listening to it or singing it, you’re doing it for your own reasons, not mine.”Dave Grohl (1125)

Ain’t It The Life

“Without realizing what I was doing, I was kind of making this wish list of all the things in life I wish I had.”Dave Grohl (1124)