Foo Fighters - Times Like These Lyrics | SongMeanings (2024)

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I, I'm a one way motorway
I'm the one that drives away
Follows you back home
I, I'm a street light shining
I'm a white light blinding bright
Burning off and on
Uh huh huh

It's times like these you learn to live again
It's times like these you give and give again
It's times like these you learn to love again
It's times like these time and time again

I, I'm a new day rising
I'm a brand new sky
To hang the stars upon tonight
But I, I'm a little divided
Do I stay or run away
And leave it all behind?
Uh huh huh

It's times like these you learn to live again
It's times like these you give and give again
It's times like these you learn to love again
It's times like these time and time again

Oh oh oh whoa oh, uh huh huh
Whoa oh, uh huh huh
Whoa oh, uh huh huh
Uh huh huh
Uh huh
Uh huh huh

It's times like these you learn to live again
It's times like these you give and give again
It's times like these you learn to love again
It's times like these time and time again

It's times like these you learn to live again
It's times like these you give and give again
It's times like these you learn to love again
It's times like these time and time again

It's times like these you learn to live again
It's times like these you give and give again
It's times like these you learn to love again
It's times like these time and time again

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Times Like These Lyrics as written by Oliver Taylor Hawkins, Christopher A. Shiflett, David Eric Grohl, Nathan Mendel

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  • +10

    General Comment

    The acoustic version kicks ass

    noxeson April 21, 2004Link

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  • +5

    My Interpretation

    This is just my personal interpretation...

    i think each 3 line portion is dedicated to a life situation. for me it reminds me of a relationship i was in for over 3 years. it had a very very harsh ending, and afterwards i found myself lost and trying to find myself(relates to first half of verse 1). eventually, I evolved into the person i am today. a strong, confident, intelligent individual... who can't seem to commit to anyone.(2nd half of first verse).

    The chorus is kind of a progression of what you go through when you feel yourself really devastated.

    first, you have to come to grips with yourself and learn to live through your daily routine again. the basics. then, you learn to have faith and trust in others(give). Last, you learn to open up and love again.

    Second verse is the part of my life i find myself at right now...

    New day rising refers to a new girl who enters my life. Lots of high hopes, leading to the second part of the verse. should i stay or run away, and leave it all behind...

    on a personal level, i'm still trying to learn how to love again.. I do however have the 2nd verse set as a ringtone for any girl i start talking to because of this...

    Bender12212on March 28, 2009Link

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  • +3

    Song Meaning

    The lyrics discuss how Dave Grohl felt "like I wasn't entirely myself" during the three-month hiatus the Foo Fighters entered following the tense and unsatisfying first recording sessions for One by One, as well as his uncertaintity about the future of the band.[2][3] The lyric "I'm a new day rising" is a reference to the album New Day Rising by Hüsker Dü, one of Grohl's favorite groups.

    From the Wikipedia page.

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  • +3

    Song Meaning

    This was the song that was playing in the car when I said my last goodbyes to my Dad. It was also the song I heard when I drove away from my house for the last time before it got completely demolished by a hurricane. I was never really a Foo Fighters fan but this song moved me in a way that made tears stream down my face. Now that I read the lyrics and heard some of the interpretations, now I believe that the Universe was talking to me through this song.

    dave115691on December 12, 2018Link

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  • +2

    General Comment

    It's about cycles of life, patterns of good and bad. This is about the hard times, and seeing the big picture just when it's worst.

    the road leads away and comes back home. It's about coming 'full circle'.

    kanzeion May 04, 2013Link

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  • +1

    General Comment

    When I heard this song the first time five years ago I had just come from hospital. My doctor had told me that my cancer chemotherapy had worked and it looked like I was going to be alright after all. I sat alone in my apartment listened this song from the radio and cried. I had never felt so alive.---It's times like these you learn to live again---

    GG81on February 29, 2008Link

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  • General Comment

    You're f-ing kidding me. I thought there would be more posts on this that Everlong, but apparently not. I guess no one's heard the acoustic version.

    Its just the whole wheel idea, life sucks, you move on, and you're constantly learning, giving, taking, loving, etc..

    The studio version of this one will get stuck in my head pretty quick because it goes into 7/4 and the dissanence in the choard is so striking. But still, the acoustic version of this is loads more emotional, gripping, and just plain better. :)

    iikoizyon June 14, 2004Link

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  • General Comment

    I thought this was about the fact that we make mistakes and these make us more than our successes- time and time again...

    the_roadon June 16, 2004Link

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  • General Comment

    That is suprising that no much ppl have posted for this song it kicks ass and a good video Dave grohl is a legend

    Chrisrocks53on October 16, 2004Link

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  • General Comment

    good good song. really makes you think.

    DubC4Lifeon November 19, 2004Link

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