The Gym Playlist – Everlong

My gym workout requires music – particularly my treadmill.  I use the beat of my gym playlist to pace my step, and I measure the beat not in BPM (beats per minute) as I would with my metronome, but in MPH. 

When I pulled up my playlist up on iTunes Monday, I found that my Gym playlist had been adulterated somehow, and there was only one song in the playlist.   Foo Fighters Everlong.   Good enough beat, I played it over and over again while I completed my first 2 miles.  For my leg length, this song is a 4.0 MPH song– a light jog for me.

I hadn’t really studied the words before, but here they arefrom AZLYRICS.com – and, as a bonus, a blurb about the meaning of the song (soI don’t have to analyze it myself).   AsI read the words, I sense the struggle in David Grohl’s mind as he looksforward to new relationships while sad about past ones.   It’s a struggle that probably most of us have felt at one time or another, but one that makes me sad – especially when I see people going through it.  My heart aches to heal the hurt in the world.  I know that is not always possible, so for now, I will focus on my commitment to be-there for those in my close circle – to let them know they are loved, and helpthem gain courage to continue when life kicks them in the teeth.

Blessings,

SB

Copyright 2018 Journey-For-Life.  All rights reserved.

“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 gotta promise not to stop when I say when she sang

Breathe out
So I can 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 gotta promise not to stop when I say when she sang

[Whisper:]
So, Dad would take the Sundays off.
And that’s the only time he could ever get any rest.
And so, because we were loud on Sundays, he’d make us hold his constructionboots over our head, ’til we’d sleep.
And they were really heavy boots and I used to say, “Dad, come on,please.”
And like start crying, ’cause they’re too heavy.

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

Writer(s): DAVID GROHL 

Dave Grohl wrote this song during a difficult period in his lifewhen he just got divorced. Besides, the Foo Fighters was on a brink of split-upwith two other members contemplating to quit the band. This ballad was bornwhen he returned home to Virginia for Christmas 1996 and wrote down the lyrics about falling in love with a new woman.

The “whisper” during the instrumental break of this song comprises three overlaid voices: Dave Grohl reading out of an instruction manual, the second is a love letter, and the last one is a story about one of the studio technician’s father.

David Letterman liked this song very much and when he returned tohis show after the heart surgery, he invited the band to perform on the 21st ofFebruary 2000. They needed to break the tour in order to do so, but made theappearance. When Letterman did his final show on the 20th of May 2015, FooFighters played this song to close it out.

The music video forthis song features Dave Grohl as a superhero who has giant hands. MichelGondry, the director of the video, used to have dreams where his hand grew togiant size. Taylor Hawkins plays drums in the video, although Dave Grohl playsthem on the album version of the song because Hawkins wasn’t in the band at thetime.

This song was used in the TV show “Friends” at the endof the episode “The One With Chandler And Monica’s Wedding” rightafter Monica and Chandler were married. This version wasn’t played by The FooFighters, but by a string quartet.

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Author: Journey-For-Life

I am a musician, an engineer, a mentor; my desire is to leave things better than I found them; I am a sister, daughter, wife, mother, aunt, friend. Suicide breaks my heart; Cancer breaks my heart; Human trafficking breaks my heart; Seeing people make bad life decisions breaks my heart. I am thankful for the One True and Living God who saved me from myself and, through His Son Jesus Christ, has saved from my sins; I am confidently persistent, passionately determined and boldly creative so that I may inspire others to live a life that ultimately matters.

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