Monday, September 17, 2007

Skin and Bones

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.

Thats not me getting poetic, its the lyrics to the Foo Fighter's song ”Everlong” and also the way it makes me feel while hearing it. Actually I'm hearing the acoustic version of it from their live acoustic album – Skin and Bones.

I have to admit, I have rocked to Foo Fighters songs in the past but have never until this very moment realized how deep their lyrics are. I never really gave the album version of “Everlong” much thought. I don't know if it was the weird video that put me off or the fact that Dave Grohl is screaming his lungs out which completely ruins the sentiment of the song for me.

A band shows its true metal on an acoustic performance and this is where Foo Fighters shines. I have to say Skin and Bones is one of the best live performances I have heard. The band puts so much energy into their live performance that you can even feel it off a pre-recorded cd. Dave's voice takes you through a range of emotions and on some of the tracks he goes from slow and peaceful to hard and heavy seamlessly. This live performance will take you through a gamut of emotions, from love, to heart break, to betrayal, to sentimental.

The acoustic version of Everlong has hit a chord with me, it makes me want to laugh, cry, be in love, all at the same time! I can't make up my mind if the song is that brilliant or I am going through a hormonal change!

Some of the other notable tracks on the disk: -

Best of You -

I've got another confession to make, I'm your fool. Everyone's got their chains to break, holding you. My heart is under arrest again, but I'll break loose.

I think we all have been under someones spell at some time or the other and needed to break loose. I can relate.

Walking After You -

If you'd accept surrender, give up some more. If you walk out on me, I'm walking after you.


My Hero -

There goes my hero, watch him as he goes. There goes my hero ... he's ordinary!

I can't quite figure out if Dave means ordinary people are heroes or he means that we worship people / celebrities and they turn out to be ordinary people. Either way, an awesome song!

Times Like These -

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.

A song about recovering from ... whatever. I love this song, second only to Everlong.

People do yourselves a favor and go out and buy this disk. Buy it, download it, rip it, steal it, I don't care! Just get it!

But seriously, this is one of those few disks worth burning a hole in your wallet for. Heres a link to it on -

My mood today: Manic depressive, questioning my place in the universe ... yet singing Everlong at the same time. Can't get the damn song out of my head.