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Once upon a time I was somebody else
In another life, I saw myself
Way back then, back when I was you

Somewhere down the line I started to slip
Years gone by, biting my lip
All the while, all this time I knew

Now your on your own, one for the pages
Over the hill and through the ages
Does my heaven burn like hell on you?

Out beneath the cracks and coming in waves
Rolling like an earthquake under the pavement
Heavy now, tell me Mr.Truth

You got a lot of nerve
Now show a little backbone why don't you

(Chorus)
I'm lookin' for some back and forth with you
Are you feeling the same as I do now and now and then?
I'm lookin' for some back and forth with you
Are you feeling the same as I do?
Down and out

Holding my breath I waited and waited
How'd the simple life get so complicated?
Shoes to fill, secrets to spill down you

Deer in the headlights, spoke in the wheel
You want pretend I need for real
I'm taking it back, all my IOU's

You got a lot of nerve
Now show a little backbone why don't you

(Chorus)
(Solo)
You got a lot of nerve
Now show a little backbone why don't you
(Chorus x3)



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  • U
    UnregisteredSep 3, 2012 at 7:50 pm
    I reckon it's all about courtney, as soon as this album was released she went all mental again on ripping shreds into dave and the foo's. Every time i listen to it i become more and more convinced it's about her!
  • U
    UnregisteredFeb 14, 2012 at 2:43 pm
    All im looking is a little back and forth with you. Are you feeling the same as i do? Down and out
  • U
    UnregisteredFeb 8, 2012 at 6:34 pm
    I think it's about a struggle in yourself. Maybe sometimes you just have to grow a pair and tell someone to f off.
  • U
    UnregisteredJan 28, 2012 at 4:00 pm
    I belive the song is a conflicted person having a conversation with there younger self on how things are and will be in the future.
  • U
    UnregisteredJan 24, 2012 at 5:02 am
    He is talking about himself back in those years. Is like he was another person, not the same as now. Grohl surprises me everyday with his lyrics, becaus i feel the same way. It happens to me with a lot of his songs.

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