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Foo Fighters - "Waiting on a War" (Best Rock Song Grammy at 2022 Awards)



"Waiting on a War" is a song by American rock band Foo Fighters. It was released as the third single off of their tenth album Medicine at Midnight.


The song was first released on January 14, 2021, as the third single from their tenth studio album, Medicine at Midnight, after "Shame Shame" and "No Son of Mine". The date was chosen to celebrate frontman Dave Grohl's 52nd birthday. The band debuted the song live on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on the same date.


Lyrically, the song was described as the Foo Fighters' modern approach to a "Give Peace a Chance" type song, with Grohl pondering the possibility of a dark future. The lyrical content was inspired by bleak conversation Grohl had had with his own daughter Harper Grohl, in 2019, which reminded him of his own worries about the world:


"Last fall, as I was driving my daughter to school, she turned to me and asked 'Daddy, is there going to be a war?'. My heart sank as I realized that she was now living under the same dark cloud that I had felt 40 years ago. I wrote "Waiting on a War" that day. Everyday waiting for the sky to fall. Is there more to this than that? Is there more to this than just waiting on a war? Because I need more. We all do.





Lyrics


I've been waiting on a war since I was young

Since I was a little boy with a toy gun

Never really wanted to be number one

Just wanted to love everyone


Is there more to this than that?

Is there more to this than that?

Is there more to this than that?

Is there more to this, more to this

More to this than

Just waiting on a war?

Just waiting on a war?


Every day waiting for the sky to fall

Big crash on a world that's so small

Just a boy with nowhere left to go

Fell in love with a voice on the radio


Is there more to this than that?

Is there more to this than that?

Is there more to this than that?

Is there more to this, more to this

More to this than

Just waiting on a war?

Just waiting on a war?


Just waiting on a war for this and that

There's got to be more to this than that

Just waiting on a war for this and that

There's got to be more to this than that


I've been waiting on a war since I was young

Since I was a little boy with a toy gun


Is there more to this, more to this

More to this than

Just waiting on a war?

Just waiting on a war?


Just waiting on a war for this and that

There's got to be more to this than that

Just waiting on a war for this and that

There's got to be more to this than that

Just waiting on a war for this and that

There's got to be more to this than that

Just waiting on a war for this and that

There's got to be more to this than that


Because I need more

Yeah, I need more

Just waiting on a war

Just waiting on a war

Yeah, I need more

(For this and that

There's got to be more to this than that

Just waiting on a war)

Yeah, I need more

(For this and that

There's got to be more to this than that

Just waiting on a war)

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Bruce Morgan Williams
Bruce Morgan Williams
Apr 06, 2022

nice

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