Arlandria

Foo Fighters

About Arlandria

"Arlandria" is a song by American rock band Foo Fighters, released from their seventh studio album Wasting Light on September 18, 2011 as the fourth single in the United Kingdom.


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2011
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Ain't that the way it always starts
A simple round of conversation
Became a shameful equation
I flipped you station to station

Hey, don't go and turn the other way
Don't say there's nothing more to say
Come on, hear me out, hush, hush, settle down
Button up don't make a sound

Shame, shame, go away
Come again some other day
You used to say I couldn't save you enough
So I've been savin' it up, I started savin' it up

And when you said I couldn't give you enough,
I started givin' you up, I started givin' you up
You are not me, Arlandria, Arlandria,
You and what army, Arlandria, Arlandria
Oh God you gotta make it stop

Chase all of those memories away
Save them all for another day
Don't you remember it was rain that drowned you

Wait, I wanna see if you can change
I wanna keep all I can take
I feel much better now
Use me up, spit me out, let me be your hand-me-down
Fame, fame, go away, come again some other day

You used to say I couldn't save you enough
So I've been savin' it up, I started savin' it up
And when you said I couldn't give you enough
I started givin' you up, I started givin' you up
You are not me, Arlandria, Arlandria
You and what army, Arlandria, Arlandria
Oh God you gotta make it stop

My sweet Virginia
I'm the same as I was in your arms
My sweet Virginia
I'm the same as I was in your arms

Shame, shame go away, come again some other day
Memories keep haunting me, help me chase them all away
Hush, now, settle down, button up, don't make a sound
Close your eyes, turn around, help me burn this to the ground
Come now, take the blame, that's OK I'll play the game
I don't care it's all the same, watch it all go up in flames
Use me up, spit me out, let me be your hand-me-down
Fame, fame, go away, come again some other day

You used to say I couldn't save you enough
So I've been savin' it up, I started savin' it up
And when you said I couldn't give you enough
I started givin' you up, I started givin' you up
You are not me, Arlandria, Arlandria
You and what army, Arlandria, Arlandria
Oh God you gotta make it stop

My sweet Virginia
Oh God you gotta make it stop
My sweet Virginia
Oh God you gotta make it stop

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Foo Fighters

The Foo Fighters are an American rock band, formed in Seattle in 1994. It was founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl as a one-man project following the death of Kurt Cobain and the resulting dissolution of his previous band. The group got its name from the UFOs and various aerial phenomena that were reported by Allied aircraft pilots in World War II, which were known collectively as foo fighters. Prior to the release of Foo Fighters' 1995 debut album Foo Fighters, which featured Grohl as the only official member, Grohl recruited bassist Nate Mendel and drummer William Goldsmith, both formerly of Sunny Day Real Estate, as well as fellow Nirvana touring bandmate Pat Smear as guitarist to complete the lineup. The band began with performances in Portland, Ore… more »

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Written by: DAVID ERIC GROHL, TAYLOR HAWKINS, NATE MENDEL, CHRISTOPHER A SHIFLETT, PAT SMEAR

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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10 facts about this song

Album Release
"Arlandria" is a song performed by the American rock band Foo Fighters and it's from their seventh studio album "Wasting Light", which was released in 2011.
Song Inspiration
Lead singer Dave Grohl was inspired to write this song as an ode to the neighborhood in Alexandria, Virginia where he grew up. Arlandria is actually the name of that neighborhood.
Record Production
The song, like the rest of the album, was recorded in Dave Grohl's home garage using only analog equipment.
Lyrics Meaning
The song's lyrics express Grohl's wish to maintain his connection to his humble upbringing, even as he experiences success with the band.
Song Performance
"Arlandria" quickly became popular among fans and the band regularly performed the song during their live concerts.
Chart Performance
The song charted in multiple countries, including hitting #16 on the US Hot Rock Songs chart and #66 on the UK Singles chart.
High Energy Track
Unlike some of the band's other songs, "Arlandria" is known for its high-energy performance which showcases Grohl's powerful vocals and the band's impressive musicianship.
Music Style
The song's style is often described as alternative rock or post-grunge, following the characteristic sound of Foo Fighters.
Single Release
Although it was not released as a single, "Arlandria" was still one of the standout songs from the "Wasting Light" album and received significant airplay.
Noted Recognition
“Arlandria” is attributed as one of the most underrated Foo Fighters' hits, despite not having an official music video. It maintains its status as a fan favorite years after its initial release.

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