Music Monday: Foo Fighters – Best of You

Image result for foo fighters the best of youI’ve opened up on here a little bit before about my previous relationship – the one before I met my husband. Bottom line: it was toxic and abusive. I don’t want to get into the details, but I do want to talk about my TBT post last week.

If you read it, you know I was seeing the Foo Fighters that night in Toronto. It meant a lot more to me than I could explain to be going to this concert. It was a total bucket list item for me. Here’s one big reason why:

In 2012, when I was working up the courage to leave that bad relationship, I listened to The Best of You by the Foo Fighters pretty endlessly. When I was finally out of that bad relationship, I listened to The Best of You more still, to keep me from giving in (“no one else will ever want you“) and going back, like I had multiple times before.

It became my anthem.

I was a fan of the Foo Fighters prior to this, had liked them since I first heard Big Me on MuchMusic in 1996 at eleven years old. As I got older, their music became a staple in my car, during long shifts at work, during college when I studied for exams. But for this period in my life in 2012, when everything felt like it was falling apart and coming together at the very same time, their music took on new meaning to me.

It wasn’t just good rock anymore, it was something more powerful.

Dave Grohl’s voice and lyrics became my drive and my strength. His life, his struggles and tragedy, became my inspiration. If he can get through what he did, and turn it into a legendary bedrock career, while staying humble and kind, surely I can get through my own dark moments and come out stronger in the end.

I’ve never done a music Monday before, mostly because it has dick-all to do with books, but I wanted to share a little bit of my experience on Thursday, of finally seeing the Foo live.

I didn’t have the best seats, but I don’t really care. I was there. In the same room. Feeling that energy. And doing it all with my husband.

It felt full circle.

I did get through my shit. And I came out the other side stronger and happier and feeling grateful.

Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters had a little something to do with that. In particular, this song.

Related imageI’ve got another confession to make
I’m your fool
Everyone’s got their chains to break
Holdin’ you

Were you born to resist or be abused?

Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you?
Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you?

Are you gone and onto someone new?
I needed somewhere to hang my head
Without your noose
You gave me something that I didn’t have
But had no use
I was too weak to give in
Too strong to lose
My heart is under arrest again
But I break loose
My head is giving me life or death
But I can’t choose
I swear I’ll never give in
I refuse

Has someone taken your faith?
Its real, the pain you feel
You trust, you must
Confess
Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you?

Has someone taken your faith?
Its real, the pain you feel
The life, the love
You die to heal
The hope that starts
The broken hearts
You trust, you must
Confess

Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you?
Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you?

I’ve got another confession my friend
I’m no fool
I’m getting tired of starting again
Somewhere new

Were you born to resist or be abused?

I swear I’ll never give in
I refuse

Has someone taken your faith?
Its real, the pain you feel
You trust, you must
Confess
Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you?right double quotation mark icon

Processed with VSCO with ke1 presetJuly 12, 2018. Rogers Centre. Toronto, Ont.

Best night ever.


Until next time, Booknerds…

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