Is there more to this than just waiting on a war?
The Foo Fighters front man Dave Grohl has penned a very deep, dark track titled Waiting on A War, which the band released yesterday, on Grohl’s 52nd birthday.
The song was written after a conversation Dave had with his daughter Pheobe, about war.
"As a child growing up in the suburbs of Washington DC, I was always afraid of war. I had nightmares of missiles in the sky and soldiers in my backyard, most likely brought upon by the political tension of the early 1980’s and my proximity to the Nation’s Capitol. My youth was spent under the dark cloud of a hopeless future.
Last fall, as I was driving my 11 year old daughter to school, she turned to me and asked, “Daddy, is there going to be a war?” My heart sank in my chest as I looked into her innocent eyes, because I realized that she was now living under that same dark cloud of a hopeless future 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.
This song was written for my daughter, Harper, who deserves a future, just as every child does.
Waiting On A War is out now, and features on their 10th studio album, Medicine at Midnight, out on Feb 5.