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"Monkey Wrench" Single from the album "The Colour and The Shape"

"Monkey Wrench" is the second single released from the Foo Fighters' second album The Colour and The Shape. Dave Grohl said that the song was "...a riff that turned into another riff that turned into another riff and ended up being a nice little power punk song."

Meaning[]

Grohl said the song is about "...realising that you are the source of all of the problems in a relationship and you love the other person so much, you want to free them of the problem, which is actually yourself."

Lyrics[]

What have we done with innocence?

It disappeared with time, it never made much sense
Adolescent resident

Wasting another night on planning my revenge

One in ten

One in ten

One in ten

Don't wanna be your monkey wrench

One more indecent accident
I'd rather leave than suffer this
I'll never be your monkey wrench
All this time to make amends
What do you do when all your enemies are friends?
Now and then I'll try to bend

Under pressure, wind up snapping in the end

One in ten

One in ten

One in ten

Don't wanna be your monkey wrench

One more indecent accident
I'd rather leave than suffer this
I'll never be your monkey wrench
Temper One last thing before I quit!
I never wanted any more than I could fit into my head!
I still remember every single word you said,
And all the shit that somehow came along with it!
Still, there's one thing that comforts me
Since I was always caged and now I'm free
Don't wanna be your monkey wrench
One more indecent accident

I'd rather leave than suffer this

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