Dave Grohl just revealed what 'Learn To Fly' is really about: 'I don't want to burst your bubble'

'It could be 50,000 people singing the same lyric, for 50,000 different reasons'
Dave Grohl, Kelly Clarkson
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The lyrics of our favorite singers and songwriters, whether they be Anthrax or A$AP Rocky, tend to strike very different chords depending on who is doing the listening, and their specific mood at the moment.

Lover-of-all-things-music Kelly Clarkson, known for her incredible covers of personal favorites from Depeche Mode to Billie Eilish, has never been shy about sharing the many feelings, emotions, and inspirations she has found in songs from across the musical spectrum. In a new interview with Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, it seems Kelly may have gotten ahead of herself with her ambitious assumptions about one of the band's biggest hits.

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While Grohl was speaking with Clarkson about his New York Times best-selling memoir, The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music, Kelly brought up two of the Foo Fighters' biggest singles, 1997's "Everlong," and 1999's "Learn To Fly," and asked him about the meaning behind the lyrics.

The significance of the lyrics in the chorus of “Everlong” ("I wonder, when I sing along with you, if everything could ever feel this real forever, if anything could ever be this good again” was without a doubt emotional for Grohl, who said although, "That was a long time ago," he remembers being “in love.” Adding, “one of the things that I loved so much about this person was when we would sing together. It's meant to sort of represent that moment,” says Dave. “All moments are fleeting, but if you could be in that moment and you think if anything could be this good again."