I remember when I first saw the video for Everlong when I was about 11 years old.
I literally said out loud, "Isn't that the guy from Nirvana?"
Yes, little one, it was.
And so my never-ending love for Dave Grohl (and this song) began.
A few days after seeing the music video on MTV, my crush (whom I was basically in love with...maybe even STILL, if we're going to be completely honest here) let me listen to "Everlong" on his Sony compact disc player because he had just gotten the CD The Colour and the Shape. He said that his brother "got him the CD and it was really bitchin'." Yes, we talked like that in '97.
My high school girlfriends and I used to blast this song while driving to the beach, sipping our In-N-Out milkshakes with the windows rolled down and hair basically flying everywhere.
When I saw Foo Fighters play at Weenie Roast in '04, I passed out in the lawn area to this very song I decided to cover (it was a hot day and I passed out multiple times, now that I think of it).
And in college, during Finals Week, this very special guy and I sat in front of the Humanities building under one of the biggest trees on campus, him wearing one earbud and me with the other, mouthing/whispering the lyrics to each other because people were studying around us.
So here's my lightly edited acoustic cover of Foo Fighters' Everlong. I dedicate this song to all my past and future loves. <3
PS Please listen in headphones I don't know how to master :(