You are not me, Arlandria, Arlandria
You and what army, Arlandria, Arlandria?
Oh, God you gotta make it stop
After Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl’s parents split up, the young Grohl grew up living with his mother in Northern Virginia and went to high school in Alexandria. Arlandria is a neighborhood located in the Northeastern portion of Alexandria.
As evidenced by the lyrics of the chorus, it would appear Grohl desperately wanted to leave his hometown, but after his time in Seattle and L.A., Grohl moved back there— perhaps he enjoyed the ease of Virginia more than the Epicurean lifestyle he’d been living on the West Coast. He’s even mentioned Arlandria while making an album in his Virginia home.
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