“Waiting on a War” by Foo Fighters
The title of this song (“Waiting on a War”) and its overall theme speaks to the notion of the prospect of nuclear war being one that has been present for a few decades now. The backstory is that when the Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl was but a lad, he was so during one of the peaks of the Cold War. During that time, many people, including himself, lived with the fear that the nuclear superpowers would actually go at it. Then, as recently as 2020, his own daughter expressed a similar concern, which immediately prompted him to write this song.
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And ultimately, whereas the lyrics indeed conclude with the singer still “waiting on a war”, what it is actually meant to symbolize is the band’s associated belief that ‘every child deserves a future’.
Facts about “Waiting on a War”
The composition of this song is credited to the entire Food Fighters’ crew, with Dave Grohl being the one who conceptualized it. And he was inspired to do so via a conversation he had with his pre-teen daughter.
The producer of this track is the well-traveled Greg Kurstin.
This track is from the Foo Fighters’ project entitled “Medicine at Midnight”, a collaborative effort between music companies RCA Records and Roswell Records. And the song came out on the date of 14 January 2021.