Monkey Wrench

Lyrics

by

Foo Fighters



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

I'll never be your monkey wrench
Don't wanna be your monkey wrench
Don't wanna be your monkey wrench
Don't wanna be your monkey wrench
Don't wanna be your monkey wrench

Writer/s: GROHL, DAVID ERIC/SMEAR, PAT/MENDEL, NATE
Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., BUG MUSIC
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He kind of looks like a young Santana in this video.
- Marcus, Columbia, MO
Jimmy from Lancaster, CA

I can answer that. FF are not necessarily punk, however if you listen to their early stuff, Monkey Wrench, included you can definitely tell that there are some punk overtones. Dave Grohl was devoted to hardcore punk and played in a few punk bands before FF.
- Benjamin, Chicago, IL, IL
to simon in chatanooga, tenesee, how exactly are foo fighter punk?
- Jimmy, Lancaster, CA
Song is about being tired of being an enabler.

And it is adolescent resident.

At this moment in time when the song was recorded, I doubt Dave cared too much about Bill Clinton.
- Tracy, Tulsa, OK
Two corrections to what Patrice said 1.It's a line not the title and 2. He's saying "adolescent resident"
- Shawn, Chehalis, WA
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