Goo Goo Dolls - Name

So this song...where do I start. So many good times with this band. They are absolutely amazing and have such an influence on me. They have inspired me to write the down-to-earth heartfelt lyrics that i now thrive on. They have shown me that going with your gut and putting yourself out there will bring nothing but success in your life. The pure emotion behind their music is genuine and earnest.

This song in particular has gotten me through some hard times and also some good. The delivery is amazing and upbeat, yet so emotionally charged. The lyrics: "Don't it make you sad to know that life, is more than who we are" is a great line. It makes us realize that there has to be something more out there that we are working for. Something more meaningful, and that we should make the best of our life and treat others with love and respect.

I loved learning this song on guitar for the first time, feels like forever ago. The tuning came off a little weird, but so is the tuning for their top hit "IRIS", but made complete sense once I had finished tuning it (sometimes taking longer than expected haha). The chords and fingerpicking patterns work so well together and it isn't too hard to get the hang of, although i do remember it being fairly difficult to sing and play at the same time in the beginning.

Let me know what you think about this masterpiece and listen to it, learn it, and you will love it.

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And even though the moment passed me by
I still cant turn away
Cause all the dreams you never thought you'd lose
are tossed along the way
Letters that you never meant to send
Lost and thrown away

And now we are grown up orphans that never knew their names
We dont belong to no one thats a shame
You could hide beside me
Maybe for a while
And I won't tell no one your name..
And I won't tell 'em your name

Scars are souvenirs you'll never lose
The past is never far
Did you lose yourself somewhere out there?
Did you get to be a star?
Don't it make you sad to know that life
Is more than who we are?

We grew up way too fast
Now there's nothing to believe
And re-runs all become our history
A tired song keeps playin on a tired radio
And I won't tell no one your name...
And I won't tell 'em your name
I won't tell 'em your name...I won't tell 'em your name

I think about ya all the time
but I don't need to sing...
It's lonely where you are, come back down
And I won't tell your name

Goo Goo Dolls - Name Goo Goo Dolls - Name Reviewed by Shane on Tuesday, March 06, 2012 Rating: 5

1 comment:

  1. wow.
    I only knew IRIS
    def gotta check out their earlier stuff
    love the grunge-y feel to this.
    *totally understand* why you are affected
    so much by it.
    just bought the track on amazon.
    ... and then I saw the songs video.
    think I'm gonna be obsessed(!!)
    cheers Shane :)