Dave Grohl may supposedly have been displeased with his band’s 2002 album, One by One
, but this single off it proved memorable. Starting with a tense, scratchy riff, “All My Life” is all coiled tension until the guitars are finally unleashed. As for the lyrics, they’re some of the most pessimistic of the Foo Fighters
’ career – Grohl seems to be searching for something lasting, but everything lets him down. “I’m done/Done/And I’m on to the next one,” he screams near the song’s end, suggesting that he still hasn’t found what he’s looking for.