Austin City Limits

S46 E4608 | FULL EPISODE

Foo Fighters Rock Austin City Limits

Enjoy highlights from superstar rock band Foo Fighters’ 2009 and 2015 episodes of Austin City Limits. Songs include “The Pretender” and “Best of You.”

AIRED: January 09, 2021 | 0:54:05
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-♪ Keep you in the dark

-"Foo Fighters Rock Austin City Limits,"

celebrating 25 years.

-♪ Pretend

Yeah!

♪ What if I say I'm not like the others? ♪

♪ What if I say I'm not just another one of your plays? ♪

♪ You're the pretender

♪ What if I say I will never surrender? ♪♪

♪ It's times like these you learn to live again ♪

♪ It's times like these you give and give again ♪

♪ It's times like these you learn to love again ♪

♪ It's times like these, time

Here we go!

♪ Don't want to be your monkey wrench ♪

♪♪

♪ One more indecent accident

♪♪

♪ Give me the best, the best, the best ♪

♪ The best of you

♪ Is someone getting the best, the best, the best ♪

♪ The best of you

-Now, Foo Fighters celebrate 25 years.

Their best from ACL in 2009 and 2015.

-♪ All my life I've been searching for something ♪

♪ Something never comes, never leads to nothing ♪

♪ Nothing satisfies, getting close ♪

♪ Closer to the prize at the end of the rope ♪

♪ All night long I dream of the day ♪

♪ When it comes around, then it's taken away ♪

♪ Leaves me with the feeling that I feel the most ♪

♪ Feel it come to life when

[ Screams ]

♪♪

♪♪

♪ Come down, don't you resist ♪

♪ You've such a delicate wrist

♪ And if I give it a twist

♪ Something to hold when I lose my grip ♪

♪ Will I find something in there? ♪

♪ So give me just what I need

♪ Another reason to bleed

♪ One by one, hidden up my sleeve ♪

♪ One by one, hidden up my sleeve ♪

♪ Hey, don't let it go to waste ♪

♪ Love it, but I hate the taste ♪

♪ Weight keeping me down

♪ Hey, don't let it go to waste ♪

♪ Love it, but I hate the taste ♪

♪ Weight keeping me, oh, yeah

♪♪

♪ Will I find a believer?

♪ Another one who believes?

♪ Another one to deceive?

♪ Over and over, down on my knees ♪

♪ If I get any closer

♪ And if you open up wide

♪ And if you let me inside

♪ On and on, I got nothing to hide ♪

♪ On and on, I got nothing to hide ♪

♪ Hey, don't let it go to waste ♪

♪ Love it, but I hate the taste ♪

♪ Weight keeping me down

♪ Hey, don't let it go to waste ♪

♪ Love it, but I hate the taste ♪

♪ Weight keeping me, oh, yeah

♪♪

[ Cheers and applause ]

♪♪

♪ All my life I've been searching for something ♪

♪ Something never comes, never leads to nothing ♪

♪ Nothing satisfies, getting close ♪

♪ Closer to the prize at the end of the rope ♪

♪ All night long I dream of the day ♪

♪ When it comes around, then it's taken away ♪

♪ Leaves me with the feeling that I feel the most ♪

♪ Feel it come to life when I see your ghost ♪

♪ Done, done, on to the next one ♪

♪ Done, done, and I'm on to the next one ♪

♪ Done, done and I'm on to the next one ♪

♪ Done, done, and I'm on to the next one ♪

♪ Done, done, and I'm on to the next one ♪

♪ Done, done, and I'm on to the next one ♪

♪ Done, done, and I'm on to the next one ♪

♪ Done, I'm done, and, oh, yeah! ♪

♪♪

Oh, yeah!

♪♪

♪ Done, done, on to the next one ♪

♪ Done, I'm done, on to the next one ♪

♪ Done, done, on to the next one ♪

♪ Done, I'm done, on to the next ♪

♪ Hey, don't let it go to waste ♪

♪ Love it, but I hate the taste ♪

♪ Weight keeping me down

♪ Hey, don't let it go to waste ♪

♪ Love it, but I hate the taste ♪

♪ Weight keeping me, oh, yeah

♪♪

♪ Done, done, on to the next one ♪

♪ Done, I'm done, on to the next ♪

[ Screams ]

[ Cheers and applause ]

♪♪

♪♪

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♪ Too alarming now to talk about ♪

♪♪

♪ Take those pictures down and shake it out ♪

♪♪

♪ Truth or consequence, say it aloud ♪

♪♪

♪ Use that evidence, race it around ♪

♪♪

♪ There goes my hero

♪ Watch him as he goes

♪♪

♪ There goes my hero

♪ He's ordinary

♪♪

♪♪

♪ Don't the best of them bleed it out ♪

♪♪

♪ While the rest of them peter out ♪

♪♪

♪ Truth or consequence, say it aloud ♪

♪♪

♪ Use that evidence, race it around ♪

♪♪

♪ There goes my hero

♪ Watch him as he goes

♪♪

♪ There goes my hero

♪ He's ordinary

♪♪

♪♪

[ Audience cheering ]

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[ Screaming ]

♪ Kudos, my hero

♪ Leaving all the mess

♪ You know my hero

♪ The one that's on

Oh, yeah, you know!

♪ There goes my hero

♪ Watch him as he goes

♪♪

♪ There goes my hero

♪ He's ordinary

♪♪

Alright, break it down.

I want you guys to sing it.

Sing it loud. Come on and sing.

-♪ There goes my hero

♪ Watch him as he goes

♪♪

[ Cheers and applause ]

♪♪

♪ There goes my hero

♪ He's ordinary

♪♪

♪ There goes my hero

♪ Watch him as he goes

-[ Speaking inaudibly ]

♪♪

-♪ There goes my hero

♪ He's ordinary

♪♪

♪♪

[ Cheers and applause ]

-Very nice.

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪ Hello

♪ I've waited here for you

♪♪

♪ Everlong

♪♪

♪ Tonight

♪ I throw myself into

♪♪

♪ And out of the red

♪ Out of her head, she sang

♪ Do, do, do, do, do, do do, do, do ♪

♪ Do, do, do, do, do

♪♪

♪ Come down

♪ And waste away with me

♪♪

♪ Down with me

♪♪

♪ Slow, how

♪ You wanted it to be

♪ I'm over my head

♪ Out of her head, she sang

♪♪

♪ And I wonder

♪♪

♪ When I sing along with you

♪♪

♪ If everything could ever feel this real forever ♪

♪♪

♪ If anything could ever be this good again ♪

♪♪

♪ The only thing I'll ever ask of you ♪

♪ Gotta promise not to stop when I say when ♪

♪ She sang

♪♪

[ Audience cheering ]

♪♪

♪ Breathe out

♪ So I can breathe you in

♪♪

♪ And hold you in

♪♪

♪ And now

♪ I know you've always been

♪♪

♪ Out of your head

♪ Out of my head, I sang

♪♪

♪ And I wonder

♪♪

♪ When I sing along with you

♪♪

♪ If everything could ever feel this real forever ♪

♪♪

-Yeah!

-♪ If anything could ever be this good again ♪

♪♪

♪ The only thing I'll ever ask of you ♪

♪ Gotta promise not to stop when I say when ♪

♪ She sang

♪♪

♪♪

[ Screaming ]

♪♪

♪ If everything could ever feel this real forever ♪

♪♪

♪ If anything could ever be this good again ♪

♪♪

♪ Only thing I'll ever ask of you ♪

♪ Gotta promise not to stop when I say when ♪

♪♪

[ Cheers and applause ]

♪♪

♪♪

Let's keep going. Let's do some more.

Let's do a little bit more. We'll do a little more.

[ Cheers and applause continue ]

♪♪

♪♪

♪ What have we done with innocence? ♪

♪♪

♪ It disappeared with time, it never made much sense ♪

♪♪

♪ Adolescent resident

♪♪

♪ Wasting another night on planning my revenge ♪

Here we go!

♪ One in ten

♪ One in ten

♪ One in ten

♪ Don't want to be your monkey wrench ♪

♪♪

♪ One more indecent accident

♪♪

♪ I'd rather leave than suffer this ♪

♪♪

♪ I'll never be your monkey wrench ♪

Oh!

♪♪

♪♪

♪ 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 ♪

Oh, yeah!

♪ One in ten

♪ One in ten

♪ One in ten

♪ Don't want to be your monkey wrench ♪

♪♪

♪ One more indecent accident

♪♪

♪ I'd rather leave than suffer this ♪

♪♪

♪ I'll never be your monkey wrench ♪

Oh!

♪♪

♪ Temper

Come on!

♪♪

♪ Temper

♪♪

Oh, yeah!

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

[ Cheers and applause ]

♪♪

[ Cheers and applause ]

♪♪

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[ Cheers and applause continue ]

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[ Cheers and applause ]

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[ Cheers and applause ]

[ Shouting ] One last thing before I quit!

I never wanted any more than I could fit into my head!

♪ Still remember every single word you said ♪

♪ All the...that somehow came along with it ♪

♪ There's one thing comforts me ♪

[ Screams ]

♪♪

Oh!

♪ Don't want to be your monkey wrench ♪

♪♪

♪ One more indecent accident

♪♪

♪ I'd rather leave than suffer this ♪

♪♪

♪ I'll never be your monkey wrench ♪

Oh!

♪ Don't want to be your monkey wrench ♪

-♪ Fall in, fall out

-♪ Don't want to be your monkey wrench ♪

-♪ Fall in, fall out

-♪ Don't want to be your monkey wrench ♪

-♪ Fall in, fall out

-♪ Don't want to be

Come on!

♪♪

[ Drum solo ]

♪♪

♪♪

[ Cheers and applause ]

So, doing this show, you know,

this is a -- this is an honor for any band.

When you sit down in the dressing room downstairs

and look at all the pictures on the walls, you're like...

Oh, my God, you can't believe that

you've been invited to do this thing.

Because...

As far as I'm concerned,

we don't have to get into

the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame anymore,

'cause we're playing this show tonight.

So that's pretty cool.

Yeah, I'm gonna tell you straight-up,

the best part about this showwas coming in and soundchecking,

and everybody who works here is totally cool.

But then going back to the dressing room

and seeing pictures of them from like 30 years ago...

and they all had Afros, all these people.

[ Laughter ]

[ Chuckles ] This song's called "The Pretender."

Thank you very much for coming.

[ Cheers and applause ]

♪♪

♪♪

♪ Keep you in the dark

♪ You know they all

♪ Pretend

♪♪

♪ Keep you in the dark

♪ And so it all

♪ Began

Alright, clap your hands! Come on, let's go!

♪♪

♪ Send in your skeletons

♪ Sing as their bones go marching in ♪

♪ Again

♪♪

♪ They need you buried deep

♪ The secrets that you keep are at the ready ♪

♪ Are you ready?

♪ I'm finished making sense

♪ Done pleading ignorance, that whole ♪

♪ Defense

♪♪

♪ Spinning infinity, boy

♪ The wheel is spinning me

♪ It's never ending

♪ Never ending

♪ Same old, yeah!

♪ What if I say I'm not like the others? ♪

♪ What if I say I'm not just another one of your plays? ♪

♪ You're the pretender

♪ What if I say I will never surrender? ♪

♪ What if I say I'm not like the others? ♪

♪ What if I say I'm not just another one of your plays? ♪

♪ You're the pretender

♪ What if I say that I'll never surrender? ♪

[ Screams ]

♪ In time, or so I'm told

♪ I'm just another soul for sale ♪

♪ Oh, well

♪♪

♪ The page is out of print

♪ We are not permanent

♪ We're temporary

♪ Temporary

♪ Same old

Come on!

♪ What if I say I'm not like the others? ♪

♪ What if I say I'm not just another one of your plays? ♪

♪ You're the pretender

♪ What if I say I will never surrender? ♪

♪ What if I say I'm not like the others? ♪

♪ What if I say I'm not just another one of your plays? ♪

♪ You're the pretender

♪ What if I say I will never surrender? ♪

[ Screams ]

♪♪

♪♪

♪ I'm the voice inside your head ♪

♪ You refuse to hear

♪ I'm the face that you have to face ♪

♪ Mirroring your stare

♪ I'm what's left, I'm what's right ♪

♪ I'm the enemy

♪ I'm the hand that'll take you down ♪

♪ Bring you to your knees

♪ So, who are you?

♪ Yeah, who are you?

♪ Yeah, who are you?

♪ Yeah, who are you?

♪ Keep you in the dark

♪ You know they all

♪ Pretend

Yeah!

♪ What if I say I'm not like the others? ♪

♪ What if I say I'm not just another one of your plays? ♪

♪ You're the pretender

♪ What if I say I will never surrender? ♪

♪ What if I say I'm not like the others? ♪

♪ What if I say I'm not just another one of your plays? ♪

♪ You're the pretender

♪ What if I say I will never surrender? ♪

♪ Keep you in the dark

♪ You know they all

♪ Pretend

♪♪

♪ Keep you in the dark

♪ You know they all

♪ Pretend

♪♪

[ Screams ]

♪ So who are you?

♪ Yeah, who are you?

♪ Yeah, who are yoooooou?

♪♪

Thanks a lot, you guys! That was a lot of fun.

Thank you very much.

♪♪

♪♪

[ Cheers and applause ]

[ Cheers and applause ]

♪♪

[ Shouting ]

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

Oh, here we go!

♪♪

Whoo!

♪♪

♪ I

♪ I'm a one-way motorway

♪ I'm the one that drives away

♪ Follows you back home

♪♪

♪ I

♪ I'm a street light shining

♪ I'm a white light blinding bright ♪

♪ Burning off and on

♪♪

♪ Uh-huh-huh

Here we go!

♪ It's times like these you learn to live again ♪

♪ It's times like these you give and give again ♪

♪ It's times like these you learn to love again ♪

♪ It's times like these, time and time ♪

Go!

♪♪

♪ I

♪ I'm a new day rising

♪ I'm a brand-new sky to hang

♪ The stars upon tonight

♪♪

♪ But I

♪ I'm a little divided

♪ Do I stay or run away

♪ And leave it all behind?

♪♪

♪ Uh-huh-huh

Come on!

♪ It's times like these you learn to live again ♪

♪ It's times like these you give and give again ♪

♪ It's times like these you learn to love again ♪

♪ It's times like these, time

Here we go!

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

[ Screams ]

♪♪

♪ Uh-huh-huh

♪♪

♪ Uh-huh huh

♪♪

♪ Uh-huh-huh

Here we go!

♪ It's times like these you learn to live again ♪

♪ It's times like these you give and give again ♪

♪ It's times like these you learn to love again ♪

♪ It's times like these, time and time ♪

Sing it if you know it!

♪ It's times like these you learn to live again ♪

♪ It's times like these you give and give again ♪

♪ It's times like these you learn to love again ♪

♪ It's times like these, time and time again ♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

[ Cheers and applause ]

♪♪

♪♪

[ Screams ]

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

[ Cheers and applause ]

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪ This indecision's got me climbin' up the wall ♪

♪ Been cheatin' gravity, waitin' on the fall ♪

♪ How did this come over me?

♪ Thought I was above it all

♪ Our hope's gone up in smoke

♪ Swallow your crown

♪ Choke!

♪ On our kiss

♪ Save my breath for you

♪ Choke!

♪ On our kiss

♪ Save my breath for you

♪ Gimme some rope, I'm comin' loose ♪

♪ I'm hangin' on you

♪ Gimme some rope, I'm comin' loose ♪

♪ I'm pullin' for you now

♪ Give me some rope, I'm comin' outta my head ♪

♪ into the clear

♪ When you go

♪ I come

[ Screams ]

♪♪

♪♪

♪ These premonitions got me cryin' up a storm ♪

♪ Leave your condition, this position does no harm ♪

♪ Choke!

♪ On our kiss

♪ Save my breath for you

♪ Choke!

♪ On our kiss

♪ Save my breath for you

♪ Gimme some rope, I'm comin' loose ♪

♪ I'm hangin' on you

♪ Gimme some rope, I'm comin' loose ♪

♪ I'm pullin' for you now

♪ Give me some rope, I'm comin' outta my head ♪

♪ Into the clear

♪ When you go

♪ I

[ Screams ]

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪ Gimme some rope, I'm comin' loose ♪

♪ I'm hangin' on you

♪ Gimme some rope, I'm comin' loose ♪

♪ I'm pullin' for you now

♪ Gimme some hope, I'm comin' through ♪

♪ I'm counting on you

♪ Gimme some rope, I'm comin' outta my head ♪

♪ Into the clear

♪ When you go

♪ I

[ Screams ]

[ Cheers and applause ]

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

[ Cheers and applause ]

Thank you very much.

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪ Million miles away

♪♪

♪ Your signal in the distance

♪ To whom it may concern

♪♪

♪ I think I've lost my way

♪♪

♪ Gettin' good at startin' over ♪

♪ Every time that I return

♪♪

♪ Learnin' to walk again

♪♪

♪ I believe I've waited long enough ♪

♪ Where do I begin?

♪♪

♪ I'm learnin' to talk again

♪♪

♪ Can't you see I've waited long enough? ♪

♪ Where do I begin?

Yeah!

♪♪

♪ Do you remember the days

♪♪

♪ We built these paper mountains ♪

♪ Then sat and watched them burn ♪

♪♪

♪ I think I found my place

♪♪

♪ Can't you feel it growin' stronger? ♪

♪ Little conqueror

Here we go!

♪ I'm learnin' to walk again

♪♪

♪ I believe I've waited long enough ♪

♪ Where do I begin?

♪♪

♪ I'm learnin' to talk again

♪♪

♪ Can't you see I've waited long enough? ♪

♪ Where do I begin?

♪ Hey, now

♪♪

♪ For the very first time

♪♪

♪ Don't you pay no mind

♪♪

♪ Set me free again

♪ To keep alive a moment at a time ♪

♪ But still inside, a whisper to a riot ♪

♪ To sacrifice, but knowin' to survive ♪

♪ The first to climb another state of mind ♪

♪ I'm on my knees, I'm prayin' for a sign ♪

♪ Forever, whenever, never want to die ♪

♪ I never want to die, I never want to die ♪

♪ I'm on my knees, I never want to die ♪

♪ Dancin' on my grave, runnin' through the fire ♪

♪ Forever, whenever, I never want to die ♪

♪ Never want to leave, never say goodbye ♪

♪♪

[ Screams ]

♪♪

♪♪

♪ Learnin' to walk again

♪♪

♪ I believe I've waited long enough ♪

♪ Where do I begin?

♪♪

♪ I'm learnin' to talk again

♪♪

♪ Can't you see I've waited long enough? ♪

♪ Where do I begin?

Whoo!

♪ I'm learnin' to walk again

♪♪

♪ I believe I've waited long enough ♪

♪♪

♪ I'm learnin' to talk again

♪♪

♪ Can't you see I've waited long enough? ♪

♪♪

♪♪

[ Cheers and applause ]

Well, this turned out to be pretty damn fun,

if you ask me.

[ Cheering ]

♪ I've got another confession to make ♪

♪ I'm your fool

♪ Everyone's got their chains to break ♪

♪ Holdin' you

♪ Were you born to resist

♪ Or be abused?

♪ Is someone getting the best, the best, the best ♪

♪ The best of you?

♪ Is someone getting the best, the best, the best ♪

♪ The best of you?

♪♪

♪ Are you gone and onto someone new? ♪

♪ I needed somewhere to hang my head ♪

♪ Without your noose

♪ You gave me something that I didn't have ♪

♪ That had no use

♪ I was too weak to give in

♪ Too strong to lose

♪ My heart is under arrest again ♪

♪ But I break loose

♪ My head is giving me life or death ♪

♪ But I can't choose

♪ I swear I'll never give in

♪ I refuse

Here we go!

♪ Is someone getting the best, the best, the best ♪

♪ The best of you?

♪ Is someone getting the best, the best, the best ♪

♪ The best of you?

♪ Has someone taken your faith? ♪

♪ It's real, the pain you feel

♪ You trust, you must confess

♪ Getting the best, the best, the best ♪

♪ Best of you

[ Screams ]

♪♪

♪♪

-♪ Oh, oh, oh

♪ Oh, oh, oh

♪ Oh, oh, oh

♪ Oh, oh, oh

-♪ Has someone taken your faith? ♪

♪ It's real, the pain you feel ♪

♪ The life, the love you'd die to heal ♪

♪ The hope that starts the broken heart ♪

♪ You trust, you must confess ♪

♪ Getting the best, the best, the best ♪

♪ The best of you

♪ Is someone getting the best, the best, the best ♪

♪ The best of you?

[ Screams ]

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

-♪ Oh, oh, oh

♪ Oh, oh, oh

♪ Oh, oh, oh

♪ Oh, oh, oh

♪ Oh, oh, oh

♪ Oh, oh, oh

♪ Oh, oh, oh

♪ Oh, oh, oh

♪ Oh, oh, oh

♪ Oh, oh, oh

♪ Oh, oh, oh

♪ Oh, oh, oh

♪ Oh, oh, oh

♪ Oh, oh, oh

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪ I've got another confession, my friend ♪

♪ I'm no fool

♪ I'm getting tired of starting again ♪

♪ Somewhere new

♪ Were you born to resist

♪ Or be abused?

♪ I swear I'll never give in

♪ I refuse

Sing it!

♪ Is someone getting the best, the best, the best ♪

♪ The best of you?

♪ Is someone getting the best, the best, the best ♪

♪ The best of you?

♪ Has someone taken your faith? ♪

♪ It's real, the pain you feel ♪

♪ You trust, you must confess ♪

♪ Getting the best, the best, the best ♪

♪ Best of you

Oh, yeah!

♪♪

♪♪

[ Cheers and applause ]

-♪ I'll stick around

♪ I'll stick around

♪ Learn from all

♪ Came from it

♪ I'll stick around

♪ I'll stick around

♪ Learn from all

♪ Came from it

♪ I'll stick around

♪ I'll stick around

♪ Learn from all

♪ Came from it

♪ I'll stick around

♪ Stick around

♪ From all came from it

♪ Eh, eh

♪♪

Yeah!

[ Screams ]

♪♪

♪♪

[ Cheers and applause ]

♪♪

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