According to Songfacts, Arlandria is a neighborhood located in the Northeastern portion of Alexandria, Virginia where Dave Grohl grew up. After his time in Seattle and L.A., Grohl moved back to the area in the late 1990s as he preferred the ease of Virginia to the hedonistic lifestyle he'd been living on the West Coast.
Ain't that the way it always starts,
A simple round of conversation,
Became a shameful equation,
I flipped to station to station,