Let It Die (4:05)

Cover of Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace

From Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace and 5 other releases

Let It Die” is the fourth single from the Foo Fighters’ sixth album, Echoes, Silence, Patience, & Grace.

==Chart Success==

The song has had good radioplay in Canada, and was placed on Radio and Records’ Canadian Rock Chart, placing it at #1. It has entered the Modern Rock Tracks chart in April 2008 and reached #1 for the week of August 2, 2008, which made “Let It Die” their seventh number one single on this chart and their 3rd straight #1 hit after “The Pretender” and “Long Road to Ruin”. It already charted #60 in Canadian Hot 100 and in Mainstream Rock Tracks where it peaks at #5. The single gave the Foo Fighters three songs in the Modern Rock Tracks’ Top 20 simultaneously, making them one of four acts to ever accomplish that feat (the others being R.E.M., U2, and Linkin Park). When “Let it Die” became the third song from the album to reach the top of the chart, it made Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace the ninth album in history to achieve the feat.

It is the band’s most successful third single from an album, beating “For All the Cows,” “My Hero,” “Generator,” “Low,” and “Resolve” chart wise.

In July the song managed to chart in Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles at #6 becoming the first third single for a record of Foo Fighters to achieve that.

==Music video==

A music video for the song was shot on May 18th in Los Angeles, directed by Martin Fougerol (U2, The White Stripes, Wolfmother). The video was due to premiere on MTV’s TRL in June but failed to appear, and the video still has yet to be released.


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A heart of gold but it lost its pride
Beautiful veins and bloodshot eyes
I've seen your face in another light
Why'd you have to go and let it die?

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  • fozzi26

    Not every song by the Foos is about fucking Kurt Cobain. I imagine Dave Grohl has had an eventful life with many thing to sing about. Get over Kurt, Dave has. Its called Let it Die.... seriously let the Kurt theories die.

    13 Jul 10:27am Reply
  • pogoshrooms

    beautiful veins and bloodshot eyes

    3 Apr 11:47am Reply
  • BitterColdCoffe

    Genialny to i tak za mało powiedziane :D

    31 Mar 7:48pm Reply
  • George_Bastos01


    18 Jan 10:06pm Reply

    v No shit.

    27 Aug 2014 Reply
  • wizzxx

    This song is 90% about Kurt and 10% about Courtney.

    1 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Julianahconradi


    7 Nov 2013 Reply
  • jennica_med_c

    Can't BELIEVE I've never heard this before. It's fucking brilliant. And yeah, great transitions! And GREAT vocals!

    15 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Wood_Staley

    good song about Courtney.

    9 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Choppy_MD

    The transitions in this song are beyond epic. [2]

    16 May 2013 Reply
  • melsu_

    no one puts together the hard and soft like FF [2]

    1 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Mesouki

    This song is just everything that's happening in my life right now.

    28 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Sharp-Ton

    The Grohl force!

    1 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Ciffi

    My attempt to cover "Let it die" acousticly. What do you think? ;) www.youtube.com/watch?v=s87qDyQYr7k

    22 Nov 2012 Reply
  • megi696

    Since I can relate, I think this is my fav song by FF.

    14 Oct 2012 Reply
  • olyb12

    no one puts together the hard and soft like FF

    17 Sep 2012 Reply
  • ackers07

    Overlooked on my part, 'til it actually became a top favourite FF song of mine since I can relate to it. Tragic really. Dave Grohl, wonderful & compassionate songwriter. Respect.

    28 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Cityboy92

    My favorite part of the song is the end where he screams "WHY'D YOU HAVE TO GO AND LET THIS DIE!!!" Unspeakably Amazing!

    7 Jul 2012 Reply
  • BRMExtrEmE

    The transitions in this song are beyond epic.

    4 Jun 2012 Reply
  • drowrulesupreme

    awesome track from an awesome album, probably my second favourite though...

    15 May 2012 Reply
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