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From the album One By One, All My Life was a #1 Modern Rock, 3 Mainstream Rock, 43 Pop hit for Foo Fighters in 2002.

Songwriter:
Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel & Chris Shiflett


J's Journal:
Adam talks to his sons Cain and Abel about the Fall in an effort to keep them from making the same mistakes he did. By the end of the song, however, his worst fears are realized, as Cain returns from the field without Abel. This song is definitely one of my favorite songs from "Adam Up" and one of my favorite songs we ever did. Another one of those written-in-the-car songs, I think it has a really good balance of humor and seriousness. That third verse is so chilling, with the way the music works in tandem with the lyrics as Adam comes to realize what's going on. Yet the very end has a glimmer of hope as Adam starts to address his next son Seth. We felt that this song and "It's Not Eden" were so strong that they really carried the album, that's why they're the final track and the middle track of the 22. When we realized that they both had Adam as the speaker, that sent us searching for an appropriate title, and "Adam Up" was too good to pass up, especially since we were starting to forget just how many albums we'd put out when people would ask. The "Adam Up/Add 'Em Up" pun was right up our alley.
Stats:
Genre: Modern Rock
Length: 4:23

Called My Wife
Parody of "All My Life" by Foo Fighters
(Genesis 3:1-24, 4:1-16; Hebrews 11:4; 1 Timothy 2:14)

Called my wife ďEve,Ē the serpent he jumped in
Jumped in Ďcause he was never good for nothing
Nothing Ďcept his lies and his empty boasts
Closed our foolish eyes and he ended our hopes
All life long Iíll remember the day
When Eden was around now itís taken away
Eve says just to deal with it I feel morose
When it costs the life of a sheep or goat
Calm down this ainít recess
I wanna tell you the rest
And if I give you a test
Sons, you two both better do your best
Sacrifice something that matters
Like Abel did with his sheep
Cause youíre my reason to breathe
Donít want my sons ending up like me
Címon my sons listen up I plead
Cain, donít let it go to waste
I love you, donít just vegetate
Hateís keeping you down
Abel, yeah, youíre going great
I love you, but I hesitate
Cainís sneaking around
When I found out we need covered
I covered up with some leaves
I made a one-piece for Eve
Over the shoulders down to the knees
Didnít get any closer to making both of us wise
It left me empty inside
From then on Iíve got something to hide
From then on Iíve got something to hide
Cain, donít let this grow to rage
I love you, whyíd you make that face
Snakeís seeking you out
Abel, yeah, I know your faith
I love you, but you ainít that safe
Cainís creeping me out
Called my wife Iíve been searchiní since sunset
Something must be wrong have you seen our sons yet
Not yet but I spy someone gettiní close
Closer, yes, itís Cain at the end of the road
Oh, my son, whatís that thing on your face
And Abelís not around whereíd you take him today
He was in the field with you I fear you know
You look kind of like youíve just seen a ghost
My son, son, what have you just done
Son, son, tell me what have you just done
Son, my son, Cain, I donít wanna guess
Cain you better go away
I love you but I hate that snake
Canít keep him around
Abel, what a total waste
Iíd love to go and take your place
Laid deep in the ground
Done, done, on to the next son
Done, Iím done, now Iím warning you Seth


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