Cheer Up, Boys (Your Make-Up Is Running)

Album: Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace (2007)
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  • The title sounds like a dig on the emo genre, where crying was encouraged. Dave Grohl was no fan of emo, but he claimed this song was not directed at it.
  • Dave Grohl: "The title has nothing to do with the song - it's placed right in the middle of the record, where there's a lot of dark stuff. It's a pretty heavy record. We have a couple bummer tunes I felt the album needed something to sit in the center and balance it. So we had this lighthearted song, and I called it 'Cheer Up Boys (Your Make-Up Is Running)' because it seemed like a little ray of hope in the middle of all this despair." >>
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  • Bert from Pueblo, NmHe says the title is not there to make fun of emo bands, but we all know it is!
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