"Here Without You" as written by Bradley Kirk Arnold, Matthew Darrick Roberts, Christopher Lee Henderson and Robert Todd Harrell....
A hundred days have made me older
Since the last time that I saw your pretty face.
A thousand lies have made me colder
And I don't think I can look at this the same.
All the miles that separate
Disappear now when I'm dreamin' of your face.

I'm here without you baby
But you're still on my lonely mind.
I think about you baby and I dream about you all the time.
I'm here without you baby
But you're still with me in my dreams
And tonight girl, it's only you and me.

The miles just keep rollin'
As the people leave their way to say hello
I've heard this life is overrated
But I hope that it gets better as we go.

I'm here without you baby
But you're still on my lonely mind.
I think about you baby and I dream about you all the time.
I'm here without you baby
But you're still with me in my dreams
And tonight, it's only you and me.

Everything I know, and anywhere I go,
It gets hard but it won't take away my love.
And when the last one falls, when its all said and done.
It gets hard but it won't take away my love.

I'm here without you baby
But you're still on my lonely mind.
I think about you baby and I dream about you all the time.
I'm here without you baby
But you're still with me in my dreams
And tonight, it's only you and me.


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"Here Without You" as written by Bradley Kirk Arnold, Matthew Darrick Roberts, Christopher Lee Henderson, Robert Todd Harrell

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    General CommentI think its about that person who (well I'd like to think of it this way) you broke up with either recently or a long time ago. And you later find out or realize that, that person means the whole world to you. Only this time its too dang late. Shes gone and shes so far away and all you can ever do is dream about her, and live for that moment that you will be together in your dreams. Its a sad song, a song of regrets maybe, but generally i think its a sad song.
    NEO_tenfiftynineon May 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's about being completely in love and sure of your feelings for that person and even though there are many miles that serperate us right now, we're with eachother in our dreams. And you make me can't wait to see and hold you. You're the one I need, want and love... nothing will ever take away my love for you!
    lorelie11on July 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis has been one of my favorite songs for a long time. A few years ago (I was a senior in high school at the time) I had to put my dog to sleep after having her my whole life. I grew up with her and she was always there for me every single day, waiting to show me how much she loved me (I know this sounds stupid, but I love dogs haha). Anyway, in the car ride back from putting her to sleep, I heard this song...and although it's supposed to be about a significant other, the whole "Here Without You" part really hit home.

    A couple months later, I met a girl who managed to make me feel like no other girl ever could. When we were first getting to know each other, she got a hold of my phone and saw my background (my dog) and the words "Here Without You". She thought it was about a past girlfriend that I couldn't get over, and it almost cost me a chance at being with her. But in the end, we connected over my dog, and we ended up dating for over a year (most of which was long distance) before she ended things. The ironic part of the story is that SHE became the ex-girlfriend that I couldn't get over for a while.

    I know it's a pretty lame story, but I'm a pretty lame guy haha. Although it was really interesting when I heard this song on the radio just a few months after my dog passed away. I had not heard it on the radio since the day she died, but when I counted the days since she had passed...it was exactly "100 days since I saw her face". It was such a crazy coincidence (and I did NOT make it up).

    But anyway, I love this song because it can represent your feelings about being away from any loved one. Whether you're torn apart by a long-distance relationship, break up, or death, "it gets hard but it won't take away my love". I think that can speak to a lot of people in a lot of situations, which is why this song is one of the best ever
    giftsandcurseson April 22, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI listened to this several times after I broke up with my girlfriend. It's a good thing I'm still friends with her, or I would cry every time I heard this song.
    BD007hon April 11, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI broke up with my b/f almost a year ago, and he told me after we broke up that I should listen to the song. I did, and I balled!!! I guess it helped me see things from his side. BUT it is a great, and beautiful song!!!
    roogirlon May 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWhen this band got their really big break, the record execs put them on the road and they began a grueling 3 yr tour. For three straight years non-stop they toured all over the world-You can listen to so many of their earlier songs on the albums after The Better Life (their first)you can hear the frustration in their songs-they were very homesick-and the thousand lies have made me colder lyric? That meant all of the "lies" that the music business tells the newbies-ex: your gonna be a star-your gonna be filthy rich-you won't ever want for anything ever again-etc....so when he says 'A thousand lies have made me colder, and I don't think I can look at this the same' he is saying-all of the lies have left him cold toward the music industry. There are ALOT of songs that
    When this band got their really big break, the record execs put them on the road and they began a grueling 3 yr tour. For three straight years non-stop they toured all over the world-You can listen to so many of their earlier songs on the albums after The Better Life (their first)you can hear the frustration in their songs-they were very homesick-and the thousand lies have made me colder lyric? That meant all of the "lies" that the music business tells the newbies-ex: your gonna be a star-your gonna be filthy rich-you won't ever want for anything ever again-etc....so when he says 'A thousand lies have made me colder, and I don't think I can look at this the same' he is saying-all of the lies have left him cold toward the music industry. There are ALOT of songs that just scream what they were feeling at the time. Ex Live For Today is a master of a song-it praises what the band feels of being able to live our their dreams, but at the same time-the line in the middle whispers what they fear: “We'll never know it when we run out of time 'til it's all over with And there'll be no where to run We'll never say it but we're over our heads and we're drowning inside all the things we've said” A LOT of their early songs are what they were going through-Brad wrote a lot of things about his personal life–he and Todd both went through painful divorces and you can hear what they were feeling at the time-thankful of what they have accomplished but sad at what they had lost along the way



    Msgalon April 08, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is a reminder of what i am going through right now. I am with one person I do not love and the person is far away I long to be with. It is painful but one day I will be with her.
    caddy0911on March 01, 2011   Link
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    General Comment'Here Without You' is one of the most beautiful and emotional songs ever written. Every time they perform it there are people fighting back tears. Many years have passed and it still chills me to the bones.

    I don't know what inspired Brad to write it, but it's undeniably about missing someone who's gone. You hold on to the memories and wait the time fade the pain away.
    fredfranon December 28, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThis song upsets me. Its really beautiful but it reminds me a friend that passed on. Maybe because we we're listening to this song on the way to funeral.
    I would assume that he has lost a lover/friend..
    caldwell4on June 24, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about being on the road or gone for a long period of time, and all the frustration of not being able to be with your significant other, yet it could also be about someone who had died
    GAFREEGAon June 29, 2003   Link

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