At the bottom of a swimming pool
I think I found a clue
I know
That I'm getting closer
I'm looking for fingerprints
Some sort of documents
To find the only one who made it all the way from the sun

She's gone away
She's gone away
I need to hear her say
The world doesn't mean as much as you do

I can learn the truth
You see him everyday
You wish that he was me
You try to find a way to bring yourself to it

She's gone away
She's gone away
I need to hear her say
The world doesn't mean as much as you do
No one means as much as you do

Hey[x11]
She's dead and gone away
Hey[x11]
She's dead and gone away

She's gone away
She's gone away
I need to hear her say
The world doesn't mean as much as you do
No one means as much as you do

Hey[x3]
She's dead and gone away
Hey[x3]
She's dead and gone away

At the bottom of a swimming pool
I think I found a clue
I know (I know) I know (I know)
That I'm getting closer
And you see him everyday
You wish that he was me
You try to find a way to bring yourself to it



Lyrics submitted by Iamthescene

Dead and Gone song meanings
Add your thoughts

8 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General Commentfrom I Am the Avalanche.com:
    "Dead and Gone," for instance, puts closure on his relationship with the girl he thought he'd spend the rest of his life with. "It starts out with me floating on the bottom of a swimming pool with my eyes open looking around for something," he says. "I'm on this quest to find the girl that hurt me so badly. I'm on a search to find the other her, the one I was so in love with because she's been gone for so long. And finally I figure out that she's dead and gone and that chapter of my life is over and I have to move on and get on with what I'm supposed to be doing, which is this band."
    sheislegendon July 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is a great opener to an amazing album. I've got high hopes for IATA.
    exthuseon September 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAn amazing album, my top 3 of 2005 if not my top album of the whole year. This song is so good, just about realising what you had you can never get back. It's gone, kinda a moving on song
    wiseaimeeon February 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy fav. song from IATA
    bemyjulieton August 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's hard to let go of something you aren't ready to let go of.
    OneSecondRegretson October 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh yeah OneSecondRegrets, I know that all too well.

    This is my personal favorite from IATA, in part because I can relate... it hurts so much to have to come to terms with the fact the one you love the most has to be left in the past.
    pretorbenon June 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawesome song..
    I really love the lines:
    "The world doesn't mean as much as you do
    No one means as much as you do "
    Feeling it all the time.
    *maudlinme*on June 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song. it kicks you in the face.
    THe_Atomic_Punkon December 27, 2007   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain