"Far Away" as written by and Chad/kroeger Kroeger....
This time, this place misused, mistakes
Too long, too late, who was I to make you wait?
Just one chance, just one breath
Just in case there's just one left
'Cause you know you know, you know

That I love you I have loved you all along and I miss you
Been far away for far too long
I keep dreaming you'll be with me and you'll never go
Stop breathing if I don't see you anymore

On my knees, I'll ask last chance for one last dance
'Cause with you, I'd withstand
All of hell to hold your hand
I'd give it all I'd give for us
Give anything, but I won't give up
'Cause you know you know, you know

That I love you I have loved you all along and I miss you
Been far away for far too long
I keep dreaming you'll be with me and you'll never go
Stop breathing if I don't see you anymore

So far away, so far away
Been far away for far too long
So far away, so far away
Been far away for far too long
But you know, you know, you know

I wanted, I wanted you to stay
'Cause I needed, I need to hear you say
That I love you, I have loved you all along
And I forgive you, for being away for far too long
So keep breathing, 'cause I'm not leaving
Hold on to me and never let me go
Keep breathing, 'cause I'm not leaving you anymore
Believe it, hold on to me and
Never let me go, keep breathing
Hold on to me and never let me go (Keep breathing)
Hold on to me and never let me go


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"Far Away" as written by Daniel Adair Chad Kroeger

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  • +11
    My InterpretationFar Away by Nickelback
    This song is all about how you love someone no matter what, that even distance doesn’t really matter. I do think that no matter how far you maybe from the person you love, love still survives. And though it makes you lonely to think of a loved one far away from you it’s just the idea of coming home that you really looked forward to, hence the saying says, “absence makes the heart grow fonder”.
    This song is also about second chances. Like if you hurt your loved ones and then you just went away to escape or deal with your pain also, and then you find out that something in your life was missing, and that you being far away was a time wasted. Then the ones you left behind was patiently waiting for your return. And so you were asking for a second chance to correct your mistakes, and that you need not to be far away from them anymore.
    For me this song is in the point of view of a guy who loves someone but was unable to tell her how he feels, so the girl just went away somewhere, and then the guy was blaming himself not being able to tell her how he feels, hence “who was I to make you wait?”, maybe the girl loves him too and she is just waiting for him to admit it. But waiting for so long leaves the girl painful so she went away, leaving him with his secret. Then the guy realize that he loves her, so he was like lamenting of her being far away for so long, and that he loves her and miss her, and he is dreaming that she is there with him, and that he feels like dying if ever that he will not going to see her once again. The guy was probably asking second chance to be able to show to her that he loves her, and that he would do anything just to prove that love. And then the girl went home, and there conversation was summed up in this line:
    Guy: I wanted, I wanted you to stay, Cause I needed, I need to hear you say
    That I loved you, I have loved you all along
    And I forgive you, for being away for far too long

    Girl: So keep breathing cause I’m not leaving you anymore, believe it, hold on to me and never let me go
    And I think there love story became a happy ending.
    My friend loves the band Nickel back, and so as curios I am I wonder what Nickel back songs were like. While browsing on my laptop I found this song along with the others too, “If Everyone Cared”, “Someday”, “This is How You Remind Me”, “Photograph”, “Too Bad”, etc. No wonder my friend really loves this band because if you take a closer look at their theme, it’s really the reality, and anybody can relate to it. Try listen to their song, “Photograph”, and you will find it a very beautiful.
    lovemhycangelon March 24, 2012   Link
  • +6
    General CommentSuch a romantic song, i think its a song either about Him leaving her and realising how much he loves her and wants her back. Or it could be she left him but he isn't angry because he loves her so much
    TehBiatchon October 07, 2005   Link
  • +6
    General CommentThis song is just amazing!! To me this song sounds like he was having problems in his realationship and he left her and when he left her he realized how much he truly loved her and how much he couldnt live without her and now that he has her back hes not going to leave her anymore... just like how he says...

    That I love you
    I have loved you all along
    And I miss you
    Been far away for far too long
    I keep dreaming you’ll be with me
    and you’ll never go
    Stop breathing if
    I don’t see you anymore

    it means to me that he always loved her and that if he never sees her again he'll "stop breathing" he wont be able to live...

    I need to hear you say
    That I love you
    I have loved you all along
    And I forgive you
    For being away for far too long
    So keep breathing
    ‘Cause I’m not leaving
    Hold on to me and
    never let me go

    to me that means that he wants her to forgive him for being away for so long and thats he never gonna leave her again and he wants to hear that she still loves him... this song is truly touching to me because I left my b/f of 2+ years because of our problems we were having but as soon as I left I realized how much I loved him and how much I couldnt be without him... I completely relate to this song and its now not only my favorite song but his too... oh and dont worry we are back together :0)

    Definently one of the best nickelback songs ever! I love it!
    babygurl1220on March 26, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentSuch a beautiful song, my boyfriend and I have spent most of our 8 month relationship apart because I attend university 4 hours away. He played this song for me over the phone and I just fell in love with it. I think its about difficulties in a relationship, that he feels as if their distancing but just wants her to know that he loves her more than ever.
    dancerchick266on October 23, 2005   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningI really think the meaning of this song is that you never really know how lucky you are to have this someone in your life. You love this person alot! but you never really know how much till you almost lose him/her. Thats when you really realize how much they mean to you and you cant live there life without them!! And that's when you start fresh! Start things new! shoe each other how much you really love each other.
    This song really showed me how lucky i am to have my bf in my life!!! I almost him this month! and i was on youtube and i saw this song to i played it and it hit me right then and there how lucky i really am to have him<3
    Never give up on someone you love so much and you cant live without!Nomatter how hard things are just keep trying and keep showing him/her that you love them! and that you wont give up on themno matter what happens
    vanessa109on January 05, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is an awesome song it doesn't need to be explained and chad is amazing
    Hazy62492on January 19, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song to me is:
    My boyfriend and I planned to get married, he is in the navy, and I'm still going to school and working though I'm going to the navy. After three months we broke up because he couldn't handle the distance. He loves me and misses me but he feels he's tying me down and he doesn't wanna hold me back. It's so hard to take in and believe. Far away for far too long. He wanted to let me down as lightly as he could. I fucked that up when I questioned everything because my disbelief.
    sharpshooterbabyzon November 02, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionThe song to me it’s so romantic and painful at the same time. My best friend who I got a small crush when we were 9 years old, well the thing is we were kid and use to fight after he knew later when I was 11 he and I become more close still best friends but I have to move away still I did come to visit him when I was 13 I knew he liked me and I liked him, he left his address to his friend to give to me she said that she “lost it” so I lost contact with him I was 14 when I found he moved because I was doing other things with others friends .So this part fit this line this time this place misused,mistake TOO LONG TOO LATE Who was I to make you wait?-. All of this was in 2001. We were so perfect for each other but now I wonder if he is married with kids, with a kid and single or if he even thing about me at all.This fit this part Just one chance, just one breath just in case there just one left. I have tried and got crushes in others persons but none is a strong at my feeling for him so even tough I am trying to do this every New Year Eve I wish he would be here with me because in reality I have loved HIM ALL ALONG AND I MISS HIM AND I KEEP DREAMING HE WOULD BE WITH ME. BEEN FAR AWAY FOR FAR TOO LONG INDEED SINCE 2001 I THINK IT’S FAR AWAY FOR FAR TOO LONG. I CRY EVERYTIME I listen to this song and I listen to this song in New Year Eve because I give it all, I give for us.Give anything and I won’t give up until I find him cause I need to him hear said I love you. And I forgive you, for being away for far too long. ( That if he no married, and something told me he is not). So this song is my song and that how I see the meaning, of a couplen who love each others never told each other they actually loved each other and destiny separated them apart.
    billiejeanon April 04, 2013   Link
  • +1
    MemoryMy Song to my EXHUSBAND... MIKE...Always has been & Always will be...
    rgb0529on May 01, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn my opinion this one of the best songs of the new album. I think the song is about bands being on the road and leaving their wives or girlfreinds behind. And in this particular case the woman leaves her man and now he wants her back
    dmk89on November 07, 2005   Link

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