"Light Years Away" as written by Maureen Mcdonald and Tim Jones....
It's almost like you had it planned
Its like you smiled and shook my hand
And said hey
I'm about to screw you
Over big time

What was I supposed to do
I was stuck in between you
And a hard place
We won't talk about the hard place

But I don't blame you anymore
That's too much pain to store
It left me half dead
Inside my head
And boy looking back I see
I'm not the girl I used to be
When I lost my mind
It saved my life.

Its how you wanted it to be
Its like you played a joke on me
And I lost a friend
In the end
And I think that I cried for days
But now it seems light years away
And I'm never going back
To who I was

'Cause I don't blame you anymore
'Cause its too much pain to store
'Cause it left me half dead
Inside my head
And boy looking back I see
I'm not the girl I used to be
When I lost my mind
It saved my life

I think I cried for days
But now that seems like light years away
And I'm never going back to who I was

I don't blame you anymore
That's too much pain to store
It left me half dead
Inside my head
And boy looking back I see
I'm not the girl I used to be
When I lost my mind
It saved my life

That life seems like light years away.
Light years away.

That life seems like light years away.
Light years away.


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"Light Years Away" as written by Tim Jones Maureen Mcdonald

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  • +1
    General CommentA girl and a boy were quite close for a long period of time, and in the girls eyes he messed everything up. years later the girl realises its not worth hating. you live and learn. she's become the bigger person and become a better person from learning from her mistakes.
    kolbysonfireon July 14, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt’s almost like you had it planned
    Its like you smiled and shook my hand
    and said hey
    I’m about to screw you
    Over big time

    What was I supposed to do
    I was stuck in between you
    and a hard place
    We wont talk about the hard place

    [He fucked her over. She had nothing else to do but leave him. She feels as if this was his plan all along.]


    But I don’t blame you anymore
    That’s too much pain to store
    It left me half dead
    inside my head
    And boy looking back I see
    I’m not the girl I used to be
    when I lost my mind
    It saved my life.

    [She's not the person that she used to be. Hating and blaming him is more pain than what it's worth.
    "When I lost my mind" - Meaning when she 'lost her mind' and left him. In the end, it saved her life because she's so much of a better person.]

    Its how you wanted it to be
    Its like you played a joke on me
    and I lost a friend
    in the end
    and I think that I cried for days
    but now it seems light years away
    and im never going back
    to who I was

    [He could have prevented it from happening. From hurting her, but he didn't. He lost not only a love, but a great friendship. 'I think I cried for days' - She can't even remember, because she's moved on to a whole nother life and is a different person. Grown up. She can't go back to being young and naive.]


    Cause I don’t blame you anymore
    Cause its too much pain to store
    Cause it left me half dead
    Inside my head
    And boy looking back I see
    I’m not the girl I used to be
    when I lost my mind
    It saved my life

    I think I cried for days
    but now that seems like light years away
    and I’m never going back to who I was

    I don’t blame you anymore
    that’s too much pain to store
    It left me half dead
    inside my head
    And boy looking back I see
    I’m not the girl I used to be
    when I lost my mind
    It saved my life

    That life seems like light years away.
    Light years away.

    That life seems like light years away.
    Light years away.
    teslanicholeon March 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGirl and guy really had something, whether it friendship or relationship. Things got fucked up, she blamed him and walked away from him. Years later she looks back and she's forgiven him after all the pain- the "hard place" is an indication of pre-existing personal pain- but she's grown from the painful experience and it "saved my life".
    beccumson March 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGirl and guy really had something, whether it friendship or relationship. Things got fucked up, she blamed him and walked away from him. Years later she looks back and she's forgiven him after all the pain- the "hard place" is an indication of pre-existing personal pain- but she's grown from the painful experience and it "saved my life".
    beccumson March 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGirl and guy really had something, whether it friendship or relationship. Things got fucked up, she blamed him and walked away from him. Years later she looks back and she's forgiven him after all the pain- the "hard place" is an indication of pre-existing personal pain- but she's grown from the painful experience and it "saved my life".
    beccumson March 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeccums....=( agree...
    lemon_accwon August 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI completely agree with beccums. Story of my life at one point. Moving on, growing and forgiving. Favorite lyrics: "I think I cried for days but now that seems like light years away, and I’m never going back to who I was, that life seems like light years away". Nice song!
    strangersatelliteon April 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentto me this song is about sex...he left her after it
    Guigouon November 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is beautiful
    to me it's about the first time you get your heartbroken
    "it saved my life" - says how your stronger and you know what not to do the second time around
    i love it
    x$xFEEBZx$x [H.W.C]on December 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpretty straight forward
    guy and girl, break up,
    she blames him.
    but looking back she realises it wasnt worth it, that hating him isnt worth her time.
    Bryony--Xon March 08, 2008   Link

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