I think about life And oh how it changes so fast And oh how it?s so hard to last here Waiting for something to give I think about time A luxury so hard to find And I just can't figure out why I wasted it all here without you But I?ll be fine Oh don't you worry ?Cause I?ll be fine See I'm in a hurry To be gone away awhile Tell me all the things that I I?ll be missing here in this old life Man ?cause I just don't know I think about you And all of the times that we shared And oh what a wonderful pair We made it so far, here we go again I think about love And oh what a beautiful song And oh how it needs to be sung here Sing it so loud all the world can hear I think I?ll be gone away awhile Tell me all the things that I I?ll be missing here in this old life Man ?cause I just don't know I think I?ll be gone away awhile Tell me all the things that I I?ll be missing here in this old life Man, ?cause I just don't know No, no, I just don't know And I just don't know But I?ll be fine Oh don't you worry 'cause I?ll be fine See I'm in no hurry No, I?ll be fine Oh don't you worry ?Cause I?ll be fine See I'm in a hurry To be gone away awhile Tell me all the things that I I?ll be missing here in this old life Man ?cause I just don't know, no, no I think I?ll be gone away a while Tell me all the things that I I?ll be missing here in this old life Man, ?cause I just don't know No, no, I just don't know Gone away awhile Tell me all the things that I I?ll be missing here in this old life Man ?cause I just don't know



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"Gone Away" as written by Douglas Hamilton Brown

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    General Comment:
    Gahhhh. Amazing lyrics, killer vocals, just overall perfect.♥
    I think the meaning of this song can be different to each listener. Whether you are stressed over [things in] life and just want to get away, or you are having relationship issues [maybe family relationships or friend relationships, not always just love].
    It's asking for reassurance, asking for a reason to not give up, when maybe you do want to.
    It's asking for someone to ask you not to go, cause you don't want to go, yet you feel you have to.
    The best songs are ones that any person can relate to.
    Songs like this one.

    x ThreeCheersForFiveYears
    ThreeCheersForFiveYearson November 03, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:This song is right up there with "23" by Jimmy Eat World for my favorite song of all-time. To put it simply, this song is so incredibly beautiful. The lyrics are absolutely incredible and speak right to me. One of the best things about music is that it can be interpreted by each person differently. However, this song is clearly about someone wanting to escape from not only the life they live, but from the person they loved. Loneliness is such a natural human emotion and even though we may be surrounded by friends and family, we can often feel more alone than ever. I can particularly relate to this because my girlfriend of over four years broke up with me a few months ago and I felt more alone than I've felt in my entire life after it happened. I'm sure everyone, at some point in their lives, has had the feeling that they just need to escape and start over. Just like beautifulxgoodbye said before me, this song is an escape for me. As far as the meaning of this song goes, he doesn't like the way his life is turning out and needs to get away from it and reset everything. He's asking someone, a friend maybe, to tell him, "all the things that I, I'll be missing here in this old life man cause I just don't know." He sees no reason not to leave the life he is living because he doesn't know of anything that he will miss. This song is, by far, my favorite from Safetysuit. This band is amazing and I hope they start getting the love they deserve. Kind of a long comment here but I felt this amazing song deserved it.
    Irishman2010on June 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:this song amazes me. a lot
    totheendmcr04on December 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I love this song... whenever I listen to it I feel safe.
    It's my escape from the rest of the world, when I feel overwhelmed from all the stress of my day.
    It takes me away for 5 minutes and 36 seconds.
    I wish there were more songs completely honest and breathtaking as this one.
    Although Safetysuit does all that and more.
    beautifulxgoodbyeon January 03, 2009   Link
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    General Comment:such a fucking beautiful song.
    definitely made so pretty much anyone can hear what they want out of it, like how irishman hears it as a break up song, and beautifulgoodbye uses it as an escape. for me, it makes me think of all the things i took for granted with this guy, and now we can't see each other.

    "i think about time, a luxury so hard to find
    and i just can't figure out why i wasted it all here without you"

    to me, it's running away with someone who means everything, someone who you're happy with. just getting away from this "old life" and all the problems we have, and just being together where none of it matters.

    i can't stop listening to it.
    beautifulbreakdownon June 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretation:I hear this one similarly a lot of people, but to me it's someone who's about to pass on, so is going away from the world in a literal sense. Of course, that reading requires a belief in reincarnation, but that's how I hear it.
    AthenAltenaon June 25, 2009   Link
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    General Comment:i think this song is about how you feel after you and someone you love end things. whether you or the other person ended things. you know that you don't belong together but you still miss that person. when you think about it all you can get so wrapped up in missing that person that you just don't want to do it anymore. you don't want to think of them and you want to escape from everything because thinking of it all makes you miss the way things were when you were with that person.

    i don't even know if that made sense to anyone else but it does to me.
    gustava1986on June 29, 2009   Link
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    General Comment:exactly gustava1986. that makes perfect sense. missing someone you know you dont belong with. i agree 100%, because i can totally relate to that feeling rite now.

    although i really wish i couldn't...
    x17xeternelletruthx17xon July 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Such. A beautiful. Song.

    I agree. It's like, going away even though you don't want to. It hurts, but it has to happen. Detachment. Getting out of this life after being sucked in too much.
    azncravin08on October 14, 2009   Link
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    My Interpretation:very beautiful song

    the way i hear it
    he loves someone who just doesn't love him in the same way

    he's confused and just wants to escape
    phreekon May 02, 2010   Link

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