There was a time, looking through myself
Wanting to pretend
If I escaped, I could fill myself
I don't think you can
Been far and wide
But that hole inside
Never really leaves
When I went away, what I really left
Left behind was me

It's telling me
To be on my way home
Million miles away
I can't stay

Each passing day, every passing face
Seems like such a blur
I long to be
Home, silently
Lying next to her
Just to get back, by her side is all
All I need to be
Cause I went away
But what I really left
Left behind was me

I need to be
Getting on my way home
A million miles away
Million miles away
I can't take

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    My InterpretationI cannot believe these lyrics have not been transcribed. It is one of The Offspring's most overtly deep songs.

    Everyone in their late teens to early twenties thinks that there is a big world out there and in order to define who they are to themselves they have to go and sample it. What Dex realises when he is out there is that the woman he left behind is all he needs to feel himself so makes it his only quest to get back to what he left behind, ie himself personified in her.
    OilyFingerson November 18, 2014   Link

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