"Never Far Behind" as written by and Ryan Bingham....
One day I thought I would be just like you
I know now that you were never satisfied
Now that I'm grown I am nothing like you
I see the world with my own eyes
With so much love all around you
How could you never realize?
The ground above, the sky below you
Must beat the hell out of being alive

How many times can I forgive you?
If you are always on my mind
I've tried so hard to outrun you
You are never far behind

I never thought I would use you
Where you have gone I will not find
I know the ? cannot contend you
I feel all lost as time goes by
With so much love all around you
How could you never realize?
The ground above, the sky below you
Must beat the hell out of being alive

How many times can I forgive you?
If you are always on my mind
I've tried so hard to outrun you
You are never far behind

How many times can I forgive you?
If you are always on my mind
I've tried so hard to outrun you
You are never far behind


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"Never Far Behind" as written by Ryan Bingham

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    General Comment"One day I thought I would be just like you...Now that I am grown I am nothing like you"

    Though parts of it sound like they could be talking about a lover, it seems like the song is describing a strained relationship with your father. Though the narrator is fed up with him, he keeps forgiving and can't ever let him go.
    tmb15on March 04, 2013   Link
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    My Interpretationi think of this song as being about the false self or the ego. As an exercise to what I'm saying, play this in a room that has a mirror. Look at yourself in the mirror as the words are being sung. Now interpret the lyrics as you're looking at yourself. Even if it's not, for *me* this song is about the ego/false self.
    harry17288on November 27, 2015   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song is about his dad who committed suicide. His mother drank herself to death as well--but the context suggests that he's talking to his dad and working through unresolved feelings.
    Songstress7on January 09, 2017   Link

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