"I'm Already Gone" as written by and Andrew Wade Jeremy Mckinnon....
As I look round this make shift moving house
I'm searching for whatever's left of me
It's on the ground in a box that reads lost and found
It's lost and found

She said, just let it go
She said, it's all you've ever known

And I'm, I'm already gone
I'm already something to someone that I don't know
When will I know?
And I'm, I'm out making rounds
On every side of town
That I've been through, that I know
To find my reason to come back home

I've worked it out you'll always bring me down
From here on out I'm doing things for me
I'm impatient now I'm not the type for life alone,
I need someone

She said, just let it go
She said, it's all you've ever know

And I'm, I'm already gone
I'm already something to someone that I don't know
When will I know?
And I'm, I'm out making rounds
On every side of town
That I've been through, that I know
To find my reason to come back home

With everything that sets me back,
I push back harder to clear the way
There's not a thing that I regret,
Can't live my life in yesterday

With everything that sets me back,
I push back harder to clear the way
There's not a thing that I regret,
Can't live my life in yesterday

Life in yesterday

And I'm, I'm already gone
I'm already something to someone that I don't know
When will I know?
And I'm, I'm out making rounds
On every side of town
That I've been through, that I know
To find my reason to come back home


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"I'm Already Gone" as written by Andrew Wade Jeremy Mckinnon

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    My InterpretationAlright feel free to correct me if you believe that i am wrong but what i think this song is talking about is maybe a relationship that went down in the wrong way and they may have split ways and now that the woman is getting on her feet she wants to come back or he wants to get back together and the opposite partner is saying " i can`t , I`ve already moved on " this saying the part where the song says " I`m already something to someone that i don`t know" and it may be apologizing for the relationship that went down so horribly but he wants to not leave her alone. That he still cares a lot.
    abrahamlopezon March 17, 2014   Link
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    My InterpretationWow, let me first say... What a song. The first time I heard it, I felt my heart rate pick up. This song means a lot to me and I would like to interpret it in my own way. Some of you may agree -- Some of you may not. But, nonetheless, here I go:

    I believe this song is about a man who has moved many times for love because he cannot stand to be alone, even though he isn't willing to admit that to himself. It's all he's ever known - moving to these different places for these lovers. Somehow, he knows that he will find a reason to go back home because he always gets screwed in the end. Regardless, "There's not a thing I regret. Can't live my life in yesterday." he has learned to overcome these past relationships and try and do things for himself.
    The biggest thing to me in this song, is that I think he is currently singing about someone in this song and this person actually fell for him - actually loves him but he thinks she will just bring him down like the others. He knows that he means something to someone (this girl) but he feels that doesn't actually know the "real" her. He figures she will just give him another reason to go back home. He's already gone. He's been too damaged prior to all the past. He needs to focus on himself now.
    I feel the lyrics "She said, Just let it go. She said, It's all you've ever known." is the girl trying to convince him that she won't damage him like other relationships.
    This is overall my opinion on the song. First reaction to it and whatnot! I may be completely incorrect, but this is what this song means to me. Thanks ADTR, I love this one.
    emmiemergencixon December 14, 2014   Link
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    General CommentThis is just my interpretation.
    I think its about someone whose desperately trying to find themself. Constantly trying to find someone to love them because he feels lost and can be alone because he doesn't know who he is and can't stand it. So he always pushes to find someone that loves him because he can't love himself and feels safe when someone else can find a reason because he can't. So he presses on and is too inept to learn and to do it any other way so he repeats a cycle.
    WakingLife21on January 14, 2015   Link
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    My InterpretationHere is yet another interpretation. This one has a lot to do with my personal experiences, but maybe this song is a mix of what he feels inside and what he wishes he could say to an ex (romantic partner or friend in general). Perhaps he tried really hard to satisfy this girl and she completely took him for granted. Maybe the parts about "she said" were him reflecting bitterly on how she treated him and the rest is kind of a "I don't need you" type thing. in the beginning its more him feeling sad and lost, but the chorus and bridge seem to be about defending himself and saying that despite what she thinks, he'll be just fine without her. It is kind of odd how it switches back and forth between vulnerable and defensive though, because it goes from "I'm already gone, I'm already something to someone..." (I don't need you) to "to someone that I don't know... when will I know?" (I'm hurt and long for someone) and in the verse "from here on out, i'm doing things for me." and then "i'm not the type for life alone, i need someone." which is why I feel like it's every detail that's running through his mind, the defensive and the vulnerable.
    sarahmanderon March 09, 2015   Link
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    My InterpretationI think the relationship-gone-wrong interpretation could certainly be applied here, but because that's what we normally jump to on this site, I figured I would take a walk off the beaten path.

    Because CC is more about the band's roots and leaving Ocala, that's what I see "I'm Already Gone" as, and it furthers that main idea. He thinks that the position he's in is always going to just hold him back, no matter what ("I've worked it out, you'll always bring me down"). He wants to get out, even though everyone says to stay because that's where he's been his whole life ("Just let it go... it's all you've ever known"). Even though they're trying to make him stay, he's made his plans--he's "already gone". He's leaving because he knows that he's valued somewhere, but he just doesn't know where or by who yet ("I'm already something to someone that I don't know"). Even though he's going to leave, he's conflicted and is searching for some reason not to leave ("I'm out making rounds on every side of town that I've been through, that I know, to find my reason to come back home").

    I can confidently say this because I've been feeling like that lately. Everyone's telling me just to go with the system and go to college and get some boring job, because that's all I've known here. But I don't want to stay, because I don't think that's the right road for me. Even though I have my mind set on leaving, I'm still trying to find reasons to stay.

    That's my interpretation of another incredible acoustic song by A Day to Remember.
    matt117164on December 19, 2015   Link
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    My InterpretationI take this song as somebody who is finally getting over a harsh breakup. Saying "im already gone" means he is over her or it and "im already something to someone that I don't know" is supposed to mean that his real true love is still out there and he can finally come to grips that it wasn't the girl that just broke up with him. "Cant live my life in yesterday" means he cant keep dwelling on the past relationships that didnt work and he needs to keep searching for the one who is meant for him. "Im not the type for life alone I need someone" also shows how he needs to have someone important in his life and he will keep searching for that perfect girl.
    jeremyr95on December 26, 2015   Link

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