Maybe in another life
I could find you there
Pulled away before your time
I can't deal it's so unfair

And it feels
And it feels like
Heaven's so far away
And it feels
Yeah it feels like
The world has grown cold
Now that you've gone away

Leaving flowers on your grave
Show that I still care
But black roses and Hail Mary's
Can't bring back what's taken from me
I reach to the sky
And call out your name
And if I could trade
I would

And it feels
And it feels like
Heaven's so far away
And it stings
Yeah it stings now
The world is so cold
Now that you've gone away



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"Gone Away" as written by Bryan Holland

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    General Comment:It finally happened. I had a boyfriend, Markus, for 4 years and he broke up with me a couple of years ago. I had really loved him but had seen it going south for about 5 months, when he'd been injured at work and started on painkillers (he was a recovering addict when we met)We'd always said the relationship would end in the case of committed relapse. He went on to heroin, according to his brother, Steve,whom I called to ask Markus to not call me whenever Markus tried to call me because the pain was too much. Everyone told me he'd done me a "mercy" because he ended our relationship at the exact time the addiction just BLEW up and he started doing horrible things. I'd always gotten along with Steve, who had always tried to stay in touch and be friends with me. But the pain was too fresh at for a while, he reminded me of Markus. I realized I was ready and called him last night. And he gave me the news. Markus died of an overdose in June. I met him when was clean and he was the happiest most alive and generous soul you could know clean. And I got him for that one time period in his adult life. Steve said when the family looked for a photo to use for the memorial, the only happy ones were with me so they used one with me but photoshop'ed me out (since I'm the woman who sicked Steve on Markus to tell him not to call me...would have been awkward). I was looking for the right song and most bereivement songs are all soft and sweet and oh I miss you but we'll meet again. This one is how I feel. I screamed and screamed last night. I couldn't be with him on those drugs but I always stupidly assumed he'd get clean again and make another life with another nice woman (Steve said I was the only girlfriend who wasn't a drugged out trainwreck). I cannot understand that the healthy strong body I knew every inch of is underground and dead. NOOOOOO!!!
    I still and always have loved the real Markus, it was the drugs that were awful. Does he know that? Steve is taking me to the grave to tomorrow and I will be "putting flowers on [his]grave to show that I still care" This song says it perfecly, you do scream its not pretty sad tears, you scream and "reach to the sky and call out [the person's] name". Oh my baby, I hope someone is holding you and caring for you over there like I would if I could here. I do still love you Markus. Peaceful rest, my love. Always.
    livedreamincoloron March 16, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:this is a damn good song... one off Offsprings best I think. great if you've lost someone. it's songs like this that make me love music as much as i do.
    aniotaon January 11, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:At first I thought it was him singing about a girl "gone away", like just in general, and he misses her.

    But having read the lyrics now..and reading it's about how his wife died...It's really fuckin sad. You can feel the pain and love he has for her in this song. It just sounds like missing someone. I don't know, it's insane. The lyrics are as equally depressing as the instrumental tonality.

    "Maybe in another life
    I could find you there"
    ^That's one of the saddest lines I think I've ever read, anywhere. Guy just feels lost, you can tell. I wish I could write something so simple with so much meaning. I grew up listening to the Offspring, I didn't really remember this song until they started playing it on the radio recently. They really have talent..
    rmmchristensenon July 22, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:this song blows me away. it is just an amazing song especially if you have lost someone. and the offspring have alot of songs about loss surprisingly. who died?
    FROST17on February 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I've gotten inside this song. I've played it, I can sing it, its a great song, very deep, one of my favorites by them. The true meaning is, Dexter wrote this after his girlfriend died in a car crash :/
    InsanityXon February 13, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:I've gotten inside this song. I've played it, I can sing it, its a great song, very deep, one of my favorites by them. The true meaning is, Dexter wrote this after his girlfriend died in a car crash :/
    InsanityXon February 13, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:One of my best friends died when we were just kids...ever since then I searched for an outlet for my emotions...then I found this song. This song was my therapy...it's very powerful, and I wish I could thank the band personally for writing it.
    babytexon March 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:so sad, but so beautiful
    BeanMcDon April 23, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:Technically, I heard Dexter wrote it when his father dies, but then again, Im not sure
    Andee Enjoys Cheezon April 25, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:this song is so good, you can really feel the emotion when dexter sings it.
    saves_the_day_girlon May 02, 2002   Link

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