"Here Is Gone" as written by and John Rzeznik....
You and I got somethin
But it's all and then it's nuthin to me, yeah
And I got my defenses
When it comes through your intentions for me, yeah

And we wake up in the breakdown
With the things we never thought we could be, yeah

I'm not the one who broke you
I'm not the one you should fear
We got to move you darlin'
I thought I lost you somewhere
But you were never really ever there at all

And I want to get free
Talk to me
I can feel you falling
And I wanted to be
All you need
Somehow here is gone

I am no solution
To the sound of this pollution in me, yeah
And I was not the answer
So forget you ever thought it was me, yeah

I'm not the one who broke you
I'm not the one you should fear
We got to move you darlin
I thought I lost you somewhere
But you were never really ever there at all

And I want to get free
Talk to me
I can feel you falling
And I wanted to be
All you need
Somehow here is gone

And I don't need the fallout
Of the past that's in between us
And I'm not holding on
And all your lies weren't enough to keep me here

And I want to get free
Talk to me
I can feel you falling
And I wanted to be
All you need
Somehow here is gone

And I want to get free
Talk to me
I can feel you falling

I know it's out there
I know it's out there
And I can feel you falling

I know it's out there
I know it's out there
Somehow here is gone, yeah

I know it's out there
I know it's out there
Somehow here is gone, yeah


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"Here Is Gone" as written by John T Rzeznik

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  • +3
    General CommentOk this song I think has got a really kool meaning, and to me when I read it it's kinda obvious - but maybe that's 'cause I relate it to myself.. Anyway here's what I think :-

    "You and I got something / But it's all and then it's nothing to me, yeah" I think that means that he knows that they DO have something special between them, and when things are good, it's like the most special thing ever, but when things are a bit rough it doesn't seem to be so important, doesn't seem to matter as much.. It's like the relationship keeps changing - one minute it's there and then the next it's gone and they're fighting..

    "And we wake up in the breakdown / Of the things we never thought we could be, yeah" The 'breakdown' is the phase when they fight.. they wake up to the fact that everything isn't as perfect as they thought.. and they never thought they could ever be so unhappy all the time they're together - the thing they never they would be they are..

    "I'm not the one who broke you / I'm not the one you should fear / We got to move you darling /I thought I lost you somewhere / But you were never really ever there at all" that's saying that he isn't the thing that's upset her, she has her problems away from him, and maybe she never was really all that honest with her problems to begin with - which is why he thought he lost her, but maybe she wasn't there because she never was honest..

    "And I want to get free, talk to me / I can feel you fallin'
    I wanted to be, all you need / Somehow here is gone" he knows she's going through a bad stage and he wants to help her all he can, all she needs to do is talk to him. He feels guilty 'cause he can't change how he feels, and maybe he'll feel more 'free' if she talks to him, 'cause then he can understand..

    "I am no solution / To the sound of this pollution in me, yeah / And I was not the answer / So forget you ever thought it was me, yeah" That's like she thought all the answers to her problems was love, and she thought she'd found it when she met him. But the problems are still there, and he's saying 'no the answer wasn't me so just forget you thought it was, you have to find the real answers'..

    "And I don't need the fallout / Of all the past that's in between us / And I'm not holding on /And all your lies weren't enough to keep me here" It's like the memories of her past are breaking them down, and he's had enough. She's been saying she's happy and she's getting better but he can see she's not, and he's like 'I've had enough, I'm not what you need so I'm going - you keep lying saying you're better and you're not'

    Well there you have it lol.. my erm very long view of what this song actually means.. maybe I'm completely wrong, but that's what the song makes me think of whenever I hear it
    pretty-in-punkon May 09, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentSierp, you are one funny guy/gal. Your brain capacity don't have the skills to comprehend any lyrics that are abstract. This world need less 13 year old kids that think it is "cool" to insult what other people listen to. If this type of music don't suit your fancy, then too bad for you. No need to open that hole of yours and flame on what other people like. Well, I guess I have to give you some credit, you probably haven't passed puberty yet so that attitude is some-what understandable. Let this be a lesson to you.
    Ajl777on May 08, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis might be my favorite goo goo dolls song... wow
    rabidpenguinon March 12, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is one of their best songs!! i love goo goo dolls..Ü
    ame3wan6on March 30, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI absolutely love this song, I think that anyone in a serious relationship can relate to it. I basically think that it's about honesty in a relationship. Always share your secrets with the one you love; don't hide things from that person because he always seem to somehow find out. Relationships have their ups and downs; but, in the end, you are always there for each other.
    dashboardgirlie83on May 08, 2002   Link
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    General Commentim not sure if this was already said, but most of the music on Gutterflower (including this song) was written after John Rzeznick's divorce with his wife at the time. so, im thinking that this song definitely has to do with relationships, and possibly his relationship with his exwife.

    what i think is going on in this song is that two people who are in a relationship and its goin fine. then they hit a bump, an argument, and it turns into a falling out. this opens the speaker's eyes to the flaws of the girl and of the relationship. he realizes that she was previously "broken" before she came into the relationship, and she never let go of that hurt, and it held her back and led her to lie and pretend to be someone else who she thought the speaker would love more (all your lies werent enough to keep me here). the girl thought that he would fix her, she thought he was the answer. but he wasnt, and she just pulled him down with her. so they are breaking free. ending it. the last few lines arent just hope for him, but also him telling her that healing is out there. that the answer to her problems is out there, but he isnt the solution. its a bit of hope during a dark moment.

    well thats how i see it anyways
    itsbeenawhile11on January 15, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song. To me, it's about the end of a relationship that he thought was going to be permanent. Whenever I listen to it, it reminds me clear as day of when my fiancee and I broke off our engagement.

    The whole notion of "somehow here is gone" is the idea that what he believed to be his life was not actually true, and the struggle to cope with the fact that maybe it never was. I hear a narrator who is searching for answers.

    itsmelenon November 06, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI had to end my relationship with my husband, which was a really, really scary thing to have to do as I had 4 little kids. This song got me through it. Thanks Johnny.
    tovangar2on December 02, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is about an inbetween relationship, the intentions are unknown but the feelings are obviously there, however one partner is stuck in the past and wont give it their all.
    rawrrloveon December 14, 2009   Link
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    Song Meaning"You and I got somethin but it's all and then it's nuthin to me, yeah."
    -He is talking about the fact that he had something romantic with a certain girl in his past but there are times in their relationship where it means everything (all) to him and times where it doesn't mean anything at all (nuthin).

    "And I got my defenses when it comes through your intentions for me, yeah."
    -He qualifies his dilemma by blaming her. He has his "defenses" (hesitations, conflicts, etc.) because of her intentions for the relationship. Apparently they aren't on the same page with the relationship.

    "And we wake up in the breakdown with the things we never thought we could be, yeah."
    -Because they don't have similar intentions they end up in the "breakdown" (trial, trouble, confrontation, etc.). At the beginning of relationships we always make promises of how we will be. Nobody thinks in the beginning that they will fight or have any serious problems or end up becoming jaded towards the other. But, he is realizing that his relationship with her has negatively escalated to the point where they both are becoming people that they "never thought [they] could be."

    "I'm not the one who broke you, I'm not the one you should fear. We got to move you darlin."
    -In retrospect, he doesn't blame himself for the problems. She may be blaming him for many of their problems but he asserts that it wasn't his fault.

    "I thought I lost you somewhere but you were never really ever there at all."
    -He wonders what happened to the girl he used to know. He tries to think of where he lost the girl he fell in love with. But, he realizes that he was blind and that she was never truly the girl he thought she was. This makes good sense with what he said before. He doesn't blame himself for their problems, he blames her for not being on the same page as him.

    "And I want to get free, talk to me, I can feel you falling."
    -He done with the complications and wants to be free of the drama. She has started to close him out of her life but he wants to talk it through with her, not necessarily because he wants to stay with her. But, she isn't listening. She is "falling" out of love and is closing him out of her life.

    "And I wanted to be all you need, somehow here is gone."
    -He admits that he loved her. He wanted to be all she needed but somehow he has lost it. What was once here (his love, affection, etc.) is now gone.

    "I am no solution to the sound of this pollution in me, yeah."
    -He admits that what he is saying may metaphorically be pollution to her feelings. But, despite the fact that he has just told her that he once wanted to be her everything, having him in her life is not what he is getting at. As he said before, "I want to get free."

    "And I was not the answer so forget you ever thought it was me, yeah."
    -He is reasserting his feelings here. He is not the answer to her sadness in the breakdown of the relationship. He does not want to stay with her and is so fed up with the drama that he wants her to completely give it up and forget that he could have ever been her "answer." He knows now that they were never good for each other.

    *Chorus repeats*

    "And I don't need the fallout of all the past that's in between us."
    -He doesn't want to rehash all the negative past that tore them apart. He is done with the situation and wants to be free of the hurt that he's felt.

    "And I'm not holding on and all your lies weren't enough to keep me here."
    -He's not holding on to what they once had. He has let it go. Broken promises (lies) of how she will change and how things will be better don't phase him anymore. They aren't enough anymore.

    "I know it's out there.... and I can feel you falling."
    -What was here (affection, love) is gone, but it is out there for him. Because he doesn't specify who, he may be talking about both of them. He is hopeful and he understands that she is still falling from the breakdown of the relationship.

    Hopefully this helps!
    tcsim7on July 24, 2012   Link

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