They reach beside
they leech to find
i dreamed of this so long
this used to feel so strong

Now i wait
wish these thoughts would go away
i hope i dream of you
cause it's taking my life away
no i don't hate
but these thoughts won't go away
i hope i dream of you
cause it's taking my life away

Deep down it hides
making life a grind
i dreamed of this so long
this used to feel so strong

Now i wait
wish these thoughts would go away
i hope i dream of you
cause it's taking my life away
no i don't hate
but these thoughts won't go away
i hope i dream of you
cause it's taking my life away

Deep down it hides
(Repeat Chorus)


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(Taking My) Life Away Lyrics as written by Danny Craig Dallas Smith

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    General CommentI kinda agree with Desa on this. BUt i took it a bit differently.. I think it may have to do with a guy somewhat obsessing over a girl to an extent of not being able to wait till the next moment to see her. He realizes that this love for her has taken over his life and ultimate being. His heart has been captured by someone who may not quite feel the same about him. Unrequited love.
    dallasfanefon April 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentOh I get to be the first to comment. I don't like that second line though... a leech to find? huh? OK well I can tell you what I think of it in relation to My life...two people who used to be close then kind of fell apart, as things do, and then start talking after a really long time. Maybe it was a serious relationship. And the one never really got over it. (The chorus.) Maybe they won't ever meet again face to face, they just talk over the phone or whatnot. And maybe all his old feelings come back and their interfering with other things (or other relationships) in his life. He wants to stop thinking of her, but he still wants to dream about her, if it's the only way he'll see her again. Very sad. I can relate. Probably why I love this song so much.
    Desaparecidaon April 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's a good attempt at a comeback. Not quite as catchy as "Wasting My Time", but I plan on buying the new album anyway because this band rocks! They're one of a kind because Dallas' voice is like none other!
    CRYN_OUTon May 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI totally agree with dallasfanef. I'm in this very situation right now, and it sucks.
    Anathemaon December 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me its about a relationship thats fading.

    "I dreamed of this so long
    This used to feel so strong"

    After finally getting that someone you adore, and the feelings that used to be so strong fade after a while.

    "No I don't hate
    But these thoughts won't go away
    I hope I dream of you
    Cause it's taking my life away"

    There is no hate, just thoughts of moving on in life. However there is still that desire and hope for those old feelings to return and to experience them again. Being stuck in that dilemma is wasting time and taking his life away. Just my op.
    4sakenon March 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti toally 100% agree with 4saken....
    A strong love at one point, but time (or whatever) as made him think about moving on. He doesnt' like thinking these thoughts, because the good times were great, and he would like toget back to that...but no matter what..."it hides"..."making life a grind"
    "I dreamt of this so long" - refers to when it was strong...it was great..."No I don't hate...." means he doesn't hate her...might in fact still love her, but maybe just loves her but not the relationship (cause it died, faded...or whatever)
    goodtuneson August 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree somewhat with everyone who has commented.. the "I dreamed of this so long, this used to feel so strong" seems to be about someone finally getting the person they wanted to be with, and they stop liking them so much. And the chorus seems to be "now I wait, wish these thoughts would go away" means the person is waiting for the thoughts of not wanting to be with the person to go away. "I hope I dream of you, 'cause it's taking my life away", seems to be about wanting to longingly wait for that person again, because the stress of being with them when they don't really want to be is swallowing their life and taking it over. A beautiful song, especially with the key change at the bridge.
    neongreen44on November 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song means (to me):
    To feel those perfecting passionate feelings for someone that you thought you would never be able to feel for anyone, and finally feel it for so long with your one true love; then time creeps up and runs off the most memorable moments of your time together.
    The 'love' you've known has been an asider, a leech.
    After all this time. all this dreaming, that love becomes a leech that you love. You have loved the person in your thoughts, however,, you've dreamed of this love a long time and somehow you know that this is limited; but all the while, there's the everlasting hope that your love can be who, deep down (where it hides) you want it to be; you dream for that feeling so strong. you don't hate, you dream of your love, your thought of love. Your life flashes away, and you dream of what you long for.
    GayRelationshipon January 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThink of it as finally getting the person you adore so much, and falling in love and then realizing the feelings you once had for eachother are fading away and you don't know why. and you wish that those feelings of not loving the other would go away, because you waited for so long to have them. it has taken so much of your life away and losing them would be losing part of your life. you hope you dream of them because you need some sign that your love for them is still there.



    i cant take credit for this..i got this off of dvhann from youtube...but..i think it explains the song perfectly
    Laminackon March 22, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationIt's a song about a failed relationship, hoping it may still comeback..but thinking of the fact that it failed is killing him..
    jasonism123on January 25, 2011   Link

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