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►What’s in the Playlist: When I’m Gone by 3 Doors Down

Posted by Mercenary Spark on May 26, 2008

Today is Memorial Day, so I decided to make this week’s featured song in the playlist, a song by one of my favorite bands that has some great lyrics (like most of their work). The video below is the version the band made “dedicated to all the men and women serving in the United States military.” The song is about a guy that tries to get a girl to love him and wants to fulfill her expectations and convince her by saying he would never treat her badly. The song is titled When I’m Gone, because part of him gave up trying, and he might give up completely. The sound’s ok, not any big riffs or slow pace, it’s just right. Brad Arnold, frontsman and vocals of 3 Doors Down, commented in the intro of When I’m Gone for their live ep, Another 700 Miles, about the video. “So um pertaining to this next song, a lot of people because of what we’ve done with this song have asked you know what we stand for, what we believe. You know, are we pro-war or pro-this or pro-that? Of course we’re not pro-war, nobody likes war, everybody know what war brings. But, we do support our men and women in the military. This nation owes everything we have to those young men and women our age. That’s what it’s all about. We pray that those young men and women’s actions bring us to a better world, and we pray to God that He will bring those young men and women home safely.” I agree with him on that we need to support the troops of our countries for risking their lives so that the rest of us can continue with our own lives. And this day should serve as a remainder of the sacrifices, our soldiers have made to create a better world.

Rating: 8/10 – A good song, like a rock version of Here Without You. The song is available In the Corner.

Lyrics to the song and video:

There’s another world inside of me
That you may never see
There’s secrets in this life
That I can’t hide
Somewhere in this darkness
There’s a light that I can’t find
Maybe it’s too far away…
Maybe I’m just blind…

Maybe I’m just blind…

So hold me when I’m here
Love me when I’m wrong
Hold me when I’m scared
And love me when I’m gone
Everything I am
And everything you need
I’ll also be the one
You wanted me to be
I’ll never let you down
Even if I could
I’d give up everything
If only for your good
So hold me when I’m here
Love me when I’m wrong
You can hold me when I’m scared
You won’t always be there
So love me when I’m gone

Love me when I’m gone…

When your education x-ray
Can not see under my skin
I won’t tell you a damn thing
That I could not tell my friends
Roaming through this darkness
I’m alive but I’m alone
Part of me is fighting this
But part of me is gone

So hold me when I’m here
Love me when I’m wrong
Hold me when I’m scared
And love me when I’m gone
Everything I am
And everything you need
I’ll also be the one
You wanted me to be
I’ll never let you down
Even if I could
I’d give up everything
If only for your good
So hold me when I’m here
Love me when I’m wrong
You can hold me when I’m scared
You won’t always be there
So love me when I’m gone

Maybe I’m just blind…

So hold me when I’m here
Love me when I’m wrong
Hold me when I’m scared
And love me when I’m gone
Everything I am
And everything you need
I’ll also be the one
You wanted me to be
I’ll never let you down
Even if I could
I’d give up everything
If only for your good
So hold me when I’m here
Love me when I’m wrong
You can hold me when I’m scared
You won’t always be there
So love me when I’m gone

Love me when I’m gone…

Love me when I’m gone
When I’m Gone
When I’m Gone
When I’m Gone

I made this button today, that you may use if you’re also a fan of 3 Doors Down’s music. 

I am a 3 Doors Down Fan

[Thanks to another700miles, member of the 3 Doors Down Message Board for the quote from Brad Arnold.]
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