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Candlebox: Far Behind Meaning

Tagged: Suicide [suggest]

Song Released: 1994


Far Behind Lyrics

Now maybe
I didn't mean to treat you bad
But I did it anyway
And then maybe
Some would say your life was sad
But you lived it anyway
And so maybe
Your friends they stand around they watch you crumble
As you falter to the ground
And then...

  1. anonymous
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    Apr 9th 2007 report

    I think this song is about someone who was living the high life and fell into the darkness. This song has personal meaning to me. Last summer a close friend of mine and his band opened up for Candlebox. He recently left the band and is struggling with an alcohol and drug addiction. This song is about exactly what he is going through and everyone else. No matter how careful you are, you're demons can still swallow you whole.

  2. anonymous
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    Jan 1st 2007 report

    The song is about REAL DOPE , crystal meth ! old school prope dope(p2p) days. We lost a lot of good friends up in the northwest back in those days to that drug. Listen to the song closer.

  3. rking
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    Mar 3rd 2006 report

    I would like to know what the author of these lyrics was thinking when he wrote it.
    This could easily be interpreted to be about Christ.

    "I didn't mean to treat you bad, but I did it any way"
    SINNING AGAINST GOD
    "Some would say your life was sad, but you lived it any way"
    A LIFE THAT WAS PREDETERMINED FROM BIRTH TO DEATH AND HAD ONE PURPOSE
    TO MANY THIS WOULD BE A SAD EXISTANCE
    "Your friends they stand around, they watch your crumble
    as you falter to the ground"
    THIS IS THE DENIAL ON KNOWING CHRIST TO AVOID PERSECUTION
    THEY WATCHED HIM FALTER TO THE GROUND AS HE CARRIED HIS OWN CROSS
    "And then someday, Your friends they stand beside
    As you were flying, Oh you were flying oh so high"
    THESE FRIENDS WOULD BE THE DISCIPLES OF CHRIST AT THE PEAK OF HIS POPULARITY
    "But them someday people look at you, For what they call their own"
    CALLING THEIR OWN. LORD, CHRIST, SAVIOR, KING OF THE JEWS.
    "They watch you suffer, Yeah they hear you calling home"
    CLEARLY A REFERENCE TO THE ACTUAL CRUCIFIXION OF CHRIST AS HE SCREAMED OUT FOR THE MERCY AND FORGIVENESS OF GOD THE FATHER
    "But then some day we could take our time
    To brush the leaves aside so you can reach us
    But you left me far behind
    AND LASTLY BEFORE REPEATING THE LAMENT, THEY SEEK THE LIVING AMONGST THE DEAD TO FIND NOTHING OR NO ONE AT THE GRAVE FOR CHRIST HAS RISEN
    "Some would say you left with what you had
    But you couldn't share the pain
    No, no, no
    Couldn't share the pain, They watch you suffer"
    OF COURSE CHRIST COULD NOT SHARE THE PAIN. IT WAS HIS TO TAKE ALONE FOR OUR SALVATION
    "We might share in something great"
    THE PROMISED KINGDOM OF HEAVEN

    I COULD GO ON AND ON
    THIS IS A GREAT SONG AND THE LYRICS MAY BE ABOUT A FRIEND LOST TO ALCOHOLISM OR DRUG ABUSE, BUT YOU CAN SEE WHERE YOU CAN DRAW A PARALLEL TO THE LIFE OF CHRIST AND HOW HE SEEMS TO HAVE LEFT US FAR BEHIND AND LEFT US WAY TOO SOON.

    WRITE ME IF YOU HAVE ANY THOUGHTS.
    YOU CAN BE CRITICAL, JUST DON'T BE MEAN.
    THANKS

    rking

  4. anonymous
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    Oct 9th 2005 report

    This song is about the lead singer from Mother Love Bone, one of the first grunge bands out of Seattle who died from a heroin overdose I believe.

  5. anonymous
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    Jul 20th 2005 report

    This is honestly one of the greatest songs I've ever heard! It's obviously about losing a friend to drug/alcohol addiction. But to me, it has a different meaning.

    When I was 17, I was in an abusive relationship with someone who struggled with addiction. Unfortunately, I made excuses and failed to realize how bad his problems were. I left only after he sexually assaulted me. I think of this song as sort of a dialog between us, "I didn't mean to treat you bad, but I did it anyway." I look at it like I left him far behind, and he chose for me to do that by treating me the way he did. "As you trip the final line and that cold day when you lost control. Shame you left my life so soon you should have told me, but you left me far behind."

    I cared about him very deeply, and still wish to this day that he will get the help he needs. I don't know if anyone else has ever look at this song that way, but it has helped me through a lot.

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