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Hey there now
Where'd you go
You left me here so unexpected
You changed my life
I hope you know
Cause now I'm lost
So unprotected

In a blink of an eye
I never got to say goodbye

Like a shooting star
Flyin' across the room
So fast...

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    anonymous
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    Sep 21st, 2018 9:04am report


    I personally take this song to heart. I was 17 years old when I lost my son. September 25th is his 3rd birthday. He died an hour and 19 minutes after birth. I wasn't there when I should of been. I just recently found his grave (about 5 days ago) and have been mourning. I heard this song and I instantly put it into my situation.
    "Hey there now
    Where'd you go
    You left me here so unexpected"
    This first part I perceived as me being in my state now saying 'hey where are you? Why arent you here?' His sudden death before I even got to see him covers "You left me here so unexpected" and how much I miss him. The second part
    "You changed my life
    I hope you know
    Cause now I'm lost
    So unprotected" The first line being how he changed my life and I hope he knows. I developed a fatherly instinct that I still carry. I grew up quick got my life in check from being a dumb kid. I joined the military to help me mature because of him. The lines "cause now I'm lost so unprotected" it's me telling him how I'm lost without him being in my life and I'm unprotected whether it be from the pain I harbor in my heart or my weakness that can be spotted by outsiders that could use it to attack me personally.
    "In a blink of an eye
    I never got to say goodbye"
    In these lines me losing him in a blink of an eye and how I never got to say goodbye to him, which still haunts me everyday.
    "Like a shooting star
    Flying across the room
    So fast so far"
    I see him as a shooting star now above me. His death was so fast and now hes so far away is how I relate these lyrics to my sons death.
    "You were gone too soon
    You're a part of me
    And I'll never be the same here without you
    You were gone too soon"
    The first line is straightforward hes gone too soon for his mother and I. Hes a part of me and hes still in my heart. I wont ever be the same with him gone. I wish I would have him with me and mixing up my life rather than not be here.
    "You were always there
    Like a shining light
    On my darkest days
    You were there to guide me
    Oh I miss you now
    I wish you could see
    Just how much your memory
    Will always mean to me
    In the blink of an eye
    I never got to say goodbye"
    The first four lines of this section I relate because I had suicidal thoughts thinking I could see my son sooner, but I thought about it and decided against it. I decided I rather do whatever I could to make my son proud that I'm his father, so I feel as if he guided me to better myself and the people around me. The rest of this section is of course how I miss him and how much just the pictures of him mean to me. Also how I never got to say goodbye.
    Chorus:
    "Like a shooting star
    Flying across the room
    So fast so far
    You were gone too soon
    You're a part of me
    And I'll never be the same here without you
    You were gone too soon"
    Of course same meaning as above.
    "Shine on
    Shine on
    On to a better place"
    First two lines are him shining on in heaven above. The last line being him going on to heaven and not being in this cruel world.
    "Shine on
    Shine on
    We'll never be the same"
    First two lines being the same as above. The third line meaning his mother and I will never be the same as we once were, we both have a huge depressive hile in our hearts that only he could fill for us.
    Chorus:
    "Like a shooting star
    Flying across the room
    So fast so far
    You were gone too soon
    You're a part of me
    And I'll never be the same here without you
    You were gone too soon"
    Same meaning as it is the chorus.
    "You were gone too soon
    (Shine on shine on)
    You were gone too soon
    (Shine on shine on)
    You were gone too soon"
    These lines of course reinstating that he was gone too soon and for him to continually shine on.

    Mom and I love you Adam you're the best thing to ever happen to us. Thank you for being our son. Although you're gone we'll meet again and I'll be sure to bring you something awesome to have along with a few jokes. Love you bud.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 16th, 2017 6:32am report


    I think this song is about letting go of someone who was so special to you. Do you how its like to let go of someone so special just for them to be happy?



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    anonymous
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    Feb 13th, 2017 2:27pm report


    As a mother who lost her twin daughters mid pregnancy (19 and 23 weeks), I feel as if he's singing about the loss of a baby. The band could have been on the road when his wife misscarried or something...
    My girls have definitely gone too soon.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 24th, 2016 7:43pm report


    This song reminds me of a friend who died in the middle of the school year..."Like a shooting star,flying across the room"... "I never got to say goodbye"...



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    anonymous
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    Jun 4th, 2016 6:49pm report


    I agree with a majority of you. I do believe that this song was for a loved one that passed on in life. But he regrets not being able to say good-bye to the person before they left for their "better place"



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    anonymous
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    Jul 9th, 2014 7:12am report


    His "special-someone" died. That's it... =_=" it would've been a geek's song if it meant something like your "special-someone" moved in to another "better place" lol.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 15th, 2013 3:07pm report


    I think it was made as a dedication to lost love one's now in a better place, "shine on to a better place" Maby he didn't get to say good bye to the guy who is gone. So uh yeah that's what I think.........:)



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    anonymous
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    Jun 28th, 2012 6:29pm report


    This song is about someone/loved one gone off, but you still care for that someone, but they are gone, but you know that you will never forget, I dedicate this to my friend who I always loved and crushed on for 9 years but she moved away, and my dad who died. :( and they were gone too soon, but back to my crush, I never said it.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 17th, 2011 12:44pm report


    I think it's got different meanings, weather it be a friend who moved away, a loved one who passed away, or a break up. If you're friend moved away, you could've just met them, and they had such a brilliant impact on your life, that saying goodbye... Was hard, and they were gone too soon, so many things could've happened.

    A loved one, a parent, grandparent, friend, or any other family member, you knew them you're entire life, or maybe not too long, but so many times were lost, because of what happened, that they passed way. Lost times.

    A break up, you could've made it work... But it just didn't go as you thought, And that person didn't have the same feelings for you as you did for them.

    My own personal meaning of it, I dedicate it to 4 people, My parents for one, whom passed away when I was younger, cancer, my boyfriend, who is being forced by his mother to transfer schools, and a friend, whom I've not known for a long time, but our friendship really turned into something, she's moving 3 states away.

    My parents, I loved them more then anyone knows. I still do, they were gone too soon.

    My boyfriend, always made me laugh, a straight up comedian, he always knew how to make me smile, I do love him. He means so much to me, I hope we can stay together. He has touched me in so many ways, it took awhile to realize, that he and I were... Compatible. Everyone knew we liked each other. Everyone, they could just tell...

    My friend, well, a lot can happen within a month or so, and a lot did, through the bullying, that she stood up for me a lot, through when I got upset, and when I just needed to have a good time. She made me smile, and laugh, she helped me a lot. with the bullies, and with my feelings, she wants to hang out, once before she moves, in about a week.

    Well, we're getting out for Christmas,on Wednsday, and since it's Saturday, I'm dreading Monday, because I leave for Vacation Tuesday so I'll only be at school on Monday. My boyfriend and friend will be there. And it'll be time... Time to say goodbye, I hope we will always stay in contact.

    Two people who mean a great deal to me, all in one day. This song will be playing in my head all day long, and then tears will come. I don't want to go back to how it was before... Before these 2 people came into my life, they came in... And like a shooting star... Flyin' across the room, so fast, so far, they were gone too soon...

    They came, and just like that. in the blink of an eye, they have to leave. Like my parents.

    Their memory will always mean something important to me. I love them all. <3




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