Three Days Grace: Gone Forever Meaning
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Gone Forever Lyrics
Don't know what went wrong
Feels like a hundred years
I still can't believe you're gone
So, I'll stay up all night
With these bloodshot eyes
While these walls surround me
With the story of our life
I feel so...
anonymous Jan 6th, 2016 1:31am report
I think his/her boyfriend or girlfriend broke up with them and its been awhile since they seen each other and they are wounding what they did wrong to see if they can fix it before there ex is gone.
anonymous Dec 7th, 2011 12:30pm report
I also believe that Adam wrote the song to say how glad he was to be free of drugs. But, one thing that's just so cool about this and a lot of the other songs he wrote about the subject is that it could be tied to so many other situations. It could be about a breakup, or family troubles, and there's definitely more when you think about it.
anonymous Nov 11th, 2011 11:44pm report
Well, I'm not big on interpretating drugs into it, so I'm gonna stick with the song describing a relationship -
and actually, it always seemed to me that the singer is very much in denial about breaking up, as if trying to tell himself that it's alright, but having trouble believing it.
Therefore at the beginning it's so hard to believe ("Don't know what's going on"), then the person tries to distract himself by all means ("I'll stay up all night"), still constanstly being reminded of the past ("While these walls surround me with the story of our life"), then ties to tell himself he's glad to be alone ("I tell myself that I don't miss you at all").
There are parts that imply the narrator was the one being left ("I should have made you leave"). Also the end ("And now, you're gone forever") seems surprisingly melancholic, as if realisation hits in.
To me that's just obvious denial.
anonymous Oct 24th, 2011 10:33pm report
i know Adam just got out of rehab case for pain pills and other things
but this is my drug (three days grace)
anonymous Jul 23rd, 2011 7:00am report
this song can have a double meaning. most people's first thought is its about a woman. but from adam's actual point of view, its about finally being off drugs, and how he's happy about it "i feel so, much better, now that you're gone forever" and he's using "you" metaphorically and talking to drugs af if they're a person
anonymous Apr 18th, 2011 4:54pm report
As with most of the early Three Days Grace songs there may well be a drug metaphor in there. Still, if you look at the actual words of the song, it's a classic denial song, a hard rock version of songs like John Waite's "I Ain't Missing You." The singer has just had a break-up, and is trying very, very hard to pretend to be happy about it (I feel so/much better/now that you're gone forever), yet admits in the verses that he misses her horribly and that he isn't coping well. He then tries to tell himself that he isn't lying to himself (I'm not lying/denying) and that he really is doing just fine. If you want to throw in the drug metaphor as well, think of it as going through withdrawal. You know you're going to be better off, and that your life will get better, but you still miss it horribly, and know you shouldn't.
anonymous Nov 2nd, 2009 11:34pm report
I believe this song is about his former addiction to drugs. "I feel so much better now that you're gone forever" seems to me that he's talking about how this drug is gone from his life, forever.
"First time you screamed at me, I should've make you leave. I should've known it could be so much better. I hope you're missing me, I hope I've made you see, that I'm gone forever." could be a metaphor. The first time he used that drug, and got addicted, he shouldn't have. He "should've made it leave." Basically, that whole part is a metaphor for his former addiction to OxyContin.
anonymous May 3rd, 2009 5:49pm report
This song is in One-X and as many people know, Adam got out of rehab and wrote a lot of the songs about his addiction to pain pills. The whole song is about how he's happy that the drugs and the addiction are "Gone Forever"
jessepizzles Jan 30th, 2009 1:31am report
Im going to go under the assumption that the artist is writing about a relationship with a woman but once again like many songs written by Three Days Grace, it could be with parents, girlfriends, society.
The song starts off nice with the lyric
"Don't know what's going on
Don't know what went wrong
Feels like a hundred years I
Still can't believe you're gone
So I'll stay up all night
With these bloodshot eyes
While these walls surround me with the story of our life"
Obviously the character is going through some rough times with his confusion of why his relationship went to crap.
Later it reads, "I'm not lying, denying that I feel so much better now
That you're gone forever" which represents that he admits he does not feel better that his relationship ended.
Throughout the song he mocks his ex because she was so crappy that he would rather get drunk and forget about everything than be with her.
This song is almost like a journey, first he starts off by being sad from the breakup, then questions why it matters, then realizes that life is better without an abusive woman around. Then towards the end I think the artist sounds a little arrogant now that he knows he'll be okay and she's gone.
--->Relationships are journeys and so are the breakups and they all usually end up the same way. I think the artist is advocating people stuck in relationships now to step back and analyze the situation and see if its actually worth being there. If partners are not happy together, why are they together?<---
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