3 Doors Down - When I'm Gone Lyrics




There's another world inside of me
That you may never see
There are 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
Or maybe I'm just blind

Or maybe I'm just blind

So hold me when I'm here
Right me when I'm wrong
Hold me when I'm scared
And love me when I'm gone
Everything I am
And everything in me
Wants to 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
Right 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
Cannot 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
Right me when I'm wrong
Hold me when I'm scared
And love me when I'm gone
Everything I am
And everything in me
Wants to 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
Right 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

Or maybe I'm just blind

So hold me when I'm here
Right me when I'm wrong
Hold me when I'm scared
And love me when I'm gone
Everything I am
And everything in me
Wants to 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
Right 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





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  1. bluemoth

    👍👍🤟🏼🤙 USA.

  2. Rolandas Dubauskas

    Nieks neknis senam kariui proto, pagarba visiems tarnavusiems uz savo sali.

  3. T Bone

    I have loved your songs sence I was a baby

  4. Kenny Algona

    This song still hits hard, Biden 2021

  5. M Reff

    ML&R to all our military. Past, Present and Future. Y'all are the greatest........

  6. Joshua Davis

    Great song for the heart

  7. M'Guia Promotora de Turismo

    #WhenImGone is the best song ! Amazing Band !!! #3DoorsDown

  8. Roo H

    Who's still listening in 2050?  Man, hard to believe this song is nearly 50 years old!

    rucussing

    If I am still listening in 2050, I will be 91. I will check back!

  9. Casey Malone

    Listen linda listen

  10. S J

    God bless America 🇺🇸

  11. Austin Wiley

    2020 an this song still sounds as good as when it came out

  12. Purple Sky

    damn I miss my dad

  13. Bradley Shock

    Back when celebrities put political differences aside and just supported our men/women in uniform! Thanks to all who served!!!

  14. pino iaconis

    22K of haters lost the war.

  15. Anto Erickson

    22k dislikes are who really sold their souls.

  16. collegejock4gutpunch

    (dont know why that last post came across over n over . was not intended)

  17. collegejock4gutpunch

    (dont know why that last post came across over n over . was not intended)

  18. collegejock4gutpunch

    * I Just came across this video * This is _ powerful _ You possess a _ Solid _ huge core of fans , Patriots. You guys stepped up .. taking some hits - but - you are to be commended for not Only your exceptional , obvious talent, but also your passion for America , Americans and The brave ' heroes' _real heroes _ ( not Hollywood ' heroes' ) Way to go guys - Thank you all 3 Doors Down - Americans and proud of it .

  19. collegejock4gutpunch

    * I Just came across this video * This is _ powerful _ You possess a _ Solid _ huge core of fans , Patriots. You guys stepped up .. taking some hits - but - you are to be commended for not Only your exceptional , obvious talent, but also your passion for America , Americans and The brave ' heroes' _real heroes _ ( not Hollywood ' heroes' ) Way to go guys - Thank you all 3 Doors Down - Americans and proud of it .

  20. Anna Garcia

    My dad passed away Friday. After we got home and settled down drinking and listening to music this song came on the moment we all got quiet. I know you love me dad. I love you so much

  21. Ross Yeller

    👍👍

  22. Jose Gonzales

    What happened? We're falling apart.

  23. Mr. Spence Johnson

    Wow... powerful. I remember this from childhood, 9-11 happened a year earlier. Every military member that was in the conflict did not sign up with a war happening; that’s a different feeling when it hits. Think of the spirit of the war & the nation now...

  24. Roberto Rivera

    If you dislike this hope u stub your toe on the corner of your dresser....🤓

  25. Jonny Brooks

    Just for the record I hate you .but my god we where good in bed no one even come close.i would take you in bed again as long as I did not have to talk to you .and leave till the next time.fux buddy mute fux buddy .no words just sweat and sex..ya that what I miss.the sex no one done it like we do.wow.

  26. Lei Velásquez

    I absolute love this video, but what happened to the original one?, that is some sick video too... Nowhere to be found 🤔.

  27. Les Keaton

    My son gets deployed next year after he gets upgraded I'd give anything to go in his place .he doesn't have the mentality to kill unlike me .send me I wouldn't come back with PTSD.

    Steve Newton

    Give him more credit then that!!!!!!!!!

  28. jmsmeier1113

    It’s funny how we can all listen to this and come away with so many different perspectives. I listen to this and think how fortunate I was that when I went to war I had no one other than my brother marines depending on me. Had I went down, few people would have missed me. Today I can’t imagine what it was like for the guys with wives and kids. I look at my wife and my kids now and wonder, if I had them back then, would I have been able to focus, and lean into it when all hell broke loose.

  29. Sajan John

    2020. Still in my playlist.

  30. J Eh

    everything has a cost, but not all costs are calculable... the blood of our people is priceless... IMO those who choose to fight for our ways are the best of the best and its impossible to articulate how important and special they are. Its a debt that can never be repaid for its value can never be matched.

  31. Lynn Collier

    Hold me when I am gone

  32. Kathy Andria

    This means SO much to me! I grew up in the Pacific Basin because my Daddy was Navy and served a tour in Korea and 2 tours in Viet Nam. I did learn a lot about the culture of Hawaii and the Philippines, but I just missed my Daddy. 3 of 4 of his kids (including me) served in the Army. Thank you for this tribute <3

  33. Cindy Coontz

    Love me when I'm gone

  34. Rabbat Amer

    RIP to the hundreds of thousands of Iraqis dead for no apparent reason ...

  35. Colonel Landon

    My awesome soulmate was taken dec 2018.heres to you baby.my love forever4ever.you were the best .noone compares to you.Angelcat.the most amazing husband and person.thanks for loving me completely my love, jen.🌈💞🌅☝💋

  36. Matthew Beatty

    This band is still together and playing all their great hits. Seen them in concert in 2019. They sound as good as they did 20 years ago.

  37. Barbara Ann Kessleski

    Scorpions

  38. alex noon

    не пускайте их на Русскую землю..мы их захуярим какие бы вы там песни не пели)

  39. Ashley ashley

    Not many blacks shown

  40. Deverie Cram

    This song I picked for zurilious was in one of my dreams I have told so many story's cause I didn't need them to know the truth but the one I was so honest with didn't believe so I fuck up again in this life so I will be in ur life again zurilious but next time I wont fuck up I promise zurilious my my mykael I never lied about loving u that was the most n honest shit I can say I have ever said to anyone in my life n I was so vulnerable everytime I posted it n tried by making the one n only Facebook for u

  41. Northerner Highlander

    RIP to all the 4000 Yankees who died in Iraq for nothing

  42. Creg Ster

    2020 still rocking it @@@@@....

  43. José L. Martínez

    #BlackMamba4Ever #RIPKobe #RIPGigi 🙏🏽🙏🏽

  44. Nope Nope

    R.I.P. Kobe

  45. StayGold PonyBoy

    Ive always loved this song ... It goes into the soul

  46. Victor Gerhardt

    Kid! Find it!

  47. Kathy Andria

    This reminds me of when I shipped off to Germany when I was 19... during the Iran Hostage crisis :'( I didn't get to say goodbye to my Daddy because I forgot my orders, and they had to send them on a separate plane :(

  48. Brooke McDonald

    I personally think it should be dedicated to all first responders. My dad is a emt/firefighter and it really is a hard job I plan on trying to follow his footsteps

  49. de-ve Fred

    🤘🖤🦇🤘

  50. Manny Aponte

    my dad said to always hear this song when he passes

  51. Dennis Roby

    Never been this [email protected]#ked up in my life I finlay accepted that my wife kila kilby is never going to be mine that she is staying with Bob and wants nothing to do with me so I changed my phone number and posted every naked picture I have of her on the internet I love you more than anything

  52. Stephen K

    You may want to get some of the proceeds of Mark Morton's song All I Had To Lose, it sounds too much like this one.

  53. Shannon Collins

    Too much METH just killed myself

  54. Mk J

    Who knows pain like me? Cuz you don't.

  55. THE ONE! THE ONLY! GOD

    Dedicated to our TROOPS on deployment right now... PLEASE COME HOME SAFE....

  56. Emanual Self

    2020 anyone

  57. ahlamo jomaa

    2020👌👌

  58. Vinicius Garcia

    Imitação de Pearl Jam

  59. BMM

    This is a still a effin banger

  60. The LUNA Family Vlogs

    👀💖👉👫🐩🐕

  61. Small Box

    Your voice keeps me up with a lot better understanding of past present issues aren’t thank you for sharing your music;Aboard her!USNY Black Stallions””whole Fleets

  62. Aim Smith

    🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  63. Dean Gidcumb

    I deployed many times , not knowing what I was going into . We start by silence after lading we celebrated youth and knew our chances were better than theirs. We always gave God the credit, knowing that we would succeed . I am 54 now . I just hope all my pals made it out with there sanity. I did and still give my belief in Jesus all the credit. :-)

  64. matthew greeenwood

    2020 still rocking this shit still smoking zigs and still. Walking head held high like it was ..... lol. Hold me when I'm here .....

  65. Jeanette Armstrong

    I wanna know who those 22k who gave this video a thumbs down are thinking! This video sums up every thing our men and women in the military give up to protect our freedoms. And their families who also sacrifice so much to allow them to leave them behind.....GOD BLESS THEM ALL!

  66. Карам Боев

    American soldiers are killers. Seat on the home

  67. Lisa Guelig

    Love this song

  68. Julia Rose

    He has a great voice

  69. Jessie Rainwater

    I'm loving by brother when he is gone
    I always will
    May we meet again in spirit

  70. robberonbrent

    This song is about 3 doors down and the inevitable loss of credibility

  71. Jodie Arnold-Gowan

    If only for your good...

  72. Letavia Bryant

    I definitely have two friends in the military and my older brother was in the military to and my aunt sister was to but she service her country to but she died

  73. Sean Maraj

    Much respect

  74. Izzy Splash

    2020 and I'm still listening to this all the time.

  75. Dakota Highbaugh

    thanks to all the BRAVE man and women out protecting us 24/7. it means a lot to us we love all of you stay safe.
    HORRAH, WHUP.

  76. Jeff Plankey

    Awesome song and this video gives me chills when I see it today. Shout out to all the men and woman of our Armed Forces. Thanks for serving!

  77. Nikaveli ThaWhitePantha

    january 14, 2020 still here

  78. Will Smith

    This song is still relevant.

    Shit ain't changing anytime soon

  79. Ben Dover

    God bless our Military and their families. 🙏👊🇺🇸

  80. raul vega

    I never understood this song until I was flipping though the tv station and seen this video. Now I understand. May the good lord watch and protect our men and women serving our county. I pray for some day these wars will come to a peaceful end and come back to their love ones. This is an emotional video watching husbands, wife's, moms, dads, brothers and sisters kissing good bye's.

  81. Travis Douglas

    This and creed used to have heavy rotation back in 9th grade

  82. Baby Toy Mania

    This is why i will never vote democrat

  83. We3TV

    I will forever love this song❤

  84. Josh Heiser

    When you have everything taken from you and lied to by the ones you loved and done so bad . when you have done everything to make a life for yourself and the evil on earth takes it away from you and Burris the truth .

    Terri Gilpin

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    Terri Gilpin

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  85. Yared Pump

    This is a need right now

    Terri Gilpin

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    Terri Gilpin

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    Terri Gilpin

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  86. Lance Shepler

    I say spoil our troops with stuff like this. I'm sure that it was an honor for 3 doors down to do this for our troops and you can bet they were protected until they hit port again. Amazing! Our beloved troops need to be spoiled because they spoil us by defending us at all costs!!! And you don't fu*k with the United States Navy anyways!!!May God Bless our United States military!!!!!🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸👏👏👏👍👍👍👍

  87. Kazilikaya

    This is about PTSD

  88. Laura Riley

    Love me when I'm gone. That's right to all my ex"s and eat ur heart ouy!! Lol oh no lmao

  89. Ernest Mixco

    The music is one thing. The reality of the military is quite another. I served in the Marines and was quite familiar with emotional hellos and goodbyes. It's all temporary believe me but once you're back with your unit it's game-on, real quick! The military is nothing but a cattle call, you are just a number to them. It's all a game of attrition. Lose a plane here, a ship there, 500 killed it's all temporary to them. Everything can be replaced in their minds. You are just a number. Take a look ar WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, etc. Now, just consider the VA for a minute, do you think they really care about service people? People die just waiting for an appointment. Employees, there are just there collecting a paycheck. Here's another fact, right now there are thousands who have joined the military only for economic reasons. Sure, serving our country is one thing, but it's only part of it. I knew people who just stayed in because they didn't believe they couldn't make it on the outside. Once they have you, they will do just about anything to keep you in with incentives and bonuses. I know because I went through it but told them no thanks, I'm out of here. It's a shame how vets are treated. In the end, it's a just government game of attrition. Next.

  90. DemmieG4

    18 years later and this song is starting to make alot of sense again given the current climate.

    Kevin Flanagan

    Amen..Bless our troops

    Cesspit7

    if us kfor vets got the respect i would agree, still i never new yanks used tornados? did they borrow them for the video?

    Cesspit7

    the fucking flyby at 5 seconds is europe welcome party? or maybe im just blind and hold my hand

  91. Excitable101

    I wish this song could be played backwards so every solider goes home safe.

    Carylon Honeycutt

    Amen to All Our Troop's and Our Veterans for All they have done for Us&Our Country who is Truly greedy&uncaring

  92. Beth Dupont

    💖⭐👍

  93. Jesus Smith

    Put it on MTV Classic rock block 520 TV

  94. jakōb

    The Government should take care of the Soldiers they sent to war, because its not the Soldiers war, its the Government’s war.

    Shane McGraw

    jakōb finally a smart person in the comment section

  95. Bala Rigor

    This is one of those songs that will speak to your soul

  96. Dj Burdon

    Anyone in the sand box today .is you all my god keep you safe.mee

  97. Dj Burdon

    I do love an your are gone for now.you will be stop running one day and I will always be here.mee and god

  98. Dj Burdon

    I'm never gone always here mee an god .love that's what matters kn this life.trust him .I do

  99. ColonelJar

    These guys have always been service friendly. We might not have like it but we get it.

  100. Bobby Karros

    That’s US US US of AMERICA