"Here is Gone" is a song by the American alternative rock band Goo Goo Dolls from their seventh studio album, Gutterflower. It reached #18 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, #21 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart, and #29 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.
Writing and compositionEdit
The song was created while lead singer and guitarist John Rzeznik was on the phone with a friend and asked the friend if he should "take the chords up or take 'em down". The friend responded "take 'em up" and thus began "Here Is Gone". The song has been noted for its thoughtful lyrics and music video.
The video, directed by Francis Lawrence, portrays a somewhat vague story with multiple interpretations, from a literal visitation of spirits to figurative rebellion against fully "constructed" society. Regardless of preference in the storyline, "Here is Gone" is still a favorite music video to many.