From Where You Are

I’m numb from having just experienced this wonderfully poignant song called “From Where You Are” by Jason Wade of Lifehouse, one of my favorite bands. He wrote the song for the AllState’s Teen Driving Progam and dedicated it to all teens that have perished in auto accidents. It was also a tribute to his friend who died in a car accident at the age of 16.

The music video is so well-done that it leaves you full of so many emotions and memories of friends you don’t see anymore for one reason or another. Perhaps they’re no longer with us, maybe you just lost touch through the years. Still, so many people touch our lives in deep profound ways that they last forever even if they physically disappear from your daily life.

Personally, I’m thinking of my childhood chums Charlie, Dave B, Lee, Cesar, Gerard, Big Peter, little Peter, Joey, and everyone in the North Ward of Newark, NJ. I don’t see any of them anymore and haven’t for many years but memories remain. The echoes of laughter and goodtimes still reside inside my head and heart. The same for all the first girlfriends and boyfriends we had growing up. Remember how monumental it was to hold hands? GASP! Ah, the sweet innocence of youth.

The ending of the video is extra special. It’s such a moving message that hits you hard. It’s a serious subject matter that I hope and pray improves with increased awareness and knowledge. Maybe experiencing songs and videos like this one will help change some lives? Also worthy of note, the long line of cars driving and disappearing all of a sudden is powerfully symbolic.

The lyrics follow the video

From Where You Are

So far away from where you are
These miles have torn us worlds apart
And I miss you
Yeah, I miss you
So far away from where you are
Standing underneath the stars
And I wish you were here
I miss the years that were erased
I miss the way the sunshine would light up your face
I miss all the little things I never thought that they’d mean everything to me
Yeah, I miss you
And I wish you were here
I feel the beating of your heart
I see the shadows of your face
Just know that wherever you are
Yeah, I miss you
And I wish you were here
I miss the years that were erased
I miss the way the sunshine would light up your face
I miss all the little things
I never thought that they’d mean everything to me
Yeah, I miss you
And I wish you were here
So far away from where you are
These miles have torn us worlds apart
And I miss you
Yeah, I miss you
And I wish you were here

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  • http://LuckyStartups.com/ Aronado

    Good stuff Pai

    thanks man…cheers

    @Aronado

  • http://LuckyStartups.com Aronado

    Good stuff Pai

    thanks man…cheers

    @Aronado

  • sine

    Wow! I lost my brother in a car accident in in 1973. He was 18 years old.

    Two years ago, I lost a 16 year old student employee to a car accident.

    This video and song hit me like a ton of bricks. Very powerful.

  • sine

    Wow! I lost my brother in a car accident in in 1973. He was 18 years old.

    Two years ago, I lost a 16 year old student employee to a car accident.

    This video and song hit me like a ton of bricks. Very powerful.

  • http://scrapbookobsession.wordpress.com/ ScrapbookObsession

    Very beautiful. Thank you for sharing this.
    ~Erika

  • http://scrapbookobsession.wordpress.com ScrapbookObsession

    Very beautiful. Thank you for sharing this.
    ~Erika

  • RosyblueLA

    Forgot about this song! Thanks

  • RosyblueLA

    Forgot about this song! Thanks

  • RosyblueLA

    Forgot about this song! Thanks

  • RosyblueLA

    Forgot about this song! Thanks