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Staind It's Been Awhile Lyrics

Last updated: 01/09/2014 05:20:13 AM

And it's been a while
Since I could hold my head up high
And it's been a while since I first saw you
And it's been a while since I could stand on my own two feet again
And it's been a while since I could call you

And everything I can't remember
As fucked up as it all may seem
The consequences that I've rendered
I've stretched myself beyond my means

It's been awhile
Since I can say that I wasn't addicted
And it's been a while since I can say I love myself as well and
And it's been a while since I've gone and fucked things up just like I always do
And it's been a while but all that shit seems to disappear when I'm with you

And everything I can't remember
As fucked up as it all may seem
The consequences that I've rendered
I've gone and fucked things up again

Why must I feel this way?
Just make this go away
Just one more peaceful day

And it's been a while
Since I could look at myself straight
And it's been a while since I said I'm sorry
And it's been a while since I've seen the way the candles light your face
And it's been a while but I can still remember just the way you taste

And everything I can't remember
As fucked up as it all may seem to be
I know it's me
I cannot blame this on my father
He did the best he could for me

And it's been a while
Since I could hold my head up high
And it's been a while since I said I'm sorry

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You have the meaning completely wrong!! | Reviewer: ChelseA | 1/9/14

People idk i u didnt realize this but the actual meaning of the song isnt about relationship issues its about the grief of being an ddict. He was addicted to heroin. " i cannot blame this on my father" it wouldnt make sense to blame love on your father he is talking about his addiction. "The way the candles light your face" (cooking heroin in a spoon) "its been awhile since i could look t myself straight" he is always high and cant even look in the mirror and see straight. I can relate to this very much but the song is about the struggles of being an addict and just messing up over and over instead of getting clean. No offense but i dont know how someone can relate to this song because of their relationship issues because the song is about the struggle of heroin not a relationship

I can relate | Reviewer: Piglit482 | 9/15/13

I can't say anything like those other people did... About having a big long relationship or anything... It was almost 3 months long longest I've ever had and well it was a great relationship... And he broke up with me because he had said we hadn't had too much in common... But it was the best relationship I've ever had and now weeks later I still miss the feel of his arms around me as we hugged, the taste of his lips.. And well I have NEVER written as many stories or poems because if something and now it's dozens and dozens and well it's hard to go around with a smile... I love to sing and dance and write and well now I can't sing songs without my thoughts drifting back to him or do anything without him sneaking his way into my mind... And I always move on and brush it off but this time I just can't... And well it really sucks I guess I can't really explain to anyone how it feels but I know that you know what I mean... I was in love with him and didn't realize it until he was gone and now I just want him back but I know he wouldn't want to because of everything so I thought of this song right now as I was texting him and... And well it sums it up pretty good... Ah fuck why am I ranting on... Idk but well I love this song

The Cycle | Reviewer: Chase | 1/10/12

This song has always been my favorite song of all time even though Staind isn't my favorite band. I always thought I could connect to it, but I found the truth behind it a few months ago. I broke up with a girl that I had been dating for 5 years, and we were a high school couple. Started dating in 7th grade, broke up Junior year of high school. That fucking sucks. I thought since it was my decision I was going to be okay with it, but it hurts me more every day that I am away from her, because I've lost what the whole last part of my life revolved around. I always held in the back of my head that since we're in high school we're probably not going to make it, but now that it's a reality, it kills me. This whole experience made me realize that I never connected to the song at all until this moment, and now hearing this song kills me because it explains exactly what I feel. But it kills me even more when I think of why I made the decision. I broke up with the love of my life because I was tired of the pure relationship we were holding together, which is what made our relationship so strong, and I found myself cheating on her with another girl without realizing what I had done. It hurt so fucking bad when someone else brought it to my attention that it was obvious, and instead of being honest and hoping she would keep me, I decided to just keep her in the dark from it to not hurt her and just leave without any explanation other than "I did something I can't forgive myself for." And now there will never be another chance to have her because we've hit too many low points in the past that her parents and mine told us not to hook up again because it will end like this again. I agree only because it has happened before, but I never meant to do something so horrible as to cheat on her right under her nose, as soon as I left school every fucking day... Sorry I just ranted on a review, but this was the only time I could actually express my emotions in anyway, even if nobody is listening. I couldn't ever handle speaking of it to a friend because guys only care about sex so they would only tell me to keep going with the other girl, but they don't understand what a true relationship feels like. I jsut needed to get it out somehow. . .I miss you BNA... it's no longer been a while since I cried now... lol :(

just one more peaceful day.....please | Reviewer: Anonymous | 2/9/11

this song describes my relationship and how I feel about my ex-wife - exactly. I still love her very much. every time I here this song I will think of her and wont be able to get the memories and smells and everything else out of my mind. powerful stuff...seriously

this song tells me alot about myself | Reviewer: Nate | 5/23/10

I always fucked when i was with my girlfriend i love her so much and love me so much to but i did thing for her to break up with me so much stupid fucked up things in my life but ones things for sure is that for some of us is that we learn from the fucked up mistakes.I hope she takes me back of all the years i haven't seen her.

yes | Reviewer: Steven Parker | 4/3/09

This is a great song, it's one of those songs that you can play in 6 months time and still go wow.
about 5 years after I first heard it actually. Still an awesome song, along with outside.

memories... | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/7/09

this song is amazing. my brother had a band and his best friend always used to sing this song. and now, im marryin my brothers best friend. =) we talk about this song all the time. how he used to sing it. its kind of "our song" with no romantic meaning... just memories.

it's been a while since I said I'm sorry | Reviewer: emptysoul | 12/15/08

This is song who remaind me of all things that heppen in my relation,very long one,everything was perfect...till one day....this is one of the best songs created ever.I cry everytime i hear this song...

Amazing song... | Reviewer: Tiago | 12/10/08

Song's like that doesn't exist anymore, it's hard to find, that kind of energy....
fantastic song...
they've put tears in my eyes with this song...

anyway, it's a fucking powerfull song...

sorry about my english guys...
i speak from brazil...

the world that you desire is yours... | Reviewer: truthseeker | 8/29/08

the mood of this song
brings tears to my eyes
it reminds me of how powerful my feelings are
how hollow life can get
how numb you must act
the voice of this song
remains echoing in my mind
long after its over
blocking the ugliness

too close too sure is!

Our Song | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/24/08

My man is an addict and he lost me because of it.. Instead of love songs on Valentine's Day, this song will play in my head. Powerful and too close to home.

DId they write this about me? | Reviewer: Bree | 12/29/07

These guys write some pretty amazing songs. There's so many of them that I hear and think... Wow! That's exactly what I was feeling! This one is special like that.

excellent song. | Reviewer: emily | 11/27/07

this song is insanely good.
i can barely describe how much it means to me. the lyrics are so powerful. and his voice is so awesome.

It's Been Awhile | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/11/07

This is a great song, it's one of those songs that you can play in 6 months time and still go wow.

This Song Is Awesome | Reviewer: Bradly | 6/17/06

Man I cant Believe no one has reviewed this sing its awesome ! its got true meaning ! staind are awesome !