Speaking with Songfacts about this song, lead singer Brad Arnold said: He wrote this song with his (now-ex) wife as inspiration.He didn't write it for her - there's a difference. He laughs when he talks about how wrong he was with his declaration of "when the last one falls, when all is said and done."
"The song's just about being away from someone, or missing them. And it really doesn't matter if you're here without…
A hundred days have made me older
Since the last time that I saw your pretty face.
A thousand lies have made me colder
And I don't think I can look at this the same.