Here Is Gone

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"Here Is Gone"
Single by Goo Goo Dolls
from the album Gutterflower
ReleasedMarch 5, 2002 (2002-03-05)
FormatAudio CD, 7" 45 RPM
GenreAlternative rock
LabelWarner Bros.
Songwriter(s)Johnny Rzeznik
Producer(s)Rob Cavallo, Goo Goo Dolls
Goo Goo Dolls singles chronology
"Here Is Gone"
"Big Machine"
Music video
"Here Is Gone" on YouTube

"Here Is Gone" is a song recorded by the Goo Goo Dolls. It was released in March 2002 as the lead single from their seventh studio album, Gutterflower. It reached number 18 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and number 3 on the Adult Top 40. "Here is Gone" peaked at number 21 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart, and number 29 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. This was also the last song from the band to be played on CHR stations, peaking at number 15 on the Top 40 Mainstream chart.

Track listings[edit]

  1. "Big Machine" - 3:10
  2. "Here Is Gone" - 3:58
  3. "Two Days In February" - 3:12
  4. "Girl Right Next To Me" - 3:43

Australian EP[edit]

  1. "Here Is Gone" - 3:57
  2. "We Are The Normal" - 3:56
  3. "Burnin' Up" - 2:33
  4. "Two Days In February" (re-recorded version) - 3:12

7" single[edit]

  1. A-"Here is Gone"
  2. B-"Big Machine"

Writing and composition[edit]

Reznik said the single is "kind of a cynical track about a very casual relationship where you just want something more." He explained that living 3,000 miles away from home while being single and "trying to figure things out is pretty much what was going on in this process."[1]

Music video[edit]

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.[citation needed] During a commentary the band did on the music video in 2008, bassist Robby Takac described what the video was to portray: "the idea was we were going to go through an entire day in a very short amount of time." The video shoot took place mostly in Lancaster, California.[2]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[3] 40
Brazil (ABPD)[4] 82
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[5] 17
UK Singles Chart 81
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 18
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Airplay 18
U.S. Billboard Top 40 Mainstream 15
U.S. Billboard Adult Top 40 3
U.S. Billboard Alternative Songs 21
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 29
Year End Chart (2002) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 78


  1. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (March 16, 2002). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 116–.
  2. ^ "Goo Goo Dolls - Here Is Gone [Commentary] (Video)". YouTube. 2009-09-18. Retrieved 2012-10-16.
  3. ^ " – Goo Goo Dolls – Here Is Gone". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  4. ^ "Brazil" (PDF). ABPD. October 6, 2001. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  5. ^ " – Goo Goo Dolls – Here Is Gone". Top 40 Singles.

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