"Here Without You" is a song by American rock band 3 Doors Down. The power ballad was released on July 28, 2003, as the third single from the band's second studio album, Away from the Sun (2002).
Brad Arnold stated that the main inspiration for the song was his now ex-wife. Arnold has also explained that the song was written about their lonely nights spent on the road promoting their band and how tough it was to be away from their significant others. "Here Without You" gives the listener a look into the mind of a man that is missing his girlfriend.
Arnold explained the story behind the song: "The song's about being away from someone, or missing them. And it really doesn't matter if you're here without them for all day or all month. It's about the loneliness and missing of somebody.
But in a way, people take that as a little bit of a sad song, and I kind of meant it as a happy song, because it's talking about being here without you, but she's still with me in my dreams. And tonight, it's only you and me, so the song was really about that dream. And being in a state of peace, because you've got that person there with you in your sleep. In that way I kind of meant for it to be a little bit of a happy song."