Brad Arnold states that the main inspiration for this song was his now ex-wife. The song is about being away from someone and missing them, and it's not about how long you've gone, it's about the loneliness that comes with missing someone. It's also about a state of peace that comes with dreaming of the missed loved one.
The song grew in popularity following the start of the Iraq War, and became an anthem for deployed troops and their families and friends at home. The song is written in a similar fashion to their hit song, Kyptonite, but with a slight difference. Here Without You is played in the B flat minor scale, whereas Kryptonite is played in B minor.File Hashes