How Far We've Come

Matchbox Twenty

About How Far We've Come

"How Far We've Come" is a song by American alternative rock group Matchbox Twenty. It was released in September 2007 as the lead single from their retrospective collection, Exile on Mainstream, which was released on October 2, 2007. The music video premiered on VH1's Top 20 Countdown on September 1, 2007. The CD single comes with two live covers as B-sides; "Remedy" by The Black Crowes and "Modern Love" by David Bowie. These two songs are also on the Best Buy version of Exile on Mainstream. The Phonographic Performance Company of Australia announced that "How Far We've Come" was the most played recording in Australia in 2008. The PPCA also announced that Matchbox Twenty was the third most played artist in 2008. 


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2007
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(Hello, hello, hello)

I'm waking up at the start of the end of the world,
But its feeling just like every other morning before,
Now I wonder what my life is going to mean if it's gone,
The cars are moving like a half a mile an hour
And I started staring at the passengers who're waving goodbye
Can you tell me what was ever really special about me all this time?

But I believe the world is burning to the ground
Oh well, I guess we're gonna find out
Let's see how far we've come
Let's see how far we've come
Well I, believe, it all, is coming to an end
Oh well, I guess, we're gonna pretend,
Let's see how far we've come
Let's see how far we've come

I think it turned ten o'clock but I don't really know
Then I can't remember caring for an hour or so
Started crying and I couldn't stop myself
I started running but there's no where to run to
I sat down on the street and took a look at myself
Said where you going man you know the world is headed for hell
Say your goodbyes if you've got someone you can say goodbye to

I believe the world is burning to the ground
Oh well, I guess, we're gonna find out
Let's see how far we've come
Let's see how far we've come

Well I, believe, it all, is coming to an end
Oh well, I guess, we're gonna pretend,
Let's see how far we've come
Let's see how far we've come

It's gone gone, baby its all gone
There is no one on the corner and there's no one at home
It was cool cool, it was just all cool
Now it's over for me, and it's over for you
Well its gone gone, baby its all gone
There is no one on the corner and there's no one at home
Well it was cool cool, it was just all cool
Now it's over for me, and it's over for you

But I believe the world is burning to the ground
Oh well, I guess we're gonna find out
Let's see how far we've come
Let's see how far we've come
Well I, believe, it all, is coming to an end
Oh well, I guess, we're gonna pretend,
Let's see how far we've come
Let's see how far we've come

Let's see how far we've come
Let's see how far we've come
Let's see how far we've come
Let's see how far we've come
Let's see how far we've come
Let's see how far we've come
Let's see how far we've come

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Matchbox Twenty

Matchbox Twenty (originally spelled officially, and still sometimes known as Matchbox 20) is an American pop rock band, formed in Orlando, Florida, in 1995. The group currently comprises Rob Thomas (lead vocals, piano), Paul Doucette (drums, rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Kyle Cook (lead guitar, backing vocals), Brian Yale (bass guitar), and touring drummer Stacy Jones (drums). more »

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Written by: Kyle Cook, Paul Doucette, Robert Thomas, Brian Yale

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15 facts about this song

Release Date
"How Far We've Come" was released in 2007.
Album Identification
The song is a part of Matchbox Twenty's album, "Exile on Mainstream".
Achievement
It became one of the most successful songs by the band, reaching number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Track Creation
Lead singer Rob Thomas wrote the track after watching news about the awful state of the world.
Video Production
The song's music video was directed by noted director Meiert Avis, who has worked with artists such as Bruce Springsteen and U2.
Inspiration
The track was written as a reflection of the state of the world, with the lyrics mentioning various global and social issues.
Song Impact
Despite its high-energy pop-rock sound, the song's lyrics address serious themes, making it resonate with a wide range of listeners.
Critical Reception
The song was generally well-received by critics, with many praising its mature themes and catchy hooks.
Song Content
The music video for the track references a number of significant historical events, including September 11, the Vietnam War, and the Civil Rights Movement.
Chart Performance
Apart from its success in the US, the song also peaked at number 3 on the Australian ARIA chart.
Live Performances
"How Far We've Come" was a regular inclusion in Matchbox Twenty's live setlist, often used to energize the crowd.
Duration
The song has a total run time of 3 minutes and 32 seconds.
Genre
"How Far We've Come" can be classified under the genre of Alternative Rock.
Unique Style
The song is distinct from other Matchbox Twenty tracks due to its fast pace and upbeat rhythm.
Promotional Chest
The song was released as a single, and has been used in numerous advertisements and as theme music for television shows, further enhancing its popularity.

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