You're Not There

Album: Lukas Graham (Blue Album) (2016)


  • The song was written by frontman Lukas Forchhammer after the death of his father, Eugene, in 2012. The Lukas Graham frontman told ABC Radio the tune is one that everyone can relate, as he doesn't specifically refer to his dad in the lyrics.

    "I think sometimes when you mention your dead parents in a song, it locks the song to mean just that," Forchhammer said. "And that's what I like about 'You're Not There'... anybody can relate. If you lost somebody, you can relate."

    "If you've lost a pet... if you're a seven-year-old girl and you lose a cat, that's going to be a heartfelt loss," he continued. "That's going to be that girl's one-hundred percent. My hundred percent is losing my father."

    "Writing 'You're Not There' was like a crown jewel," Forchhammer concluded, "writing such an emotional song without even mentioning my father."

Comments: 1

  • Kianna Houston from TexasI love u lukas your songs are the best in the world i listen to them ever day 24 7 i listen to your songs and i can relate to u because my father pass 2 years ago i feel your pain in losing your father cause i lost my father 2 years ago i love u and your songs lukas keep it up
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