"Don't Know What You Got (till It's Gone)" as written by and Thomas Carl Keifer....
I can't tell ya baby what went wrong
I can't make you feel what you felt so long ago
I'll let it show
I can't give you back what's been hurt
Heartaches come and go and all that's left are the words
I can't let go
If we take some time to think it over baby
Take some time, let me know
If you really want to go

Don't know what you got till it's gone
Don't know what it is I did so wrong
Now I know what I got
It's just this song
And it ain't easy to get back
Takes so long

I can't feel the things that cause you pain
I can't clear my heart of your love it falls like rain
Ain't the same
I hear you calling far away
Tearing through my soul I just can't take another day
Who's to blame
If we take some time to think it over baby
Take some time let me know
If you really want to go

Don't know what you got till it's gone
Don't know what it is I did so wrong
Now I know what I got
It's just this song
And it ain't easy to get back
Takes so long

Do you want to see me beggin' baby
Can't you give me just one more day
Can't you see my heart's been draggin' lately
I've been lookin' for the words to say

Don't know what you got till it's gone
Don't know what it is I did so wrong
Now I know what I got
It's just this song
And it ain't easy to get back
Takes so long

Don't know what you got till it's gone no
Don't know what it is I did so wrong
Now I know what I got
It's just this song
And it ain't easy to get back
Takes so long


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"Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone)" as written by Thomas Carl Keifer

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  • +2
    General CommentAnother song that doesn't get the respect it deserves. Don't try to rasp like Keifer you'll lose your voice (he almost lost his).
    rcon1485on January 21, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe song is so true. I have been there, and I truly didn't know how good my romance was til it ended on very bad terms.
    CKF929on December 10, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI can't believe noone has said anything about this song, classic 80's power ballads, one of the greats. I think the title pretty well speaks for the meaning of the song but a great song nonetheless...
    bradboyes16on April 02, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNo way are these guys dead. I saw them 2 years ago down in SoCal... They put on one of the best shows I have ever seen. I loved these guys in high school and they were kickin ass like they never lost a beat.... Tom Keifer RULES!!!
    jodz21on February 04, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentno jodz21 i believe the term is tom keifer is freakin awesome!!!!!!!!!!
    rocceron February 28, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is very powerful. this is defunetly cinderella at it's best
    rocceron March 06, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentClearly it's about a guy who has screwed up and doesn't know what to say to make things better. He doesn't know what he had till he lost it. He doesn't actually know what he did but he knows he screwed up and doesn't know what to say. Typical... same ole story but great song.
    suthernlasson December 09, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLOL @ smurfno9... haha, about food.

    This is a classic ballad.

    Attention retards, THIS is a ballad.

    One of the best of its kind.
    herojuanaon June 06, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOne of the best hair metal ballads! Love it!
    Rocklovinggirlon June 24, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCock rock at it's best.
    I love this song, it is awesome.
    quiffpornon October 19, 2004   Link

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