"The Day You Went Away" as written by Matt Rowe, Marit Larsen and Marion Ravin....
Well I wonder could it be
When I was dreaming 'bout you baby
You were dreaming of me
Call me crazy call me blind
To still be suffering is stupid after all of this time

Did I lose my love to someone better
And does she love you like I do
I do you know I really really do

Well hey
So much I need to say
Been lonely since the day
The day you went away
So sad but true
For me there's only you
Been crying since the day
The day you went away

I remember date and time
September twenty second
Twenty five after nine
In the doorway with your case
No longer shouting at each other
There were tears on our faces

And we were letting go of something special
Something we'll never have again
I know, I guess I really really know

Well hey
So much I need to say
Been lonely since the day
The day you went away
So sad but true
For me there's only you
Been crying since the day
The day you went away

The day you went away
The day you went away

Well hey
So much I need to say
Been lonely since the day
The day you went away
So sad but true
For me there's only you
Been crying since the day
The day you went away

Why do we never know what we've got 'till it's gone
How could I carry on
The day you went away
'Cause I've been missing you so much I have to say
Been crying since the day
The day you went away

The day you went away
The day you went away


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"The Day You Went Away" as written by Marion Elise Ravn Marit Elisabeth Larsen

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentThe song was conceived as a standard but very sincere mourning over a lost relationship. Despite the question near the end "why do we never know what we've got till it's gone", the singer and her boyfriend did recognize what was lost as it was ending, but the mystery of the song is that they couldn't stop (or perhaps on some other level decided that they shouldn't stop) what had become inevitable... "the day you went away" is already within them, and the singer is left to struggle with its implications.

    The meaning of the song is compounded by the fact that M2M was broken up by Atlantic Records on Sunday, September 22, 2002, years after the song was written. Intentional or not, this adds new perspective to the second verse and has perhaps contributed to the song's status as a continued M2M fan favorite.
    MT84on January 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's a very sad song but I absolutely love this song. It has a special meaning to me..not really bf/gf relationship wise..but it's a bit late and I feel like this for a while..it's just sad.
    anhietkon November 30, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"to still be suffering is stupid after all of this time" and the whole second verse really hits home for me, i broke up with with my first bf a sunday night around 9:25 and everytime i hear this song, i go back to that night...
    vanillalatteon March 19, 2010   Link

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