"Since You've Been Gone" as written by Martin Karl Sandberg and Lukasz Gottwald....
Here's the thing
We started out friends
It was cool, but it was all pretend
Yeah, yeah
Since you been gone

You're dedicated, you took the time
Wasn't long till I called you mine
Yeah, yeah
Since you been gone

And all you'd ever hear me say
Is how I picture me with you
That's all you'd ever hear me say

But since you been gone
I can breathe for the first time
I'm so moving on
Yeah, yeah
Thanks to you
Now I get what I want
Since you been gone

How can I put it? You put me on
I even fell for that stupid love song
Yeah, yeah
Since you been gone

How come I've never heard you say
I just want to be with you?
Guess you never felt that way

But since you been gone
I can breathe for the first time
I'm so moving on
Yeah, yeah
Thanks to you
Now I get what I want
Since you been gone

You had your chance, you blew it
Out of sight, out of mind
Shut your mouth, I just can't take it
Again, and again, and again, and again

Since you been gone (since you been gone)
I can breathe for the first time
I'm so moving on
Yeah, yeah
Thanks to you (thanks to you)
Now I get, I get what I want

I can breathe for the first time
I'm so moving on
Yeah, yeah
Thanks to you (thanks to you), now I get (I get)
You should know (you should know)
That I get
I get what I want
Since you been gone
Since you been gone
Since you been gone


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"Since U Been Gone" as written by Martin Karl Sandberg Lukasz Gottwald

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    General CommentOkay. This site is definitely not intended as a way to bash artists -- so stop it!!!! ;-) We need more introspection about the lyrics!

    READY TO HAVE YOUR MIND BLOWN?

    I have come to the conclusion that this song is NOT about an ex-boyfriend. This song (written by Gottwald and Sandberg) is clearly about Kelly's 2003 move to different management, and her contentious dumping of Simon Fuller (American Idol creator) as her manager.

    Go ahead. Reread the lyrics. Think about this from a business aspect.

    She started off on a friendly level with Fuller. He became her manager. She probably told him she trusted his judgment, and that she wasn't going to fire him ("...how I picture me with you.").

    "I can breathe for the first time..." because he was controlling her career... "I'm so moving on... Now I get what I want..." because he was limiting her growth as an artist.

    She "fell for that stupid love song" from her first album - which really wasn't the type of music she wanted to be singing, or the image she wanted to be portraying, in hindsight.

    He put her career on the backburner, to work with newer idols -- "You had your chance you blew it
    Out of sight, out of mind."

    She keeps repeating that she's now getting what she wants --- she's not being controlled by a manager that isn't listening to her creative needs.

    And, if you think she wasn't angry with him, just remember the recent news about her not wanting her songs to be sung on American Idol. Yes, she relented, but still... she has some seriously bad feelings about Fuller.

    So. Anyone have any thoughts on this?
    Sir_Larrikinon January 25, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWow, I can't believe how many times I've heard this, and now, I can actually relate to her. I feel like I'm 14.
    shazaamon February 14, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI always thought it was about her relationship with that guy Justin. Justin Guaniaeri? Sp? That guy Justin with the hair...from the "Kelly loves Justin" movie.
    Thia007on November 18, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song and i love kelly clarkson! Her voice is amazing! The lyrics are simple to this song. Its saying she is better off witht the dude that broke-up with her.
    Sk8trgirl3221on November 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this song and i love kelly clarkson! Her voice is amazing! The lyrics are simple to this song. Its saying she is better off witht the dude that broke-up with her.
    Sk8trgirl3221on November 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIn my opinion this is an amazing song, I absolutely love Kelly Clarkson’s voice. I think this song is about finally being able to let go of that guy that you love so much, and finally realizing that you are better off without them. This song seems like the girl was played by a guy, she was in love with him and all she could think about was him are her being together. She fell for him but “It was cool but it was all pretend”. When you love someone so much all you can think about is them and you hold your breath for them and now “I can breathe for the first time” and she’s over him, she doesn’t need to depend on him to be happy and live her life. Yea, basically she realizes she better off without the guy
    x0_ju1cyon December 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI REALLY love this song. It has such a nice beat and Kelly`s voice is absolutely AMAZING. I know the lyrics make it seem like how a girl is finally being able to move on from a guy she`s loved. Maybe it`s because of the situation I`m in that I think it`s more of a girl saying all this because she WANTS TO BELIEVE that she is moving on and that she is over him. Like . . . denial. Iono, that`s just what it means to me.
    suepursticiouson December 01, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti really like it too. it's very catchy...
    forelsket segon December 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti totally relate to this song, i feel like i'm in her spot.. forelsket seg i agree this is a catchy..
    north*star*babeon December 11, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti don't even like this type of music but i do like kelly.. i mean she can sing and such things...and i feel her pain. Thanks to Devon.. now i get what i want. Break up songs are boss elf man..boss elf..
    Eggos=yumon December 14, 2004   Link

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