"Gone" as written by and John/dioguardi Shanks....
What you see's not what you get
With you there's just no measurement
No way to tell what's real from what isn't there

Your eyes they sparkled
That's all changed into lies that drop like acid rain
You washed away the best of me
You don't care
You know you did it

I'm gone
To find someone to live for in this world
There's no light at the end of the tunnel tonight
Just a bridge that I gotta burn
You are wrong
If you think you can walk right through my door
That is just so you
Coming back when I've finally moved on
I'm already gone

Sometimes shattered
Never open
Nothing matters
When you're broken
That was me whenever I was with you

Always ending, always over
Back and forth, up and down, like a roller coaster
I am breaking that habit today
You know you did it

I'm gone
To find someone to live for in this world
There's no light at the end of the tunnel tonight
Just a bridge that I gotta burn
You are wrong
If you think you can walk right through my door
That is just so you
Coming back when I've finally moved on
I'm already gone

There is nothing you can say
Sorry doesn't cut it babe
Take the hit and walk away
'Cause I'm gone

Doesn't matter what you do
It's what you did that's hurting you
All I needed was the truth
Now I'm gone

What you see's not what you get
What you see's not what you get
You know you did it

I'm gone
To find someone to live for in this world
There's no light at the end of the tunnel tonight
Just a bridge that I gotta burn
You are wrong
If you think you can walk right through my door
That is just so you
Coming back when I've finally moved on
I'm already gone
I'm already gone
So I'm already gone gone gone
So I'm gone
I'm gone


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"Gone" as written by Greg Wells Kara Dioguardi

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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    General CommentTo me, this song means that the girl found out her boyfriend was cheating on her and she got over him right away and moved on but it seemed like he wanted her back. When she sings, 'What you see is not what you get' probably means that he thought she was a girl who can get their love back easy but, she's a strong, tough girl who moves on quickly. Nothing can stop her lol.
    Music_Annon December 31, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think that 'What you see is not what you get' is a line stating that maybe he thought that he could take advantage of her, and lured her to be his girlfriend. He realized that she wasn't weak and that she wasn't worth even trying so he broke up with her. She pushed him away alot even though he 'tried' to make up for it. He kind of fauxed his way in the breakup so she wouldn't realize it...

    Toodles.
    cricket3on January 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. reminds me of my last relationship. i found out the guy was cheating on me and broke up with him. A week later he was callin me askin if we could hang out, i figured it was only fair,we could talk things out. he tried getting me back and usually id give in because well i guess im just emotionally weak like that? and he knew that, so i guess he figured that id say yes in a heartbeat....... i guess what you sees not what you get? hahaha grrrreat song.
    b3autifulxdisast3ron January 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI really like this song and i agree that it could be about sheating, but it doesnt necessarily have to be just that the guy was lying to her and im thinking maybe using her in some way and thenhe dumped her, but now shes finally ready to move on and he comes crawling back.
    I really love the line "theres no light at the end of the tunnel tonight, just a bridge that i gotta burn" its kind of like saying either way she wont be incredibly happy, there wont be any light, but she has to get away from this guy and eventually she will be good.
    megan14on March 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my fave songs from her album. I fink it's about when she broke up with sumone, and he thinks that he can just come back as if nothing has happened....wat u see is not what u get....
    InnocentPatty1991on June 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwhen she says "What you see is not what you get" I think she's referring to the guy as being good-looking, who seems sincere, but basically just talks a good game.

    "With you there's just no measurement
    no way to tell what's real from what isn't there
    You're eyes they sparkle
    That's all changed
    since the lies that dropped like acid rain"

    Once she figures out that there is more to him than meets the eye, and that their relationship is based on him lying to her, she knows that it's time to leave. But still, she feels "broken," or taken advantage of, and wants him to know that she's not going to fall for him again.

    "There is nothing you can say
    Sorry doesn't cut it, babe
    Take the hint and walk away
    cause i'm gone
    Doesn't matter what you do
    It's what you did that's hurting you
    All I needed was the truth
    Now I'm gone."
    lc52872on June 19, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti agree with lc52872. also the lines "there's no light at the end of the tunnel tonight, just a bridge that i gotta burn" could mean that this time she's ending the relationship for good, there's no turning back because she's burning the bridge that leads back to him. Maybe he's trying to make her feel guilty (doesn't matter what you do) but she's not falling for it this time (it's what YOU did that's hurting you)
    iamrichon June 23, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"You know you did it
    i'm gone
    to find someone to live for in this world
    There's no light at the end of the tunnel tonight
    just a bridge that I gotta burn"

    Its about her boyfriend messing her about, and now hes pushed her too far he keeps saying sorry but shes heard it too many times and things never change. So now shes saying that shes getting over him and moving on to find someone who will treat her right.
    i made this my msn name after a boy did the exact same thing to me, and he really took it in. awesome song
    little_miss_failureon January 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHm. I really thought Kelly Clarkson was more than overrated until my little sister played this song. It's an addictive song, that's easy to say.

    Obviously, it's about a lover telling lies and the person being lied to is sick of it and just ends their relationship. She's sick of him lying to her and hurting her, then asking for her to accept his apology. A person can only take so much abuse, no?
    Chaomeyon January 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe Kelly Clarkson version of "I Will Survive."
    All right, not a very deep interpretation. But I LOVE this song. It's my fourth favorite song by her. Pretty high, considering that she's my favorite singer (my favorite band is Evanescence, though)
    SMUSER17002421on January 14, 2006   Link

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