"Gone" as written by and Bob Dipiero Jeffrey Steele....
You got your electricity
The heat is on high
You can't keep your eyes away
From the TV

You walk outside
With your face on the ground
Too tired to hear the sound
Of a child on the rooftops
And he was kicking off slate

Do you remember when
You were a boy
And you were void of hate
Because I know a place
Where the smiles last for days
And the people celebrate
At the drop of rain
They go outside
On the barefooted ground
They can hear the sound
They can hear the sound

But switch back to the first world
The smiling face on a TV
A man walks out of a square house
Into a square car
And he wonders what happened to me
I don't ask him where he's going
Cause he doesn't know
When he'll be back
He sits there in his car
With the keys in his lap
Well have you figured it out
Have you figure it out
Well have you figured it out
Have you figured it out
Well have you figured it out
Have you figured it out
Cause I haven't got a clue
I was crossing the tracks
I saw a big yellow light
Come for me
What happened to the blinking red lights
They must have run out of batteries
And I should stand up for my friends
Because I believe in them
And if someone puts them down
Why am I silent till the end
You better smile when I say hi
Because I'm smiling whenever you're nearby
Well I guess you don't make a big deal
Out of anything anymore
And you pass a car turned over on the side of the road
You contemplate a reversal of the roles
But you don't pull over to help
You'll forget about it
Three seconds down the road
Well have you figured it out
Have you figure it out
Well have you figured it out
Have you figured it out
Well have you figured it out
Have you figured it out
Cause I haven't got a clue
And I held everything against you
Because you see you never held anything at all
Against me

You better smile when I say hi
Because I'm smiling whenever you're nearby
Well I guess you don't make a big deal
Out of anything anymore

And I was crossing the tracks
I saw a big yellow light
Coming for me
What happened to the blinking red lights
They must have run out of batteries

Now you
Just forget about it all
Cause all your things are GONE
GONE, GONE, GONE, GONE,
GONE, GONE, GONE, GONE,
GONE, GONE, GONE, GONE,
GONE, GONE, GONE, GONE,
GONE, GONE, GONE, GONE,
GONE, GONE, GONE, GONE,
GONE, GONE,


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"Gone" as written by Jeffrey Steele Bob Di Piero

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    General Commentgreat song. i thought i knew most of the dispatch songs, so it was fun finding one i didnt know. i love the part that goes

    "Have you figured it out?
    Cause I haven't got a clue"

    idk its just so true for me
    La De Daon December 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentOne of the most underatted dispacth spngs of all time. Only on one album and arguably there best song. About one guy killing himself
    fooksaon December 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI cant quite tell what this is about.

    Maybe a guy who has a not-so-great life and accidentally gets hit by a train on the tracks when the lights didnt warn him. But he's being told not to worry because his possessions in this world were insignificant?

    Actually, i just re-thought it, and that's probably not it, but i wanted to spur some thought on this song finally, haha
    --Mark
    17077218on July 31, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is gorgeous.

    to me, it seems to be about taking things for granted. and not realizing what you have. and, in a way, making things more complicated than they really are (ie, do you remember when you were a boy, etc) as you get older.

    the line "i should stand up for them but i am silent until the end" kind of lends itself to show that the narrator realizes that he's not doing all that he could.

    i don't know. there's a lot here. i'm interseted to see what other people think, though. the song just generally seems nostalgic. and the narrator seems to be saying that everyone's giving up on everyone else too easily. persist. give people chances. no one does that anymore, maybe.
    sonicpuddingon August 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDefinately one of my favorite dispatch songs. It definately made me think about the past. Stuff I could have done or said differently. It kind of gives you a different perspective on life.
    mrt53on November 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentin the begenning of the song the man is sitting in his car thinking of his fantasy world and then he comes back to the real plane world where he really has no reason to exist. and he ends up metiforicly crossing the tracks and getting hit by the train without warning (suicide?? maybe) i think it describes high school lol
    Dispatchianity3on February 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentActually...Chad wrote this, he lived in Zimbabwe for a while, the begining of the song references his time there and the love for simplicity, and reverts 'back to the 1st world' and explains the case of many people who have a lot of things they need; i.e. electricity, heat etc. and still shows their unhappiness. Great Song!
    pculbertson02on March 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsonicpudding has this right, its about how most of us are stuck in our little world in america with our cars, money, houses, saftey, and freedom while billions of other people are living in mud holes, starving to death, and being killed from political violence and genocide. we havent figured it out how lucky we are. we need to understand what goes on outside our first world country.
    becket8on May 15, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyou can see a lot of the influence that Zimbabwe had on Chetro's life.. it's about the huge difference between worlds: how one is supported by friendships and appreciates every aspect of life, while the other world can sit back and enjoy the things they take for granted so much.. look at the things that are "gone" in the more fortunate world. you see friendships as the two characters are introduced, there is the working man and the young boy.. the man is tired from working, his focus is lost upon the important things of life and more on making money.. common decency of the people in the more fortunate world is lost, as he passes the car turned over he forgets about it 3 seconds down the road, where has the common decency gone in the world? it has just gone... it all builds up till he reaches the crossroads, crossroads between the two worlds and it hits him "have u figured it out" well he has. he has figured out at the climax that in our more fortunate world we have forgotten all about the less fortunate people and we make the media rule our lives. we take so much for granted and never give a second thought about our lives.....
    fragments are sweet. i totally just fragmented the whole time.. idk if u'll know wat i'm sayin, but this song is great and it speaks to me. DISPATCH ROCKS. haha
    Jbomb12on August 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI loved this song the first time i heard it... I think its a man who has just kind of lost his view on life, maybe he is going through a mid life crisis/depression. He has lost sight of the child within himself. This is where i think its a little different... most of the song is his wife talking to him, trying to tell him that he is not who he used to be because he is too worried about the struggles of life. I think that this is evident in the lines... "you better smile when i say because im smiling whenever you're nearby, well i guess you dont make a big deal out of anything anymore" (he has lost his love of life). The end is her saying that all his things (his personality and interests) are gone.

    Such a beautiful song
    daahf12on August 11, 2008   Link

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