"When I'm Gone (Sadie)" as written by Tony Martin, Tom Shapiro and Mark Nesler....
Let's hop a train
And stow away
Down into Mexico

And on the way
As music plays
We'll let our beards grow tall

She don't like me singing songs
She don't want to sing along

It's still the same
She only likes me when I'm gone

I spilled my drink
Across the bar
Said, "Baby what's your name?"

Her boyfriend stood
And smashed a bottle
Over my head.

She don't like me singing songs
She don't want to sing along

It's still the same
She only likes me when I'm gone


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"When I'm Gone (Sadie)" as written by Justin Long Benjamin Steven Lauren

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    General CommentThis song is very catchy and addicting with the whole laddadidadidadidadada part
    lyrics...self explanatory.
    basically just a fun song to sing along to.
    lewaffleon April 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is really fun to listen to. I agree with waffle. great song to sing along to.
    Just_Some_Asianon June 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song was almost never recorded. I'm glad they changed their minds.
    PGMon June 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOkay, wow, I am like really surprised that only 3 people have commented on this song... this song rocks, it really does... I agree with lewaffle about the whole ladadidadidadidadidadidadada part... that is seriously one of the best parts of the song... haha...

    I think the song itself is just a fun kind of song with not definite meaning... however, parts of it do have really clear meanings soo...

    "It's still the same
    She only likes me when I'm gone..."

    I think those lines are really good... it seems like Ben is talking about how his friend/girlfriend (something like that) only really cares about him when he's gone, like on tour or something... it's like he is saying that the only time "She" only really cares about him is when he's not there... and it's kind of like "She" is bored with him... as if she is too good for him or something....

    --noticeable in the lines.. "She don't like me singin songs
    She don't wanna sing along..."

    it could also be like the guy is trying to get with this girl... but she's not interested or something like that... and so one night he gets drunk because he wants to be with her and then ends up hitting on a girl who already had a boyfriend, and naturally he was pissed soo he smacked him around a "little"...

    anyway, there are just a few views on the song... because nobody else has really said much...

    no address rocks, point blank.
    itsallinyourheadon June 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so catchy and that makes me love it.
    allenegirlon September 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBen is a very cool dude. The whole band actually stuck around after our concert and talked with us and signed stuff. they are a very down to earth yet fun band.
    Somber_Eyeson January 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song! i also love how catchy it is and how raw his voice sounds at times. and the ladiladida part is awesome too! i love ben, and this feels totally weird because he was my English teacher, i feel like such a stalker...lol
    becky_yuyon April 05, 2008   Link

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