Here's the thing, started out friends
It was cool, it was all pretend
Yeah, yeah, since you been gone

Dedicated, you took the time
Wasn't long before I called you mine
Yeah, yeah, since you been gone

And all you ever hear me say
Is how I picture me with you
Yeah all you ever hear me say

Is since you been gone
I can breathe for the first time
I'm so movin' 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 never hear you say
I just wanna be with you
Maybe you never felt that way

But since you been gone
I can breathe for the first time
I'm so movin' on, yeah, yeah
Thanks to you, now I get what I want

Wait, they don't love you like I love you
Wait, they don't love you like I love you
Maps wait
They don't love you like I love you
Wait, they don't love you like I love you
Wait, they don't love you like I love you
Maps wait
They don't love you like I love you
Wait, they don't love you like I love you
Wait, they don't love you like I love you
Maps wait
They don't love you like I love you

And since you been gone
I can breathe for the first time
I'm so movin' on, yeah yeah
Thanks to you
Now I get what I want

Since you been gone
Since you been gone
Since you been gone
Since you been gone


Lyrics submitted by TheThirdDuke

Since U Been Gone/Maps song meanings
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    General CommentI think he sings this higher than Kelly Clarkson, which makes me smile.

    And I don't know why he put the Yeah Yeah Yeah lyrics in there, but I like that too.
    TheThirdDukeon January 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah..whered ya get this song at? i mean i have it at the end of a podcast but id really like to have it in another form.
    epaxon April 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is a cover of the Kelly Clarkson song as well as Maps by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. I heard that he based in on a mash-up that he heard of the two songs. It's fantastic. Simple song with only an acoustic guitar and Ted singing but he combines the two songs to create a pleasing and euphonic song.
    carefulmanon May 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti just love the mockery of poppy chicks who can do whatever with a song and people with be like ITS A HIT. totally targeting mainstream pop. and the chuckle at the end, sells it.
    talflickon April 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentoh ted leoooo.
    he gets mad hearts for this one.
    nicholieon April 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe guitar solos sound kinda similar, which is why i thought he used the two together.
    im_so_tiredon June 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm surprised that no one has made this comment yet.

    Ted Leo did not make this song as a 'mash up' of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs song Maps and Since You Been Gone by Kelly Clarkson, he made it to rip on Kelly Clarkson for practically coping the riff the YYY's created for maps note for note. The only real noticeable change is the change in tempo. This is why he slows it down to its original format and does Maps right in the middle of the song. Then he speeds it back up again and and goes back to Kelly.

    Sure it might not be that big of an attack on Kelly but Karen O had some choice words about the symmetry
    batts1710on December 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti heard it was just because he thought it was catchy
    two tone beaton March 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTed Leo actually expressed that he loved Since U Been Gone.
    midnitevultureson November 09, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti had heard that he just liked the song and wanted to do a cover. i loOove the maps part
    linkayon March 19, 2009   Link

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