"Gone Gone Gone" as written by and John Ralston....
Lately you've been acting in a role that's unbecoming
Of the girl who taught me there was so much in this world worth living.
The part that you've been playing has me dazed and missing you.
But now you're gone, gone, gone.

The promise never harvested in fallow fields shall lie.
In a shallow grave of stubble field and half-remembered lies.
A burning heart deceived me and you really put me on,
But now you're gone, gone, gone.

The memories are bittersweet;
The taste you leave is still stuck in my mouth.
I want to touch you, want to breathe you,
Say, "Fuck you I don't need you - get out...right now."

We were strangers when we met
And we were strangers when you left
Into a shadow world of painted girls and marionettes.
Used to pride myself on living a life without any regrets,
But now that's gone, gone, gone.

How can such sweet kisses come from such a poison tongue?
How can a bed of roses hurt so much to lie upon?
It was the thorn beneath the flower that I wasn't counting on.
And now you're gone, gone, gone.

The memories are bittersweet;
The taste you leave is still stuck in my mouth.
I want to touch you, want to breathe you,
Say, "Fuck you I don't need you - get out...right now."

The city's not the same,
But all the streets they know your name.
They ask me all about you, but my answers pull up lame.
I'm staggering in last night's clothes and it's starting to rain.
And you are gone, gone, gone.

If parted by a river that was running deep and wide,
I'd build a boat to get to you or else I'd drink it dry.
Could fill it back up right now as the tears fall from my eyes.
And you are gone, gone, gone.

The memories are bittersweet;
The taste you leave is still stuck in my mouth.
I want to touch you, want to breathe you,
Say, "Fuck you I don't need you - get out...right now."

Babe if we should meet again way on down the road.
Do me this one favor and pretend we never knowed.
I'll say that you remind me of a girl I knew so long ago,
But now she's gone, gone, gone.


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"Gone Gone Gone" as written by John Ralston

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    General CommentThe best song on this album
    slyguy7890on April 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe best song on this album
    slyguy7890on April 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentfavourite.
    adorabelleon May 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhen I saw him play this in concert I almost died.
    It was incredible.
    loversandliarson July 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti did die when i saw him play in concert
    imlostonhereon July 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentone of the most beautiful songs i've ever heard. i had never heard it before i saw him in concert and now im addicted to it.
    thisoldwound13on July 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song as much as I love life.
    And I love life a lot.
    deadfunk_on August 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is really good.
    You Alright?on November 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHe was awesome live. I saw him last night, Dashboard Confessional surprised us with him. And he did this song. =).
    babygrl814on December 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a first love. Or maybe someone who changed your whole outlook on relationships, but in a good way.

    This girl taught him so much, and he really loved her, but she left, or they broke up because he felt they had to. He talks about how most of their relationship was based on lies, but still for soem reason he can't seem to forget her, even though he wants to because he knows if he is around her, he will fall fo rher all over again, he can't stop needing her. This is kind of said int eh lines
    "I want to touch you, want to breathe you,
    Say, "Fuck you I don’t need you - get out...right now

    It's as if he is still struggling ot let her go. I think he has moved on, but not because he necessarily wanted to, but mroe he felt he had to. He felt they never kenw each other, but things changed, and he dones't want to think of her because he falls for all over again. That is why in the end, he states

    "Babe if we should meet again way on down the road.
    Do me this one favor and pretend we never knowed.
    I’ll say that you remind me of a girl I knew so long ago,
    But now she’s gone, gone, gone. "

    He can't deal with seeing ehr again and her coming back into his life, because he knows he'll just fall all over again. My take on it at least.
    flailingisthebeston January 19, 2007   Link

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