"When You're Gone" as written by Avril Ramona Lavigne and Butch Walker....
I always needed time on my own
I never thought I'd
Need you there when I cry
And the days feel like years when I'm alone
And the bed where you lie
Is made up on your side

When you walk away
I count the steps that you take
Do you see how much I need you right now?

When you're gone
The pieces of my heart are missin' you
When you're gone
The face I came to know is missin', too
When you're gone
The words I need to hear
To always get me through the day
And make it okay
I miss you

I've never felt this way before
Everything that I do
Reminds me of you
And the clothes you left, they lie on the floor
And they smell just like you
I love the things that you do

When you walk away
I count the steps that you take
Do you see how much I need you right now?

When you're gone
The pieces of my heart are missin' you
When you're gone
The face I came to know is missin', too
When you're gone
The words I need to hear
To always get me through the day
And make it okay
I miss you

We were made for each other
Out here forever
I know we were
Yeah, yeah
And all I ever wanted was for you to know
Everything I do, I give my heart and soul
I can hardly breathe; I need to feel you here with me
Yeah

When you're gone
The pieces of my heart are missin' you
When you're gone
The face I came to know is missin', too
When you're gone
The words I need to hear
Will always get me through the day
And make it okay
I miss you


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"When You're Gone" as written by Butch Walker Avril Lavigne

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  • +4
    Song MeaningThe music video is nothing to do with Avril. it's about three different age groups missing someone that they truly love and is very close to them.

    first, there is the pregnant woman, who's husband goes to war. every time she sees the bombs happening where her husband's at on TV, she cries, wanting her husband to come home and hoping he would survive. she's missing him.

    then there is the teenager. she loves her boyfriend very much but her mother does not want her to spend time with him. her mother sends her teenage daughter home, telling her that she is to never see him again. the teen misses him.

    last, there is the older man. his wife recently died. his wife's clothes, photos and the empty spot on the bed reminds him of her. he misses her.

    At the end of the music video, it shows that the older man is trying to be happy and go to his wife's funeral. the teenager finds the old spot where she and her boyfriend used to hang out and remembers all those happy times together. the pregnant woman receives a text message from her husband saying that he's okay and he will come home soon.
    im12on June 15, 2013   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI guess it's about missing someone when you're separated from them for one reason or another, I heard this was dedicated to her husband derrick so yeah. :P

    I like the tune of the song but I'm not fond of this nasally voice she's using to sing with now.. she should stay within her range.
    Yumion March 18, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentHe doesn't know how much she needs him. Story of my life
    Missgeepeeon February 21, 2011   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationI think the video is clear enough. I really love the part she says "When you walk away, I count the steps that you take..." It's about someone who is so close and dear to you, and suddenly she/he is leaving or going somewhere, and you don't know when will you ever see them again. This song is so touching for me. :)
    Rmeenaon January 08, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI LOVE THIS SONG THIS IS MORE LIKE HER. NOT LIKE GIRLFRIEND AND CONTAGIOUS
    choco_cookieon April 15, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love this song! i've always loved avril, until i heard girllfiend, but when i heard this song, i was like "thank god"

    i think anyone who's every lost someone or has been lonely can relate to this song

    my favorite part is "when you walk away, i count the steps that you take, do you see how much i need you right now?"--love it
    UhhohChristinaon May 31, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song means so much to me. After my grandmother died, it was the first song I heard. I creid for a month after that whenever I heard the song. It still gets to me, even if I play the song and not listen to Avril's orginal version.
    xxFireHazardxxon November 20, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti heard a sample it's a great song and definitely better than girlfriend song.
    it's obvious that it's about someone u lost.
    i'll write more when i hear the full version . god wills
    sad_silenceon March 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's pretty obvious it's about someone you've lost.
    she misses them.
    i really like this song. when i heard girlfriend i thought all her songs would be all commercialised pop songs, but i guess not.
    watchmewatchuon April 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think it's about deryck and how she misses him when they're apart.
    rangelon April 05, 2007   Link

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