"You're Gone" as written by Joel Madden, Benji Madden and Don Gilmore....
You were young, you were bright, you were beautiful
You were everything anyone could want from a child
You were not suppose to leave this world that way
You were not suppose to leave this world that day

You would scribble down the lyrics of your favorite song
On your notebook in school when your days were long
And it meant so much for me to know
That you meant so much you'll never know

You're gone and we all miss you
Listen to these songs, you're alive in every one
Are you smiling down? Are you still singing?
Were you with us all along?
Do you like what we've become?

Did I meet you in the crowd at one of our shows?
Did I see you in the faces that all come and go?
Did I ever take the time to just say thanks?

Was I too caught up in my life to ask you your name?
The truth about this life is that we're all in it together
That's what you said to me in all your pictures and your letters
Somehow I believe that you have made me better
In my heart I know you're gonna live forever

You're gone and we all miss you
Listen to these songs, you're alive in every one
Are you smiling down? Are you still singing?
Were you with us all along?
Do you like what we've become?

Are you smiling down? Are you still singing?
Everyday that passes by, we celebrate your life
Can you hear us now?
But you we're singing every song that's in our lives
I know we'll never be apart


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"You're Gone [*]" as written by Benji Madden Don Gilmore

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    General CommentThe last part goes like this:

    Are you smiling down
    Are you still singing
    Everyday that passes by
    We celebrate your life
    Can you hear us now
    For you we're singing
    Every song that's in our lives
    I know we'll never be apart


    MissBronon October 11, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDa H8RRR ... really? why bother posting?
    dancetoasongon February 20, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI don't believe this song is associated with suicide at all, I think it's about a fan who maybe had a terminal illness, like cancer, who perhaps contacted the band to let them know how much they loved them but they never responded while they were alive, and so this song is a tribute to them, and probably the best way a band can respond to a fan, through a song. It makes me think of my little brother who passed away from cancer in 2008, he was only young but loved Good Charlotte so much, it's nice to know the boys would do this for someone. Good song (: !
    EarthtoJmeon October 01, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. it reminds me of my bffe who killed himself back in april 2006. it helps me move on past the hurt and yeah it's just a really good song.
    panicfan16on June 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song it is one of the best ones from GC in my opinion. To me it means that about someone who killed themselves and the band members are saying that no matter what happened, that person will always live in their hearts and everyone else.
    ..kind of reminds me of what my friend use to tell me
    allalone414on June 15, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"the truth about this life is that we're all in it together, that's what you said to me in all your pictures and your letters." - my favorite part.

    when i hear this song, i think about maybe all the kids that may have killed themselves even after "hold on" that they couldn't save and it's just kind of GC's thank you song to every kid who is gone now.
    beautifulplaceon August 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhat does this song mean to me??? nothing, this band sux, their lyrics suck. their whole career is a fluke. but i guess this song is great for an emo cutter, or some other douche bag fish
    Da H8RRRon August 06, 2007   Link

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