"Already Gone" as written by Kristian Bush, Jennifer Nettles and Bobby Pinson....
My Mama mapped out the road that she knows
Which hands you shake and which hands you hold
In my hand-me-down Mercury, ready to roll
She knew that I had to go
And hangout, make lots of noise
Lay out and hang with the boys
Make the mistakes that she made 'cause she knew all along

I was already gone
I was already gone
I was already gone
Life is a runaway train you can't wait to jump on

They say the first time won't ever last
But that didn't stop me. the first time he laughed
All my friends tried to warn me the day that we met
"Girl, don't you lose your heart yet"
But his dark eyes dared me with danger
And sparks fly like flame to a paper
Fire in his touch burning me up, but still I held on

I was already gone
I was already gone
I was already gone
Life is a runaway train you can't wait to jump on

The last time I see him, we packed up my things
And he smiled like the first time he told me his name
And we cried with each other
We split the blame for the parts that we couldn't change
Pictures, dishes and socks
It's our whole life down to one box
There he was waving goodbye on the front porch alone

But I was already gone
I was already gone
I was already gone
I was already gone
I was already gone
Hangout, make lots of noise
Lay out late with a boy
Make the mistakes that she made, life is a runaway train

My mama mapped out the road that she knows
Which hands to shake, which hands you hold
In my hand-me-down Mercury
Life is a runaway train you can't wait to jump on


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"Already Gone" as written by Jennifer Nettles Bobby Pinson

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    General CommentTo me, this song is about first loves and learning to move on, and realizing there's a lesson with the pain. Because in the beginning the mom is telling her to go out and meet boys and make mistakes, then she meets the boy and her friends are telling her not to lose it yet, because they know it won't work. then at the end she realizes she's got to leave him because she's "already gone" from the relationship. But she knows life will have more in store.
    brunettxbabexoon November 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's about finding what you want in life. The girl has to leave home to find herself, and then she has to leave her relationship to move on. She's running to different parts of life.
    Simplethings18on August 31, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis part is the most...i dont know relli just the best part to me:

    but his dark eyes dared me with danger
    and sparks fly like flame to a paper
    fire in his touch burning me up, but still i held on
    FALLINGforHIM1994on September 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI feel like shes trying to say that shes always been waiting for this. shes always been "already gone" and ready to move on to bigger, and better things. she knows she made mistakes, and thats a part of life. but know its time to move on.
    bullfrogjumpon October 10, 2008   Link
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    General Commenta box in my closet contains what was, at one time, my whole life...
    jordo87on October 12, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwe split the blame for the parts that we couldn't change
    pictures, dishes, and socks
    it's our whole life down to one box

    always gives me chills for some reason. Its just so real. This is why I love country music so much.
    Heather200408on February 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI agree about the "Pictures, dishes and socks / It's our whole life down to one box" line. It's so simple, sad and true. I don't think I'd come back to this song as often if not for that verse. The rest of the song is good, but that's one of the best lyrics I've heard in quite a while.
    SweetestSirenon May 16, 2009   Link
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    My Opinionthis song breaks my heart every time i hear it, reminds me of a girl starting out, experimenting, trying things out for her own experience and then she falls in love and it just falls apart because of problems between them they couldn't fix, so she starts all over again. it makes me cry every time!! one of my favorite sugarland songs <3
    saruhhon June 01, 2009   Link
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    Song Meaningwow. thats great. =)
    ohshetriessohardshecrieson July 22, 2009   Link
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    MemoryThis song really hits home for me. I was with my first boyfriend for 4 years, it started out with my family telling me I'm young I need to live and go out and find myself. So I did. Along with finding myself I found him as well. I lived with him for 2 of the 4 years we were together and although we had good days, there was quite a few bad ones, it became a 50/50 life for us. We were settling for what we had because it was what we knew. We were afraid to be alone and accept that we weren't meant to be together. Until one day we had to sit down and talk because it was over and it had been over for a long time. As we sat packing up my things for me to move out and on with my life, there was such pain in everything we were doing and wonder on why we couldn't fix things but we knew this was the only way now. Both of us cried, and shared some final laughs together at some of the pictures we had taken over the years. But it broke both our hearts to come to that ending. When I first heard this song, I bawled my eyes out and to this day I still do. I'll never forget him, or our life we had, but I was already gone.
    kassiebbyon September 16, 2009   Link

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