"Cups (You're Gonna Miss Me)" as written by and Luisa Gerstein A.p. Carter....
I've got my ticket for the long way 'round
Two bottle whiskey for the way
And I sure would like some sweet company
And I'm leaving tomorrow, what d'you say?

When I'm gone, when I'm gone
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone
You're gonna miss me by my hair
You're gonna miss me everywhere, oh
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone

When I'm gone, when I'm gone
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone
You're gonna miss me by my walk
You're gonna miss me by my talk, oh
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone

I've got my ticket for the long way 'round
The one with the prettiest of views
It's got mountains, it's got rivers
It's got sights to give you shivers
But it sure would be prettier with you

When I'm gone, when I'm gone
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone
You're gonna miss me by my walk
You're gonna miss me by my talk, oh
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone

When I'm gone, when I'm gone
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone
You're gonna miss me by my hair
You're gonna miss me everywhere, oh
You're sure gonna miss me when I'm gone

When I'm gone, when I'm gone
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone
You're gonna miss me by my walk
You're gonna miss me by my talk, oh
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone


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"Cups" as written by Luisa Gerstein A.p. Carter

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  • +5
    My InterpretationI think people read too deeply into this song...

    I think it is about someone who has been taken for granted, and they want to escape. The song is about how they will be missed once they are gone, and that the people who have taken them for granted will realise that they actually need them.
    I think that the 'someone' in this song is trying to spike jealousy in those who have taken them for granted, as they talk about the 'views', but then tease them by saying 'it sure would be prettier with you
    Aligurlon May 30, 2013   Link
  • +2
    MemoryI remember learning this song in the hospital, (I still can't do the cup Dx) and everybody singing it together. It was fun, but it became bittersweet when everybody was released and we said our goodbyes, one girl sang this before she left. She was right, we missed her tons ;_;

    When I'm gone
    When I'm gone
    You're gonna miss me when I'm gone
    Deliraon June 15, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSuch a lovely song indeed.
    SonnyKampon June 01, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentReally awesome in Pitch Perfect with Anna Kendrick
    mermy96on January 01, 2013   Link
  • +1
    Questiondose any one know where I can find the actually original song not the pitch perfect version?
    torirawrson April 12, 2013   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThere are many ways to interpret this song! as somebody said, it could very well be about someone going off to war, but i don't interpret it that way. The way it's worded sounds like a woman that was dumped by a guy or was divorced, and she's just trying to express that he shouldn't have done that and now she's going to leave and he's not going to get anyone better, and that he will regret it. It could be the other way around, but since it's by a woman that's how i would interpret it.
    TheFudginJudgeon July 12, 2013   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI think it's just about how people are taken for granted but when they are gone you miss the little things about them--how they walked, how they talked, how their hair was... It's a really pretty, up-beat song though.

    A side note: Just recently figured out that it was "talk oh" not "taco."
    RosesAndRuffleson August 27, 2013   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis song may have different interpretations, but doesn't take long to notice the lyrics it could be a "one night stand" per the women view. The "talk, oh" just nails it... lol!
    bgcajoneson September 14, 2013   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningTo me this song says I need to leave town.. It hurts being here & its gonna hurt leaving so I'll bring some alcohol to numb me along the way.. I know the perfect scenic route to take I've traveled it before.. it was so pretty but it would be so much prettier with you there to appreciate it with me.. I love you please lets run away and to those I leave behind that don't appreciate me now they will miss the little things about me.. If you choose to stay here in our home town I can't stay it hurts too much so if you stay your gonna miss me too.. I pour my heart out to you in this song with hopes you love me & will come along if not your also gonna miss me when I'm gone.
    5221.Son December 08, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song. took me an hour to learn the whole thing with using the cup =))
    Sweetness10123on January 02, 2013   Link

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