I 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-do-ya 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

I've got my ticket for the long way 'round
The one with the prettiest view
It's got mountains, it's got rivers,
It's got woods that 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'll 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
These feet weren't built to stay too long
And I'll go there on my own,
But you'll miss me when you're home
It's for you dear that I sing this song

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



Cups (You're Gonna Miss Me) song meanings
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  • +4
    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
    General Commentdose 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
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song. took me an hour to learn the whole thing with using the cup =))
    Sweetness10123on January 02, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhoever recently updated this song must have listened only to the pitch perfect version 'cause its incomplete! its missing half the song basically!

    someone please put up the full version >__< (again......it wasn't like this like a week ago....)
    merrrrrheron February 08, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think that the song is about somebody who has to leave somewhere and they want the person he or she loves to come with them so they are trying to convince them to come with them by saying that they will miss them a lot when they are gone and won't be able to live without them
    qwvxon March 11, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's so awsome! I love it! I'm doing a perforince in it!
    Lexus06on March 26, 2013   Link

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