"Tuesday's Gone" as written by Ronnie Van Zant and Allen Collins....
Train roll on, on down the line,
Won't you please take me far, far away
Now I feel the wind blow, outside my door,
I'm leavin' my woman at home, oh yeah
Tuesday's gone with the wind,
Oh my baby's gone, gone with the wind
And I don't know, oh, where I'm goin'
I just want to be left alone
When this train ends, I'll try again
I'm leavin' my woman at home

Tuesday's gone with the wind
Tuesday's gone with the wind
Tuesday's gone with the wind
My baby's gone, with the wind
Train roll on, Tuesday's gone

Train roll on many miles from my home, see I'm
I'm ridin' my blues, away yeah
But Tuesday you see, a she had to be free
Somehow I got to, to carry on

Tuesday's gone with the wind
Tuesday's gone with the wind
Tuesday's gone with the wind
My baby's gone, with the wind

Train roll on
My baby's gone
I'm ridin' my blues, baby
Tryin' to ridin' my blues
Ride on train
Ride on train
Ridin' my blues, baby
Goodbye Tuesday, goodbye Tuesday
Oh, oh, oh, train


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"Tuesday's Gone" as written by Ronnie Van Zant Allen Collins

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  • +9
    General CommentI think this song means he's leaving the love of his life, but not because he stopped loving her. It sounds to me like he's leaving her BECAUSE he loves her. Maybe he knew that he couldn't treat her the way she deserved and she wasn't as happy as she could be. ANd he loves her so much that instead of being with her...he just wants her to be happy. And then he wants to just get away...he still loves her and he wants to be with her...and its painful because he knows that she won't be happy until he's gone from her life. The line "Tuesday, you see, she had to be free" I think helps reinforce my point. He just wanted her to be free, he didn't want her to feel trapped with him...he wants her to be happy. Amazing song, every time I hear it I get weird feelings because there is this girl I am really in love with... I want to be with her so bad...but I don't think I'm right for her...as badly as I want to be with her, I just want her to be happy, whether thats with me or another guy. Which is strange, I always made fun of movies that said corny lines like that...but I actually understand it now.
    TheGreatTacomanon May 12, 2007   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationWhile of course this song has to do with losing a love on one level, I would suggest that another valid interpretation of the song involves the death of the Old South. You can't help but notice the phrase "Gone with the Wind" (famous novel by Margaret Mitchell set in the Old South during the Civil War, and of course made into a classic motion picture). Very appropriate for a Lynyrd Skynyrd song I would say.

    But don't take my word for it -- read some William Faulkner :) (especially The Sound and the Fury and As I Lay Dying).
    jsheppardon November 24, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis was dubbed my song by my best friend. He got me addicted to Skynyrd a few years ago, and we went to see them last summer. They played Tuesday's Gone and I cried through the whole song because I was so impressed, and I got to see Skynyrd with my two best friends (they're brother and sister). I won't ever forget the moment the band started to play my song. It was the most amazing thing ever.
    I guess you can see where I got my screen name.

    Anyway, if you've never listened to this song, I suggest you should. It's amazing, and beautiful.
    Tuesdayz_goneon February 15, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI love this song. 1st time I heard it was a coupke of days after my friend died. Heard it in the car while we went to the funeral home. It was one of his favorite songs. Ironically, he died on a Tuesday, which makes this song even more meaningful to me.
    eja2721on September 24, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentgreat song bout losin love
    shed27on June 08, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI will also associate this song with Happy Gilmour, great song and hilarious movie.
    Muzzyon March 29, 2003   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI don't think anyone got the meaning of this song right yet.

    I think it's about leaving everything behind, just severing the umbilical cord of society, quitting your job, abandoning your loved ones for a greater cause, in order to travel without any particular goal, or in order to 'find' oneself perhaps. Sounds kinda gay but that was my impression of this song.
    ClydeFrogon September 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGod, this song is wonderful. This version and the cover by Metallica is one of the best songs of independency I have ever heard. This song is one of my many anthems that I live for. Listen and feel.
    mo0stahon January 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentan excellent tune - definitely one of rock n rolls finest. Takes me back to losin my 1st love,playin this song over and over sat in my room, thinking of her.This song always takes me back to her...
    turtonhoton April 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is used as the theme tune to "happy gilmore"

    Its a really great song, and I agree with everyone above.
    propheton June 14, 2002   Link

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