"Gone" as written by and Benjamin Scott Folds....
I thought I'd write, I thought I'd let you know
That the year since you've been gone I've finally let you go
And I hope you find some time to drop a note
But if you won't
Then you won't
And I will consider you gone

I know that you went straight to someone else
While I worked through all this shit here by myself
And I think that you should spend some time alone
But if you won't
Then you won't
And I will
Then I will consider you gone

I wake up in the night
All alone and it's alright
The chemicals are wearing off
Since you've gone

The days go on, the lights go off and on
And nothing really matters when you're gone
If you think that you feel nothing at all
If you don't (If you don't)
Then you don't (No, you won't)
If you won't
Then you won't
And I will
Then I will
Yeah, I will consider you gone

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"Gone" as written by Benjamin Scott Folds Ben Folds

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  • +1
    General CommentWow. Great song.
    Title_Trackon March 28, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI disagree a little with how the people above described the song. I don't think the singer has totally gotten over the girl on his own....he's still talking himself through it. She's long gone, and he's trying to make himself feel better by putting a closure spin on it from his end. I like how this song is a sort of kiss-off from someone who's already been kissed off. It's like...."I'm going to stop thinking about you...really....I am...." It's half-convincing....because he has to convince himself that he doesn't care anymore. :) It's cute and nerdy and makes me smile.
    blwanton September 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is obviously about a guy trying to get over a girl. But even after she's evidently moved on, he still hasn't. He really wants to move on with the rest of his life, but he can't yet. "And I will consider you gone" seems like he's in denial. He thinks that he's able to let go of her, when he hasn't yet. But he's definately trying to move on without her...
    Ulingon December 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI remember an interview with Ben, and I think "Gone" came up. It is based in less romance than you think. Ben was writing songs in a hotel and was very sick. He was stuck on a sofa and began watching this multiple day event of a talk show like Maury. The topic was "Who is the daddy?" There was a woman on there that had a baby, and she said two men could be the father. One guy, a guy the woman hated, was this man who said I want to support you and the child even if it isn't mine. The other guy, the person the woman wanted to be the father, said it wasn't him and didn't want anything to do with her or the child. So the day arrived and the father would be revealed. Ben, as everyone, was rooting for the man who wanted to be this great father. Maury brought out the envelope, the crowd went silent and the father was.... neither man. Everyone was floored, and both men were gone from her life.
    Stolly84on December 30, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song
    NtoTheDrkon May 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwho hasn't felt like this after a break-up?
    freddysgirlon May 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree with freddysgirl. This song pegs a break up so well. Especially of the party feeling most of the pain.

    I really like the part when the woman comes in with background vocals during the third stanza.
    anna118kon June 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyep, awesome song
    Redlighton June 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is almost self-explanatory. He gets over her himself and she gets over him by jumping into something with somebody else. He thinks that she should get herself right, and if she doesn't agree, well, there's nothing he can do. She doesn't.
    flanger001on November 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI've always loved this song, and the great 50's sound to it.

    Not much to say about it, it's obviously about a guy who's just taking too long to get over a girl. The whole first verse really tells the story... After a year he's finally come to accept that she's gone.
    SASRon August 06, 2006   Link

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