"Gone" as written by and Dave Grusin....
Selling out
Is not my thing
Walk away
I won't be broken again
I'm not
I'm not what you think

Dream away your life
Someone else's dream
Nothing equals nothing

Letting go
Is not my thing
Walk away
Won't let it happen again
I'm not
I'm not very smart

Why should I feel sad
For what I never had
Nothing equals nothing

Turn to stone
Lose my faith
I'll be gone
Before it happens

Turn to stone
Lose my faith
I'll be gone
Before it happens

Selling out
Is not my thing
Walk away
I won't be broken again
I won't
I won't fall apart

Dream away your life
Dream away your dream
Nothing equals nothing

Turn to stone
Lose my faith
I'll be gone
Before it happens

Turn to stone
Lose my faith
I'll be gone
Before it happens

Turn to stone (turn to stone)
Lose my faith (lose my faith)
I'll be gone
Before it happens

Turn to stone (turn to stone)
Lose my faith (lose my faith)
I'll be gone


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"Gone" as written by . Madonna Damian Anthony Le Gassick

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  • +2
    General CommentI think it's about losing someone you love because she couldn't be what they wanted, but she's not going to let herself become someone she's not for them. I think she was too strong for the person but she's saying she's not going to change herself and become weak...that she'll be gone before she loses her faith and "turns to stone", becomes someone she's not.
    missmeon October 14, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe song is clearly about a girl who accepts her defeat and decides not to change herself for the one she loves because it is just a one sided love.
    retratolec21on October 17, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song has to be one of the best songs she has ever sang. It speaks mostly about something she has done and tries to defeat it, but tries to run from it before she loses her dignity. It speaks a lot to me and has great vocals to it also.
    BooBunnieSexyon September 11, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti agree
    MUDD_girlon May 03, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMadonna's greatest songs are her sad ones, and MAN is this song great!

    This song is about Madonna loving someone, but the only way she feels that they will love her back is by changing herself, which she won't do. So the only thing she can do is "walk away", and try to let go.
    Kozmic Tequilaon October 07, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentagree with you all 100%

    might be my favorite song of hers
    SageLFNon May 01, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti've always wondered if this song was to her fans...
    alex_0203on January 02, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about dreaming and aspiring to be something, you can dream all the time but eventually whatever you have you will loose because eventually everyone of us will be "gone" sooner or later.
    jonathan31on January 13, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMaybe this song is about trying to be something you're not.
    KillMeFasteron March 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationMadonna's best songs are her sad ballads-Gone-with a direct Black Crowes/Oasis influenmce-is certainly No Exception to the Ciccone/Peron/Simpson rule. Madonna Cries the sad ballad with a determined sadness. She sure knows to end her records on a grim and sad note-obviously from her mother's death at an early age-but that's exactly why Madonna is Brilliant and Immortal. Her Ladyship Madge is the best artist of her generation-That's a Fact and the Facts don't lie-Madonna is sad because she wants to live forever! We will all cry once she's gone-Madonna means a lot to all of us who love her-myself included!
    rabbitbunnyon May 17, 2013   Link

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