"If You're Gone" as written by and Rob Thomas....
I think I've already lost you
I think you're already gone
I think I'm finally scared now
You think I'm weak, I think you're wrong
I think you're already leaving
Feels like your hand is on the door
I thought this place was an empire
Now I'm relaxed, I can't be sure

And I think you're so mean
I think we should try
I think I could need this in my life and
I think I'm scared
I think too much
I know it's wrong, it's a problem I'm dealing

If you're gone, maybe it's time to come home
There's an awful lot of breathing room
But I can hardly move
If you're gone, baby you need to come home, come home
There's a little bit of something me
In everything in you

I bet you're hard to get over
I bet the room just won't shine
I bet my hands I can stay here
And I bet you need more than you mind

And I think you're so mean
I think we should try
I think I could need this in my life
I think I'm just scared that I know too much
I can't relate and that's a problem I'm feeling

If you're gone, maybe it's time to come home
There's an awful lot of breathing room
But I can hardly move
If you're gone, baby you need to come home, come home
There's a little bit of something me
In everything in you

I think you're so mean
I think we should try
I think I could need this in my life and
I think I'm scared
Do I talk too much?
I know it's wrong, it's a problem I'm dealing

If you're gone, maybe it's time to come home
There's an awful lot of breathing room
But I can hardly move
If you're gone
Hell baby, you need to come home, come home
There's a little bit of something me
In everything in you (you)
(Something in me)
(Everything in you)
(Something in me)
In you


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"If You're Gone" as written by Robert Thomas Rob Thomas

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  • +5
    General CommentIt's about the loss of someone you care about...a (best) friend, significant other, family member...and you want to reconcile things because you're confused but you know things may take time.
    aimyank24on January 16, 2011   Link
  • +5
    My InterpretationPoint blank..to me this song goes like this. Yes I could live without you but I don't want to. If you're checking out of this relationship don't go and give me a chance because I love you"
    AnneA90on August 02, 2012   Link
  • +3
    General CommentRob actually said he wrote this song about when he asked his wife marisol to marry him and she wasn't sure about marrying a musician. he wrote this to tell her basically that life wouldn't be bearable without her in it.
    gustava1986on April 15, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis song is all about that moment when you realize someone is going to break up with you.. i went through that recently, and thank goodness it wasn't true, but it perfectly described that scared feeling..
    dev0non January 13, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentyeah, its about that feeling when you know you're going to be broken up with. part of you wants to do everything you can to hold on--and then you find yourself already planning and thinking about how your life would be without that person
    xxwhysomanyxsxxxx3on February 28, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI agree with everyone that said this song is talking about the feeling right before a break-up. Im going through this right now.. It's really hard and I'm doing everything I can to stay with her, but the feeling that you get right before the break-up is all I'm feeling right now.. This song is like the perfect song for me right now.. Matchbox 20 is amazing!
    dwgskywalker691on August 07, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt's not about his guitar! In VH1 Storytellers, Rob himself says:

    "It wasn't going to be on the record. I wrote it over the break (before Mad Season), right when I met my wife. And it was kinda this situation where she had- we had met, and it was good, it was big. It was strong. It was all gonna happen. And she all of the sudden had this revelation, that she was dating a musician, and it scared the hell out of her. She was like "I don't wanna marry a musician, that's not gonna work..." And so I wrote this song as kind of like a letter to her."
    musicool2on June 19, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyeah, i think him and i are done.
    pinaichicka08on May 18, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionI am in love with the "I think I'm just scared - I think too much" part because we tend to overthink everything, to have preconceptions and we end up being scared and dissapointed. My best friend once told me: I think I think too much, but I realized what she wanted to say after I listened to this song.
    greengreenleafon June 21, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo me, this song is about that one last chance. The one that will either make or break a couple, who are at their wits end. They've become tired of each other and want nothing more than to just call it quits. The girl already has. But it's basically about how even though living without her is easier, it's harder at the same time because she's what makes his life...a life.
    Restless1on July 07, 2012   Link

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