"Gone!" as written by Jonathan H Smith, Cedrick N Leonard, Craig ...
Oh you know how it is
Wake up feeling blue
And everything that could be wrong is
Including you
Black clouds and rain and pain in your head
And all you want to do is stay in bed

But if you do that you'll be missing the world
Because it doesn't stop turning whatever you heard
If you do that you'll be missing the world
You have to get up get out and get gone

Yeah you know how it is
Wake up feeling green
Sick as a dog and six times as mean
You don't want to sing you don't want to play
You don't want to swing you don't want to sway
All you want to do is nothing
On a day like today

But if you do that you'll be missing the world
Because it doesn't stop turning whatever you heard
If you do that you'll be missing the world
You have to get up get out and get gone
Yeah get up get out and have some fun
You have to get up get out and get gone
Yeah get up get out and get it on (on, on, on)
Get up get out and get gone (gone, gone)
You have to get up get out and get living
Yeah this is really it

So you know how it is
Wake up feeling gray
Nothing much to think and nothing much to say
Don't want to talk don't want to try
Don't want to think don't want to know
Who what where when or why

Oh but you do that and you're missing the world
Yeah it's happening right now whatever you heard
You do that and you're missing the world
You have to get up get out and get gone
Yeah get up get out and have some fun
You have to get up get out and get gone
Yeah get up get out and get it on (on, on, on)
Get up get out and get gone
You have to get up get out and get living
Yeah this is really it


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"Gone" as written by Simon Gallup Robert James Smith

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    General CommentI'd like to comment thank you. I hear this song and I hear a beautiful, uplifting and inspiring quality. My first thought is that the song deals with feelings of depression and hopelessness and it tells you directly, almost aggressively that life is, well, alive so why feel like death when you could discover the world, even if you encounter sorrows more often then happiness.
    ming mingon December 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI figured out a little thing he adds at the end on Wild Mood Swings... it's barely audible but it's funny.
    I think he says, "It's got to be jazz, that's what she wants."
    CloseToLovecatson May 26, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYeah... i find this song so selfbuilding and optimistic!
    Gwalynon February 21, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree w/ all esp, ming ming and sorrywrongnumbah. This is one of my inspiration songs. It motivates me to want to do something instead of laying around and being lazy. I love when Robert says "All you want to do is NOTHING"!!!!!! I also love when, near the end, he says "it's happening right NOW" I love the way he pronunciates...Love this song, it rocks!
    strangersatelliteon April 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhy,arent people commenting...it makes me sad owell...
    X6Dying6Whore6Xon July 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI completely agree with ming ming. Whenever I want to wallow in self-pity and think that nothing will ever get better, I put on "Gone!" and it's instant motivation. Robert's saying that things will never improve unless you do it yourself, and that's damn right.
    sorrywrongnumbahon January 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI have to agree that all of the above comments are correct, however, I just wanted to add that the line:

    "NOTHING MUCH TO THINK AND NOTHING MUCH TO SAY
    DON'T WANT TO TALK DON'T WANT TO TRY
    DON'T WANT TO THINK DON'T WANT TO KNOW
    WHO WHAT WHERE WHEN OR WHY..."

    has to definitely be about not wanting to go to school, considering the "who what where when or why" line.
    curefan919on September 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEasily the highlight of the Wild Mood Swings album. Kind of odd lyrics for The Cure, but it's a good song all the same.
    david_lpfanon September 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song has the same meaning as Doing The Unstuck on the album Wish.

    "That it's never too late
    To get up and go..." (Doing The Unstuck)

    "If you do that you'll be missing the world
    You have to get up, get out and get gone!" (Gone!)

    The basic message: Life is too short so just get on with it!
    blessbabeon March 20, 2009   Link
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    General Commentwild mood swings should have been an EP not LP. it has great songs and some b-sides
    anyway this is one of my favortite. not only is the use of the horns a great sound but the message is so uplifting.
    you can't just sit around feeling sorry for yurself because the world doesn't stop for you. you have to make it happen. you have to get up, get out and get gone.
    shake off those blue feelings, take a couple xanax and get happy.
    i was in a love triangle around the time WMS was released. i always was feeling blue bc i ws in love witha married woman who ws my girlfriend before she got married.
    so i decided to follow the cure on the east coast at the end of the tour. and this was my motto. i even put letter stickers n my truck that said, get up, get out and get gone.
    i loved it. i got to see them play plainsong in VA for the first time since the disintegration tour. plus the last two shows at radio city music hall were incredible. after wish i thought they were done but after seeing WMS tour i knew robert had much more to give. what's funny is the albany NY show was 9-11-96. kind of a wierd date. i still have a poster with the date on it that i tore off the venue wall.
    i sold videos to get from city yo city. jube productions were my videos. always sold with a nice cover and good quality and i thank the people that made that trip possible
    MrPinkEyezon January 30, 2010   Link

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