"When You're Gone" as written by Eliot John Kennedy and Bryan Adams....
When you're gone

I've been wanderin' around the house all night
Wondering what the hell to do
Yeah, I'm trying to concentrate but all I can think of is you

Well the phone don't ring 'cause my friends ain't home
I'm tired of being all alone
Got the TV on 'cause the radio's playing songs that remind me of you

Baby when you're gone I realize I'm in love
Days go on and on and the nights just seem so long
Even food don't taste that good, drink ain't doing what it should
Things just feel so wrong baby when you're gone

Yeah, I've been driving up and down these streets
Trying to find somewhere to go
Ya I'm lookin' for a familiar face but there's no one I know

Ah this is torture, this is pain
It feels like I'm gonna go insane
I hope you're coming back real soon 'cause I don't know what to do

Baby when you're gone I realize I'm in love
Days go on and on and the nights just seem so long
Even food don't taste that good, drink ain't doing what it should
Things just feel so wrong, baby when you're gone

Baby when you're gone I realize I'm in love
The days go on and on and the nights seem so long
Even food don't taste that good, drink ain't doing what it should
Things just feel so wrong baby when you're gone

Baby when you're gone, yeah
Baby when you're gone


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"When You're Gone" as written by Bryan Adams Eliot Kennedy

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    General Commentfuckin awesome song! it's basically about how much you suffer when the person you love is gone and how much you want him (her) back, but in the end the dont
    nightladyon May 11, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentbryan adams is a freaking genius. this song kicks ass.
    jifferson September 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentActually, I don't think that this is about a couple that's broken up, or even a case of unrequited love. Based on these lines:

    "baby when you're gone - i realize i'm in love"
    "i hope you're coming back real soon -cuz i don't know what to do"

    I got the picture that it was supposed to be about a couple that was in the newer stages of their relationship and one of them had to travel far away for an extended period of time. Then it was that time apart that makes the singer realize how he/she really feels. That was my interpretation anyway.
    hotshot11on December 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this is about that craziness that you feel for someone you have been seeing that can't satisfied, no matter what you try to fill your time with. You realise that the feelings you have aren't just some some crush.

    The images of how time passes slowly, how you lose your appetite and pace around the house like a lost soul all chime with me.

    It's not a sad song, but a really upbeat song about longing for someone you're falling for.
    Dewberry2012on June 10, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song! It proves that Bryan Adams can constantly keep up with musical styles and still be a great musician all these years later. There was always life after 'Everything I Do (I Do It For You)'!
    I really like this song. And i think it's about a relationship which has sort of fallen apart and it describes how much it hurts and feels wrong.
    Mel C's voice compliments this track really well and they sound good together. It's a great song.
    Licion October 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAmazing son, you can listen to this over and over and never get bored with it. Loads of people can relate to this song. When you've been out with friends (or at school/college/work) and you've just got back you realise how much you like one of them.
    Moria123on February 19, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song describes what being in love is like and mayb the love is not reciprocated. your in your house and you can't stop thinking of that person and it's driving you mad. everything you look at or think or reminds you of that person. sleepness nights seem endless and yes it's so true, every song on the radio reminds you of them. you are powerless because of this emotion
    johnson1506on March 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is super!!!! :)
    4everinloveon July 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBrill Song! Although I'm not a Mel C fan, I think her and Bryan sound amazing together!
    It could be related to anything to do with love really- being in love, just splitting up with an ex or the harshness of unrequited love.. that's why it's so great.
    Candyflosschickon July 31, 2006   Link
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    General Commentidk what your talking about stakker, but this song is tyte. i guess you havent experienced or can appreciate what this song is about
    NickKunkel21on May 20, 2007   Link

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