"Gone" as written by Kanye Omari West, Cameron Giles, Jon Brion, Chuck Willis and Consequence....
Wished I had told, was the only one (uh-oh)
But it's too late, it's too late
She's gone

You sweat her, and I ain't talkin' 'bout a Coogi
You a big L, and I ain't talkin 'bout Cool J
See me at the airport, at least twenty Louis
Treat me like the Prince and this my sweet brother Numpsay
Brother Numpsay! Groupies sound too choosy
Take 'em to the show and talk all through the movies
Says she want diamonds, I took her to Ruby Tuesdays
If we up in Friday's, I still have it my way

Too late, we gone, we strivin' home
Gone, I ride on chrome
It's too late

Y'all don't want no prob' from me
What you rappers could get is a job from me
Maybe you could be my intern, and in turn
I'll show you how I cook up summer, in the winter
Aaron love the raw dog, when will he learn
Caught somethin' on the Usher tour he had to "Let it Burn"
Plus he already got three chil'run
Arguin' over babysitters like, "Bitch, it's yo' turn!"
Damn 'Ye, it'd be stupid to ditch you
Even your superficial raps is super official
Are-are-are-Roc pastel with Gucci on
With TV's in the ride, throw a movie on
Said he couldn't rap now he at the top with doobie long
Cause the dookie's on any song that they threw me on, gone

We strivin home, gone
I ride on chrome
We strivin' home, gone
Killa, I ride on chrome

Knock knock, who's there
Killa Cam, Killa who
Killa Cam, hustler, grinder, gorilla true
Oh my chinchilla blue, blue you ever dealt with a dealer
Well here's the deal ma we goin' to the dealer
No concealin', no ceiling I don't need a roof
Act up, get out, I don't need you poof
Poof, be gone, damn tough luck dag
Dag, niggas still doin' puff puff pass
Pull the truck up fast and I tell 'em
Hey, back in a touched up Jag, shit
Y'all niggas want Killa Cam, cerebellum
An old man just goin' tell 'em (Too late, he, gone)
Then I see how y'all gonna react when I'm (Gone)
My last girl want me back then I'm on
Fine stay, you got the grind hey
Came back, read what the sign say (Too late, he, gone)
Yes I know you want to see my demise
Yeah you church boy actin' like a thief in disguise
Ain't leavin' my side, see the greed in my eyes
Ask Abby y'all hustle for a week to the Chi, shit
And that ain't leavin' alive, please believe me
Gave Weezy a piece of the pie, and
You can ask George or Regina
The whole Westside I explore with the Beemer now

We strivin' home, I ride on chrome
Listen homeboy move on
That's your best bet, why's that

I been pourin' out some liquor for the fact that my pal's gone
And tryin' to help his momma with the fact that her child gone
And since we used to bubble like a tub full of Calgon
Guess it's only right that I should help her from now on
But since they got a foul on, what coulda' gone wrong
Now they askin' Cons, how long has this gone on
And maybe all this money mighta' gone to my head
Cause they got me thinkin' money mighta' gone to the feds
So I ain't goin' to the dread, but he'll go on up to bed
And when I came the next mornin' he was gone with my bread
And with that bein' said, I had gone on my instincts
And gone to the spots where they go to get mixed drinks
But lookin' back now shoulda' gone to the crib
And rented "Gone With the Wind," cause I'da gone about 10
But I had gone with my friend, and we had gone to the bar
And heard a nigga talkin shit so I had gone to the car
And now the judge is tellin' me that I had gone too far
And now we gone for 20 years, doin' time behind bars
And since I gone to a cell for some petty crimes
I guess I gone to the well one too many times, cause I'm gone

Ahead of my time, sometimes years out
So the powers that be won't let me get my ideas out
And that make me want to get my advance out
And move to Oklahoma and just live at my Aunt's house
Yeah, I romance the thought of leavin' it all behind
Kanye step away from the limelight, like, when I was on the grind
In the "One, Nine, Nine, Nine"
Before, model chicks was bendin' over or
Dealerships asked me Benz or Rover, man
If I could just get one beat on Hova
We could get up off this cheap-ass sofa
What the summer of the Chi got to offer an eighteen year old
Sell drugs or get a job, you gotta play gyro
My dog worked at Taco Bell, hooked us up plural
Fired a week later the manager count the churros
Sometimes I can't believe it when I look up in the mirror
How we out in Europe, spendin' Euros
They claim you never know what you got 'til it's gone
I know I got it, I don't know what y'all on
I'mma open up a store for aspiring MC's
Won't sell 'em no dream, but the inspiration is free
But if they ever flip sides like Anakin
You'll sell everything includin' the mannequin
They got a new bitch, now you Jennifer Aniston
Hold on I'll handle it, don't start panickin', stay calm
Shorty's at the door 'cause they need more
Inspiration for they life, they souls, and they songs
They said sorry Mr. West is gone

Lyrics submitted by izzo23

"Gone" as written by Cameron Giles Jon Brion

Lyrics © Ultra Tunes, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about just going for it and the best and worse that can happen.
    dengeiston July 20, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsong samples it's too late by otis redding
    runmore3on January 09, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe Jennifer Aniston line is about how Brad Pitt dumped Jennifer Aniston for Angelina Jolie. Jennifer Aniston seemed to never recover from that career-wise.
    dengeiston February 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCannot believe this song didn't get any replies yet, this is probably my favorite song on the cd, it's just wonderful progression from verse to verse with the beat. The last 15 lines or so are also Kanye at his best as far as power, even though the lyrics are as moving.

    I'm Gone..
    hailtokidamnesiacon February 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAwesome song, one of my favourites on the album.
    KurupTon February 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah i agree. one of the best songs on the album.
    maggotbrainon February 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah i agree. one of the best songs on the album.
    maggotbrainon February 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, the last fifteen bars or so are really outstanding, no doubt about it. I could've done without Consequence and Cam'Ron on the song...but it's outstanding, little doubt. Jon Brion arranged it really well, too.
    omnivoreronon March 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDamn this is a great soul song! I halp myself I gotta sing and dance everytime I hear it!
    Tyler2004durdenon March 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    Usually my all time favorite songs have some sort of musical integration. Like a violin, cello, piano. That's what I love Jack's Mannequin- the piano.
    Well I love how this song incorporates the violin. That's IS my favorite part in the whole song. If you just listen to the background music you can hear ALL of these different instruments. Piano, violin. Love it.
    Anyways, enjoy.
    jenazababon April 16, 2006   Link

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