If You're Gone

Matchbox Twenty

About If You're Gone

"If You're Gone" is a song by American rock band Matchbox Twenty. The song, written by the band's frontman Rob Thomas, was released in October 2000 as the second single from their second album Mad Season (2000). It reached number 5 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming the band's second best-ranking song on the chart, and also became a hit on adult contemporary radio, spending two weeks at number 1 on the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart.


Year:
2007
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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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Matchbox Twenty

Matchbox Twenty (originally spelled officially, and still sometimes known as Matchbox 20) is an American pop rock band, formed in Orlando, Florida, in 1995. The group currently comprises Rob Thomas (lead vocals, piano), Paul Doucette (drums, rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Kyle Cook (lead guitar, backing vocals), Brian Yale (bass guitar), and touring drummer Stacy Jones (drums). more »

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Written by: ROB THOMAS, ROBERT THOMAS

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10 facts about this song

Song's Release and Achievement
"If You're Gone" was released in the year 2000 as part of Matchbox Twenty's second album, ‘Mad Season’. It became one of the band's most successful songs, reaching number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Songwriting
The song was written by Rob Thomas, the lead vocalist of Matchbox Twenty. He has claimed it is one of his favorite songs he's written.
Inspiration Behind the Song
Apparently, "If You're Gone" was inspired by Rob's wife, Marisol Maldonado. It reflects the fear of losing someone important and not being sure about the future.
Musical Arrangement
Unlike many of the band's previous rock songs, “If You’re Gone” is more of a pop-rock ballad. It includes the use of strings and is musically softer.
Song's Recognition
The song was nominated for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group at the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards in 2001.
Music Video
In the song's music video, directed by Pedro Romhanyi, the band members are all seen separately, reflecting the song lyrics about being alone and separated.
Song's Commercial Use
"If You're Gone" has been used in several television shows, movies, and commercials due to its deep, relatable lyrics and appealing sound. In 2017, it was featured in an episode of the series "Young Sheldon."
Long-Lasting Popularity
Since its release over two decades ago, "If You're Gone" has maintained its popularity. As of 2021, the song's music video has over 40 million views on YouTube.
Charity Performance
In 2017, Matchbox Twenty performed "If You're Gone" at a concert benefitting victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Fan Reactions
The song is notorious for resonating deeply with many fans. It continues to inspire covers, reinterpretations, and fan videos.

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