Verse 1

Break down crying in the old deserted stairs,

Mama, why am I hurtin'? Why doesn't he care?

Two months gone, mama, now where do I go?

How do I live like this? I just don't know.

Pre Chorus 1

This small town ain't got much space to lend me,

And he can't avoid the ghost he don't wanna see.

Stumble across the street, he calls my name,

Like he did that first day when we started this game.

And that's when I realise, I am not the same.

Chorus 1

Gone, gone, gone,

Is the will to jump into his arms and say,

I can't live without you one more day.

Gone, gone, gone,

Is the feeling of my heart jumping in my chest,

Wanting his hand in mine, his gentle caress.

Gone, gone, gone,

Is the girl who would wear a off shoulder dress

In the freezing cold of winter just to impress.

Now someone tell him one last thing:

I might be a total mess,

But I ain't nowhere as messed up as him.

Verse 2

I thought him and I were all but bound for life.

Now I can't see myself as some other guy's wife.

Mama, his fingertips brushed against mine last night.

You don't know how hard it was to stay alright.

Pre Chorus 2

Time is supposed to have healed me already.

But I can't really tell where my heart is heading.

When I think about the long lost times I still cry,

I'm back there in August, lost in his pretty lies,

In that look that has since left his hazel eyes.

Chorus 2

Now gone, gone, gone,

Is that precious feeling of familiarity,

There's a stranger now staring right through me.

Gone, gone, gone

Is that rush of happiness when our eyes met,

Just one more thing I'm left to forget.

Gone, gone, gone,

Is my right to ask him where he has been all week,

He leaves out her name whenever we speak.

Now someone tell him one last thing:

I might be a total mess,

But I ain't nowhere as messed up as him.

Bridge

Mama, I haven't slept right in months,

I don't even remember how peace feels.

How can he be this alright?

Mama, was any of it even real?

Now gone

Is my will to ask him all of this.

Now gone

Is my right to tell him how much he's missed.

Chorus 3

Gone, gone, gone,

Is the will to jump into his arms and say,

I can't live without you one more day.

Gone, gone, gone,

Is the feeling of my heart jumping in my chest,

Wanting his hand in mine, his gentle caress.

Gone, gone, gone,

Is the girl who would wear a off shoulder dress

In the freezing cold of winter just to impress.

Now gone, gone, gone,

Is that precious feeling of familiarity,

There's a stranger now staring right through me.

Gone, gone, gone

Is that rush of happiness when our eyes met,

Just one more thing I'm left to forget.

Gone, gone, gone,

Is my right to ask him where he has been all week,

He leaves out her name whenever we speak.

Now someone tell him one last thing:

I might be a total mess,

But I ain't nowhere as messed up as him.