I'm Gone

Album: Just as I Am (2014)

Songfacts®:

  • Brantley Gilbert broke up with his fiancee Jana Kramer in August 2013. He channeled a lot of his feelings about his relationship with the Country music singer-actress on this track. "The song's not written to be mean whatsoever," Gilbert insisted to Seattle radio station 100.7 The Wolf. "I've always been that way where, if something doesn't work out the first time, I won't try to beat a dead horse. It is what it is."

    "I think, with these songs, looking back, the good ones and the bad times, it just reiterates the fact that, we made the right decision," he added. "We went for broke, man. We went hard, we went fast. And there's all those questions that were unanswered for a long time. Do I really know what kind of love is? All of that's answered. I do. I still love that girl to death."
  • Gilbert wrote this with Nashville songwriter Wendell Mobley (Randy Houser's "How Country Feels").

    Said Gilbert: "That one kind of had a life of its own. I sat down with Wendell Mobley for the beginning of that one, and then it kinda grew legs and took off. It turned out really good."
  • Brantley Gilbert believes that his music reverberates with others because he is writing about life. He said: "I cannot take an engine apart and put it back together, but maybe when a mechanic hears one of my songs, my music can help him through something he's going through in his life. If what I have gone through helps someone else, then I feel I am doing what I was put here to do. 'I'm Gone' is me telling others that, sometimes, holding on is not the best decision."

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