Gone Too Soon

Album: Break The Spell (2011)
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  • This moving, grief-wracked ballad about a child never born was sparked by the birth of twins to Chris Daughtry. At one point during the writing session, the frontman had to walk out to collect himself. "The song is about realizing that today could have been the day that someone would be blowing out the candles," he said. "It just hit me pretty hard. I remember playing the demo for my brother and I turned around and he was bawling. I didn't realize that my brother's wife had suffered a miscarriage years before. It was a pretty emotional moment."
  • Chris Daughtry wrote the song with San Francisco songwriter Michael Busbee, whose other credits include Timbaland featuring Katy Perry's "If We Ever Meet Again," Rascal Flatts' "Summer Nights" and Alexandra Burke's UK chart-topper "Bad Boys."
  • Chris Daughtry donated all the sales of the song to the families of the Newtown, Connecticut, school shooting victims. The proceeds went towards the Connecticut School Shooting Victims Fund, which was established by fellow pop-rockers OneRepublic. Daughtry explained in a video clip, the track was "originally was written about someone losing a child before he or she is born, and we've gotten so many amazing comments from people from everywhere about how it's helped them through similar situations. And I just felt very strongly that this song could be used to help benefit the families."
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