If You're Gone

Album: Mad Season (2000)
Charted: 50 5
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Songfacts®:

  • Lead singer Rob Thomas wrote this as a "love letter" to his future wife, Marisol. She was having second thoughts about starting a relationship with a musician. "When I first met her, it was just a lot, me being on the road, me having a son, her going to college and not knowing if she wanted to date a guy that lived this kind of life," he explained in an interview with Forbes. "So I went and wrote 'If You're Gone,' which was kind of a song to get her back. And I'm not sure if the song worked, but I don't think it hurt." >>
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  • This broke the record for the slowest climb to #1 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. It moved to top in its 42nd week on the chart.
  • The band performed this on VH1 Storytellers in 2001.

Comments: 4

  • India Nelson from Cavalier, North DakotaI just lov. I worked at the International Border and cleared alit of musical ge this song, the lyrics intrigue me. I don't remember this song the year it was released. Our son Chris was in the Marine Corp which was harder on us than on him and our other son Michael was still reeling from the murder of his Aunt several years earlier. When they started to settle down we did. Still enjoy your music
  • Scott from Brisbane, AustraliaThis is my favorite Matchbox Twenty song.
  • Martin from Fresno, CaIt is a reminder to put your family first no matter what your career is.
  • J.r. from Crowville, WaHeard this song in college. I played it a lot when I broke up with my then girlfriend. I really have mixed emotions whenever this song comes on.
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