If You're Gone

Album: Mad Season (2000)
Charted: 50 5

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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    Emily - Louisville, KY
  • 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: 3

  • 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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