Gone

Album: The Beautiful Letdown (2003)
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  • She told him she'd rather fix her make-up
    Than try to fix what's going on
    But the problem keeps on calling
    Even with the cell phone gone

    She told him that she believes in living
    Bigger than she's living now
    But her world keeps spinning backwards and
    Upside-down

    Don't say so-long, you're not that far gone.
    Don't spend today away, 'cause today will soon be

    Gone, like yesterday is gone
    Like history is gone
    Just try and prove me wrong and
    Pretend like you're immortal.

    She said, He said live like no tomorrow
    Every day we borrow brings us
    One step closer to the edge.Infinity
    Where's your treasure? where's your hope?
    If you get the world and lose your soul?
    She pretends like she pretends like she's immortal.

    Don't say so-long, and throw yourself wrong.
    This could be your big chance to make-up,
    Today will soon be

    Gone, like yesterday is gone
    Like history is gone
    The world keeps spinning on
    You're going, going
    Gone,like summer break is gone,
    Like Saturday is gone
    Just try and prove me wrong and
    Pretend like you're immortal
    (you're immortal) you're immortal (you're immortal) ha-ah

    We are not infinite
    We are not permanent
    Nothing's immediate
    And we pretend like we're immortal
    We're so comforted in our accomplishments
    Look at our decadence.

    Gone,like Frank Sinatra,like Elvis and his mom
    Like Al Pacino's cash,nothing lasts in this life
    Gone, my high school dreams are gone
    My childhood sweets are gone
    Life is a day that doesn't last for long

    Life is more than money, time was never money
    Time was never cash,
    Life is still more than girls,Life is more than girls
    Life is more than hundred dollar bills and roto-tom fills,
    Life is more than fame and rock and roll and thrills
    All the riches of the kings end up in wills
    We've got information in the information age,
    But do we know what life is outside of our convenient Lexus cages?

    She said, He said live like no tomorrow,
    Every moment that we borrow brings us closer
    To the God who's never been short of cash
    Hey Bono, I'm glad you asked.
    Life is still worth living,Life is more that we are. Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 7

  • Samuel from Singapore, SingaporeThe lyric, "Hey Bono, I'm glad you asked, life is still worth living," is a reference to U2's 1997 album, Pop.
  • Faye from Memphis, TnI think this song is about nearing eternity but not being scared because you've still got a life to live through Christ. The days continue to zoom past us, and we have to be ready. "Where's your treasure? Where's your hope if you get the world and lose your soul?" What good is it if a man gains the whole world and loses his soul? We've gotta look past what the world makes look good and see that life is worth living no matter what.
  • Jessie from Dallas, TxSuch an amazing song!!!
  • Karen from Atlantic Beach, FlThe world is spinning so fast. "Life is more than money." and thumbs up to the guys who take lesser paying jobs to spend more time with their family at home. Just got to cut the ties of the material world to be more happy in life.
  • /alix\ from Pinkerton, MiOne of the best songs I've ever heard.
  • Jude from Toronto, QcThis song is amazing, period.
  • Jenni from Nowhere, OhThis song is a verbal representation about how life is more about the siimple things.
    i.e.:"Hey Bono, I'm glad you asked--life is still worth living..." & "Life is more than money, life was never money..."

    It is about valuing what you are given and realizing that life is so much more than people could ever fathom.
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