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Since U Been Gone
Kelly Clarkson Lyrics


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Here's the thing, we started out friends
It was cool but it was all pretend
Yeah, yeah
Since you been gone
You dedicated, you took the time
Wasn't long 'til I called you mine
Yeah, yeah
Since you been gone

And all you'd ever hear me say
Is how I pictured me with you
That's all you'd ever hear me say

But since you been gone
I can breathe for the first time
I'm so movin' on, yeah, yeah
Thanks to you
Now I get what I want
Since you been gone

How can I put it? You put me on
I even fell for that stupid love song
Yeah, yeah
Since you been gone

How come I'd never hear you say
"I just wanna be with you"?
Guess you never felt that way

But since you been gone
I can breathe for the first time
I'm so movin' on, yeah, yeah
Thanks to you
Now I get, I get what I want
Since you been gone

You had your chance, you blew it
Out of sight, out of mind
Shut your mouth, I just can't take it
Again, and again, and again, and again

Since you been gone (since you been gone)
I can breathe for the first time
I'm so movin' on, yeah, yeah
Thanks to you (thanks to you)
Now I get, I get what I want
I can breathe for the first time
I'm so movin' on, yeah, yeah
Thanks to you (thanks to you)
Now I get (I get)
You should know (you should know)
That I get, I get what I want

Since you been gone
Since you been gone
Since you been gone

Overall Meaning

In Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone," the singer reflects on a past relationship that was all pretend from the beginning. The song starts with the confession that the relationship started with a friendship that was all pretend, which sets the tone for the rest of the song. The chorus brings out the theme of transformation that came with the end of the relationship as she sings that she can breathe for the first time since the other person has been gone, and she is moving on. She also thanks them for leaving because they gave her what she wanted.


The second verse takes a turn as Kelly Clarkson puts into perspective how the relationship was a one-sided love affair. She depicts herself as always wanting to be with them but never hearing anything of the same from them. The bridge brings out Kelly's disdain for this person, telling them that they blew their chance with her, and now she finally gets what she wants.


Overall, "Since U Been Gone" is an empowering song, amplifying the message of moving on from a failed relationship, finding oneself, and even thanking the person who left for giving her the opportunity to experience that.


Line by Line Meaning

Here's the thing, we started out friends
We began as friends


It was cool but it was all pretend
But our friendship was fake.


Yeah, yeah


Since you been gone
Since you left my life


You dedicated, you took the time
You gave effort and showed devotion


Wasn't long 'til I called you mine
I quickly claimed you as mine


Yeah, yeah


Since you been gone
Since you left my life


And all you'd ever hear me say
All I ever talked about


Is how I pictured me with you
Was how I imagined a future with you


That's all you'd ever hear me say


But since you been gone
But now that you left


I can breathe for the first time
I have newfound freedom and relief


I'm so movin' on, yeah, yeah
I'm moving forward with my life


Thanks to you
Because of what you did


Now I get what I want
I am finally getting what I desire


How can I put it? You put me on
You had me wrapped around your finger


I even fell for that stupid love song
I believed in the melody of our love


Yeah, yeah


Since you been gone
Since you left my life


How come I'd never hear you say
Why didn't you ever express your love for me?


"I just wanna be with you"?


Guess you never felt that way
I suppose you never loved me in that way


But since you been gone
But now that you left


I can breathe for the first time
I have newfound freedom and relief


I'm so movin' on, yeah, yeah
I'm moving forward with my life


Thanks to you
Because of what you did


Now I get, I get what I want
I am finally getting what I desire


You had your chance, you blew it
You had an opportunity, but you messed up


Out of sight, out of mind
Now that you're gone, I don't think about you


Shut your mouth, I just can't take it
Stop talking, I can't deal with it


Again, and again, and again, and again


Since you been gone (since you been gone)
Since you left my life


I can breathe for the first time
I have newfound freedom and relief


I'm so movin' on, yeah, yeah
I'm moving forward with my life


Thanks to you (thanks to you)
Because of what you did


Now I get, I get what I want
I am finally getting what I desire


I can breathe for the first time
I have newfound freedom and relief


I'm so movin' on, yeah, yeah
I'm moving forward with my life


Thanks to you (thanks to you)
Because of what you did


Now I get (I get)
I finally understand


You should know (you should know)
You need to realize


That I get, I get what I want
I finally get what I want




Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Lukasz Gottwald, Martin Karl Sandberg

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind
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BlizzardBeaches

This song resonates with me the most right now since as recent as last Sunday, I was set free from a relationship with a man like this.

Here's the thing, we started out friends
It was cool but IT WAS ALL PRETEND [on HIS part]

HOW COME I'D NEVER HEAR YOU SAY
"I just wanna be with you"?
Guess YOU never felt that way [(But HE expected me to feel that way)]

Such an amazing song!

Comments from YouTube:

@gaatha647

Who's here after watching Anne Hathaway sing this song in Kelly Clarkson's show...?👀❤

@SainNemi

Me. Get out of my brain 🤣

@gakki_smile701

I go to watch the Pitch perfect after this

@jimmybravo8059

Yeah

@SainNemi

@@gakki_smile701 shut up, I did too! I'm so predictable lol

@brendamcandelario1233

HAHAHAHA, ME ❤

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@melina6346

Kelly Clarkson and Avril Lavigne are literally Solo Queens of 2000s!

@jason5409

Pink

@Ameliastar-ru2vf

@@jason5409 nah

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