After You've Gone
Hugh Laurie Lyrics


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Now won't you listen honey, while I say,
How could you tell me that you're goin' away?
Don't say that we must part,
Don't break your baby's heart

You know I've loved you for these many years,
Loved you night and day...
Oh! honey baby, can't you see my tears?
Listen while I say:

After you've gone and left me cryin'
After you've gone there's no denyin'
You'll feel blue, you'll feel sad
You'll miss the dearest pal you've ever had

There'll come a time, now don't forget it
There'll come a time when you'll regret it
Someday, when you grow lonely
Your heart will break like mine and you'll want me only
After you've gone, after you've gone away

After you've gone and left me cryin'
After you've gone there's no denyin'
You're gonna feel blue, and you're gonna feel sad
You're gonna feel bad
And you'll miss, and you'll miss,
And you'll miss the bestest pal you ever had

There'll come a time, now don't forget it
There'll come a time when you'll regret it
But baby, think what you're doin'
I'm gonna haunt you so, I'm gonna taunt you so




It's gonna drive you to ruin
After you've gone, after you've gone away.

Overall Meaning

The song "After You've Gone" is a classic love song released in 2011 by Hugh Laurie, who is better known for his acting career. In the song, Laurie's emotive voice sings about losing a lover and the pain it causes. The beginning of the song feels like a plea to the lover, begging them not to leave, inviting them to reconsider and not break their baby's heart. The lyrics suggest that they have been together for a long time, and the singer loves them deeply.


In the chorus of the song, Laurie tells the lover that they will feel blue, sad, and will miss the dearest pal they've ever had after they leave. The repetition of the line "after you've gone" drills the message home, suggesting that the lover is making a mistake by walking away, and there will come a time where they will regret it. The singer predicts that they will grow lonely and realize their mistake and wish to have them back in their life once again.


While the song's lyrics speak about pain, heartbreak, and eventually regret, the upbeat melody and musical arrangement suggest otherwise. It has an upbeat jazz tune, accompanied by the piano, the bass and the saxophone come in after. The jazz melody makes the listeners believe that the singer is not too heartbroken, and it will not take too long for them to get over the love lost. The song is a classic tune that continues to be relevant to emotional situations in life, and thousands of listeners can relate to its confessions.


Line by Line Meaning

Now won't you listen honey, while I say,
Listen to me, my dear, and pay attention to what I'm about to say.


How could you tell me that you're goin' away?
I can't believe you would tell me that you're leaving.


Don't say that we must part,
Don't speak of ending our relationship.


Don't break your baby's heart
Don't hurt me, the one who loves you so deeply.


You know I've loved you for these many years,
I have been devoted to you for a long time.


Loved you night and day...
I have loved you constantly, without pause.


Oh! honey baby, can't you see my tears?
I am crying for you, my dear, can't you see my sadness?


Listen while I say:
Pay attention to my words, let them be heard.


After you've gone and left me cryin'
Once you have left me and I am weeping,


After you've gone there's no denyin'
There is no doubt,


You'll feel blue, you'll feel sad
You will experience restlessness and sorrow,


You'll miss the dearest pal you've ever had
You will long for the closest friend you ever had.


There'll come a time, now don't forget it
Remember this: there will be a time,


There'll come a time when you'll regret it
When you will regret your actions.


Someday, when you grow lonely
At some point, when you are alone,


Your heart will break like mine and you'll want me only
Your heart will ache like mine, and you will only desire me.


After you've gone, after you've gone away
Once you have left and are gone.


You're gonna feel bad
You will feel remorseful.


And you'll miss, and you'll miss,
You will yearn for,


And you'll miss the bestest pal you ever had
The most significant friend you ever had.


But baby, think what you're doin'
Reflect on what you are doing, my love.


I'm gonna haunt you so, I'm gonna taunt you so
I will always be present in your mind, tormenting you with my memory.


It's gonna drive you to ruin
It will drive you to destruction.




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Comments from YouTube:

GrOw

This is so a beautiful song- and it really inspirate me. Thank Hugh, that you make my life a little bit better and wonderful ♥

Langley Bryant

Yall, this is Dr. John singing and Hugh Laurie playing piano. This is an ancient jazz standard and since jazz originated in NOLA, Hugh wanted to include one of the most famous living (at the time) jazz singers from down there

WINGOII

he is just enjoying it, not forcing his vocal cords

larbox

Randy Newman made such a good Dr. House

Langley Bryant

This is Dr. John

TKTsunami

@CallMeMister99 I think it was in part because the guy directing the album insisted (rightly) that Hugh do all the piano playing. But it's not like Dr. J can't sing! Basically, it's just awesome. :-)

Marilyn Paredes

HAS SOBRE LAS CURIOSIDADES DE DANCE ACADEMY TIENE TRES TEMORADAS Y ES MUY INTERESANTE PORFA! :b

Jonhys Jonhys

que? xD

vlad nabokov

Hugh has a serious Dr. John jones goin on here, but still...

Adikshith Ojha

That is Dr John singing.

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