Gone
Kanye West Lyrics


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Wished I had told, was the only one (uh-oh)
But it's too late, it's too late
She's gone

You sweat her, and I ain't talkin' 'bout a Coogi
You a big L, and I ain't talkin 'bout Cool J
See me at the airport, at least twenty Louis
Treat me like the Prince and this my sweet brother Numpsay
Brother Numpsay! Groupies sound too choosy
Take 'em to the show and talk all through the movies
Says she want diamonds, I took her to Ruby Tuesdays
If we up in Friday's, I still have it my way

Too late, we gone, we strivin' home
Gone, I ride on chrome
It's too late

Y'all don't want no prob' from me
What you rappers could get is a job from me
Maybe you could be my intern, and in turn
I'll show you how I cook up summer, in the winter
Aaron love the raw dog, when will he learn
Caught somethin' on the Usher tour he had to "Let it Burn"
Plus he already got three chil'run
Arguin' over babysitters like, "Bitch, it's yo' turn!"
Damn 'Ye, it'd be stupid to ditch you
Even your superficial raps is super official
Are-are-are-Roc pastel with Gucci on
With TV's in the ride, throw a movie on
Said he couldn't rap now he at the top with doobie long
Cause the dookie's on any song that they threw me on, gone

We strivin home, gone
I ride on chrome
We strivin' home, gone
Killa, I ride on chrome

Knock knock, who's there
Killa Cam, Killa who
Killa Cam, hustler, grinder, gorilla true
Oh my chinchilla blue, blue you ever dealt with a dealer
Well here's the deal ma we goin' to the dealer
No concealin', no ceiling I don't need a roof
Act up, get out, I don't need you poof
Poof, be gone, damn tough luck dag
Dag, niggas still doin' puff puff pass
Pull the truck up fast and I tell 'em
Hey, back in a touched up Jag, shit
Y'all niggas want Killa Cam, cerebellum
An old man just goin' tell 'em (Too late, he, gone)
Then I see how y'all gonna react when I'm (Gone)
My last girl want me back then I'm on
Fine stay, you got the grind hey
Came back, read what the sign say (Too late, he, gone)
Yes I know you want to see my demise
Yeah you church boy actin' like a thief in disguise
Ain't leavin' my side, see the greed in my eyes
Ask Abby y'all hustle for a week to the Chi, shit
And that ain't leavin' alive, please believe me
Gave Weezy a piece of the pie, and
You can ask George or Regina
The whole Westside I explore with the Beemer now

We strivin' home, I ride on chrome
Listen homeboy move on
That's your best bet, why's that
Cause

I been pourin' out some liquor for the fact that my pal's gone
And tryin' to help his momma with the fact that her child gone
And since we used to bubble like a tub full of Calgon
Guess it's only right that I should help her from now on
But since they got a foul on, what coulda' gone wrong
Now they askin' Cons, how long has this gone on
And maybe all this money mighta' gone to my head
Cause they got me thinkin' money mighta' gone to the feds
So I ain't goin' to the dread, but he'll go on up to bed
And when I came the next mornin' he was gone with my bread
And with that bein' said, I had gone on my instincts
And gone to the spots where they go to get mixed drinks
But lookin' back now shoulda' gone to the crib
And rented "Gone With the Wind," cause I'da gone about 10
But I had gone with my friend, and we had gone to the bar
And heard a nigga talkin shit so I had gone to the car
And now the judge is tellin' me that I had gone too far
And now we gone for 20 years, doin' time behind bars
And since I gone to a cell for some petty crimes
I guess I gone to the well one too many times, cause I'm gone

I'm
Ahead of my time, sometimes years out
So the powers that be won't let me get my ideas out
And that make me want to get my advance out
And move to Oklahoma and just live at my Aunt's house
Yeah, I romance the thought of leavin' it all behind
Kanye step away from the limelight, like, when I was on the grind
In the "One, Nine, Nine, Nine"
Before, model chicks was bendin' over or
Dealerships asked me Benz or Rover, man
If I could just get one beat on Hova
We could get up off this cheap-ass sofa
What the summer of the Chi got to offer an eighteen year old
Sell drugs or get a job, you gotta play gyro
My dog worked at Taco Bell, hooked us up plural
Fired a week later the manager count the churros
Sometimes I can't believe it when I look up in the mirror
How we out in Europe, spendin' Euros
They claim you never know what you got 'til it's gone
I know I got it, I don't know what y'all on
I'mma open up a store for aspiring MC's
Won't sell 'em no dream, but the inspiration is free
But if they ever flip sides like Anakin
You'll sell everything includin' the mannequin
They got a new bitch, now you Jennifer Aniston
Hold on I'll handle it, don't start panickin', stay calm
Shorty's at the door 'cause they need more




Inspiration for they life, they souls, and they songs
They said sorry Mr. West is gone

Overall Meaning

The verses in Kanye West's song "Gone" are centered on his experience with a woman who has left him. In the first verse, he regrets not telling her how much she meant to him before she left him. He further struggles with the loss of his relationship, as he meets other women in the airport and even takes one to eat at Ruby Tuesdays, all attempts at filling the emptiness he feels. The song goes on to feature various rappers such as Cam’ron, Consequence, and others, sharing their life struggles.


The lyrics are broken down into three parts, all relating to being left behind. The first part finds Kanye reminiscing about his past love life. In the second verse, he feels that as he's climbed to the top, things have changed. Then, he goes on to describe his struggles with the limelight, including his frustrations with those who try to hold him back. Finally, Kanye concludes that even when things may have gone wrong, he’s still pushing ahead with his dreams.


The central theme of "Gone" is that things change, and people are left behind. It's a song about loss but also about moving forward and continuing to dream despite setbacks.


Line by Line Meaning

Wished I had told, was the only one (uh-oh)
I regret not expressing my feelings sooner because now it's too late and she has moved on.


You sweat her, and I ain't talkin' 'bout a Coogi
You obsess over her, and I'm not referring to a clothing brand called Coogi.


You a big L, and I ain't talkin 'bout Cool J
You are a big loser, and I'm not referring to LL Cool J.


See me at the airport, at least twenty Louis
You see me at the airport, carrying at least twenty Louis Vuitton bags.


Treat me like the Prince and this my sweet brother Numpsay
Treat me like royalty, like I'm Prince, and this guy next to me is my loyal brother Numpsay.


Groupies sound too choosy
The women who are interested in me are too picky.


Take 'em to the show and talk all through the movies
I take these women to the show, but they end up talking throughout the entire movie.


Says she want diamonds, I took her to Ruby Tuesdays
She claims she wants expensive gifts like diamonds, but I only took her to a moderately priced restaurant called Ruby Tuesdays.


If we up in Friday's, I still have it my way
Even if we're in a more casual restaurant like Friday's, I still have control and get things my way.


Too late, we gone, we strivin' home
It's too late, we have left, we're returning home while making progress.


Gone, I ride on chrome
We have departed, and I'm driving a car with chrome rims.


Y'all don't want no prob' from me
You all don't want any problems or conflicts with me.


What you rappers could get is a job from me
Instead of pursuing rap careers, you rappers could benefit from working for me.


Maybe you could be my intern, and in turn
Perhaps you could work as my intern, and in return for your services,


I'll show you how I cook up summer, in the winter
I'll teach you how to create success and make money in challenging times.


Aaron love the raw dog, when will he learn
Aaron enjoys risky behavior, but he should learn from his mistakes.


Caught somethin' on the Usher tour he had to 'Let it Burn'
He contracted an STD during the Usher tour, which he had to deal with.


Plus he already got three chil'run
In addition, he already has three children.


Arguin' over babysitters like, 'Bitch, it's yo' turn!'
They are arguing over who should take care of the children, saying, 'It's your turn, bitch!'


Damn 'Ye, it'd be stupid to ditch you
Damn, Kanye, it would be foolish to abandon you.


Even your superficial raps is super official
Even though your raps may appear shallow, they are still highly regarded and authentic.


Are-are-are-Roc pastel with Gucci on
I'm wearing a pastel-colored Roc-A-Fella Records outfit with Gucci accessories.


With TV's in the ride, throw a movie on
There are TVs in the car, so let's watch a movie while driving.


Said he couldn't rap now he at the top with doobie long
He claimed he couldn't rap, but now he is at the top with long-lasting success.


Cause the dookie's on any song that they threw me on, gone
Because I excel on any song that they put me on, I have achieved success and moved on.


Knock knock, who's there
Someone is knocking on the door.


Killa Cam, Killa who
It's Killa Cam, who are you?


Killa Cam, hustler, grinder, gorilla true
I'm Killa Cam, a hard-working, determined, and authentic individual.


Oh my chinchilla blue, blue you ever dealt with a dealer
Look at my blue chinchilla fur coat, have you ever interacted with a drug dealer?


Well here's the deal ma we goin' to the dealer
Well, here's the situation, darling, we are going to meet the drug dealer.


No concealin', no ceiling I don't need a roof
There's no hiding, no limits; I don't need anything to contain me.


Act up, get out, I don't need you poof
If you misbehave, leave, I don't need you to vanish instantly.


Poof, be gone, damn tough luck dag
Disappear, go away, damn, you're unlucky, dog.


Dag, niggas still doin' puff puff pass
Man, people are still smoking and passing the joint.


Pull the truck up fast and I tell 'em
Quickly park the truck, and I instruct them to do something.


Hey, back in a touched up Jag, shit
Hey, return to my immaculate and upgraded Jaguar, damn.


Y'all niggas want Killa Cam, cerebellum
You all want Killa Cam, referring to my brain or intellectual capacity.


An old man just goin' tell 'em (Too late, he, gone)
An older man is about to inform them, but it's too late because he's gone.


Then I see how y'all gonna react when I'm (Gone)
Then I will witness how all of you will respond when I'm no longer present.


My last girl want me back then I'm on
My previous girlfriend wants to reconcile, but I have moved on.


Fine stay, you got the grind hey
Okay, stay if you want, you have your own goals.


Came back, read what the sign say (Too late, he, gone)
Returned, read the sign that says it's too late, he's gone.


Yes I know you want to see my demise
I'm aware that you want to witness my downfall.


Yeah you church boy actin' like a thief in disguise
You act religious, but you're deceitful and sneaky like a thief in disguise.


Ain't leavin' my side, see the greed in my eyes
You're not leaving my side because you see the greed in my eyes.


Ask Abby y'all hustle for a week to the Chi, shit
Ask Abby how hard you all have to work for a week in Chicago, damn.


And that ain't leavin' alive, please believe me
And not everyone survives that, please trust me.


Gave Weezy a piece of the pie, and
I shared a portion of my success with Lil Wayne.


You can ask George or Regina
You can ask George or Regina for confirmation.


The whole Westside I explore with the Beemer now
Now I'm driving around and exploring the entire Westside of Chicago in my BMW.


Listen homeboy move on
Listen, my friend, it's time to move on.


That's your best bet, why's that
That's your most favorable option, why do you ask?


Cause
Because


I been pourin' out some liquor for the fact that my pal's gone
I have been mourning the loss of my friend by drinking and pouring out liquor.


And tryin' to help his momma with the fact that her child gone
I am also attempting to support his mother at this difficult time when her child has passed away.


And since we used to bubble like a tub full of Calgon
Since we used to be successful and thriving like a bathtub filled with Calgon bubble bath.


Guess it's only right that I should help her from now on
It seems appropriate for me to continue aiding her from now on.


But since they got a foul on, what coulda' gone wrong
However, since they have encountered some trouble or obstacle, what could have caused things to go awry?


Now they askin' Cons, how long has this gone on
Now they are questioning Cons (Consequence) about the duration of this problematic situation.


And maybe all this money mighta' gone to my head
Perhaps all this money and success has started to make me arrogant or conceited.


Cause they got me thinkin' money mighta' gone to the feds
Because they have me thinking that my wealth might have attracted the attention of law enforcement.


So I ain't goin' to the dread, but he'll go on up to bed
So I won't visit the drug dealer, but he will keep working.


And when I came the next mornin' he was gone with my bread
And when I returned the next morning, he had disappeared with my money.


And with that bein' said, I had gone on my instincts
Therefore, based on my intuition, I had made certain decisions.


And gone to the spots where they go to get mixed drinks
I had gone to the places where people gather to consume alcoholic beverages.


But lookin' back now shoulda' gone to the crib
But in retrospect, I should have gone home.


And rented 'Gone With the Wind,' cause I'da gone about 10
I should have rented the movie 'Gone With the Wind' because I would have been occupied for approximately ten hours.


But I had gone with my friend, and we had gone to the bar
But I had gone with my friend, and we had gone to the bar instead.


And heard a nigga talkin shit so I had gone to the car
And then we overheard someone talking negatively, so I had gone back to the car.


And now the judge is tellin' me that I had gone too far
And now the judge is reprimanding me for my actions, saying that I had gone beyond acceptable limits.


And now we gone for 20 years, doin' time behind bars
And now we are sentenced to 20 years in prison, spending time in jail.


And since I gone to a cell for some petty crimes
Since I have gone to a jail cell for committing minor offenses


I guess I gone to the well one too many times, cause I'm gone
I suppose I have pushed my luck too far, going back to the same harmful habits repeatedly, so now I'm gone.


I'm
I am


Ahead of my time, sometimes years out
I am ahead of my peers, often predicting trends and ideas years in advance.


So the powers that be won't let me get my ideas out
The influential figures who hold power prevent me from expressing my innovative ideas.


And that make me want to get my advance out
And that makes me want to withdraw my money in advance.


And move to Oklahoma and just live at my Aunt's house
And relocate to Oklahoma, living comfortably at my aunt's house.


Yeah, I romance the thought of leavin' it all behind
Yes, I entertain the idea of leaving everything behind.


Kanye step away from the limelight, like, when I was on the grind
Kanye, remove yourself from the spotlight, like I did when I was hustling and working hard.


In the 'One, Nine, Nine, Nine'
In the year 1999


Before, model chicks was bendin' over or
Before the trend of model-like women bending over or


Dealerships asked me Benz or Rover, man
Car dealerships would ask me if I prefer a Mercedes-Benz or a Range Rover, man.


If I could just get one beat on Hova
If I could just produce one track for Jay-Z (Hova),


We could get up off this cheap-ass sofa
We could leave this low-quality couch behind and elevate our lifestyle.


What the summer of the Chi got to offer an eighteen year old
What opportunities does the summer in Chicago have for an eighteen-year-old like me?


Sell drugs or get a job, you gotta play gyro
Either sell drugs or get a regular job, you have to find a way to survive.


My dog worked at Taco Bell, hooked us up plural
My friend used to work at Taco Bell and would provide us with free food.


Fired a week later the manager count the churros
Unfortunately, he got fired after a week when the manager noticed missing churros.


Sometimes I can't believe it when I look up in the mirror
Sometimes I can't comprehend the reality of my situation when I look at myself in the mirror.


How we out in Europe, spendin' Euros
It's incredible that we are traveling in Europe, spending European currency.


They claim you never know what you got 'til it's gone
People often say that you don't appreciate something until you lose it.


I know I got it, I don't know what y'all on
I am aware that I possess talent and success, but I don't understand what you all are doing or thinking.


I'mma open up a store for aspiring MC's
I'm going to establish a shop for aspiring rappers.


Won't sell 'em no dream, but the inspiration is free
I won't deceive them with false promises, but I will provide them with free inspiration.


But if they ever flip sides like Anakin
But if they were to change positions like Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars,


You'll sell everything includin' the mannequin
You would be willing to sell everything, including the mannequin used for display purposes.


They got a new bitch, now you Jennifer Aniston
They found a new partner, so now you're being compared to Jennifer Aniston.


Hold on I'll handle it, don't start panickin', stay calm
Wait, I will take care of the situation, don't panic, remain calm.


Shorty's at the door 'cause they need more
Shorty (a woman) is at the door because they want more.


Inspiration for they life, they souls, and they songs
They seek inspiration for their lives, souls, and songs.


They said sorry Mr. West is gone
They said sorry, Mr. West is no longer here or available.




Lyrics © Ultra Tunes, BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, O/B/O DistroKid, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, BROADWAY MUSIC CORPORATION, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Jon Brion, Cameron Giles, Cam'ron Giles, Kanye West, Kanye Omari West, Chuck Willis

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@spook3076

Best kanye performance ever bro this is so beautiful 😍😭😇 tearing up

@treventallent4916

One of kanyes most underrated songs

@fractodacto

I love that background uh-oh at 0:10

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hola a todos los que vean esto !!!

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