Gone Girl
SZA Lyrics


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Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh

Split mind, don't need to decide when
Straight forward, eyes on the climbing
I decide no matter the climate
Birthing bitches in my third trimester
Shift eyes, they tell me you lying
Don't care, just lay here beside me
Hang time, chasing the rewind
Hang time

I need more space and security (security)
I need less voices, just you and me (just you and me)
I need your touch, not your scrutiny (scrutiny)
Squeezing too tight, boy, you're losing me
Boy, you're losing

Gone, gone girl, gone girl
You better learn how to face it
She's gone, gone girl, so gone girl
Never replace her
She's gone, gone girl, gone girl
You better learn how to face it
She's gone, gone girl, so gone girl

Can't think, it's too hard to process
Get around you and I regress
I decide what demons I digest
I'm just tired of repeating, I digress
Trying to find deeper meaning in nonsense
Trying to grow without hating the process
Tired of anticipating the worst, yet
Still anticipating the worst (worst)

I need more space and security (security)
I need less voices, just you and me (just you and me)
I need your touch, not your scrutiny (scrutiny)
Squeezing too tight, boy, you're losing me
Boy, you're losing

Gone, gone girl, gone girl
You better learn how to face it
She's gone, gone girl, so gone girl
Never replace her
She's gone, gone girl, gone girl
You better learn how to face it
She's gone, gone girl, so gone girl

Inward I go when there's no one around me
And memories drown me, the further I go
And ain't nobody talking 'bout the damage
Pretending like it's all okay
I tried to erase
I live to escape

Gone, gone girl, gone girl
You better learn how to face it
She's gone, gone girl, so gone girl

She's gone, gone girl, gone girl




You better learn how to face it
She's gone, gone girl, so gone girl

Overall Meaning

In “Gone Girl,” SZA talks about her struggles with relationships and the need for space and security. She starts by talking about her split mind and how she doesn't need to decide when to move forward. She has a straightforward approach to things and is focused on climbing to success. She decides to birth bitches in her third trimester, indicating that she has the power to create and bring forth new things. The next lines suggest that someone close to her is lying, but she doesn't care and just wants them to lay beside her. She talks about chasing rewind, which could mean trying to relive past experiences or wanting to go back to a simpler time.


SZA then talks about needing more space and security and less scrutiny. She feels that someone is squeezing too tight and is losing her, and she warns them that if they don't change, she will be gone. The chorus emphasizes that the girl is gone, and the person needs to learn how to face it and never replace her.


The second verse talks about SZA's need to process things and how she regresses when around someone. She decides what demons to digest and is tired of repeating herself, and she digresses when trying to find deeper meanings in nonsense. She's trying to grow and hates the process, but she's tired of anticipating the worst yet still anticipating it. The chorus repeats, emphasizing that the girl is gone, and the person needs to learn how to face it and never replace her.


Line by Line Meaning

Split mind, don't need to decide when
I am conflicted and have multiple thoughts, but I don't need to make a decision right now.


Straight forward, eyes on the climbing
I am focused and determined to achieve my goals.


I decide no matter the climate
I make decisions no matter what the situation or circumstances may be.


Birthing bitches in my third trimester
I am creating something significant in my life, despite the challenges I may face.


Shift eyes, they tell me you lying
I can tell when someone is lying just by looking at their eyes.


Don't care, just lay here beside me
I don't care about anything else right now, I just want someone to be close to me.


Hang time, chasing the rewind
I am reminiscing about the past and trying to capture those same feelings again.


I need more space and security (security)
I need more room to breathe and feel safe in my relationships.


I need less voices, just you and me (just you and me)
I want to hear less opinions and focus on my relationship with just one person.


I need your touch, not your scrutiny (scrutiny)
I don't want to be criticized or judged, I just want to feel your presence in a physical way.


Squeezing too tight, boy, you're losing me
If you hold onto me too tightly and suffocate me, you will end up pushing me away.


Can't think, it's too hard to process
I am feeling overwhelmed and incapable of thinking through my problems.


Get around you and I regress
When I am around you, I start to fall back into old habits and ways of thinking.


I decide what demons I digest
I choose what negative thoughts and emotions I allow to affect me.


I'm just tired of repeating, I digress
I am tired of going through the same things over and over again, I am changing the subject to avoid it.


Trying to find deeper meaning in nonsense
I am searching for a greater purpose or meaning in things that may not have any significance.


Trying to grow without hating the process
I am attempting to develop without dreading the hard work and struggles that come with it.


Tired of anticipating the worst, yet
I am exhausted from expecting the worst outcomes in situations.


Still anticipating the worst (worst)
Despite being tired of expecting the worst, I am still preparing myself for it.


Inward I go when there's no one around me
I turn inward and focus on my thoughts and emotions when I am alone.


And memories drown me, the further I go
The more I reflect on my past, the more it consumes me and takes me away from the present.


And ain't nobody talking 'bout the damage
No one is acknowledging the negative effects of my past experiences.


Pretending like it's all okay
I am putting on a facade and pretending that everything is fine.


I tried to erase
I have attempted to forget about past hurt and pain.


I live to escape
I am living my life in an effort to escape from my past and current struggles.


Gone, gone girl, gone girl
The girl is gone and not coming back.


You better learn how to face it
You need to come to terms with the fact that she is not returning.


Never replace her
No one can take her place in your life.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Carter Lang, Cody Jordan Fayne, Daryl F. Hall, Emile Haynie, Gregory S. Jr. Landfair, Jeffrey Nath Bhasker, John William Oates, Robert Clark Bisel, Solana I. Rowe

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Intro]
Ooh-ooh, ooh-ohh

[Verse 1]
Split mind, no need to decide when
Straight forward, eyes on the climbin'
Out of sight no matter the climate
Birthin' bitches in my third trimester
Shift eyes, they tell me you lyin'
Don't care, just lay here beside me
Hate time chasin', no rewind
Hate time


[Pre-Chorus]
I need more space and security (Security)
I need less voices, just you and me (Just you and me)
I need your touch, not your scrutiny (Scrutiny)
Squeezin' too tight, boy, you're losin' me, boy, you're losin'

[Chorus]
Gone, gone girl
Gone girl, you bеtter learn how to face it
Shе's gone, gone girl
She gone girl, never replace her
She's gone, gone girl
Gone girl, you better learn how to face it
She's gone, gone girl
She gone, girl

[Verse 2]
Can't think, it's too hard to process
Get all around you and I regress
On a side with demons, I digest
I'm just high off repeatin', I digress
Tryna find deeper meanin' in nonsense
Tryna grow without hatin' the process
Tired of anticipatin' the worst yet
Still anticipatin' the worst (Worst)

[Pre-Chorus]
I need more space and security (Security)
I need less voices, just you and me (You and me)
I need your touch, not your scrutiny (Scrutiny)
Squeezin' too tight, boy, you're losin' me, boy, you're losin'

[Chorus]
Gone, gone girl
Gone girl, you better learn how to face it
She's gone, gone girl
She gone girl, never replace her
She's gone, gone girl
Gone girl, you better learn how to face it
She's gone, gone girl
She gone, girl

[Bridge]
Inward I go when there's no one around me
And memories drown me, the further I go
And ain't nobody talkin' 'bout the damage, pretendin' like it's all okay
I tried to erase, I live to escape

[Chorus]
Gone, gone girl
Gone girl, you better learn how to face it
She's gone, gone girl
She gone, girl
She's gone, gone, girl
Gone, girl, you better learn how to face it
She's gone, gone girl
She gone, girl



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