GONE GONE / THANK YOU
Tyler the Creator Lyrics


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Comparing scars before dinner
Jump off the booth into the mirror
Felt like summer
To my December
Was it my August?
Shit, I don't remember
(Two, three, go)
I know my temperature was set
You finally flew south
The bird gon' leave the nest, it's so comedic
At least I had it (uh)
Instead of never
Or maybe I'm too dramatic
(Two, three, go)

Whether it's rain or shine, I know I'm fine for now
My love's gone, my love's gone
My love's gone, oh, gone (two, three, go)
Or maybe it's just a dream that I can't seem to wake up from
My love's gone, my love's gone
My love's gone, gone

Gone, gone, gone, gone, gone

I know love is all I got
I just hope to god she got good taste
Could put you on some shit you never seen
Could play a couple songs that you could dance to
I hope you know she can't compete with me

Whether it's rain or shine, I know I'm fine for now
My love's gone, my love's gone
My love's gone, oh, gone
Or maybe it's just a dream that I can't seem to wake up from
My love's gone, my love's gone
My love's gone, gone

Kept it going, the Band-Aid is falling off now (keep)
Kept it going, the Band-Aid is falling off now (keep)
Keep it going, the Band-Aid is falling off now (going)
And now I'm scarred for life

My love is gone (gone), my love is gone (gone)
My love is gone (it's gone), my love is gone

Ayo, there's poison in that gumbo
Emotion for Dumbo
Ask me where my luck go
That bitch walked outside the front door
Knock, knock, knock, knock
I'm not shocked, I brought this on me
It's my fault, you gon' leave
Lesser talk, see the
Weatherman told me it wasn't raining
My stupid ass brought an umbrellas
I got a glimpse of your cloud and feel better
Now it's ninety degrees, and all the tricks up my sleeve
Is drenched in sweat and illusion because I jet to conclusion
You got your thing, I got nothing, but memories
I know your secrets, nigga
I'm not bitter or nothing, I understand that
Everybody making a choice according to plan and
We had two different blueprints, but understood her fluent
She opened up early on, I thought I had a permit
You started building a bridge and turned it into a fence
Then my building got tore down all because of your new tenant
I'll just buy up some new shit, never down with a lease
You never lived in your truth, I'm just happy I lived in it
But I finally found peace, so peace
Lemme do it over
(Where? Everything)

I hate wasted potential, that shit crushes your spirit
It really does, it crushes your soul

Thank you for the love, thank you for the joy
But I will never want to fall in love again
Thank you for the time, thank you for your mind, oh
But I don't ever want to fall in love again

(Got my eye)
I said go, go

Thank you for the love, thank you for the joy
But I will never want to fall in love again (again)
Thank you for the time, thank you for your mind, oh
But I don't ever want to fall in love again

Again, again




Again, again, again, again, again, again
(Got my eye)

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Tyler the Creator's song GONE GONE / THANK YOU convey a mix of nostalgia, regret, and resignation about a failed romantic relationship. The opening lines evoke the intimacy and familiarity of two people sharing their scars, but the imagery of jumping into a mirror suggests both a desire to escape and a painful confrontation with oneself. Tyler then struggles to remember the season when the relationship flourished, possibly indicating that the good times have been overshadowed by the bad ones. The reference to a bird leaving the nest echoes the feeling of being abandoned and the comedy in that situation, while the subsequent line "at least I had it" implies a sense of gratitude for the experience, even if it ended badly. The refrain "My love's gone, oh, gone" repeats like a mantra, emphasizing the finality of the breakup and the singer's inability to move on.



The second half of the song features a rap verse by Tyler, switching to a more assertive and reflective tone. He acknowledges that his ex-partner may have moved on to someone else, but he still believes he has something unique to offer. The "poison in that gumbo" line might refer to the betrayal and emotional turmoil caused by the other person, while the mention of illusions and secrets hints at a lack of trust and communication. However, Tyler takes responsibility for his part in the relationship's downfall, admitting that he had different expectations and priorities from his partner. He concludes by expressing gratitude for the positive aspects of the relationship and accepting that it's better to let go than to dwell on wasted potential.



Some possible interpretations of the lyrics include themes of self-image, self-awareness, time, memory, resilience, and hope. The song's title plays on the ambiguity of "gone," which can signify both loss and relief. The instrumental track blends elements of soul, R&B, and funk while incorporating electronic beats and psychedelic effects. The song's structure also features a tempo change in the middle, breaking the song into distinct sections. Tyler has described the song as a tribute to Pharrell Williams and influenced by Stevie Wonder.



Line by Line Meaning

Comparing scars before dinner
Sharing past traumas and experiences as a form of bonding and connection


Jump off the booth into the mirror
Feeling distorted and disconnected from oneself, possibly due to past experiences or mental health struggles


Felt like summer To my December Was it my August? Shit, I don't remember (Two, three, go)
Feeling disoriented and uncertain about time and memories, which may be linked to mental health struggles or trauma


I know my temperature was set You finally flew south The bird gon' leave the nest, it's so comedic At least I had it (uh) Instead of never Or maybe I'm too dramatic (Two, three, go)
Reflecting on a past relationship and acknowledging that it's over, but trying to find the silver lining and gratitude for the experience


Whether it's rain or shine, I know I'm fine for now My love's gone, my love's gone My love's gone, oh, gone (two, three, go) Or maybe it's just a dream that I can't seem to wake up from My love's gone, my love's gone My love's gone, gone
Feeling the weight of a lost love, and struggling to come to terms with the reality of the situation


I know love is all I got I just hope to god she got good taste Could put you on some shit you never seen Could play a couple songs that you could dance to I hope you know she can't compete with me
Comparing himself to his ex’s new partner, hoping that she sees the value he brought to the relationship and recognizing that he can provide new and unique experiences


Kept it going, the Band-Aid is falling off now (keep) Kept it going, the Band-Aid is falling off now (keep) Keep it going, the Band-Aid is falling off now (going) And now I'm scarred for life
Trying to ignore the pain of a past relationship, but realizing that the Band-Aid solution is no longer working and that the resulting wounds will be long-lasting


Ayo, there's poison in that gumbo Emotion for Dumbo Ask me where my luck go That bitch walked outside the front door Knock, knock, knock, knock I'm not shocked, I brought this on me It's my fault, you gon' leave Lesser talk, see the Weatherman told me it wasn't raining My stupid ass brought an umbrella s I got a glimpse of your cloud and feel better Now it's ninety degrees, and all the tricks up my sleeve Is drenched in sweat and illusion because I jet to conclusion
Reflecting on the end of a relationship and taking responsibility for his role in its downfall, despite trying to hold onto hope and deny the reality of the situation


You got your thing, I got nothing, but memories I know your secrets, nigga I'm not bitter or nothing, I understand that Everybody making a choice according to plan and We had two different blueprints, but understood her fluent She opened up early on, I thought I had a permit You started building a bridge and turned it into a fence Then my building got tore down all because of your new tenant I'll just buy up some new shit, never down with a lease You never lived in your truth, I'm just happy I lived in it But I finally found peace, so peace Lemme do it over (Where? Everything)
Reflecting on the end of a relationship and the different paths he and his partner took, recognizing that he still holds onto the memories of their time together but finding peace with the present


I hate wasted potential, that shit crushes your spirit It really does, it crushes your soul
Feeling the weight of missed opportunities and untapped potential, recognizing the emotional and psychological toll it can take


Thank you for the love, thank you for the joy But I will never want to fall in love again Thank you for the time, thank you for your mind, oh But I don't ever want to fall in love again
Expressing gratitude for a past relationship while also acknowledging that the experience has left a lasting impact and that he is not interested in seeking out love again


(Got my eye) I said go, go
Ending the song on a defiant note, determined to move on from the past and embrace a new future




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Alan O'Day, Cullen Mitchell, Tatsuro Yamashita, Tyler Okonma

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@jacklyno4269

Comparing scars before dinner
Jump off the booth into the mirror
Felt like summer
To my December
Was it my August?
Shit, I don't remember
(Two, three, go)
I know my temperature was set
You finally flew south
The bird gon' leave the nest, it's so comedic
At least I had it (uh)
Instead of never
Or maybe I'm too dramatic
(Two, three, go)
Whether it's rain or shine, I know I'm fine for now
My love's gone, my love's gone
My love's gone, oh, gone (two, three, go)
Or maybe it's just a dream that I can't seem to wake up from
My love's gone, my love's gone
My love's gone, gone
Gone, gone, gone, gone, gone
I know love is all I got
I just hope to God she got good taste
Could put you on some shit you never seen
Could play a couple songs that you could dance to
I hope you know she can't compete with me
Whether it's rain or shine, I know I'm fine for now
My love's gone, my love's gone
My love's gone, oh, gone
Or maybe it's just a dream that I can't seem to wake up from
My love's gone, my love's gone
My love's gone, gone
Kept it going, the Band-Aid is falling off now (Keep)
Kept it going, the Band-Aid is falling off now (Keep)
Keep it going, the Band-Aid is falling off now (Going)
And now I'm scarred for life
My love is gone (Gone), my love is gone (Gone)
My love is gone (It's gone), my love is gone
Ayo, there's poison in that gumbo
Emotion for Dumbo
Ask me where my luck go
That bitch walked outside the front door
Knock, knock, knock, knock
I'm not shocked, I brought this on me
It's my fault, you gon' leave
Lesser talk, see the
Weatherman told me it wasn't raining
My stupid ass brought an umbrellas
I got a glimpse of your cloud and feel better
Now it's ninety degrees, and all the tricks up my sleeve
Is drenched in sweat and illusion because I jet to conclusion
You got your thing, I got nothing, but memories
I know your secrets, nigga
I'm not bitter or nothing, I understand that
Everybody making a choice according to plan and
We had two different blueprints, but understood her fluent
She opened up early on, I thought I had a permit
You started building a bridge and turned it into a fence
Then my building got tore down all because of your new tenant
I'll just buy up some new shit, never down with a lease
You never lived in your truth, I'm just happy I lived in it
But I finally found peace, so peace
Lemme do it over
(Where? Everything)
I hate wasted potential, that shit crushes your spirit
It really does, it crushes your soul
Thank you for the love, thank you for the joy
But I will never want to fall in love again
Thank you for the time, thank you for your mind, oh
But I don't ever want to fall in love again
I said go, go
Thank you for the love, thank you for the joy
But I will never want to fall in love again (Again)
Thank you for the time, thank you for your mind, oh
But I don't ever want to fall in love again
Again, again
Again, again, again, again, again, again
(Got my eye)



@munchieplays3207

[Verse 1: Tyler, The Creator]
Comparing scars before dinner
Jump off the booth into the mirror
Felt like summer to my December
Was it my August? Shit, I don't remember
(Two, three, go)
I know my temperature was set
You finally flew south
The bird gon' leave the nest, it's so comedic
At least I had it (Uh) instead of never
Or maybe I'm too dramatic
(Two, three, go)

[Chorus: CeeLo Green]
Whether it's rain or shine, I know I'm fine for now
My love's gone, my love's gone
My love's gone, oh, gone
(Two, three, go)
Or maybe it's just a dream that I can't seem to wake up from
My love's gone, my love's gone
My love's gone, gone

[Post-Chorus: Tyler, The Creator]
Gone, gone, gone, gone, gone

[Verse 2: Tyler, The Creator]
I know love is all I got
I just hope to God she got the taste
To put you on some shit you never seen
Could play a couple songs that you could dance to
I hope you know she can't compete with me

[Chorus: CeeLo Green]
Whether it's rain or shine, I know I'm fine for now
My love's gone, my love's gone
My love's gone, oh, gone
Or maybe it's just a dream that I can't seem to wake up from
My love's gone, my love's gone
My love's gone, gone

[Bridge: Tyler, The Creator]
Kept it going, the Band-Aid is falling off now (Keep)
Kept it going, the Band-Aid is falling off now (Keep)
Keep it going, the Band-Aid is falling off now (Going)
And now I'm scarred for life

[Interlude: CeeLo Green]
My love is gone (Gone), my love is gone (Gone)
My love is gone (It's gone), my love is gone

[Verse 3: Tyler, The Creator]
Ayo, it's poison in that gumbo
Emotion, feel Dumbo
Ask me where my luck go
That bitch walked outside the front door
Knock, knock, knock, knock
I'm not shocked, I brought this on me
It's my fault, you gon' leave
Lesser talk, see the
Weatherman told me it wasn't raining
My stupid ass bought umbrellas
I got a glimpse of your cloud and felt better
Now it's 90 degrees, and all the tricks up my sleeve
Is drenched in sweat and delusion because I jet to conclusions
You got your thing, I got nothing but memories
I know your secrets, nigga
I'm not bitter or nothing, I understand that
Everybody making a choice according to plan and
We had two different blueprints, but understood her fluent
She opened up early on, I thought I had a permit
You started building a bridge and turned it into a fence
Then my building got tore down all because of your new tenant
I'll just buy up some new shit, never down with a lease
You never lived in your truth, I'm just happy I lived in it
But I finally found peace, so peace
(Want me do it over? Everything)

[Outro: Jerrod Carmichael]
I hate wasted potential, that shit crushes your spirit
It really does, it crushes your soul

[Part II: THANK YOU]

[Chorus: Tyler, The Creator]
Thank you for the love, thank you for the joy
But I will never want to fall in love again
Thank you for the time, thank you for your mind, oh
But I don't ever want to fall in love again

[Bridge: Tyler, The Creator]
(Got my eye)
I said go, go

[Chorus: Tyler, The Creator]
Thank you for the love, thank you for the joy
But I will never want to fall in love again (Again)
Thank you for the time, thank you for your mind, oh
But I don't ever want to fall in love again

[Outro: Tyler, The Creator]
Again, again
Again, again
(Got my eye)



All comments from YouTube:

@dygitalanimations42

when he says "MY LOVES GONE" that harmony just sounds so beautiful

@vaalerieacosta6089

FR

@euferu

exactly

@niijigod3864

💯

@LeytonMc

ong

@somefetichistzuecos2562

i didnt notice the other voices until i heard this song on max volume, that is so fire!

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@angrycaprisun

everyone’s talking about the ending but the beginning is slept on

@pingootv5645

fr

@angrycaprisun

@@pingootv5645 for real this time

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